U-M’s Ross Business School Revamps Master in Supply Chain Management Program


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Students engage at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus.

Photo Courtesy: Ross School of Business

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business has restructured its Master in Supply Chain Management program to better account for new technological advances and an expanding logistics market.

The program is designed to give students an edge in the job market and provide deeper relationships with industry partners by marrying leadership development with an industry-relevant curriculum. The curriculum will also focus more closely on data and analytics and include a new action-based learning course called Supply Chain Consulting Studio, which will allow students to work with industry partners.

“At Michigan Ross, we create, foster, and bring to life bold ideas and continuously evolve to meet the needs of today’s business school student,” says Scott DeRue, Edward J. Frey Dean at the Ross School of Business. “With these new offerings, we are preparing the next generation of leaders for the dynamic and complex supply chain of tomorrow.”

The new curriculum will now be a 10-month program, and begin in July and conclude the following April. Despite a two-month shorter duration, students will spend more time on campus, while the later start date will better align students’ schedules with corporate recruiting needs.

Last year, Ross’ MSCM program was ranked fifth for supply chain management programs by U.S. News and World Report and sixth according to IndustryWeek. The new curriculum will begin in July. 

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