Supply Chain Management (MSCM)
Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM)Offered by:
Department of Supply Chain and Business Technology Management, John Molson School of Business
Why pursue a Master’s in Supply Chain Management?
Globalization and technological advances have changed the way we manage the flow of goods and services. As leading edge companies shift their focus towards entire end-to-end supply chains, we need critical thinkers to develop integrated approaches to manage the flow of material, information and money.
The Supply Chain Management program provides you with an interdisciplinary platform upon which to create strategies for effective supply chain management by employing tools and methodologies present in marketing, finance, statistics, change and stakeholder management, information systems, and industrial engineering. Through qualitative and quantitative analyses of supply chains, you’ll generate solutions to problems and make use of your acquired knowledge through an industry-based applied research project.
The program is open to both full-time and part-time students. The following bachelor's degrees with high academic standing are eligible for admission: bachelor's degree in Commerce (or equivalent) with a major in any business discipline; bachelor's degree in any of the engineering disciplines; bachelor's degree in Economics / Mathematics / Applied Sciences.
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have maintained at least a B average in the final two years of their undergraduate studies and have obtained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.00 on a 4.30 scale, or the equivalent, from an accredited university.
Applicants must submit proof of satisfactory performance on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) completed within the previous five years, two letters of recommendation with the Academic Assessment forms and a short statement of purpose. (Please note that the GMAT is preferred to the GRE).
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Concordia Comprehensive ESL Placement Test (ConCEPT). Applicants who have been admitted by a program and whose test results fall within the range requiring a language placement test are required to write the Concordia Comprehensive ESL Placement Test (ConCEPT).
- Residence. In accordance with standard university policy, the minimum residence requirement for this master’s degree is three terms of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. This requirement must be met regardless of the amount of graduate work previously completed in any other program or at any other university.
- Credits. Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
6 credits of core seminars:
MSCA 602: Applied Linear Statistical Models (3 credits)
MSCA 615: Research Methodology - Administrative Sciences (3 credits)
15 credits of Supply Chain Management seminars:
MSCM 681: Advanced Modelling and Optimization (3 credits)
MSCM 682: Sourcing and Global Logistics (3 credits)
MSCM 683: Supply Chain Design and Coordination (3 credits)
MSCM 684: Demand Management (3 credits)
MSCM 685: Supply Chain Risk Management (3 credits)
9 credits of elective seminars: (see Elective Seminars)
15 credits: MSCM 689: Applied Research Project
After reviewing the Admission Requirements, the following items must be submitted. Please note that you can activate your application online, even if not all supporting documents are ready to be submitted:
- $100 (CAD) Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee paid online by credit card.
- Application Form
Click here to apply online. Please note: when completing the application, the program name under "academic program" is "MSCM-Master of Supply Chain Management", and the "academic plan" is also "MSCM-Master of Supply Chain Management".
- Statement of Purpose
Applicants must provide a Statement of Purpose indicating their reason for choosing the Master of Supply Chain Management program, their career goals, and how the program will contribute to achieving those goals. Applicants may also state their preliminary applied-research interests. Statement of Purpose should be 500-1000 words in length.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Applicants must include an updated resume.
- Two Letters of Reference*
Applicants must include two names and email addresses of their application references. At least one must be an academic reference (i.e. from a former professor). The second may be from a business reference.
When completing your application online, you will be required to enter your referees’ names, affiliated institutions and email addresses (college/university or company mail). Your referees will then receive an email inviting them to complete an electronic assessment form and attach their letter of reference. It is your responsibility to follow-up with your referees to confirm they received this mail from firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are strongly encouraged to submit your application before your program’s application deadline in order to give your referees sufficient time to provide their assessment and letter of reference.
- Official Transcripts*
Please upload unofficial copies of transcripts, from all previous educational institutions, when you apply to Concordia because it speeds up the review of your application.
If you are currently enrolled in school:
Submit the results of previous terms and a list of your current courses
Include mid-year grades if they're available
Uploaded transcripts, however, are not official transcripts. Official transcripts are documents sent directly from an institution to our Admissions Application Centre. Unless otherwise specified, we request official transcripts only once you are admitted.
- Official GMAT Score
For information on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) please visit the GMAT page.
Note: You must complete all sections of the GMAT.
- Official English Proficiency Test (where applicable)
A student whose primary language is not English must write a pre-admission proficiency test (TOEFL iBT minimum score 95 or IELTS (Academic) minimum score 7.0), if not exempted as indicated in the admissions requirements. Test results must be reported directly to the Admissions Application Centre by the test centre. Results more than two years old will not be accepted as proof of language proficiency.
- Proof of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residence, or Refugee Status (where applicable)
Where applicable, applicants must include a certified copy of their birth certificate, Permanent Resident card, Canadian Citizen Card, or Refugee Status papers. International students must include a copy of their current passport.
*Once requested upon acceptance, official transcripts must be sent directly to Concordia University:
P.O. Box 2002, Station H
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
In-person/courier delivery location:
Graduate Admissions Services
Birks Student Service Center
1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
There are various sources for funding for MSCM students throughout their time in the program. Please see the information below to learn more.
Mitacs Accelerate Program
The Mitacs Accelerate program offers graduate students and postdoctoral fellows the opportunity to apply their scientific knowledge to real-world applications, and provides companies the potential to increase their competitive advantage through access to high-quality research expertise. In this context, MSCM student internships that meet the Accelerate program requirements may secure up to $15,000 in total internship funding:
i) The applied research proposal should meet the academic standards of Mitacs, and
ii) The company at which the applied research project is to be conducted should match the Mitacs funding at a level of $7,500 per student.
Graduate awards & fellowships
Each year entrance scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. The number and amounts vary depending on the availability of funds.
Each year the School of Graduate Studies offers many Fellowships and Awards to graduate students.
Graduates from our program will be particularly well positioned for careers in consulting, manufacturing, retail, logistics, distribution and software, as companies over the world are increasingly leveraging supply chain expertise to gain competitive advantage. The program will also provide a springboard for those students wishing to pursue a PhD.