In Washington University’s Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM), students develop the skills and judgment required to manage the production and delivery of a firm’s products and services, which is a critical aspect of business in today’s challenging economic environment.

The MSSCM is a 36-credit program with a STEM designation for its focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics throughout the curriculum, which provides students with a current and innovative approach to data. Students typically complete the program in three semesters, beginning in the fall and then graduating in December of their second year. Students may complete the program in an accelerated, two-semester format as well.

Please visit the Olin website for more information about the MSSCM curriculum and course descriptions (PDF).

Students apply the skills they learn in the classroom to real-world projects for corporate partners of Olin’s Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation. These partners represent a wide range of organizations and industries, and projects tackle technology, information and operations challenges.

Orientation Programs

All Specialized Master’s Programs students kick off their degrees with a multipronged orientation program designed to prepare them for academic, personal and professional success.

Students will participate in Passport, Career Stamp, and SMP Start, and they will complete foundational courses during their first summer at Olin.

Students new to the United States and non-native English speakers begin with Passport, during which they will acclimate to the Olin Business School culture and become more polished business communicators with strengthened American cultural competency. Participants and their newly arrived peers will then participate in Career Stamp, which serves as a catalyst for students to help them get started in their career search and preparation processes. Finally, the entire cohort of students join together for SMP Start, which orients everyone to the ins and outs of Washington University. These programs are packed with opportunities to bond with your program cohort and to connect with your peers in all of the Specialized Master’s Programs.

Throughout these programs, students will complete online foundational courses and in-person workshops to bolster their background and maximize their academic preparation before the start of their fall courses.