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Master of Science in Supply Chain Analytics

The John L. Grove College of Business offers a 30-credit Master of Science in Supply Chain Analytics. The program is 100% online to accommodate working professionals. This program would serve those working professionals in supply chain who want to optimize their supply chains through the use of “big data” and analytics.

Shippensburg University’s John L. Grove College of Business enjoys a reputation as one of the premier business schools in the northeast. Established in 1971, it is accredited by AACSB-International and provides a network of more than 15,000 alumni around the world.

The program will combine the analytical decision-making tools used in supply chain with the data analytic tools used to analyze big data to form a supply chain analytics program. The students will then have the capability of analyzing data to determine trends, forecast, and analyze performance yet also have the skills available to aide in decision making. Analytical techniques can be grouped into three categories: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. Our courses will provide students with the capabilities of performing each of the three. 

In order to be admitted to the master program, you must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Applicants will be evaluated on grade point average, course content, work experience, and job level. Applicants must submit a current resume.

The Supply Chain Analytics masters is comprised of 30 credits of coursework.  The following eight courses (24 credits) are required:

  • MBA506 Data Mining for Predictive Analytics I
  • MBA507 Data Mining for Predictive Analytics II
  • MBA565 Contemporary Decision Making
  • SCM515 Procurement Management
  • SCM555 Supply Chain Quality Management
  • SCM592 Simulation Modeling for Supply Chain Design
  • SCM595 Demand Management for Value Chain
  • SCM598 Corporate Applications for SCM using SAP

Two elective courses (6 credits) are also required. The courses are selected from the following:

  • MBA533 Business Operations and Logistics Planning
  • MBA575 Global Supply Chain Management
  • MBA577 Supply Chain Management
  • SCM510 Introduction to Logistics and Transportation Management
  • SCM570 Supply Chain Management Theory and Practice
  • SCM590 Warehousing and Distribution Management

Supply chain analytics is growing in importance as managers are learning to use analytics to drive improved supply chain performance and 66% of them say advanced supply chain analytics are critically important to their supply chain operations in the next 2 to 3 years. The importance of supply chain analytics is further exemplified through the continued growth in job opportunities for analysts. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of job openings for Operations Research Analysts will increase by 27% and Logistics Analysts will increase by 7% in the next 10 years.