Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS SCM) is a 36 semester credit hours STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree program (18-24 months) at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. The program focuses on the management of business activities such as product development, sourcing, production and logistics, and the management of resources and related capabilities the organization needs to accomplish its strategic objectives.

Get Your MS SCM Degree at UT Dallas

MS SCM students can enjoy benefits such as:

MS in Supply Chain Management at UT Dallas To apply for this degree program, an undergrad business degree is not required (all undergraduate majors welcome).

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Supply chain management receives significant attention from the world’s leading executives across a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, healthcare management, logistics, transportation and information technology.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects demand for management analysts of logistics, purchasing and operations management to increase by up to 83 percent by 2018. The concepts and practices that students learn in supply chain management translate to measurable job market value. Join our MS SCM degree program now!

Athena Alimirzaei, PhD

Director, MS SCM Programs
Clinical Assistant Professor

For admissions related questions, please contact JSOMGRAdvising@utdallas.edu

Our Master of Science in Supply Chain Management degree program is approved by the internationally recognized Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and is designed for students with or without a previous background in the supply chain area. For this STEM program, 36 semester credit hours of course work are required to earn the MS SCM degree.

Students can also obtain a dual Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and MBA degree by successfully completing a total of 63 semester credit hours.

Business Core and SCM Core Courses (18 semester credit hours)

Business Core Courses (9 semester credit hours)

  • OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business
  • OPRE 6302 Operations Management

  • And one of the following courses:
  • ACCT 6305 Accounting for Managers
  • FIN 6301 Financial Management*

SCM Core Courses (9 semester credit hours)

  • OPRE 6366 Global Supply Chain Management
  • OPRE 6370 Global Logistics and Transportation
  • OPRE 6371 Strategic Purchasing, Sourcing and Contract Management

* Executive Education students may take FIN 6301 as an elective with prior approval of the program director.

SCM Guided Elective Courses (1-3 semester credit hours)

MS SCM students are required either to complete an internship or take a capstone course.

SCM Elective Courses (15-18 semester credit hours)

  • OPRE 6377 Demand and Revenue Management
  • OPRE 6378 Supply Chain Strategy
  • OPRE 6379 Product Lifecycle Management
  • OPRE 6387 Models of Energy Markets
  • OPRE 6388 Engineering Packaged Goods Distribution
  • OPRE 6389 Managing Energy: Risk, Investment, Technology (MERIT)
  • OPRE 6390 Enterprise Resource Planning
  • OPRE 6393 Database Foundations
  • OPRE 6398 Prescriptive Analytics
  • OPRE 6399 Business Analytics With SAS
  • Free Elective – Any three semester credit hour graduate-level course within JSOM (including an international trip)

MS SCM Tracks

The MS SCM degree program also offers opportunities for students to focus on the following specific tracks:

The Analytics track is recommended for students interested in managing and analyzing large-scale data to develop organizational strategies.

The Retail track is recommended for students interested in managing retail operations, understanding demand and pricing, and customer relationships.

The Risk track is recommended for students interested in understanding uncertainty, decision making in risky environments, and budgeting and scheduling projects.

The Strategy track is recommended for students interested in business strategy, product development, and quality.

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program provides students with advanced knowledge on how to identify, resolve and manage complex operational problems and introduces students to current supply chain operating practices, analysis methods, technology, applications and strategy developments.

We are proud of our supply chain management students. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience and represent an array of races, gender, geography and cultures.

Fall 2016 Student Profile

Class StatisticsPercentage or Number
InternationalArmenia, Canada, China, Greece, India, Iran, Korea, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Taiwan, USA, Venezuela and Vietnam
Average GMAT602
Average TOEFL (iBT)92
Average Work Experience*3.6 Years
Average Age24.6
Average Undergraduate GPA3.2
Average Graduate GPA3.4
Undergraduate Degrees**Engineering, Business, Science
Internships/Job Placements88%
Average Salary (after graduation from MS SCM Program)$69,313
(Source: January 2015 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers)

* Work experience is not required for joining the MS SCM program.
** To apply for MS SCM degree program, an undergrad business degrees is not required (all undergraduate majors welcome).

