Master of Science with Major in Supply Chain Management

    

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What is the Masters of science in Supply Chain Management?

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) provides a strong curriculum, delivering the foundations and principles of Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Procurement, and Sourcing, integrated with concentrated study of Business Analytics, Shipping, and Trade in order to provide graduates with the key skills and hands-on experience demanded by employers locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally.

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ADMISSIONS INFORMATION:

Summary of Requirements:

The College of Business seeks a diverse, highly-qualified group of graduate students. Applications are evaluated on several factors emphasizing prior academic performance, GMAT or GRE scores, work experience, and the potential for scholarly and professional success.

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any field of study from a regionally accredited institution
    • No business prerequisites are required
  2. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher over the last 60 undergraduate credits
  3. Two or more years of non-industry-specific professional work experience
  4. GMAT/GRE - A combined score (verbal + quantitative) of at least 295 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a GMAT score of 500 or higher.
    • GRE scores more than five years old are normally not acceptable
    • We recommend that you take the GMAT, GRE, and/or TOEFL at least one month prior to the application deadline because it takes approximately 3-4 weeks for FAU to receive your test scores.
    • If you need assistance preparing to take either of the GMAT or GRE, please refer to the Graduate College Test Prep Service for more information.
  5. Official transcript(s) or transcript(s) evaluation reflecting bachelor’s degree.
  6. Immunization
    • Proof of immunization is required prior to registration. Click here for more information on the submission process.
  7. Residency
    • You will need to submit documents to the University in order to determine your residency for tuition purposes (i.e. in-state or out of state tuition rates). Click here for more information on the submission process.
  8. Meet any other requirements of the FAU Graduate College
  9. Note: Admission to graduate programs is competitive and meeting minimum standards does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Additional Requirements for International Students:

  • A course by course evaluation of your international transcripts must be provided by a NACES member.
  • International students from non-English-speaking countries must be proficient in written and spoken English as evidenced by a score of at least 500 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (Internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of at least 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); 

What If I Do NOT Meet Some of the Admissions Requirements?

  • In general, if you do NOT meet some of the admissions requirements (i.e GPA or Test score), you are still encouraged to apply
  • While our admissions process is still competitive, our admissions process has the option to work on a sliding scale on a case-by case basis, in that if your GPA is below 3.00, you can make up for that lower GPA by scoring higher on the GMAT and/or GRE.
  • In addition, if you do not meet the GPA or GRE/GMAT requirement, you may be able to receive a conditional acceptance into the program.
    • Such applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. In some cases, a high GPA can compensate for a lower GRE/GMAT score, and vice-versa. If you receive a conditional acceptance, you are allowed to enroll in graduate classes, but must meet certain performance criteria in the first semester or year that is specified in your conditional acceptance letter. Once these conditions are fulfilled, the conditional acceptance will be converted to full acceptance.

Application Deadlines:

  • Domestic Students
    • Fall Semester: July 1st; Spring Semester: November; Summer Semester: April 1
  • International Students
    • Fall Semester: February 15th; Spring Semester: July 15th; Summer Semester: January 15th
  • Applications must be complete and all documents submitted BEFORE the deadlines in the above table to be considered for admission.
    • Once all documents have been received, you can be accepted for the semester corresponding to the application deadline (see the table above).

How to Apply:

  • You can apply online for the the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management on the FAU Graduate College website by clicking  APPLY NOW 
  • Once the application is completed, you must pay an application fee of $30 and also be sure to submit your transcripts and test scores as well.
  • The application moves to the College of Business Graduate Advising Office, and the application status will say “Referred to Department”. During this stage, the College of Business evaluates the applicant’s credentials and makes admission decisions in consultation with the ITOM Program Director.

Tuition:

  • The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management follows the traditional FAU Fees Per Credit Hour schedule for Graduate Courses
  • This program consists of 30 credits 
  • Current tuition rates can be found online on the FAU Controller’s Office webpage or in Tuition, Fees and Refunds section of the FAU Catalog.

