Online Master of Science Supply Chain Management

Online Master of Science Supply Chain Management

Lead with Expertise in Supply Chain Strategy

Kettering University’s customizable online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management provides graduates with a competitive edge, preparing them with expertise to lead, develop and manage a global supply chain and strategy.

  • Make an impact right away - Our Learn Today-Use Tomorrow philosophy combines theory with practice, allowing you to apply your classroom learning directly to the job
  • Develop key leadership skills in teamwork, persuasion, problem-solving, and managing the customer relationship
  • Become a subject matter expert in sourcing goods and consumer delivery
  • Learn purchasing and strategic procurement of products and services with a focus on contract negotiation and supplier management
  • Lead the development and implementation of agile supply chain strategy solutions to support organizational growth
  • – The curriculum includes your choice of one of four graduate certificates
  • Increase your competitive edge – Add as few as 4 courses to add a second degree to your credentials: Choose from MBA, MS Operations Management, MS Engineering Management, or MS Lean Manufacturing

You graduate with the skills needed to establish yourself as a leader with an understanding of the global market in a variety of positions including purchasing management, logistics and consulting.

Fast Facts

  • 100% online, 40 credit-hour curriculum – 7 core courses plus your choice of one of the following 3-course graduate certificates: Global Leadership, Lean Principles for Healthcare, Operations Management, or Management & Leadership
  • Two levels of Supply Chain certification are earned with this degree
  • Tuition Cost – $949 per credit hour - financial aid and military benefits are available to those who qualify 
  • 8 starts a year – Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer
  • Finish in as few as 18 months
  • No GRE/GMAT required

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Undergraduate degree with a background in the sciences, Data Science or Analytics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, or Business Analytics preferred, but not required.

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About Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management ensures that the products and services used daily are delivered at the right place, at the right time, to the right people. A productive supply chain can help lower operational expenses and increase profit, corporate brand recognition and positive customer service experiences.

Career Outlook for Supply Chain Management

Those pursuing a career in Supply Chain Management can expect a much faster than average rate of demand at 30% between 2020 and 2030, according to the U.S. Department of Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • From 2020 to 2030, supply chain jobs are expected to increase by 56,400 in the U.S. alone, with an expected 24,500 U.S. job openings each year
  • Supply Chain Director median salary in the U.S. is $105,000 and $155,000 according to the Association for Supply Chain Management 2022 Salary and Career Report

Supply Chain Management Degree Online - FAQs

What are the domestic admission requirements?
  • Undergraduate degree with 3.0 on a 4.0 grading system, or the international equivalent (85 overall grade point average on a 100-grade-point scale.)  A 2.5-2.99 GPA will be considered on a provisional basis.
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three Professional Letters of Recommendation (one must be from a supervisor)
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited U.S. university or an international equivalent
  • Up to 8 hours of transfer credits may be available
  • No GRE or GMAT is required
What are the international admission requirements?

In addition to the Domestic requirements, International requirements also include:

  • International students are required to submit educational documentation to an evaluation service such as Educational Perspectives, which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). This will be at the expense of the student. Kettering University undergraduate students need not submit their Kettering transcripts but are required to submit transcripts from any other university.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), MELAB (offered by the University of Michigan), or complete level 112 at an approved ELS center. Please have official scores sent to Kettering University’s Office of Admissions, Code 1246. Photocopies will not be accepted.

Our minimum score requirements are:

  • TOEFL: Paper-based: 550
  • Computer-based: 213
  • Internet-based: 79
  • IELTS: Minimum Band score of 6.0
  • MELAB: 76
What Support Will I Receive?


Our knowledgeable and supportive Admissions Advisors help you understand KUO's program structure, mission, core values, and goals. They help you understand how the program you are interested in pursuing aligns with your career goals and assist you in preparing a strong file for the Admissions Committee.

Student Support

Online students enrolled with KUO receive individual guidance from a Professional Advisor. KUO is committed to helping you thrive as an online student —that is why we offer support from the start of your classes until graduation, ensuring you stay connected to the university.

