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MS Global Supply Chain Management

MS Global Supply Chain Management Student Experience

Experiential Learning at the Daniels School of Business

Information for students

What is the student experience like?

Student teams are responsible for acting as consultants to an organization on an operations-management related problem. Teams will meet with the partner company up-front to gather requirements and understand the business problem, then meet weekly with the faculty advisor to discuss progress and plan upcoming efforts. At the end of the term, teams present their recommendations to the partner company.

How are projects chosen?

Faculty line up a variety of projects from partner companies, spanning a range of areas in supply chain and operations management. At the beginning of the term, students provide both their project preferences and relevant biographical information, and the faculty advisor uses this information to form teams. In recent terms, all students have gotten the opportunity to work on either their first or second choice project.

Do I have to be in the GSCM master's program to participate?

Students in graduate programs other than the MSGSCM program may participate with faculty permission. To be eligible, students should have an interest in operations research and a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality work. For more information, contact Dr. Amy David, Clinical Professor of Management, at

Information for companies

What are the benefits of partnering with the business school on a faculty-directed student project?

  • Draw on the Daniels School’s record of excellence to gain an outside perspective and complete a project that has real impact on your business.
  • Work with motivated and knowledgeable students who have been trained to apply analytical insight to global problems and produce project deliverables of the highest quality.
  • Access faculty comprising the world’s thought leaders in supply chain, and who teach in the top-ranked supply chain programs in the nation.
  • Build your company’s reputation as an employer of choice for Purdue students and see in-depth how students on your project team might meet your future hiring needs.

What makes for a good project from a corporate partner?

  • Projects may be on a variety of topics related to operations management, including strategic sourcing, distribution planning, logistics, facility layout, location strategy, inventory management, production planning, quality management, sustainability, etc.
  • Projects should focus on analysis of data to reach a managerial recommendation.
  • Projects should be of a scope manageable for a team to complete in a single term.
  • Corporate partners should be able to provide information as needed to student teams and be responsive to questions throughout the duration of the project (students and faculty assigned to a project will sign non-disclosure agreements as required).
  • Partnering companies need not be local. Projects outside of the Greater Lafayette area may be completed remotely or may include a combination of travel and remote work, as negotiated prior to the project kick-off.

How can my company get involved?

If you are interested in partnering on a project or would like more information, please contact Dr. Amy David, Clinical Professor of Management, at or (765) 496-6526. We look forward to working with you!

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