2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Supply Chain Management, MS (Distance Learning)


Pat Penfield
505 Whitman School of Management

Program Description

The online M.S. in Supply Chain Management is the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University’s Master of Supply Chain Management program for working professionals. The online M.S. in Supply Chain Management program features the same curriculum content and faculty as the full-time MS in Supply Chain Management program at Whitman. The Whitman School is home to the first supply chain program in the country, established in 1919. With an emphasis on managing risk and uncertainty in today’s global supply chains, this 30 credit-hour program consists of the Management Foundation, the Supply Chain Management core, one of several integrative Supply Chain Management “selective” courses, and a culminating experience. Upon satisfactory completion of all coursework and the culminating experience, students are awarded a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management degree from the Whitman School of Management and Syracuse University.

Courses prepare students for a career in the supply chain industry by focusing on topics such as risk management, financial management, and the creation of innovative and digital supply chain strategies. The curriculum will also train students to make meaningful decisions in the rapidly-changing marketplace. Program coursework can be completed in as few as 15 months.

 The online M.S. in Supply Chain Management delivers the Whitman School’s curriculum through a combination of flexible online learning and personal connections.

  • Weekly classes are hosted live online
  • Course content is immersive and can be completed from anywhere
  • Courses are designed and delivered by Whitman faculty
  • Students have access to comprehensive support every step of the way

The MS in Supply Chain Management program has been designated as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program.


The Whitman School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1920.


Candidates with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university are eligible for admission. Applicants for the online M.S. in Supply Chain Management may be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver if they have one year of professional work experience and:

  • an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above, or
  • an undergraduate degree in business, statistics, math, engineering, finance, information technology, physics, supply chain, or economics, or
  • a master’s degree in any field.

Contact an admissions counselor to learn more about testing requirements and your eligibility for our online business master’s programs (Phone 844-797-4622 or email an admissions counselor at admissions@onlinebusiness.syr.edu)

Financial Support

Students may apply for several loan programs to cover the cost of attendance. (Federal Direct Loan, Program, Federal PLUS Loans, Alternative Loan Programs) Part-time students must be enrolled for at least six credits (half-time status) to be considered for loan programs.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of the online master’s in supply chain program will be able to:

  • apply industry-standard tools and technologies to facilitate problem solving;
  • identify strategic issues and differentiate them from tactical issues;
  • translate descriptions of a variety of business situations into formal models; and
  • analyze those models in an organized fashion.

Degree Requirements

Management Foundation* (9 credits)

Supply Chain Elective

*choose 1 course (3 credit hours) from:

Culminating Experience

Transfer Credits

Students can transfer a maximum of 6 credits of elective coursework. The credits must be graduate level taken from an AACSB accredited business school. A grade of “B” or higher is needed to transfer in the credits. The grade itself does not transfer.

Satisfactory Progress

Students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to meet degree requirements.