In Olin Business School'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. The curriculum 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.

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.

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

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 the summer prior to beginning their fall semester 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 strengthen their English and business communication skills. 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 for students to bond with their program cohort and to connect with their peers in all of the Specialized Master’s Programs.

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