2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Logistics and Supply Chain Management, MS


Program Description:

The Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is designed for working professionals who cannot always take time from work to enhance their education. We offer a high-value program with a convenient blended education approach that can be completed in one year. Students spend four residencies throughout the year on campus. The remaining course work is completed using our proprietary e-learning modules prepared by experts in their fields. The modules are presented using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous course delivery modes.

Now more than ever, success in most businesses depends on the successful management of Supply Chain Operations. Consider what happens when supply chains fail to deliver and stock outs occur in retail stores. Research shows that retailers can lose nearly half of intended purchases when customers encounter stock outs.

The Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program is designed to provide students with the graduate education that will enhance their leadership careers in the field of logistics and supply chain management.

The program aims to enable students to craft technology-rich supply chain architectures, instill rapid innovation into supply chain design, efficiently manage the supply base, align partners through trust and common values, and create the right metrics for supply chain networks.

Admissions Requirements:

1. Applicants should have three years of work experience, preferably in the field of logistics, supply chain management, operations management, information technology, or a related field.

2. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and satisfy the minimum requirements to obtain graduate status.

3. Three professional references and a detailed resume are required.

Pre-approved Transfer Courses:

American Council on Education (ACE) - College Credit Recommendations for Defense Acquistion University (DAU) Courses per WSU/DAU MOU.  Will consider DAU graduate level courses that have current ACE accreditation (will use ACE Military guide as the arbiter of potential eligibility for transfer credit) and support government acquisition, contracting or logistics.

Program Learning Outcomes:

As a result of their learning experiences, students who complete the program can:

  • Apply globally integrated supply chain management theories (e.g., inventory management, optimization, lean, RBV). 
  • Apply globally integrated supply chain management best practices (e.g., sustainability, heuristics) 
  • Use of tools, technologies, and processes of collaborative decision-making for collaborative innovation in the globally integrated supply chain. 
  • Use tools, technologies, and processes of collaborative decision-making for collaborative transformation in the globally integrated supply chain.
  • Apply the concepts of design of global value-adding networks of connecting productive organizations. 
  • Apply the concepts of implementation of global value-adding networks of connecting productive organizations.
  • Apply the concepts of operation of global value-adding networks of connecting productive organizations.
  • Use appropriate professional standards for globally integrated supply chains. 
  • Recall the legal requirements in globally integrated supply chains.
  • Identify issues in globally integrated supply chain manufacturing environments. 
  • Identify issues in globally integrated supply chain service environments.
  • Identify issues in globally integrated supply chain governmental environments. 

For additional information:

Program Requirements:


The MS program is a 33-credit hour, cohort-based program. The program blends intensive weekends in-residence with three e-learning segments. The in-residence modules are scheduled between e-learning segments and include case studies, leadership lectures, breakout sessions, and simulation assignments. E-learning segments add learning activities such as interactive cases, pedagogical discussions, and proprietary teaching material built by global subject matter experts.

Department Core and Electives


And Choose One:


Note(s):


* All courses are offered in a blended learning mode with a 3 day residency (1 day devoted to one course) followed by 5 weeks of online delivery per course.

* Three 5 week courses (one at a time) offered per 15 week semester, synchronized with the semester schedule.

* Cohort structure: Fall admissions (starting beginning of Fall, continuing through Spring and Summer).

Total: 33 Hours


Practicum Concentration


Interdisciplinary Business Concentration


This concentration is to be used in lieu of the 6 credit hours practicum for
those students who elect to pursue a non-praticum degree. The 6 credit
hour practicum option will still be available to those who wish to pursue it.