Our Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program has several student ambassadors chartered to provide help and information via email for prospective or new students on various topics such as the Dallas environment, housing, living expenses, academic and social life. Please feel free to reach out to these MS SCM ambassadors with any questions you may have.

Class of Spring 2017

Anh Chu

Anh Chu

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam – Class of Spring 2017

Hobbies: Reading, Music, Movies, Volunteering

“I had two years of experience as a personal banker at HSBC Vietnam and a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After graduation, I wanted to gain a thorough understanding of business both vertically and horizontally through higher education. Supply chain management is perfect to serve my goal, and UTD is prestigious for this program. That’s why I ended up being here. The excellent coursework as well as the support from professors and peers helped me progress quickly through the program. I believe this choice has actually changed my life, and I would like to share this experience with you. Hope to see you in the future.” Email Anh Chu.

Charles Nichols

Charles Nichols (Charlie)

Belmont, United States – Class of Spring 2017

Hobbies: Squash, pool, and reading

“My bachelor’s degree was in Economics, and my previous work experience was a registered representative and analyst in the financial services industry. After a few years of studying companies through their financial statements, I realized that I had a greater interest in the operational activities of a company and how they affect the numbers on the financial statements. I chose UT Dallas because of the high ranking of its MS SCM program as well as its extremely strong relationships with the business community. My experience with the degree so far has been challenging but rewarding. The faculty are experienced professionally and accomplished academically, and the degree program structure is targeted towards providing a student with practical knowledge that they will find applicable in their future internships and careers. If you have any additional questions about my personal experience at UT Dallas, or about the program in general, please feel free to contact me. ” Email Charles.

Haruka Akiyama

Haruka Akiyama

Tokyo, Japan – Class of Spring 2017

Hobbies: Traveling, Exercising

“I have worked in the supply chain industry for 6 years, and decided to pursue higher education to develop deeper strategy in the supply chain business. I decided on UTD because of its high reputation in business, and the exciting work opportunities in the DFW metroplex. The MS SCM program at UTD has excellent professors and many opportunities to interact with other students and employers in the DFW area. Dallas is a highly emerging city and a wonderful living environment. I will be delighted to share my experiences at UTD and answer any questions you may have. ” Email Haruka.

Karthik Shetty Brahmavara

Karthik Shetty Brahmavara

Davangere, India – Class of Spring 2017

Hobbies: Cricket, Football, Cycling, Travelling

“I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in supply chain management. I received my bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and I worked as a service engineer for 3 years in one of the leading oil and gas industries in Dubai and got fascinated towards the logistics and supply chain. I chose UTD SCM because of its exceptional curriculum, eminent faculties and the fact that MS SCM at UTD stand #2 in U.S. Every single day is a great learning experience not only in studies but also in leadership roles. I have taken an active role in student organizations such as INFORMS, Supply Chain Leadership Council and CEO Global student chapter. One of the reasons our students are successful is because of our program director who is very supportive right from the very first day of every student’s journey in SCM. I always recommend UTD MS SCM for all the prospective students from different geographies to join this unparalleled program. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for any inquiries about the program and living in Dallas.” Email Karthik.

Leticia Ferreira

Leticia Ferreira

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Class of Spring 2017

Hobbies: Learning, Music, Cinema, Table Games

“As a pharmacist, for more than 20 years I have served multinational healthcare companies in South America, mostly in sales and marketing positions. Very soon in my career, I realized the relevance of supply chain management for the success of any business strategy. That is why I decided to master this science, and the more I learn, the more I love it for its power to add value to customers, companies, and communities. UTD is among the best schools in this field, and I’m glad to be part of it!” Email Leticia.

