Supply Chain Management

Program details

Credits required: 18 or 30-33

Location Format   
Punta Gorda Hybrid

Tuition: $635.95 per credit

Industry highlights

  • Companies will add more than 1.4 million supply chain jobs in the coming year.
  • Areas like supply chain are in-demand. According to the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be a 26% increase in jobs in logistics from 2010-2020.
  • A master’s degree pays off—20% of jobs for supply chain advertise a preference for master’s degrees.

Master of science or graduate certificate

The graduate programs in supply chain from WMU

If you like solving problems, continuously improving processes, working with emerging technologies and being part of a collaborative, cross-functional team, supply chain may be the right fit for you. Upon completion of the Master of Science degree, you will be ready to take lead roles in developing, directing and evolving supply chain systems in global corporations. Both those who have a background in supply chain management and those looking to begin their experience in the field will benefit from the program, which will include hands-on projects for companies, offering you experience with high-level critical thinking and decision-making.

WMU’s Supply Chain Management program at the Haworth College of Business has been ranked #2 in the country. Program professors will be instructing the graduate programs in Florida SCM World

Work-Life-School Balance: Two flexible accelerated weekend programs tailored for the professional

All courses are 7.5 weeks and only meet one weekend per month during the semester in Punta Gorda, Florida.

  • 18 credit graduate certificate in supply chain management can be completed in 10 months
  • 30-33 credit masters in supply chain management which considers workplace experience for credit
Conveniently located off I-75 and next to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), it makes travel from anywhere easy to accommodate.

Graduate certificate program in supply chain (18 credits)

The graduate certificate program is designed primarily for companies that identify a need to upgrade the supply chain skills of their workforce and for professionals who do not have a supply chain background but seek to fill a supply chain role.

After completing the certificate program, students interested in moving into leadership roles will be prepared to pursue a master’s degree in supply chain management.

Master of Science degree in supply chain (30-33 credits)

Upon completion of the master’s degree program, graduates will be prepared to take lead roles in developing, directing and evolving supply chain systems in global corporations. The master’s degree is a hybrid of regularly scheduled online instruction with face-to-face meetings three weekends per semester. Students can complete the degree in two years.

Course Topics:

  • Supply chain management concepts and their application in developing an integrated process that creates value for an organization
  • Adaptation and application of technical and analytical tools and skills
  • Integration of tools and skills in managerial processes and decision-making
  • Critical analysis and leadership techniques necessary to develop and lead world-class supply chains
  • Financial tools and skills for creating and evaluating supply chains
  • Technical and analytical tools to resolve today’s supply chain issues

Employer tuition reimbursement

If your employer has a tuition reimbursement program, find out about WMU’s deferment program for employer-paid tuition.

"Best bang for the buck"

Washington Monthly placed WMU on a list of national universities that offer "the best bang for the buck." WMU came in at No. 50 based on the economic value students receive per dollar.

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