Naveen Jindal School of Management
Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
36 semester credit hours minimum
The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS SCM) explores the key issues associated with the design and management of industrial supply chains, including methods for improving supply chain operations by lowering costs, speeding delivery, improving quality, and expanding variety. The ultimate objective is to use SCM to mold traditional business operations into competitive tools for today's global economy. Students acquire not only knowledge of business management but also analytical decision-making skills (especially for complex systems) along with real-life experiences gained through projects with area companies.
The MS SCM program at UT Dallas is 36 semester credit hours and a full-time student can complete it in 12-24 months. The depth of our supply chain program, uniquely prepares students to be the next generation business leaders with skills and competencies necessary to perform across functions within an organization
At least 36 semester credit hours of management coursework beyond prerequisite courses is required to earn the MS SCM degree. Students can also obtain a dual MS SCM/MBA degree by successfully completing a total of 63 semester credit hours (if all prerequisites are met). The MS SCM program is designed for students with or without previous educational background in supply chain management. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the MS degree.
Waivers and Transfer of Credit
Waivers of program requirements may be granted in recognition of previous coursework completed with grade "B" or better within the past six years in a specific business program area. Waivers are approved by the appropriate program director through a process that allows a student to skip a core course and take the next higher level course in the same academic area with no reduction in the overall program semester credit hour requirements.
Transfer of credits may be granted for equivalent graduate coursework taken at other universities with a grade of "B" or better within the past six years. Up to 9 semester credit hours of coursework from other universities may be waived from or transferred to the MS SCM program. Please visit the UT Dallas Graduate Catalog, specifically the Transfer of Credit section for further details.
Calculus is required as a graduate program prerequisite. If a student has not taken an equivalent course already, he/she will need to complete a Math refresher course (e.g., OPRE 6303, MATH 5304) with a grade of "B" or better to meet the calculus requirement. For specific course prerequisite information, please visit the UT Dallas Graduate Catalog for further details at www.utdallas.edu/student/catalog.
Basic Business Core Courses: 9 semester credit hours
All students enrolling in the MS SCM program must complete the following Basic Business Core:
And one of the following courses:
Supply Chain Management Core Courses: 9 semester credit hours
Supply Chain Management Elective Courses: 15 semester credit hours
Supply Chain Technology Based Elective Courses: 3 semester credit hours
Free Elective Course: optional 3 semester credit hours
This is optional. Students may choose any three semester credit hour graduate level course in the School of Management to satisfy this portion of the degree plan. For example: