In DePaul's MS in Supply Chain Management degree program, you will gain the leadership and technical skills necessary to manage supply chains. The program will provide you with a broad-based knowledge of sourcing, procurement, transportation, warehousing, production and distribution.
You will have the flexibility to choose a focus, such as operations management, marketing, strategy, or risk and decision making involving supply chains. Professionals in the supply chain industry who aspire to leadership roles will especially benefit from this degree.
In this degree program, you will learn to:
- Critically evaluate supply chain design and potential improvements.
- Use qualitative and quantitative techniques to model complex supply chain phenomena.
- Deliver meaningful analyses and solutions that can be understood easily by a variety of audiences.
- Recognize global practices and identify regional differences, as well as understand the interconnectedness and interdependencies of global supply chain management.
- Make socially conscious supply chain decisions that consider the global availability of resources.
The program also leverages its location in Chicago, a major transportation and distribution hub, and the business school's connections to supply chain management organizations to provide students with practical learning experiences and career connections.
Graduates of the MS in Supply Chain Management will be on the career track for positions that include operations manager, purchasing manager, transportation manager, transportation planner, storage and distribution manager, purchasing agent, logistician, logistics analyst and risk management specialists, among others.
Supply chain manager is listed by the Department of Labor as a "Bright Outlook" occupation that is "expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will need large numbers of new job openings, or are new and emerging occupations."