The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program (MSSCM) is the design and management of processes/systems that develop, source, produce, and deliver goods and services to customers. SCM focuses on the efficient integration of activities, resources and capabilities from suppliers 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.
“The supply chain is in everything we do. If you like video games, but you can’t code, can you still work for a video game company? Ask yourself how that Xbox gets from China to your house. If you like motorcycles, sneakers, anything—you can work for an industry you’re passionate about through global logistics and supply chain management.”
- Brandon Lecou, MSSCM Class of 2018, Operations Manager, Hamburg Süd
What is Included
Students are required to participate in a two-day orientation. 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 program while also preparing them 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.
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.
Real-World Application in Research
You will have the chance to engage in cutting-edge research through company-sponsored master thesis projects, finding solutions to real-world challenges facing today's biggest companies and their global supply chains. An example is the research sponsorship of Boeing’s Advanced Concepts Group for a multi-year grant to support research in the competitiveness of air cargo as a mode option for transport in the supply chain.
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
- Southern California CSCMP Roundtable Scholarship
Please review Admission Information for General Application Requirements for the program.