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The master’s in Supply Chain Management can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis and includes an intensive analytical curriculum and a distinctive Graduate Qualifying Project (GQP). This degree is delivered conveniently online and offers a practical foundation in the multidisciplinary factors that influence how a supply chain is managed, analyzed, and designed. The master’s in Supply Chain Management delivers an intensive analytical curriculum with various experiential learning opportunities to develop students’ interdisciplinary skills necessary for developing career choices and leaderships in the field. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the evolution of global supply chains to the forefront of industry.  As vulnerabilities have been uncovered, opportunities to accelerate change have increased exponentially. The challenges of a global crisis have prioritized supply chain management in such a way that this industry was able to maintain growth during unprecedented times. WPI’s master’s in Supply Chain Management is the perfect opportunity for students to make their mark in a career field that has never been more relevant to global well-being. Graduates will be prepared to help their companies shift operational priorities and implement cutting edge technologies, while bringing a foundational understanding of why change may be necessary in their industry.   

The Foisie Business School, grounded in a technology-focused university, has world-class expertise and educational resources in these areas, and thus is suitably poised to offer a graduate-level education to prepare students for their career choices and leadership in the field of supply chain management. 

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Learning Outcomes

In our MS in supply chain management program, you’ll examine how various factors and technologies impact the three flows (material, information, and capital) of a supply chain and will learn the skills needed to manage materials, data sources, marketing tools, and disruption/risk. The GQP offers a supply chain consulting project through an industry partner. 

Graduate Studies: Webinar Series

WPI is excited to announce our newest webinar series. Once a month, join our enrollment team members and other guests as they host quick and convenient 30-minute sessions that are designed to highlight popular topics when starting grad school. Take a deep dive into specific areas of interest such as applications and funding.

On-Demand Webinar: Supply Chain Essentials Info Session

Coming Soon

Check back for our on-demand webinar, where you will be introduced to WPI's online Supply Chain Graduate Programs. Get an overview of program logistics, what online learning looks like, the application process, and more!

Admissions Qualifications

Applicants should have the analytic aptitude and academic preparation necessary to complete a technology-oriented business program. This includes a minimum of three semesters of college level math or two semesters of college level calculus. BS or BA degree in any discipline with a GPA of > 3.0

If you do not have a bachelor's degree, please view our list of undergraduate programs.

For specific application requirements, visit our admissions for online programs page.

Program Requirements

The Supply Chain Management master’s online is a 36-credit program. 

  • Required Courses (24-credits) 
  • Electives (12-credits) 

Courses

Required Courses 
  • OIE 501. Designing Operations for Competitive Advantage 
  • OIE 544. Supply Chain Analysis and Design 
  • OIE 553. Global Purchasing and Logistics 
  • FIN 500. Financial Information and Management 
  • MIS 576. Project Management 
  • MKT 561. Consumer Behavior 
  • OBC 533. Negotiations 
  • SCM 597. Supply Chain Consulting Project  
Choose four electives from the following list: 
  • BUS 598. Sp Top: Supply Chain Performance Analysis 
  • MKT 565. Digital Marketing 
  • MKT 568. Data Mining Business Applications 
  • OIE 542. Risk Management and Decision Analysis 
  • OIE 559. Optimization Methods for Business Analytics 
  • OIE 598. Sp Top: Sustainable Supply Chain & Operations Management 
  • OIE 598. Sp Top: Materials Management in Supply Chains 
  • OIE 598. Sp Top: Supply Chain Simulation Modeling and Analysis 
  • SCM 599. Supply Chain Research 
  • Free Elective: one graduate course in another Business discipline or outside the Foisie Business School 

Faculty Profiles

Joseph  Sarkis

Joseph Sarkis

Professor

Joseph Sarkis joined WPI as a faculty member in July 2013. He previously served as a faculty member at Clark University and the University of Texas at Arlington. His teaching and research interests are in the fields of operations, supply chain management, and sustainability. He is the author or co-author of over 400 publications. His research is widely cited and earned the designation of highly cited researcher in 2016, 2017, and 2018 from Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Analytics (Web-of-Science).

Sara  Saberi

Sara Saberi

Assistant Professor

Since my first day of teaching, I believed that I loved being in the classroom. I enjoy my role as an instructor because it enables me to see directly the outcome of my effort. I like the fact that as someone in higher education, I have the opportunity to make a positive influence on a young person's life. I make every effort to not only deliver the material of the course, but to develop a mentoring relationship with each student to help them grow as individuals and strive for success.

Walter Thomas Towner

Walter T. Towner

Associate Teaching Professor

I am interested in manufacturing and industrial engineering. My main interests lie at the intersection of manufacturing processes and the financial aspect of the business that relates to these processes. I see my mission as enabling students to become leaders in a business environment and helping them extract value from the processes that drive the organization. We do this by using tools like axiomatic design and Lean Six Sigma methods.

Paul  Delvy

Paul Arthur Delvy

Adjunct Instructor

I enjoy teaching an interrelated series of topics that combine current industrial methodologies with the basics from academic study that form the foundations for commercial practice. The WPI classes give me an opportunity to share, mentor and steward students through simulated and practical problems, guiding them to plausible and realistic solutions.

WPI Foisie Business School Professor Joseph Sarkis presents on sustainable production and supply chain as it relates to COVID-19. 

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Online Course Demo

Have you wondered what it’s like to take an online course at WPI? You can now explore our Canvas platform. 
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Rated as one of the "Best Online Supply Chain Management Degree Programs" in 2020 by Intelligent.com