USD’s Highly Ranked MS in Supply Chain Management to Offer Savings for USD Seniors

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

the supply chain of shipping crates on a cargo ship

USD students getting ready to graduate with their bachelor’s degrees this year will have the opportunity to progress onto USD’s highly ranked master’s in supply chain management, a hybrid graduate program, to supercharge their careers.

By enrolling in the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) immediately following graduation, students can double-count up to six units from their undergraduate program, meaning that they would have fewer graduate units to take which could save up to $9,390 on tuition. 

Typically a 21-month-long program, this degree prepares young professionals for a career in supply chain, the backbone of business. Supply chain professionals are involved in day-to-day operations including sourcing, acquisition, logistics and more. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that demand for supply chain professionals exceeds supply by a ratio of 6:1 and that the number of jobs in supply chain management will more than double in the next decade. 

“Supply chains run the world and as the recent unprecedented events with the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the reliance on supply chain professionals to keep our hospitals working, stores open and citizens fed and safe. Now, more than ever, it’s a critical activity for our economy. The advanced supply chain skills provided by the MSSCM are in high demand by every industry across the economy” said Simon Croom, professor of supply chain management. 

“USD’s program examines the total supply chain ecosystem from cradle to cradle, offering analytical and technical skills in supply chain operations and developing professionals with both analytic and leadership skills that will lead future supply chains.” 

Our MSSCM students have saved their companies millions of dollars in improvements to every aspect of their supply chain systems. The program is 21 months long and is delivered primarily online with a strong, cohort-based approach to learning. 

MSSCM students are also supported by USD’s Supply Chain Management Institute through advising and networking opportunities, including dedicated supply chain career fairs with industry leaders. 

Current USD seniors with a major in supply chain management or industrial engineering (or those who have competed in a supply chain competition) and are applying to the Fall 2020 MSSCM cohort can waive the 2-year work experience requirement. A GMAT/GRE score is not required for admission to the MSSCM program. For additional requirements and application information, go to or contact us at 260-4860. 


Renata Ramirez
(619) 260-4658