MS in Supply Chain Management Online – Curriculum

MS in Supply Chain Management Online - Core Courses


MS in Supply Chain Management Online – Certificate Options

The MS in Supply Chain Management Online curriculum includes 7 core courses plus your choice of one of the 3-course graduate certificates listed below. 

Global Leadership
  • MGMT 679 | Leadership
  • MGMT 649 | Ethics and Leadership
  • BUSN 689 | Organizational Behavior
Operations Management
  • MGMT 619 | Project Management
  • MGMT 609 | Technology Management

Plus, one of the following, according to your program:

  • MGMT 661 | Operations Management (non-MSOM programs)
  • IME 676 | Lean Six Sigma (MSOM program only)
Lean Principles for Healthcare
  • IME 656 | Engineering for Healthcare Systems
  • HMGT 609 | Healthcare Management

Plus, your choice of:

  • SCM 610 | Foundations Supply Chain Management OR
  • IME 676 | Lean Six Sigma
Management and Leadership
  • MGMT 620| Business Communication and Presentation
  • MGMT 621 | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Plus, your choice of:

  • MGMT 622| Organized Labor and Management Relations
  • MGMT 649 | Ethics and Leadership
Foundations of Data Science
  • COMM 601: Communicating About Data
  • MATH 650: Statistical Methods for Data Science
  • CS 641: Foundations of Data Science


Earning your online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management from KUO, a global leader in STEM education, you learn from expert faculty and gain real-world skills. You become prepared for the next phase of your career with the skills needed to advance into supply chain leadership positions.

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Students receive an overview of effective strategies for managing supply chains as well as an introduction to operations within complex networks and logistics. Practical skills to increase service levels and reduce costs are examined. Additional areas of examination include the following: strategic planning and operation of an effective supply chain design, advantages of competitive supply chains and how weaknesses in the chain impact operations, key drivers of supply chain performance, application of analytical methodologies to impact demand planning in supply chains, and an overview of the use of technology in supply chain management.


Students in this course examine traditional approaches to supply chain management as well as electronic commerce and issues related specifically to Internet delivery and evaluate innovative approaches to create efficiencies that enhance collaboration and decision-making. Technology structure for information sharing, team management, as well as issues of leadership and power are also examined.


Customer Relationship Management is at the core of all effective supply chains. Students in this course examine the comprehensive set of processes and technologies necessary for managing potential and current customers. Students in this course examine effective ways of managing the customer relationship to ensure an effective supply of materials required for product development. A range of CRM software is examined.


An overview of strategic and tactical elements of logistics management is the focus of this course. Transportation, including multi-model freight operations, high-tech automated warehousing, and order delivery are fundamental. Critical analysis of logistics with an emphasis on effective decision-making and innovation is primary. Students review basic distribution and logistics issues that impact overall business performance with the goal of analyzing and resolving distributions and logistics challenges evident in today’s business environment.


This course provides an overview of purchasing and strategic procurement of products and services to gain a competitive advantage. The focus is on contract negotiation and supplier management with the goals of identification, mitigation, and reduction of risks to ensure effective supply chains.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of financial management within organizations. The focus of this course is on the theoretical valuation of stocks and bonds and the capital markets in which they are traded. There is also emphasis on both the use of financial leverage by the firm and working capital management. The purpose is to enable managers to participate fully in financial decision-making.
This course provides an overview of effective strategies for companies with global operations. These strategies consider the full spectrum of the supply chain from raw material to finished product. Emphasis is placed on planning and integration of supply chain components into a coordinated system. A range of tactics are explored to produce optimal outcomes in supply chains and provide competitive advantage including the appropriate technology, and software solutions applicable to the Final Project. The final capstone project allows for the analysis of a supply chain to provide insight into ways to streamline a current supply chain. Another option, students may choose is to provide an in-depth response to a supply chain challenge in a current or former workplace.