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Supply Chain Management

Graduate Programs

The Advanced Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SLCM) graduate certificate is designed for working professionals in and out of supply chain and logistics management who want to improve their skills with a more in-depth education for better career opportunities.

The fully online program is taught by expert faculty, who have first-hand experience in the SCLM industry. The graduate certificate can be completed within 1 year, depending upon how you balance your work, life, and school schedule. 

Gain knowledge and an in-depth education in the areas of:

  • Business operations
  • Procurement management
  • Sustainable and reliable delivery methods
  • Quality management
  • Global logistics 
  • Warehouse and distribution management 

Advanced Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SLCM) graduate certificate

The Program

Ship's 30-credit MBA consists of 8 required core courses (3 credits each) and 2 elective courses (3 credits each). The requirements are the same in each of the three delivery formats. You may choose 7 of the following 8 core courses: 

  • MBA 502 Managerial Accounting
  • MBA 529 Corporate Financial Management
  • MBA 548 IT Management and Innovation
  • MBA 554 International Business
  • MBA 556 Organizational Leadership
  • MBA 565 Contemporary Decision Making
  • MBA 570 Marketing Management
  • MBA 577 Supply Chain Management

This is a capstone course. You must have completed four core courses (12 credits). It is highly recommended that you have taken MBA 502 and MBA 529. 

  • MBA 593 Strategic Management

Supply Chain Management is a rapidly growing field both here locally as well as throughout the United States and globally. This MBA specialization will fulfill demand for professionals who desire additional sophisticated knowledge in supply chain and logistics management in addition to their general management MBA.

Supply Chain Management Concentration

In this 36-credit option, students take the above 7 MBA core courses, 1 capstone and then take four supply chain specific courses. Select four courses from the following:

  • SCM 510 Introduction to Logistics and Transportation Management
  • SCM 515 Procurement Management
  • SCM 555 Supply Chain Quality Management
  • SCM 570 Supply Chain Management Theory and Practice
  • SCM 590 Warehousing and Distribution Management

This concentration is delivered in a 100% online format and is available to all MBA students regardless of track selection.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate course work and degree, relevant work experience, and goals statement will be evaluated and form the basis for admission. To be eligible for admission to the MBA Program applicants must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Present a current resume.
  • Submit a goals statement. This should be 500 words or less indicating your reasons for pursuing an MBA, your future goals, and why you chose Shippensburg's MBA program.

Applicants will be evaluated on grade point average, course content, work experience, job level, leadership ability, team skills, suitability of goals, and whether they graduated from an AACSB-accredited college.
Applicants who have completed coursework in accounting, economics, finance, organizational behavior, marketing, and operations management may begin taking MBA core courses immediately. Applicants lacking coursework in one or more of these areas will need to take appropriate prerequisite MBA foundations courses before proceeding to core courses.


Dr. David Hwang
Dr. Ian Langella
Dr. Robert Neidigh
Dr. Robert Setaputra

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.

Admission and Degree Requirements

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