Megha Mahadev

Megha Mahadev

Bangalore, India – Class of Spring 2017

Hobbies: Badminton, Swimming, Travelling and Trekking

“I am a graduate student in supply chain management with an undergraduate degree in computer science. I worked as a junior SAP Material Management Consultant in one of the IT giant companies in India. While I was working, I was always intrigued by the supply chain and I could not find a university better than UTD for MS SCM and its plethora of courses offered at JSOM which are aligned with the current industry practices. The JSOM also offers a wide variety of leadership opportunities through its leadership councils such as Supply Chain Leadership Council (SCLC) and INFORMS. I have been active in these clubs right from the first day in JSOM to hone my leadership skills and these clubs have given me the right platform to go beyond my comfort zone. The program offers excellent curriculum coupled with well-designed case studies to give a real world exposure to the supply chain management. There are several events organized by the leadership council such as case competition, video competition, site visits and guest lectures from industry professionals. It has been real fun to be a part of this program and I highly recommend to all the prospective students considering the diversity, world class standards and outstanding career opportunities with the fast paced economy in Dallas. Please reach out to me for any queries.” Email Megha.

Melinda Luong

Melinda Luong

Garland, USA – Class of Spring 2017

Hobbies: Working Out, Hiking, Arts and Crafts Projects

“I obtained my bachelor’s degree in corporate communications studies from the University of Texas at Austin. I decided to further my education by pursuing my master’s degree in SCM at UTD. What led me to the decision of doing so is the fact that it opened many doors of career opportunities for me. I have experience in this field from being an ERP Consultant here in Dallas. The amount of support and resources available to me through this program is gratifying. I would be delighted to be your point of contact with any questions or concerns you may have!” Email Melinda.

Qiang Hua

Qiang Hua

Shanghai, China – Class of Spring 2017

Hobbies: Basketball, Comedy

“I have been in the U.S for 7 years and I got my bachelor’s degree majoring in supply chain management from Michigan State University. Before I joined UTD, I had 3 years full-time work experience in Detroit, MI, where I utilized my SCM knowledge and sharpened my skills. Since I joined the MS SCM program, I have received tremendous help from my fellow students and faculty. If I can be of any help to any of you, I would be more than happy to do it. I look forward to share my experience with you and feel free to contact me for any questions you may have.” Email Qiang.

Yao Xing

Yao Xing

Inner Mongolia China – Class of Spring 2017

Hobbies: Yoga, Painting, Mountain Biking

“I earned my MBA degree in Japan. The study and work experience there made me interested in supply chain management and made me want to learn a lot more. I came to UTD to pursue the supply management master’s program because of UTD’s comprehensive curriculum and employment opportunities. You all are more than welcome to ask me any questions you might have.” Email Yao.

Yinzhi Jiang

Yinzhi Jiang

Jiangsu, China – Class of Spring 2017

Hobbies: Piano playing, Reading, Traveling

“My name is Yinzhi Jiang and I am a current student of MS supply chain management 15 fall class. Before I came to UT Dallas, I worked for GE Transportation China Sourcing as an indirect sourcing buyer. I decided to pursue my master’s degree in supply chain management because it will enhance my knowledge of the supply chain management. UT Dallas attracted me as its SCM program has high rankings and great reputation. I would love to answer any questions you may have and share my experience with you.” Email Yinzhi.

Class of Fall 2016

Golnaz Sahafipourfard

Golnaz Sahafipourfard

Isfahan, Iran – Class of Fall 2016

Hobbies: Traveling, Shopping

“I did my bachelor’s in electrical engineering. I decided to pursue the MS supply chain management program because I was interested in communication and networking as well as technical skills, and this major would fulfill both. I consider myself lucky to be part of one of the high-ranked schools in supply chain and work with dedicated and hard-working program director and faculty. You are more than welcome to contact me.” Email Golnaz.

