For additional information about graduate programs within the College of Business Administration, please contact graduate advisor Jennifer Pettitt at GradBiz@uah.edu. Information about the application process may be found in the Graduate Studies section of the catalog. 

Purpose

The Master of Science in Supply Chain and Logistics Management (MS-SCLM) program is designed as a specialized management graduate degree to serve working professionals who are interested in developing and/or enhancing their knowledge and skills in supply chain management.

The program accommodates working professionals by providing flexible program scheduling, by offering technology enhanced hybrid delivery to on-campus students, and by providing online program delivery for non-traditional students.

The MS-SCLM program aims to graduate candidates who will use supply chain management theories and methods to make significant contributions in solving strategic and managerial supply chain problems. Students learn supply chain theories and methods – including supply chain strategy, supply chain design, supply chain management, transportation and logistics, supply chain risk management & mitigation, and decision modeling – and how to apply those methods to solve business problems in technology-oriented, government, and industry organizations.

Students are introduced to such issues as understanding supply chain dynamics;  conducting analyses necessary for the design of a supply chain management system that fulfills an organization’s supply chain strategy; modeling and interpreting supply chains and processes for identifying problems, improving efficiencies, and improving service to stakeholders; translating data from supply chain systems into useful information for improved decision making; and managing all aspects of an integrated supply chain across an organization.

The MS-SCLM program is designed to meet the highest standards of curriculum quality, faculty excellence, and program relevance in accordance with the College of Business Administration’s accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Program prerequisites are kept to a minimum and the program is designed to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of educational backgrounds. 

Prerequisites

Program prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree in any field and demonstration of competency in basic skills in statistical analysis computer usage must be achieved either by prior experience and education or as part of the MS-SCLM curriculum.

Degree Requirements

The MS-SCLM program consists of 30 semester hours of graduate coursework. The coursework includes an eight-course core that is required of all students and two elective courses. MSC 693, Supply Chain Strategy & Practicum, is the capstone course and should be taken toward the end of the student’s program. The grade in MSC 693 can be no lower than B.

Courses are available online as well as traditional classroom or hybrid (combined classroom and on-line) format.

Core Courses
ACC 600FOUNDATIONS ACC MANAGERS & ENG3
MSC 600QUANTITATIVE METHODS3
MSC 605OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
MGT 611SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT3
MSC 510TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS3
MSC 615DECISION MODELING3
IS 522SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SYS3
MGT 693SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY & PRACT 13
Program Electives (6 credit Hours)
IS 571BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & ANALYT3
IS 680ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLNG SYS3
MGT 501INTRO TO CONTRACT MANAGEMENT3
MGT 503CONTRACT PRICING & COST ANALYS3
CE 659SEL TOPICS CIVIL ENGINEERING1-6
CE 511INTRO GEOGRAPHICAL INFO SYS3
ISE 523INTR STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTR3
ISE 641ADVANCED QUALITY CONTROL3
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 A grade of B or better is required.

Additional Information

Thesis Option

A thesis option is available. Students interested in this option should contact the both the faculty member who the student wants to serve as the thesis advisor and the College of Business Administration’s (CBA) Director of Graduate Programs in the College of Business Administration before completing 12 hours of graduate study. If selected, the student will register for the IS 699 Masters Thesis course for 6 credit hours in lieu of 6 credit hours of directed and business electives.

Transfer Credit

Up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit taken at other universities may be transferred to meet MS-IS degree requirement. Inquiries about the transferability of specific courses should be directed to the CBA Director of Graduate Programs, who will consult with the IS faculty to determine whether the content of the class will be accepted for transfer credit.