Master of Supply Chain Management
MSCM Curriculum

The online Master in Supply Chain Management degree is comprised of 33 total credit hours for part-time and full-time students. Classes are scheduled in the evening to provide maximum flexibility.

MSCM Curriculum Breakdown

Throughout the personalized and flexible online curriculum, you'll build and refine valuable skills to succeed in supply chain management by integrating theoretical insights from industry experts and faculty with hands-on capstones, company visits and Gemba learning. This ability to apply what you learn allows you to immediately provide value to your current organization or execute a career shift into the field of supply chain.

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MSCM Curriculum and Course Descriptions

Complete the online MSCM degree in 15 or 24 months

  • Part-Time: 24-Months

    The 24-month part-time MSCM curriculum plan is ideal for all types of working professionals balancing quick career growth with work, home and school. Below is the four-semester course plan, with each online evening class consisting of 50% synchronous (live) and 50% asynchronous (self-paced) content. Download the MSCM curriculum sheet for additional details and course descriptions.

    Semester 1 (Summer)

    - Introduction to Supply Chain (3 credit hours)
    - Contemporary Supply Chain Issues (3 credit hours)

    Semester 2 (Autumn)

    - Operations Management (3 credit hours)
    - Strategic Global Sourcing (3 credit hours)
     

    Semester 3 (Spring)

    - Logistics Management (3 credit hours)
    - Supply Chain Sustainability & Resilience (1.5 credit hours, 7-week course) OR Supply Chain Technology (1.5 credit hours, 7-week course)
     

    Semester 4 (Summer)

    - Consumer-centric Supply Chain Management (3 credit hours)
    - Elective (1.5 credit hours)
     

    Semester 5 (Autumn)

    - Supply Chain Analytics (3 credit hours)
    - Elective(s) (3 credit hours)
     

    Semester 6 (Spring)

    - Capstone Project (3 credit hours)
    - Supply Chain Sustainability & Resilience (1.5 credit hours, 7-week course) OR Supply Chain Technology (1.5 credit hours, 7-week course)

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  • Full-Time: 15-months

    The 15-month, full-time MSCM curriculum plan is ideal for professionals looking for an accelerated timeline or those not currently working who can take on the rigors of a full-time course load. Busy working professionals should consider the part-time option instead. Below is the four-semester course plan, with each online evening class consisting of 50% synchronous (live) and 50% asynchronous (self-paced) content. Download the MSCM curriculum sheet for additional details and course descriptions.

    Semester 1 (Summer)

    - Introduction to Supply Chain (3 credit hours)
    - Contemporary Supply Chain Issues (3 credit hours)
    - Elective (1.5 credit hours)
     

    Semester 2 (Autumn)

    - Operations Management (3 credit hours)
    - Strategic Global Sourcing (3 credit hours)
    - Supply Chain Analytics (3 credit hours)
     

    Semester 3 (Spring)

    - Logistics Management (3 credit hours)
    - Supply Chain Sustainability & Resilience (1.5 credit hours, 7-week course)
    - Supply Chain Technology (1.5 credit hours, 7-week course)
    - Elective(s) (3 credit hours)

    Semester 4 (Summer)

    - Consumer-centric Supply Chain Management (3 credit hours)
    - Capstone Project (3 credit hours)

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  • On-Campus Experiences

    MSCM students spend time on Ohio State’s main campus on three occasions (1-credit each) throughout the program, which accounts for three of the required 33 credit hours to graduate. These intimate and personalized learning experiences include workshops, on-site industry Gemba tours in Columbus, Ohio, executive speakers and in-person networking.

    Each of these sessions will be 2-3 days, utilizing weekends such that the three on-campus experiences require students to be away no more than five weekdays during the entirety of the program. These experiences are an essential element of our programming and greatly enhance classroom learning, networking and professional development for our students. MSCM students are expected to attend the in-person sessions, with rare exceptions. Travel expenses are not covered by tuition.

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    Kickoff Experience:

    Two days: Typically, Friday and Saturday
    Mini-course: Finance and Accounting
    Gemba: Two facility tours with executive speakers
    Capstone: Introduction

    Mid-Program Experience:

    Two days: Typically, Friday and Saturday
    Mini-course: Negotiations
    Gemba: Two facility tours with executive speakers
    Capstone: Discussion

    Final Experience:

    Three days: Typically, Thursday and Saturday
    Mini-course: Leadership
    Gemba: Two facility tours with executive speakers
    Capstone: Presentation


Personalize your degree with electives

Select electives from within Fisher College of Business or work with an academic advisor to select from graduate-level courses across The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the nation with more than 100 graduate programs. Elective options are typically a full-semester, three-credit-hour course, or a shorter 1.5-credit-hour course. This means you will likely take two to three electives while in the program. Students and alumni, however, can take more than 4.5 credit hours, if desired (at a cost).

Accounting / Finance

Accounting (3 credit hours)
Advanced Topics in Accounting (1.5)
Finance (3)
Gov. & Not-for-Profit Accounting (1.5)
 
 
 

Operations / Logistics

Data Analysis & Visualization (3)
Lean Enterprise Leadership (1.5)
Lean Logistics (1.5)
Ops & Technology Strategy (1.5)
Project Management (3)
Six Sigma (3)
 

Management & HR

Advanced Strategy Implementation (3)
Business Ethics (1.5)
Developing Leaders and Coaches (3)
Intro to Bus. Coaching (1.5)
Leadership Legacy (1.5)
Negotiations (3)

Many more electives are available. Elective offerings vary from semester to semester. Your advisor can help identify courses and any potential prerequisites.

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