Ramkumar Muthukumar

Ramkumar Muthukumar

Tuticorin, India – Class of Fall 2016

Hobbies: Swimming, Movies, Adventure

“I am a spring 2015 master’s student majoring in supply chain management. I have an undergraduate degree in rubber & plastics technology from Anna University, India. I have a work experience of 4.5 years in the field of software and logistics with significant expertise in the latter. Having understood the framework of logistics I was intrigued about the processes that precede it. As time progressed, I was introduced to the term “supply chain management” and this influenced me to take the next big leap of my career – Master’s in SCM. I utilized the perfectly tailored curriculum to match my profile according to the industry requirements and equipped myself for real world supply chain experience. During this period, I exposed myself to professional certifications like Lean Six Sigma, Certification in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM), etc. Apart from academics, I was also bestowed with opportunities to nurture my leadership skills which were prominent through my association with reputed student organizations like Indian Students Association (ISA) and Institute for Operations Research & Management Science (INFORMS) as part of their executive chair. I would be more than happy to answer your questions regarding the MS SCM program and student life at UTD.” Email Ramkumar.

Rajagopal Srinivasan

Rajagopal Srinivasan

Chennai, India – Class of Fall 2016

Hobbies: Listening to Music

“My choice to pursue master’s at UTD is primarily because of it being a premier institution boasting a highly emphasized supply chain management program with flagship research projects in operations management. Highly eminent professors along with excellent coursework are added advantages. UTD offers its students to solve real time industry issues with research facilities and industry tie-ups. All the activities are also shared in student club activities to keep in pace with other research projects leading to unconditional overall growth. I believe UTD is the perfect destination for Master’s in SCM, Thereby I would extend my belief and would be glad to assist any queries related to Master’s in SCM at UTD. ” Email Rajagopal.

Rekha Masilamani

Rekha Masilamani

Chennai, India – Class of Fall 2016

Hobbies: Traveling and music

“I have bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and worked as an Operations manager in Automobile sector for 2 years in India. The challenges and complications I encountered in my work motivated me to broaden my horizons in the field of supply chain management. I chose Supply Chain program of UT Dallas for its rigorous curriculum, renowned faculties, and job market in Dallas. This program provides ample opportunity to interact with Employers from Dallas area and organizes many events to connect students and employers in the campus. I will be delighted to share my learning experience with you and will be happy to answer all your questions. Finally welcome to UT Dallas!!” Email Rekha.

Shahzain Naqvi

Shahzain Naqvi

Karachi, Pakistan – Class of Fall 2016

Hobbies: Swimming and biographies

“It was in my last semester of undergraduate, I gained interest in supply chain. I decided to work as graduate trainee supply chain for a sales and distribution company. While working, I realized how important it is for today’s companies to have an effective supply chain and what opportunities this area offers. To get a competitive edge and develop my knowledge and skills, I decided to pursue my Master’s. I was looking for a Master program, which will develop my business as well as technical expertise and I came across the MS in supply chain management at the University of Texas at Dallas. Along with the program details on website and information session, I interacted with alumni to understand the scope of the program. After research, I chose this program and I believe this program developed the skill set I was looking for. For any questions, contact me through email.” Email Shahzain.

Our master of supply chain management (MS SCM) degree program at UT Dallas maintains many corporate relationships to support the recruitment of our SCM graduates. The MS SCM degree in Supply Chain Management prepares you for various careers in the supply chain management positions in almost all industries.

The Dallas area is home to leading supply chain companies that are all run complex supply chains and constantly looking for qualified professionals to manage them. In 2011, Texas ranked second in Top States for Business by CNBC, providing our students with significant opportunities for internship and job placement.

Companies Hiring MS SCM Students (Partial List)

Typical Supply Chain Management Positions

  • Chief Operations Officer (COO)
  • Chief Purchasing/Sourcing Officer
  • Vice President of Strategic Sourcing
  • Operations Manager/Director
  • Product/Service Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Logistics, Transportation or Distribution Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Supplier Relationship Manager
  • Operations Analyst/Specialist

SCM Employment by Industry

During the academic year of 2014-15, Master of Science in Supply Chain Management students secured a variety of internships/jobs and the graph below shows the type of roles they played.

