Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
The Master of Supply Chain Management program will educate students on the theory, skills and practices necessary to manage the daily challenges in managing global supply chains. Students will be introduced to supply management and logistics systems, international logistics, transportation management, enterprise resource planning and innovation processes. In addition, students will learn how to identify problems, gather information, analyze data, interpret solutions, establish contingencies and effectively present results.
Although developed in collaboration with the U.S. Army, the intent of the program is to provide an opportunity for both military officers and civilians to earn a master’s degree in supply chain management.
Student learning outcomes
Students in the Master of Supply Chain Management program will be able to:
- Demonstrate how to manage the complexities present in global supply chains
- Demonstrate the ability to add value in global supply chains
- Demonstrate how to design, plan and control organizational processes using information technology
- Demonstrate how to manage data and uncertainty in supply chains
- Apply cross-disciplinary skills to foster innovative solutions to supply chain challenges and opportunities
- Develop research and communications skills
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Degree candidacy requirements
A graduate student admitted to a program or concentration requiring a final research project, work of art, thesis or dissertation, must qualify for continuing master’s or doctoral status according to the degree candidacy requirements of the student’s graduate program. Admission to degree candidacy, if applicable, is a formal statement by the graduate student’s faculty regarding the student’s academic achievements and the student’s readiness to proceed to the final research phase of the degree program.
Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following degree candidacy policy as published in the VCU Graduate Bulletin for complete information and instructions.
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As graduate students approach the end of their academic programs and the final semester of matriculation, they must make formal application to graduate. No degrees will be conferred until the application to graduate has been finalized.
Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following graduation requirements as published in the Graduate Bulletin for a complete list of instructions and a graduation checklist.
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School of Business policies and procedures for graduate master’s degree students are available on the school’s website at business.vcu.edu/graduate-studies/current-graduate-students.
Apply online at graduate.admissions.vcu.edu.
|Degree:||Semester(s) of entry:||Deadline dates:||Test requirements:|
|M.S.C.M.||Fall||Jul 1||GRE or GMAT|
In addition to the general admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School, the following requirements represent the minimum acceptable standards for admission:
- Curriculum vitae and personal statement
- Personal interview if requested by the graduate program director
In addition to the VCU Graduate School graduation requirements, students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. These credit hours consist of six core courses (18 credit hours), two analytics courses (six credit hours) and two elective courses (six credit hours).
|Statistical Fundamentals for Business Management 1|
|SCMA 602||Global Supply Chain Management||3|
|SCMA 603||SAP ERP and Supply Chain Management||3|
|SCMA 606||Supply Chain Innovation||3|
|SCMA 645||Management Science||3|
|SCMA 675||Operations Management||3|
|SCMA 697||Guided Study in Supply Chain Management||3|
|Select two from the following:||6|
|Introduction to Econometrics|
|Statistical Quality Control|
|Statistical Analysis and Modeling|
|Analytics for Organizational Decision-making|
|Developing and Implementing Forecasting Methods for Business|
|Quality Management and Six Sigma|
|Select two approved electives which may include the following (and courses not used toward analytics requirement above):||6|
|Managerial Accounting Concepts|
|Business Process Engineering|
|Information Systems for Managers|
|Information Systems for Business Intelligence|
|Best Practices in Leadership|
|Service Quality Management|
|Applied Multivariate Methods|
Course may be waived for demonstrated equivalence.
Total graduate credit hours required (minimum) 30 (33 if foundation course is required)
Graduate program director
George Zsidisin, Ph.D., C.P.M.
Professor, Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics
Phone: (804) 828-1488
Colleen A. Davis
Senior director, master’s programs
Phone: (804) 828-4622
Program website business.vcu.edu/graduate/mastersupplychain.html