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Develop a broad cross-functional managerial perspective.

Alexandra talks about the MSSCM curriculum. Washington University undergraduates or individuals with business undergraduate degrees should consult with an adviser to determine their most appropriate course sequence. The program can be completed in a 2- or 3-semester track format. A total of 36 credits are needed to complete the MSSCM program, 33 of which are required courses with the balance being graduate-level elective coursework. A 3.0 GPA is required to remain in good academic standing.

Accommodations can be made for local applicants with full-time positions and relevant experience who want to complete the program on a part-time basis.

Transfer of Credit

Olin Business School will accept up to nine credits of coursework taken at another AACSB accredited institution if the grades you earned are "B" or better, and the Academic Review Committee judges the courses to be equivalent to Olin MSSCM classes in quality and content. Submit the course syllabus and transcript to your business adviser upon enrollment.


Depending on their academic background, students in either track may be required to enroll in foundation courses upon entering the MSSCM program. These are in addition to the 36 required credits; however, all grades will count toward GPA calculation:

  • OMM 510 Operations Management Foundations (2 credits) – required for all MSSCM students
  • ACCT 560 Introduction to Financial Accounting (2 credits)
  • FIN 510 Introduction to Finance (2 credits)


FALL SEMESTER (19.5 credits)

Fall A

Fall B

OMM 572***** Strategic Quality Management (1.5)
OMM 576***** Foundations of SC Management (1.5)
MGT 534***** Corporate Strategy (1.5) or
MKT 579G Contemporary Mkt Channels in Fall A (1.5)
MKT 579G Contemporary Marketing Channels (1.5) or
MGT 534 Corporate Strategy in Fall B (1.5)
MGT 550B***** Managing the Innovation Process (1.5)
OMM 577 IT & Supply Chain Management (1.5)
OB 561 Negotiation and Conflict Management (1.5)

OMM 500D Project Management (3)

OMM 500N* Supply Chain Analytics-Optimization (1.5)

OMM 558***** Advanced Supply Chain Strategy (3)

OMM 501** Global Supply Chain & Logistics System Design Project - Practicum (1.5)

MGT 550Z Professional Communication Forum (1.5)

SPRING SEMESTER (16.5 credits)

Spring A

Spring B

OMM 559 Managerial Global Business Process - Outsourcing for Competitive Advantage (1.5) OMM 500E Supply Chain Risk Management (1.5)
OB 565 Leading Change (1.5) ACCT 502 Managerial Control Systems (1.5)
FIN 524 Options and Futures (1.5) OMM 573 Operations Mgt in the Service Industry (1.5)
Marketing Elective (1.5)***
(MKT 558 Pricing Strategies (1.5) recommended)

OMM 500F**** Advanced Topics in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (1.5)

OMM 500M* Supply Chain Analytics: Stochastic Models (1.5)

OMM 554 Operations Planning and Control (3)

(33 required, 3 elective credits)

Academic Director - Sergio Chayet

Download a copy of the MSSCM curriculum (PDF)

* Meet six times across the entire semester.
** Can occur during the Fall semester, Spring semester or Summer term based on project availability and student interest.
*** Marketing elective can be taken in Fall or Spring semester for 3-semester track.
**** Several sessions of the industry seminar will be scheduled in the Fall semester.
Note to International Students: Additional English courses may be added or waived based on an English assessment upon arrival. The pass/fail grade you receive will not count toward your GPA.
*****Indicates a course that can be postponed until the final Fall semester for students that select the 3-semester option.