You may also review the MS SCM internships/job placements for previous academic years: 2013-14, 2014-15.

Analyst Role

Management Role

Every year, our MS SCM program at UT Dallas, Texas provides various events and engagements between supply chain industry partners and students. These events allow students to network with industry executives, better understand the market and learn more about internships and jobs and what it is expected of them in the workforce. Students also participates in local and nationally known supply chain case competitions.

Supply Chain Capstone Course

Supply Chain Capstone projects provide students with opportunities to develop new capabilities, effectively consolidate and refine their prior knowledge and build a foundation as a future business leader/problem-solvers. Essentially, capstone projects allow students to:

  • Integrate academic knowledge and excel beyond the classroom settings
  • Develop teamwork, communication and project management skills
  • Experience hands-on learning, showcase their knowledge, skills and organizational capabilities
  • Experience new technologies, best practices, methodologies and business management

During the 2014-15 academic year, several companies participated in the supply chain capstone course:

Supply Chain Events and Industry Visits (Academic Year 2014-15)

The MS SCM program at UT Dallas is privileged to host guest speaker series to discuss latest trends in supply chain disciplines, internships and job placements. These events that are held every fall and spring semester connect students to business communities by visiting corporate sites and facilities.

TransamericaTopic: Marketing Optimization using OR in a direct marketing application.
O9 SolutionsTopic: International Logistics and Supply Chain.
04/16/2015CA Technologies, Dr Pepper, Maxim IntegratedMock Interview Training: A one-on-one mock interview with an industry supply chain professional and receive feedback on performance.
04/15/2015Mary Kay CorpTour of ASRS facility and and meetings with company executives.
04/10/2015Walmart and Sam’s ClubTour of facility and meetings with company executives while discussing issues concerning operations and internships.
04/06/2015CA Technologies, Fossil, Lennon, ResCare Workforce ServicesInterview Training: HR professionals and experienced UT Dallas alumni share job search and interviewing strategies.
04/03/2015EricssonTopic: A MS SCM alum at Ericsson discusses SCM current trends and what the future holds.
03/26/2015JC PenneyTour of facility and and meetings with company executives.
02/272015Mary Kay CorpTour of facility and and meetings with company executives.
Maxim IntegratedTopic: Global Trade and Compliance Opportunities.
02/11/2015Mary Kay CorpTour of facility and and meetings with company executives.
Android Industries, Coca-Cola, Ericsson, SamsungIndustry professionals and alums share their views of their jobs.
01/14/2015Mary Kay CorpTour of facility and and meetings with company executives.
12/04/2014Celanese, Dr Pepper, Lennox, US Army, Vector Systems, WalmartExploring Supply Chain Careers: Experienced industry executives share their knowledge and provide advice and tips on new supply chain trends.
DellTopic: Data Driven Analytics.
11/17/2014Mary Kay CorpTour of facility and and meetings with company executives.
Capital One, Ericsson, Intel SecurityIndustry professionals share their work experience and networking.
Lennox InternationalTopic: Network Design and Business Strategies.
Austin CSITopic: Agile Transformation in Project Management.
Dr PepperTopic: Dr Pepper Supply Chain.

Student Involvement Gallery

2015 Supply Chain Case Competition, UT Dallas, Texas

In Spring 2015, seventeen teams entered the internal SCLC Case Competition. Their project consisted of a simulated business case to maximize production and profits. The top 3 teams were chosen based upon a grading matrix. The top 3 teams were provided their final case and presented their results on April 21 in front of a judging jury of company managers from Lennox International, Walmart and Federal Government Dell Services. A total of $1,700 in cash prizes were awarded to first, second and third place teams.