Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Maryland Smith’s Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) program gives you the skills needed to efficiently manage the flow of goods from the beginning to end phases of a supply chain. This program is a great match for sharp problem-solvers with strong communication skills who want to successfully negotiate with business partners to improve supply chain processes.


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Why Get a Smith MS Supply Chain Management Degree?

Maryland Smith’s MSSCM program teaches you the fundamentals of the field while immersing you in more specialized, strategic responsibilities, including contract negotiations and transportation management. You’ll also have the opportunity to acquire the specialized technical skills and credentials that will give you an edge in this exciting, essential industry.

Earn Valuable Supply Chain Management Certifications

Position yourself to earn valuable credentials that will help you stand out in the job market, such as the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and APICS certifications.

Use In-Demand Business Technology

Use cutting-edge tools, including blockchain technology and SAS, to identify trends, forecast consumer behavior and improve operations.

Gain Strategic Business Skills

Refine your problem-solving, analytical and communication skills as you simulate real supply chain scenarios.

Alumni Profiles

Our MSSCM students pursue competitive and exciting opportunities in their field after graduating. Their experiences at Maryland Smith helped them to expand their network, solidify their career goals and prepared them to perform their job responsibilities a step above the rest.

“I found my classmates to be great resources for my development. I work for a global multinational corporation, and I deal with international teams. I felt prepared to lead because of the experience I gained working with my international classmates.”

Maurice Nick, MSSCM ’16
Senior Supply Chain Optimization Manager Tata Consumer Products

“You start the program by learning the basics and then you get more focused, eventually learning popular concepts such as Lean Six Sigma. This gave me an advantage many others won’t have when transitioning into the workplace.”

Michelle Dsilva, MSSCM ’19
Regional Fulfillment Analyst, Danfoss

“We work with large amounts of data, learn how to manage it to our advantage and make effective business decisions.”

Mayurraj Borade, MSSCM ’20
Direct Buyer, 10x Genomics

MS Supply Chain Management at a Glance

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Average tuition money saved by pursuing a business master’s degree through the Plus 1 program compared with a traditional graduate program path.

Available as a Plus 1 Program 

If you're a current University of Maryland freshman, sophomore or junior, you can pursue your MS Supply Chain Management degree through the Plus 1 program. You’ll save time and thousands of dollars on graduate tuition though this accelerated business master’s program.

Learn More: Plus 1 Program

Apply and Receive Admissions Benefits

Maryland Advantage can make it easier for applicants who have completed their undergraduate and/or graduate degree in the United States to transition into the business master’s program by helping them save money on tuition, skip graduate entrance exams and get personalized career counseling before starting their program.

Learn More: Admissions

Acquire Valuable Skills

As an MS Supply Chain Management  student at Maryland Smith, your learning will be unique and interactive. We’ll help you refine your problem-solving, communication and analytical skills and apply the methodologies top employers look for when recruiting talent.

Key Topics Explored:

  • Demand planning strategies
  • Forecasting and MRP
  • Global transportation management
  • Inventory management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Manufacturing quality control
  • Procurement analytics
  • Project management
  • Risk analytics
  • Supplier portfolio management

Analytics Tools You’ll Use:

  • Blockchain
  • Bloomberg Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Llamasoft Network Design
  • Microsoft Project
  • Resilinc
  • SAS
  • SAP ERP Supply Chain Management

Learn from Expert Faculty

Your professors are savvy, well-connected leaders whose research has impacted the world of supply chain management. They will push you to take your skills to the next level and offer valuable guidance as you navigate your coursework and career.

President of the Air Transport Research Society.

Expert in air transport policy and logistics management.

Martin Dresner

Conducts compelling research on humanitarian operation strategies during natural disasters.

Expert in resource management, investment and policies for humanitarian relief efforts.

Niratcha "Grace" Tungtisanont

Editor of the Journal of Business Logistics.

Expert in logistics systems, inventory management and intermodal transportation.

Phil Evers

Academic Director

Thomas M. Corsi
Academic Director, MS Supply Chain Program


M. Gisela Bardossy

Associate Clinical Professor

Humberto C. Coronado

Associate Director, Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Thomas M. Corsi

Academic Director, MS Supply Chain Program

Philip T. Evers

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Leland L. Gardner

Associate Chair, LBPP

Where Your Degree Can Take You

Median annual salary for logisticians in the United States.
Manufacturing employers planning to hire MSSCM job candidates.
Maryland Smith’s MSSCM graduates who land a job within three months of graduating.

Sources: Maryland Smith’s Office of Career Services, GMAC, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Picture Yourself in These Job Roles

Global supply chain associate

Inventory control specialist


Risk management analyst

Strategic sourcing or procurement analyst

Supply chain consultant

Laura Limas

“My career coach helped me to gain the confidence to speak with recruiters and gain connections with people who had the job I wanted.”

Laura Limas
MS Supply Chain Management ’14
Program Manager, DHL Express

Businesses who have Hired our MS Supply Chain Management Grads

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Boost Your Professional Skills 

Maryland Smith’s Office of Career Services (OCS) can help you bridge the gap between being a student and an employed professional. You’ll have one-on-one access to a career coach who will provide you with personalized tips on how to articulate your strengths when interacting with your future employer.

Learn More: Office of Career Services

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Connect With Your Classmates

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to make connections at Smith and engage in exciting social activities through the Smith Masters Student Association. You can join a supply chain management-related club or others that provide you with general connections and skills.

Learn More: Smith Masters Student Association

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Contact Us

Business Master's Office
2303 Van Munching Hall
College Park, Maryland 20742-1815
Phone: 301-405-2559
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

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