This cohort-based program emphasizes a community of learners, limits cohort size and incorporates company-related projects to ensure that participants receive an educational experience relevant to their specific career objectives. Cohorts for this 36-unit program are typically scheduled to begin in the fall and spring.
Below are several FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for your reference. We look forward to the possibility of you joining us in a learning adventure!
What is the length of the program? The MS-SCM is a two-year program, totaling just over 24 months of curriculum.
How many days will I be on-campus? Students are required to attend five on-campus sessions over the course of the program, for a total of 20 days for the entire program.
What will I do during the on-campus sessions? The on-campus sessions are designed for students to meet, and work with, instructors and fellow students.
What are the course requirements? A list of the required courses with a description of each and the overall program learning objectives can be found on our website.
How much time should I expect to spend on course work? Students tell us that they typically spend approximately 15 hours per week on course work. With the flexibility of the online format of the program, you can manage your own time. Please click here for more information regarding on-line delivery.
What does the program delivery look like? Click here for a link to a visual that helps describe the program sequencing. Scroll to the bottom of the page to download it.
Is Online Learning for me? There are many resources available to help you determine whether online learning is a good fit for you.
Is Online Learning for me?
UCLA Extension's online quiz.
Are Distance Learning courses for me?
College of DuPage's online quiz.
What makes a successful online student?
University of Illinois
I see a course demo? To view our demo course, visit this link: https://ceconnect.sandiego.edu
Enter the user name and password listed below:
User Name: mscmdemo
You will now see a “welcome” screen and a course entitled ‘MSCM - MSCM Demo Course’. Click on the title to enter the course. You will then see what a typical course home page looks like. You will see your syllabus, a place to submit your assignments, a discussion area for forum topics, mail, calendar and the course content. To view the course materials, click on the road sign. A new window will open giving you access to the learning material for the different modules in that course. You need to have audio enabled and a flash player installed to view some of the items. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the course demo.
How do I apply? Master of Science in Supply Chain Management application materials are available online. Scroll to the bottom of the page to download the necessary documents. A checklist of the required materials for admission is included in the application.
Is the GMAT required for admission to the program? The GMAT is currently not required for the MS-SCM. The intention to matriculate must be clarified in the Statement of Purpose at the time of application.
Do I need to have supply chain management experience? Students who are accepted into the program have experience in supply chain management and related fields. They are looking to expand their knowledge and networks. We do require that students have a minimum of 2 years relevant working experience, with the average being approximately 15 years.
Do you accept international students? International students who possess an L-1 (business) visa may be admitted to the GC-SCM or the MS-SCM. This limitation is due to rules and regulations of the US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) regarding online and distance education. Please click here for further information.
Will I be successful? The faculty, staff and administration of the program work together to create an environment in which students can succeed. We offer an online learning community that provides valuable study skills resources. Our program coordinator assists students with any technical issues that arise within the framework of the course delivery.
When does the next cohort begin? Cohorts are typically scheduled in the fall and spring. Please click here to find the current schedule.
What is the cost of the program? Information on tuition for the MS-SCM degree can be found on this link. If students are sponsored by their organizations, we can work directly with the organization for payment. If students are interested in other funding options, we recommend they visit the Financial Aid Office Web site.
May I speak to alumni, faculty or current students? Yes, please contact us directly so that we can 'virtually' introduce you to alumni, faculty or current students who will share their experiences in the program with you.