M.S. in Supply Chain Management

Connecting the World

When you understand a business from one end to the other, you make yourself indispensable—in a city that is one of the world’s greatest transportation and logistics hubs.

As a professional navigating a complex and global business environment, you need a degree that adds value. With Elmhurst’s MSCM you’ll offer organizations the much sought-after know-how in designing, planning and operating well-run supply chains.

You’ll be versed in the roles each functional area of a business plays in the supply chain and the cross-functional collaborative strategies needed in operating supply chains. But it will be the depth of your Elmhurst-acquired analytical skills that will give you your true leadership muscles.

A Network for the Rest of Your Professional Life

Your classmates in your cohort are business professionals who have been in the workplace for at least three years. You’ll gain a network of teachers, peers and more than 300 alumni who will support you throughout your career and connect you with employers nationally.

A Sampling of Supply Chain Careers

  • Cost Estimator
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Production Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Quality Control Inspector

Program Format

  • On-campus, cohort model
  • Part-time, one night per week
  • Fall start
  • Complete in less than two years

The MBA Option

Optimize your resume. Choose The MBA Option, a one-year program for MSCM graduates that leads to a master’s in business administration, with a specialization in supply chain.

The Right People on Your Side

At Elmhurst you’re learning from experts. Our faculty have experience in strategic sourcing and purchasing, logistics, operations management, IT, e-commerce and customer relations.

They’re also dedicated to expanding your reach, with fieldwork, connections and hands-on experience.

Our students graduate with expertise across all functional areas, so they can collaboratively create solutions with colleagues throughout an organization.

Roby Thomas, Ph.D., program director

Roby Thomas, Ph.D.

Professor of Business; Program Director, Graduate Program in Supply Chain Management; Director, Supply Chain Think Tank
Department of Business and Economics

21 months to degree completion

$118,469 median salary for director of supply chain management, according to payscale.com

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