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Supply Chain Management MSCM

Admission Requirements

  • High academic standing in one of the following degrees: 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.
  • 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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

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).

The program is open to both full-time and part-time students.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Supply Chain Management (MSCM) Seminars page for course descriptions.

Supply Chain Management MSCM (45 credits)


credits of Core Seminars


MSCA 602 Applied Linear Statistical Models (3.00)
MSCA 681 Foundations of Data Mining (3.00)



credits of Supply Chain Management Seminars:


MSCM 681 Advanced Modelling and Optimization (3.00)
MSCM 682 Sourcing and Global Logistics (3.00)
MSCM 683 Supply Chain Design and Coordination (3.00)
MSCM 684 Demand Management (3.00)
MSCM 685 Supply Chain Risk Management (3.00)


credits of Elective Seminars chosen from:


MSCA 615 Research Methodology - Administrative Sciences (3.00)
MSCA 616 Research Methodology - Management (3.00)
MSCA 618 Research Methods (3.00)
MSCA 625 Seminar in Options and Futures (3.00)
MSCA 632 Seminar in Special Topics in Finance (3.00)
MSCA 652 Seminar in Special Topics in Management (3.00)
MSCA 657 Organizations and Strategy (3.00)
MSCA 683 Applied Multivariate Data Analysis (3.00)
MSCA 672 Seminar in Special Topics in Marketing (3.00)
MSCA 686 Competitive Advantage through Information Technology (3.00)
MSCA 691 Advanced Data Mining (3.00)
MSCA 693 Seminar in Special Topics in Business Analytics and Technology Management (BATM) (3.00)



Taking an elective seminar is subject to the academic advisor’s approval. At most one elective seminar at the graduate level can be taken outside of the John Molson School of Business. Each year a selection of specialized seminars are offered on a rotating basis from those listed above.           



MSCA 699 Research Thesis (21.00)


Additional Degree Requirements

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.

Qualifying Program. Up to three qualifying program courses are taken by those students who do not have a Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering degree. These courses are specified at the time of admission by the Admissions Committee, based on the academic background of the student. The qualifying program courses need to be successfully completed prior to starting the regular master program.

Academic Regulations

  1. Credit Load: Full-time Students. The normal course load for full-time students is 12 credits in each of the terms in the first year; 6 credits and the 15-credit applied research project in the second year.
  2. Credit Load: Part-time Students. The maximum course load for part-time students is 12 credits per calendar year. The 15-credit applied research project should take 6 to 12 months to complete.
  3. Course Reduction. In exceptional circumstances, students may be granted permission to reduce their course load below the normal specified above while remaining in good standing.
  4. Program and Course Withdrawal. Students who wish to apply for withdrawal from the program must do so in writing at the office of the Associate Dean, Research and Research Programs. Students may drop a course up to the end of the course change period. This is normally about two weeks after classes begin (see Academic Calendar). In addition to the regulations which appear in the Graduate Registration section of the Graduate Calendar, students enrolled in the program are required to observe the following rules.
  5. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  6. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  7. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70.

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