Supply Chain Management (MS)


Supply Chain Management, MS

Advance your career by mastering an in-demand set of skills through courses that combine a practical business foundation with innovative supply chain management tools.


Designed to build on any background, the M.S. in Supply Chain Management is delivered online in a series of 8-week courses, giving you the flexibility to fulfill your current responsibilities while advancing your career. The 30-credit-hour program is mobile-optimized and can be completed in as little as one year. While pursuing this degree, you'll have access to a leading career center and engage with Big Ten faculty.

Created in collaboration with supply chain management professionals, the curriculum consists of three parts. Business fundamentals provide exposure to key areas and demonstrate every-day decisions. Specialized supply chain courses cover the foundation and enable you to gain experience with technologies. You'll learn logistics, production planning and control, sourcing and procurement, lean operations and project management. You'll also discover how to apply statistical and analytical methods such as forecasting, data mining, optimization and simulation. Electives allow you to tailor the program by focusing on specific supply chain topics or advanced methods involving R, Crystal Ball and Microsoft Project software.

The knowledge you'll obtain is important for firms in all industries as they seek to enhance efficiency, resiliency and customer service. Since individuals with the skills to help organizations better understand and manage their supply chains are in high demand, this M.S. program will give you an edge in today's competitive job market.

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Career Pathways

  • Demand Planning Specialist
  • Director of Inventory
  • Fleet Manager
  • Global Operational Excellence Manager
  • Intermodal Customer Specialist
  • Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Purchaser
  • Transportation Planner

Applying for Admission

Standard requirements for all graduate programs

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Transcripts (unofficial): Uploaded as part of application form.

    If International: Uploads must include all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    After admission: Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.

    When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Additional requirements specific to this program

Prospective students will be evaluated on the basis of work experience (including military service), undergraduate degree and performance (recommended minimum 3.0 GPA), prior graduate study, and (if submitted) standardized test scores (GMAT or GRE). These do not guarantee admission; they ensure that the application will be reviewed for admission. Students who are denied admission will need to submit a separate application and application fee if they choose to reapply in future semesters.

  • English Proficiency: Minimum 550 paper TOEFL, 80 internet-based TOEFL, or 6.5 IELTS.
  • Entrance exam(s): Applicants are not required to submit a GMAT/GRE test score. Any scores submitted in the application must be considered in the admission decision. For students with less than a 3.0 GPA and minimal work experience, test scores may help improve the application.
    • Enter your unofficial scores in the graduate application form, and have the testing agency provide your official scores to Nebraska using school code S40-HW-48 for GMAT or 6877 for ETS/GRE.
  • Professional Résumé or CV: Your résumé should include relevant work experience, education, skills, professional and community involvement, and other professional credentials.
  • References: All three references must be former or current supervisors or professors. No recommendation letters are needed. Nebraska will contact your references only if the committee deems it necessary.
  • Academics and experience:  Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA recommended. Relevant work experience recommended. Applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA, or without GMAT or GRE scores, but who have substantial relevant professional experience, will still be considered. Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel prior to beginning the program.

Admission Application Deadlines

July 1 for Fall. November 1 for Spring. April 1 for Summer.

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