University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

With increased demands from customers, suppliers, and shippers, a wide array of employers are seeking professionals with advanced knowledge of supply chains.

Our master’s program will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to drive success and deliver value in your organization.

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The Master of Supply Chain Management will prepare you for leadership roles in sourcing, planning, logistics, and new product introduction.

You’ll learn a systems approach to sustainably manage the flow of materials into and through an organization to its customers by applying analytical, technological, and managerial skills.

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Courses and Schedule

What coursework is required for this degree?

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Career Outlook

Job prospects for graduates?
What can I expect?

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Just the Facts

How Much? How Long?
Who can enroll?

How Do I Enroll?

Admission to Walton College masters programs is selective. Enrollment in each program is limited. 

Current Student Listing

Wondering who you’ll meet in class? Get to know our current students.

Elite Supply Chain Degrees

US News ranked our new Masters program in the top 10 of public Supply Chain graduate programs.

In 2020, our undergraduate supply chain program was ranked # 1 in North America by Gartner, the leading global research firm.

 

Flexible Course Schedule

Graduating with a Masters Degree

Full-Time Schedule

Students who choose the full-time program option finish their degree in one year.

Completing a Masters Degree

Part-Time Schedule

Working professionals can complete the part-time schedule in less than two years.

Program Courses

30 credit hours for the Master of Supply Chain Management

The Department of Supply Chain Management and the Graduate School of Business have structured this program to meet the needs of working professionals as well as traditional full-time students. Do you have questions about your schedule options? Contact us.

Just the Facts: Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Program Length

30 Credit Hours

Flexible Schedule

Start Date

Fall Semester

New cohorts begin each Fall Semester for the Master of Supply Chain Management program.

Admissions Info

Do I Qualify to Enroll?

Complete your undergraduate degree and meet additional requirements.

Test Optional*

GMAT or GRE

View test requirements for various programs.

* For 2022 admissions, a GMAT/GRE is optional. Please contact gsb@walton.uark.edu for more information.

Application Deadline

April 15

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Total Program Cost

$20,109.60

Out of State: $49,938
International: $52,251
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Financial Assistance

Paying for College

Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships, and Financial Aid

Class Profile

Current Students

View a listing of current Master of Supply Chain Students.

S.T.E.M. Program Designation

STEM Designation

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management is a STEM designated program.

Career Outlook

Per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of logisticians is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029.” Common job titles associated with the knowledge and skills obtained from the program are:

  • Supply chain managers
  • Logistics managers
  • Director of operations
  • Purchasing managers/buyers
  • International supply chain manager
  • International logistics consultant
  • Commodities manager
  • Director of supply chain operations
  • Logistics management analyst
  • Logistics director
  • Global logistics manager
  • Manufacturing and operations director
  • Supply chain project manager

According to salary.com, the median salary for a supply chain manager with a master's degree or MBA is $105,668 - $113,865. Experience and supervisory duties influence salary amounts.

Jobs and Salaries

$105,668 - $113,865

National median salary for a supply chain manager with a master's degree or MBA in 2020.

188,200

Number of logistician jobs in the United States in 2019.

+8,200

Projected numeric change in the number of employed logistician from 2019 to 2029. (+4% change)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

 

Career Development

Close ties with our corporate partners facilitate recruiting and networking opportunities, internships, and careers.

Students can participate in corporate internships, career counseling, and take advantage of all the Walton College Career Services has to offer.

Career Services

 

The Northwest Arkansas Community

Join a supportive and engaging community located in the vibrant business network of Northwest Arkansas, with over 300 Fortune 500 companies with a presence in the region.

Business leaders and Walton College alumni are closely connected to the college and the Supply Chain program, not just during your studies, but throughout your career.

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Courses and Program Schedule

To obtain the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management, the following 30 hours of coursework must be completed.

First Fall 6 credit hours
First Spring 6 credit hours
SCMT 5663: PLAN - Demand Planning and Inventory Operations First Summer 6 credit hours Second Fall 6 credit hours
  • Elective
  • Elective
Second Spring 6 credit hours
Supply Chain Electives:
(Note: Timing of semester offered subject to change)
  • SCMT 5623: Technology Enabled Supply Chain Design and Optimization
  • SCMT 5713: MAKE - Achieving Operational Excellence
  • SCMT 5123: Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • SCMT 5723: DELIVER - Customer Service and Distribution Management

 

Supply Chain Updates

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