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
The Master’s of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program provides students with an inter-disciplinary perspective, exposing them to a number of business and engineering areas, including marketing, industrial engineering, statistics, finance, change and stakeholder management and information systems. The program is focused on applied teaching and research of real-life supply chain management (SCM) issues. Students will tackle a SCM problem in the field within the context of an applied research project.
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.
- 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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
6 credits – Core Seminars
MSCA 602 - Applied Linear Statistical Models (3 credits)
MSCA 615 - Research Methodology - Administrative Sciences (3 credits)
15 credits – 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)
3 credits – Elective Seminars
Taking an elective seminar is subject to the academic advisor’s approval. Each year a selection of specialized seminars are offered on a rotating basis from those listed below.
MSCA 625 - Seminar in Options and Futures (3 credits)
MSCA 632 - Seminar in Special Topics in Finance (3 credits)
MSCA 645 - Seminar in Organizational Theory and Design (3 credits)
MSCA 647 - Seminar in Strategic Management in Global Context (3 credits)
MSCA 652 - Seminar in Special Topics in Management (3 credits)
MSCA 668 - Seminar in Innovation and Marketing (3 credits)
MSCA 672 - Seminar in Special Topics in Marketing (3 credits)
At most one elective seminar at the graduate level can be taken outside of JMSB.
21 credits – Research Thesis
MSCM 699 - Research Thesis (21 credits)