StudyQA — Master: Supply Chain Management — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Supply Chain Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 68.8 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 2, 2023
501–600 place StudyQA ranking:2403 Duration:1 year

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This degree program adopts a systems approach to provide students the knowledge and skills needed for a career in supply chain management.

The program prepares students to design and manage supply chains in manufacturing and service industries.  This includes: perspectives and skills to design supply chains; strategies to optimize supply chain operations; opportunities to leverage information technology; and create effective demand fulfillment capabilities in firms.
The program is one year and 30 credits. The curriculum adopts an interdisciplinary focus and integrates concepts from industrial marketing, operations management, and information systems. The curriculum includes three parts: a business core, a supply chain core, and specialized electives that include real-world project-based courses that allow students to develop expertise in specific areas of supply chain management.

Business Core Courses

  • MGMT 6100 - Statistics and Operations Management I Credit Hours: 3
  • MGMT 6140 - Information Systems for Management Credit Hours: 3
  • MGMT 6190 - Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management Credit Hours: 3
  • MGMT 6490 - Competitive Advantage and Operations Strategy Credit Hours: 3

Supply Chain Core Courses


  • MGMT 6XXX - Supply Chain Capstone Credit Hours: 3
  • ISYE 6600 - Design of Manufacturing System Supply Chains Credit Hours: 3
  • MGMT 4960 - Networks, Innovation, and Value Creation Credit Hours: 4

Plus one (1) course from the following:

  • ISYE 4220 - Optimization Algorithms and Applications Credit Hours: 3
  • MGMT 4130 - Enterprise IT Integration Credit Hours: 4

Specialized Electives

Two (2) courses from the following:

  • MGMT 6XXX - Supply Chain Analytics Credit Hours: 3
  • MGMT 6XXX - Global Sourcing and Procurement Credit Hours: 3
  • MGMT 6XXX - Supply Chain Risk Management Credit Hours: 3
  • CIVL 6230 - Transportation Economics Credit Hours: 3
  • CIVL 6260 - Transportation Network Analysis Credit Hours: 3


  1. Nonrefundable application processing fee of $75.
  2. Statement of Background and Goals
  3. Resume or curriculum vitae.
  4. Two letters of recommendation.
  5. Writing samples, if required by department.
  6. IT Background Evaluation form (IT only).
  7. Copies of official test scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE)
  8. Copies of official transcripts and evidence of degrees earned, in English and in the native language, of all post-secondary education (including transcript keys)
  9. Copy of your passport (international students only)
  10. GMAT (preferred), GRE accepted
  11. Statement of Background and Goals
  12. TOEFL score of 230 CBT/88 iBT/570 PBT (IELTS 6.5 or PTE 60)
  13. TOEFL speaking subscore of 22 or IELTS speaking subscore of 6.5*


Teaching Assistants

Students assist Rensselaer faculty in their classroom and laboratory activities, gaining valuable experience as researchers, scholars, and teachers. Departments provide stipends and full-tuition waivers. Master’s students may spend a maximum of one year with internal support; doctoral students may spend a maximum of two years with internal support. Continued support can then be provided by means of research assistantships.

Research Assistants

Students work with the faculty in research-related tasks that further the student’s own graduate career and development as a researcher, scholar, and professional. Research assistants are paid a stipend and are given a full waiver of tuition.

Graduate Fellowships

Outstanding students may be awarded a university-supported Rensselaer Graduate Fellowship Award, which carries a full-tuition and fees scholarship and a minimum stipend of $21,500 per academic year. Students are nominated by their departments for Rensselaer Graduate Fellowship consideration.

Graduate Education Program (Russia)

Selected GEP Scholarship students are eligible for a renewable scholarship in the amount of 1,38 mln. rubles per year. Students in science and engineering fields are eligible for GEP funding. For application details and deadlines, please visit Applicants must be admitted to Rensselaer prior to finalizing the application for the GEP program.

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