Supply Chain Management Master’s At 100 Top B-Schools

University of Washington Foster School

University of Washington Foster School

Where there’s pain, there’s opportunity. And changes in consumer behavior, combined with rapid innovation in supply chain management are “stressing traditional supply chains to near-breaking points,” George Prest, CEO of international-trade association MHI, says in a 2015 MHI report. “Companies that continue to use traditional supply chain models will struggle to remain competitive and deliver orders that are accurate and on-time.”

At the same time, companies face a dearth of supply chain management talent. A survey by Deloitte Consulting found 71% of executives at multinational companies said it was hard to recruit senior leaders for supply chain management roles. The supply chain industry will need to make some 1.4 million new hires between 2014 and 2018, according to MHI, which also called the talent shortage a major barrier to innovation in supply chain.

While MBA programs can prepare graduates for roles in supply chain management, another option is becoming increasingly available at U.S. business schools: the specialized master’s degree in supply chain management. There are 21 supply chain management master’s programs at the top 100 U.S. B-schools. Four are in the top 25, while the bulk are offered in the middle 50% of schools.

RankSchoolProgramDurationProgram Tuition
13University of Michigan Ross School of BusinessSupply Chain Management

1 year

In-state: $56,590; out-of-state: $61,590
21Indiana University Kelley School of BusinessGlobal Supply Chain Management (online)18 months (or up to five years)$38,100
22University of Washington Foster School of Business

Supply Chain Management

1 year

$38,000
25Michigan State Broad College of Business

Supply Chain Management

2 years$49,500
26USC Marshall School of BusinessGlobal Supply Chain Management (also online)1 1/2 years (online: 1 1/2 years)$46,170
29University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

Supply Chain Management

1 year

$41,664
30Washington University Olin Business School

Supply Chain Management

18 months$72,930
33Penn State Smeal College of BusinessSupply Chain Management (online)2 years (typical)$29,250
35University of Maryland Smith School of Business

Supply Chain Management

10 or 16 monthsIn-state: $46,140; out-of-state $55,590
40University of Pittsburgh Katz GSBSupply Chain Management8 months

In-state: $27,218; out-of-state: $36,534

44Purdue University Krannert School of ManagementGlobal Supply Chain Management

1 year

In-state: $22,647; out-of-state: $42,253
52University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOM

Supply Chain Management

18 or 24 monthsIn-state: 18 months: $23,967; 24 months: $26,760; out-of-state: 18 months: $45,444; 24 months: $48,452
56Texas Christian University Neeley School of BusinessSupply Chain Management (part-time)16-24 months (can be completed in <16 months)$54,750 (based on 20 months to completion)
60SUNY Buffalo SOMSupply Chains & Operations Management

1 year

In-state: $10,870 (+ $1,687 in fees); out-of-state: $22,210 (+ $1,687 in fees)
70University of Colorado Leeds School of Business

Supply Chain Management

1 year

$35,446
72Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead SOMOperations Research and Supply Chain3 semesters$51,870
73Rutgers Business SchoolSupply Chain Management (online)1 or 2 years$36,000
76University of San Diego School of Business Administration

Supply Chain Management

25 months$49,680
89Syracuse University Whitman SOM

Supply Chain Management

9, 16, or 18 months$41,640
97St. Louis University Cook School of Business

Supply Chain Management

avg. 18 months (1 year possible)$29,850-$41,790 (required credit hours vary by undergraduate courses taken)
98University of Kansas School of BusinessSupply Chain Management (for qualified military officers)

1 year

$14,554

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