Financial Aid, Fellowships, & Assistantships:

  • Financial Aid:

    • Students in all stages of their academic careers may be eligible for financial aid. While the process is roughly the same for each kind of student, sometimes there are unique requirements.
    • Feel free to reach out to FAU's Financial Aid Office for more information
  • Fellowships:

    • FAU Graduate College Fellowships:
      • FAU's Graduate College offers a wide variety of fellowships for graduate students. Click here for more information
    • ITOM Department Fellowships
      • The ITOM Department is sometimes able to award a Provost Fellowship once a year to the top MSITM application. However, the ITOM Department does not have funds for scholarship or financial aid.
      • The College of Business also offers fellowships to graduate students from time to time. For more information, please contact the College of Business Graduate Advising Office.
  • Assistantships

    • ITOM offers Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) positions on a competitive & semester by semester basis to outstanding full-time graduate students.
      • A GTA is required to work 20 hours a week (part-time) assisting faculty with various teaching activities, including grading, assisting students, and teaching lab sections of introductory MIS courses.
      • A GTA earns an hourly wage and full & partial tuition waivers are also possible but not guaranteed
      • GTA positions are only offered to admitted students
      • For more information or to apply, reach out to our department secretary Sheri Sundquist ssundqui@fau.edu 
  • Graduate Course Credit Transfer

    • No more than two graduate courses or 6 credits of graduate work can be transferred from other accredited institutions and applied towards your MSITM degree program requirements.
    • If you have already earned an MBA from FAU, you will NOT need to re-enroll in GEB 6215.
    • Undergraduate course credit hours  do NOT count as or towards graduate course credit hours.
    • To learn more about credit transfers, please talk to a Graduate Advisor in the College of Business once you are accepted into the program.

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program Information

Overview:

  • The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is a 30 credit program consisting of 11 courses (not including foundation courses for non-MIS undergraduate majors).
  • This degree program provides a strong curriculum, delivering the foundations and principles of Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Procurement, and Sourcing, integrated with concentrated study of Business Analytics, Shipping, and Trade in order to provide graduates with the key skills and hands-on experience demanded by employers locally, statewide, nationally, and internationally.
  • This degree program is awarded by the College of Business.

Program Sheets:

  • Additional details about program courses and application information can be found in the following documents:
    Program Overview from Graduate College (Coming soon)
    Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program Flyer (Coming soon)
    Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Flow Chart (Coming soon)

Program Duration and Delivery Method:

  • Full-time students can complete the program in as little as 18 months (4 semesters) by taking 3 courses (9 credits) each in the Fall and Spring terms and 2 courses (6 credits) in the Summer term.
  • Part-time students can complete the program in 2.5 years (7 semesters) by taking 2 courses each in the Fall and Spring terms and 1 course in the Summer term.
  • Courses are primarily offered over a 16-week period in the Fall and Spring semesters.
    • A limited number of courses are offered in the Summer semester over a 12-week or 6-week period; we do not offer 8-week courses in the Fall and Spring at this time.
  • The courses in the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program are offered in either a traditional face to face format or in a fully-online distance learning format.
    • Traditional face to face courses are usually offered in the evenings
    • Courses generally alternate from being offered fully online to being offered face to face from semester to semester.
    • Please check the FAU Course Schedule for further information and course offerings.

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Course Information

Recommended Course Order:

  • Students are generally advised to take GEB 6215 during their first semester in the program either before or concurrently with other courses, as GEB 6215 requires you to complete integrated assignments in your other courses.
  • Please contact your Graduate Advisor in the College of Business to discuss more about GEB integration and how to create your Plan of Study (POS) .

Course Offerings:

  • Courses are primarily offered over a 16-week period in the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • A limited number of courses are offered in the Summer semester over a 12-week or 6-week period; we do not offer 8-week courses in the Fall and Spring at this time.
  • The courses in the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program are offered in either a traditional face to face format or in a fully-online distance learning format.
  • Traditional face to face courses are usually offered in the evenings
  • Courses generally alternate from being offered fully online to being offered face to face from semester to semester.
  • Please check the FAU Course Schedule when planning your classes, and also work with your Graduate Advisor in the College of Business to create your Plan of Study (POS).

Course List - Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

  • To see the course descriptions for any of the courses below, please visit the FAU Catalog
  • Students pursuing the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management must take the 10 courses (8 Required Courses & 3 Elective Course) listed below

MSSCM Courses (30 credits)

  • ITOM Supply Chain and Operations Management Courses (Required Courses - 24 credits)

    • GEB 6215 - Graduate Business Communication Applications
    • MAN 6501 - Operations Management
    • MAN 6596 - Supply Chain Management
    • MAN 6563 - International Shipping, Trade and Port Management
    • ISM 6509 - Global IT Sourcing Management
    • ISM 6404 - Introduction to Business Analytics and Big Data
    • ISM 6508 - Web-Based Business Development
    • ISM 6323 - Supply Chain Analytics 
  • Elective Courses (Select two courses from list below - 6 credits)

    • ISM 6405 - Advanced Business Analytics 
    • MAN 6581 - Project Management 
    • MAN 6525 - Business Process Improvement Management 
    • TTE 5501 - Graduate Information Technology and Operations Management Internship 

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