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Curriculum Overview

Man at laptopThe Smith MS in Supply Chain Management is a cohort-based, lock-step program requiring 30 credits for graduation. The program is designed as a 16-month program; students have the option to accelerating the program and earn their degree in 10 months.  International students who require student (F-1) visas should plan on completing the program in no more than 16 months. Classes are scheduled throughout the day at the University of Maryland College Park campus, a short distance from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and northern Virginia – a great place to live, work and make lasting connections in industry.

Lean Six Sigma Certification

Providing our students with strong analytical skills is a core goal of our program. Our Lean Six Sigma in Supply Chain Management course prepares our students for highly quantitative careers paths in fields such as consulting, operations and quality management.  Using case studies, the course capstone project provides an opportunity to apply the new knowledge to improve business processes to meet customer requirements. Successful completion of this course makes a student eligible for the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification issued by the University of Maryland Smith School of Business

Curriculum (30 credits)

  • Lean Sigma for the Supply Chain I & II
  • Networks and Influence
  • Business Fundamentals for Supply Chain Managers
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Global Supply Chain Resources Planning
  • Negotiations in Supply Chain Management
  • Assessing and Managing Supply Chain Risks
  • Project Management
  • SAP/ERP
  • Global Transportation Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy

SAMPLE CURRICULUM (30 credits total are required for graduation)

  • Fall Semester: 13-16 credits
  • Spring Semester: 9-14 credits
  • Fall Semester: 0-8 credits

Individuals will work with a Program Advisor to register for courses and map out their academic plan. 

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