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MS Global Supply Chain Management

MS Global Supply Chain Management Curriculum

Global supply chain experts are lynchpin professionals who optimize operations, reduce risk and cost and ensure goods make it to shelves reliably to meet consumer demand. 

The Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business prepares students for the current and future landscape of global supply chains, providing skills to manage supply chains from raw materials, through manufacturing, to distribution. Our MSGSCM program focuses equally on both technologies and techniques and puts students to work on real industry projects derived either from outside organizations or Purdue University that are centered on solving problems in global supply chain. Foundational courses elevate your technical and communication skills and select from a variety of electives that allow you to achieve your aspirations.

Your Coursework

MSGSCM Core Classes

Credits Course Title
3 Introduction to Operations Management
2 Supply Chain Analytics
2 Supply Chain Management
2 Logistics
2 Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
2 Global Supply Chain Management
3 Experiential Learning or Internship

Total Required Core Classes: 16

The list above is a general guide to popular courses for MSGSCM students: (Courses must be 500 level or above ‘MGMT or OBHR’ unless otherwise approved.)

MSGSCM Electives

Credits Course Title
2 Management of Service Operations
2 Ethical and Sustainable Operations
2 Management of Organizational Data
2 Advanced Business Analytics*
2 Project Management
2 Supply Chain Technology
2 Manufacturing Strategy and Process Innovation
2 Python Programming
2 Using R for Analytics

Total Required Core Classes: 8

*Students may not register for MGMT 670 Business Analytics, as the content too closely aligns with MGMT 568. Please take MGMT 672 (Advanced Business Analytics) as an alternative.

Business Electives

Credits Course Title
2 Investments
2 Pricing Strategy and Analysis
2 Data Mining
2 Financial Modeling
2 Financial Management
2 Accounting for Managers
2 Portfolio Management
2 Web Data Analytics
2 Analyzing Unstructured Data
2 Marketing Management
2 Negotiations in Organizations
2 Big Data
2 Strategic Management

Total Required Credits: 6

All MSGSCM electives and General Business elective offerings will not necessarily be offered in the semester listed above and may be subject to change based on overall student needs.

For a searchable directory of courses visit Purdue's online Course Catalog.

Plan of Study

MSGSCM students must complete 30 hours of coursework including supply chain fundamentals, industry-specific electives for specialization and general business electives to round out their expertise.

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