StudyQA — Master: Supply Chain Management — University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Supply Chain Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
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A Michigan Ross MSCM graduate is ready for leadership roles in supply chain management and global operations. These skills are in high demand and you’ll find Ross MSCM alumni all over the globe – India, Chile, Brazil, China, Singapore, the U.K., Venezuela, the Philippines, and cities all over the United States. A wide range of industries are hungry for MSCM talent – telecommunications, consulting, oil and gas, computers and electronics, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, automotive, logistics, aerospace, transportation, and manufacturing.


The positions held within these companies include vice presidents, supply chain analysts & planners, senior consultants, supply chain managers, operations managers, senior program managers, directors, as well as positions in leadership development rotational programs.

A Powerful Network

You’ll make an immediate impact on industry and your career with a Michigan Ross MSCM thanks to the Corporate Advisory Council.

A distinct feature of the Michigan Ross MSCM Program, these industry leaders work with faculty to center the curriculum on the fundamental skills companies need to address their supply chain issues. Ross MSCM students can meet one-on-one with council members about trends in supply chain management, employment options, and career coaching through such channels as:

  • MSCM Mentorship Program
  • Networking events
  • Educational forums
  • Site visits and plant tours
  • Recruiting forums

Curriculum gives you deep, functional supply chain management experience with the perspective of a general manager.

Supply chain management isn’t a tactical function — it is a business function. It encompasses marketing, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, inventory management, IT, and customer relations. The business acumen you’ll gain at Michigan Ross prepares you to approach problems holistically and become the kind of innovative leader companies need to manage the central nervous system of any global company — the supply chain.

The Michigan Ross MSCM Program begins coursework in January of each year and comprises the Winter Term (January-April), a paid consulting project from May-August, and Fall Term (September-December.) A total of 30 credits is required to earn the degree. Students will fulfill at least three of the required 30 credits through electives.

Core Courses

  • Business Fundamentals Bootcamp
  • Manufacturing and Supply Operations (TO 605)
  • Applied Business Analytics (TO 618)
  • Logistics (TO 621)
  • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Management (TO 624)
  • Project Management (TO 616)
  • Global Supply Chain Management (TO 620)
  • Information Technology in Supply Chain and Logistics (TO 623)
  • Topics in Global Operations (TO 701)
  • Business Bootcamp (TO 505)
  • Integrated Supply Chain Management Simulation (TO 735)
  • Lean Manufacturing & Services (IOE 425)
Application RequirementsTo best assess each candidate’s qualifications, we require the following materials with each application.Current resumeGMAT or GRE resultsTOEFL or Pearson Test of English (international applicants only, unless exempt. See below.)Undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts from all schools where courses were taken.Two letters of recommendationEssay Questions English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 560 TOEFL iBT® test: 84
Loan Options


The majority of Ross Graduate students fund the cost of their business degree through student loans.


The University of Michigan participates in the Federal Direct Lending Program. The federal government is the lender for all federal loans offered through the University of Michigan.


Ross Master of Supply Chain Management students are eligible for several scholarship opportunities:

  • The Ross Master of Supply Chain Management program awards a number of scholarships to students admitted to the MSCM program. Scholarships are given based on exceptional academic ability, achievements, expected contribution to our community and the availability of funds. All admitted students are considered for scholarships and no separate application is required. Scholarships generally range from $2,000 to quarter tuition.
  • As an admitted MSCM student and member of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations, you’ll be eligible for scholarship opportunities granted by the Tauber Institute for Global Operations There is no application process – all students are considered for scholarship awards and will be notified of awards after they have been admitted into the program.

MSCM students are encouraged to review the UM scholarship/fellowship opportunities as well as the private scholarship link, which includes a listing of free web-based scholarship search services.

Military & Veterans

Ross is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. For those who are 100 percent eligible for Chapter 33, the University of Michigan and Ross will cover most of your unmet tuition needs. We do not limit the number of participants and cover all admitted students who are eligible.

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