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Management relaunches operations and supply chain management degree

A young woman in a warehouse setting.

A recent global study by DHL Supply Chain found that 58% of operations and supply chain leaders had difficulty finding talent with both technical knowledge and strong soft skills.

By MATTHEW BIDDLE

Published October 21, 2019

With demand soaring for supply chain professionals, the School of Management will offer a specialized Master of Science in Operations and Supply Chain Management (MS OSCM) starting in fall 2020.

According to a recent global study by DHL Supply Chain, 58% of operations and supply chain leaders had difficulty finding talent with both technical knowledge and strong soft skills. The School of Management’s MS OSCM program will deliver on both fronts, equipping students with advanced competencies in logistics, inventory planning and demand forecasting, as well as the project management and analytical skills to succeed in future leadership roles.

The curriculum builds on the school’s previous master’s in supply chains and operations management program, and allows students to target a career direction by choosing from five tracks: analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, health care and industry operations.

To address trending market needs, the revamped MS OSCM was updated with input from faculty experts, alumni and industry executives. Plus, as companies seek workers who can evaluate the environmental impact of operations and analyze data to improve business performance, the program includes new core courses in sustainability and quantitative analysis.

Most students will complete the 36-credit degree in two or three semesters, while working professionals gain the flexibility to complete their degree at a slower pace by choosing the industry operations track, which offers online and evening classes. By commencement, all students will graduate with the skills to earn a position in many dynamic industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer packaged goods, energy, freight and logistics, health care and manufacturing.

Applications are now open for the MS OSCM program. Nov. 15 is the first of four deadlines to apply for fall 2020 admission. For more information, visit the program’s website