Maryland's only Master of Science degree program in supply chain management is designed
to develop professionals who can manage, analyze and control activities across the
entire supply chain from upstream procurement and logistics to downstream distribution
The supply chain management field is growing tremendously with the combination of
globalization, competition and increasing environmental concerns. Organizations are
looking to their supply chains to find value, cost savings, innovation, and competitive
edge, and they need the experts to do just that.
Almost every industry and company, from a small business to a Fortune 500 company,
appreciates the knowledge and skills of supply chain management professionals, including
manufacturing, third-party service firms, retailers, government, and educational institutions.
Specific job functions may vary, including buyer, negotiating supply contracts, inventory
manager, import and export manager, transportation and logistics manager, supplier
selection and development, warehousing,e-commerce, operations, technology and customer
Who Is This Program For?
Our program works for people who are already in a career path, see the opportunities
in supply chain and want to retool themselves, or for students who have been supply
chain professionals for 10 or 20 years and want a program that gives them a 360-degree
approach that covers logistics, distribution, technology, procurement and project
management. We've had students who said, “My whole career has been in procurement.
I'm a supply chain professional.” And they're absolutely correct — but they've never
seen the rest of the supply chain. So our program works for multiple profiles and
brings everybody full-circle. Students can take this program completely in the evenings
without affecting their current jobs and careers and still complete the degree in