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MS Supply Chain Management

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program (MSSCM) teaches the design and management of processes and systems that develop, source, produce, and deliver goods and services to customers. Supply Chain Management is mainly concerned with the efficient integration of activities, resources and related capabilities from suppliers all the way to retail stores so that products can be distributed to customers at low cost, at the right time, and with the highest value added. MSSCM graduates use their analytical decision-making skills and advanced knowledge to improve operations and address supply chain concerns that arise as operations become increasingly more sophisticated in a global business environment.


Program Profile

  • Average class size: 15
  • Average age: 28 (Accelerated Track), 32 (Professional Track)
  • Average GPA: 3.2
  • GMAT range: 440-600
  • GRE range: 140-158 (verbal), 140-150 (quantitative)
  • Women: 40%
  • International; 26%

Undergraduate Majors

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Public Administration
  • Engineering

What is Included


Students are required to participate in a two-day orientation at a downtown Long Beach Marriott Courtyard. The focus of the orientation is to prepare the student to work in teams, master the Harvard case discussion method, learn how to use Excel, and begin the preparation for their career post-graduation. During the orientation, students get to know faculty, fellow students and alumni of the program and begin to work as teams. The orientation is included in the cost of the program.

The cost of the program is $975 per unit, or $29,250  for the 30 units required to complete the program.  This includes tuition, books, meals during Saturday classes, and parking.

Career Services

Career planning and management are an important benefit of the MSSCM program.  Students begin their career planning after they have been admitted and support continues for up to a year after graduation.  Students work with a career advisor on identifying career goals and developing a job search strategy, as well as resume writing, interviewing and other important career skills. 


The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) program is designed for students with or without previous educational background in supply chain management. It introduces students to current supply chain operating practices, analysis methods, technology, applications and strategy developments. Students gain business management knowledge and analytical decision-making skills along with real-life experiences through internships and industry projects.
In the capstone project, students need to demonstrate the advanced knowledge and skills they have learned by identifying, analyzing, and resolving complex operational problems and supply chain challenges in a real business organization. Full course descriptions.

Course Requirements

In a cohort-based model, this program requires the following 10 courses to be completed in a lock-step sequence.

  • SCM 500   Research Methods for Supply Chain Management
  • SCM 520    Business Economics
  • SCM 611   Operations Planning and Analysis
  • SCM 614    Supply Chain Management
  • SCM 620    Business Analytics for Supply Chain Management
  • SCM 625    Global Supply Chain Strategy
  • SCM 630    Project Management
  • SCM 640    Logistics and Transportation Management
  • SCM 657    Seminar in Supply Chain Leadership
  • SCM 699    Capstone Project for Global Supply Chain Management



Below is a list of available scholarships.  Download for application details (pdf).

  • Boeing Business Scholarship in Supply Chain Management:  $2,350
  • Port of Long Beach MSSCM Scholarships: $5,000 
  • Los Angeles Transportation Club Scholarships: $3,500
  • WTS-LA Myra Frank Memorial Graduate Scholarship: Variable amounts
  • CSCMP Southern California Roundtable Scholarships: $5000 (1), $2000 (multiple), and $1000 (multiple) 
  • The Railway Association of Southern California: $3,500
  • Capital One Scholarship: Admission to ISM Annual Conference and $1000 toward Travel Expenses



As an international student can I select the "professional" track option or can I only select the "accelerated" format?

International applicants to the MSSCM program can only select the "accelerated" program format to comply with requirements set by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that requires international students on "F" and "J" visas be enrolled as full time students for the duration of their academic status.

Can I waive courses in CSULB’s MSSCM program if they are similar to coursework taken elsewhere?

No. Students must take all assigned courses to successfully complete the MSSCM program. 

Will MSSCM applicants be interviewed?

No. We do not conduct interviews at this time.