Supply Chain Management, MS
The master’s degree under Option A requires a thesis. Option A is most appropriate for students who are preparing for careers in research and scholarly work or additional academic pursuits beyond the master’s degree. Under this option, a student must earn a minimum of 30 credit hours, consisting of 20 to 24 credit hours of regular course work, plus a thesis equivalent to 6 to 10 credit hours. At least one-half of the credit hours required for the degree, including thesis, must be in the major (at least 18 credit hours for the Master of Education degree). The remaining work may be in supporting courses and may comprise a minor consisting of at least 9 credit hours selected from and approved by the minor department. At least 8 credit hours, excluding thesis, must be earned in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 level or 800 level without 400 or lower counterparts).
Option A is not available for the Master of Professional Accountancy degree.
Thesis Requirements. The subject of the thesis shall be chosen from the student’s field of major interest and must be approved by the departmental Graduate Committee. The thesis should reveal a capacity to carry on independent study or research and should demonstrate the student’s ability to use the techniques employed in their field of investigation. Research activities involving human subjects or live vertebrate animals may not be conducted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln unless the research activities have been reviewed and approved by the appropriate board or committee. The Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews projects involving human subject research and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews the use of animals in research. These reviews are in accordance with Federal regulations, state laws and institutional policies. Submission of protocols to conduct human subject or animal research is coordinated by the Research Responsibility offices. Approval must be secured prior to the initiation of the research.
The thesis must conform to the required style and format described in Steps to Degree Completion. A copy of the thesis and abstract must be approved by the student’s major advisor and submitted for preliminary review to the Master’s Programs Coordinator in the Office of Graduate Studies at least two weeks (one week in the summer sessions) before the date of the candidate’s final oral examination. A candidate is not eligible for the oral examination until the thesis is completed and approved. After passing the final oral examination, the thesis must be electronically submitted to the Master’s Programs Coordinator for a final review prior to being uploaded to Digital Commons.
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The master’s degree under Option B does not require a thesis. Option B is most appropriate for students pursuing practice-based or professional careers in which the master’s degree provides suitable training. Under Option B, a student must earn a minimum of 30 credit hours. At least one-half of the credit hours required for the degree must be in the major. The remaining work may be in supporting courses and may comprise a minor consisting of at least 9 credit hours selected from and approved by the minor department. At least 15 credit hours must be earned in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 level or 800 level without 400 or lower counterparts).
The Master of Professional Accountancy plan of study may not include a minor.
The Master of Education plan of study may not include a minor, but must include at least 6 credit hours of education courses outside the major.
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Accelerated Master's Programs allow University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduate students to pursue this degree in an abreviated timline.
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Dual Degree programs allow students to be admitted to two degree programs simultaneously with approval of each Graduate Program Committee and the Dean(s) for Graduate Studies.
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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.
For more information, visit https://business.unl.edu/academic-programs/departments/supply-chain-management-a….
- 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
Graduate Admission Requirements
- 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.
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
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 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: GMAT or GRE: A GMAT score of 600 is recommended; a comparable GRE score will be considered; scores must be from the last five years.
- 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.
- Applicants may request a GMAT/GRE waiver based on any of the following qualifications: 1) significant managerial, operational or decision-making experience and evidence of strong prior academic performance; 2) earned a Ph.D., JD, MD, or Pharm D; 3) currently enrolled in medical school; or 4) admitted to the Nebraska College of Law.
- 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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