Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

The Robert H. Smith School of Business Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) program gives you the sophisticated knowledge you’ll need to manage the flow of goods, services and financial resources from the beginning to end phases of a supply chain. This program is a great match for sharp, methodical problem-solvers with strong communication skills who want to successfully negotiate with business partners to sustainably improve supply chain processes.

Why Earn an MS in Supply Chain Management at Smith?

Smith’s MSSCM program teaches you the fundamentals of the field while immersing you in more specialized, strategic responsibilities, including contract negotiations and transportation management. You’ll also have the opportunity to acquire the specialized technical skills and credentials that will give you an edge in this exciting, essential industry.

Earn Valuable Supply Chain Management Certifications

Position yourself to earn valuable credentials that will help you stand out in the job market, such as the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and APICS certifications.

Gain Strategic Business Skills

Refine your problem-solving, analytical and communication skills as you simulate real supply chain scenarios.

Use In-Demand Business Technology

Use cutting-edge tools, including blockchain technology and SAS, to identify trends, forecast consumer behavior and improve operations.

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Alumni Profiles

Our MSSCM students pursue competitive and exciting opportunities in their field after graduating. Their experiences at Smith helped them to expand their network, solidify their career goals and prepared them to perform their job responsibilities a step above the rest.

“We work with large amounts of data, learn how to manage it to our advantage and make effective business decisions.”

Mayurraj Borade
MS Supply Chain Management ’20
Direct Buyer at 10x Genomics

“You start the program by learning the basics and then you get more focused, eventually learning popular concepts such as Lean Six Sigma. This gave me an advantage many others won’t have when transitioning into the workplace.”

Michelle Dsilva
MS Supply Chain Management ’19
Regional Fulfillment Analyst at Danfoss

“I found my classmates to be great resources for my development. I work for a global multinational corporation, and I deal with international teams. I felt prepared to lead because of the experience I gained working with my international classmates.”

Maurice Nick
MS Supply Chain Management ’16
Senior Supply Chain Optimization Manager at Tata Consumer Products

“I chose Smith because of its rankings and how the curriculum aligned with what I wanted to do in the future. Classes such as Global Transportation Management and Global Resource Planning were particularly impactful to me. Now that I'm working, the coursework directly applies to what I do for my company.”

Rahul Yeole
MS Supply Chain Management ’23
Customer Logistics Analyst at Perdue Farms

MS in Supply Chain Management at a Glance

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Two Specialized Focus Areas

Process Improvement
Discover how to execute supply chain processes to ensure you are getting the best cost, energy and efficiency outcomes. This focus area is ideal for students with a strong quantitative background.

Find out how to manage economic, social and environmental considerations in your supply chain management career. Become a valued professional of any organization concerned with how their production processes impact their ecological footprint.

Average tuition money saved by pursuing a business master’s degree through the Plus 1 program compared with a traditional graduate program path.

Available as a Plus 1 Program 

If you're a current University of Maryland freshman, sophomore or junior, you can pursue your MS Supply Chain Management degree through the Plus 1 program. You’ll save time and thousands of dollars on graduate tuition through this accelerated business master’s program.

Learn More: Plus 1 Program

Apply and Receive Admissions Benefits

Maryland Advantage can make it easier for applicants who have completed their undergraduate and/or graduate degree in the United States to transition into the business master’s program by helping them save money on tuition, skip graduate entrance exams and get personalized career counseling before starting their program.

Learn More: Admissions

Acquire Valuable Skills with STEM Designation

As an MS in Supply Chain Management student at Smith, your learning will be unique and interactive. We’ll help you refine your problem-solving, communication and analytical skills and apply the methodologies top employers look for when recruiting talent.

Key Topics Explored:

  • Demand planning strategies
  • Forecasting and MRP
  • Global transportation management
  • Inventory management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Manufacturing quality control
  • Procurement analytics
  • Project management
  • Risk analytics
  • Supplier portfolio management

Analytics Tools You’ll Use:

  • Bloomberg Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Llamasoft Network Design
  • Microsoft Project
  • Resilinc
  • SAS
  • SAP ERP Supply Chain Management

Learn from Expert Faculty

Your professors are savvy, well-connected leaders whose research has impacted the world of supply chain management. They will push you to take your skills to the next level and offer valuable guidance as you navigate your coursework and career.

Former president of the Transportation Research Forum and the Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the Allied Social Sciences Association.

Associate Editor for the Journal of Business Logistics.

Expert in air transport policy and logistics management.

Martin Dresner

Conducts compelling research on humanitarian operation strategies during natural disasters.

Expert in resource management, investment and policies for humanitarian relief efforts.

Niratcha "Grace" Tungtisanont

Editor of the Journal of Business Logistics.

Expert in logistics systems, inventory management and intermodal transportation.

Phil Evers

Academic Director

Humberto Coronado
Academic Director, MS in Supply Chain Management


M. Gisela Bardossy

Faculty Director, QUEST

Thomas M. Corsi

Michelle L. Smith Professor of Logistics

Philip T. Evers

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management

Leland L. Gardner

Principal Lecturer

Where Your Degree Can Take You

Much higher-than-average job growth for logisticians in the U.S.
Median annual salary for logisticians in the U.S
Smith MSSCM graduates who secure employment within six months of graduating

Sources: Smith’s Office of Career Services, 2022; Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021-2031
*Data for 2022 graduates who reported their salaries to Smith's Office of Career Services. Please note these figures do not reach the 75 percent MBACSEA reporting threshold.

Picture Yourself in These Careers

Global supply chain associate

Inventory control specialist


Risk management analyst

Strategic sourcing or procurement analyst

Supply chain consultant

Businesses Who Have Hired Our MS in Supply Chain Management Graduates

  • Amazon
  • Deloitte
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Marriott International
  • Pepsi
  • Target
  • Tesla
  • Total Wine and More
  • Walmart
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Boost Your Professional Skills 

Smith’s Office of Career Services (OCS) can help you bridge the gap between being a student and an employed professional. You’ll have one-on-one access to a career coach who will provide you with personalized tips on articulating your strengths when interacting with your future employer.

Learn More: Office of Career Services

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Connect With Your Classmates

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make connections at Smith and engage in exciting social activities through the Smith Masters Student Association. You can join a supply chain management-related club or others that provide you with general connections and skills.

Learn More: Smith Masters Student Association

Supply Chain Management Advisory Council

Supply Chain Management Advisory Council

Advisory Councils keep us actively engaged with industry leaders and experts, who bring their real-world experience to help shape what students learn, match classroom lessons to real-world needs, and widen the pipeline for internship and job opportunities.


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