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Spotlight on: Our Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM) Program

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Aaron and Christiana discussing the benefits of a supply chain masters program.

Are you considering a supply chain masters or curious what a supply chain management degree is? In this blog, we dive into our Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM) program, covering areas of study, program options, costs, alumni successes, and accolades the program has received.

Our MSGSCM degree focuses on operations, supply chain management, and business analytics. After completing the program, you are prepared to enter a career in managing global supply chains.


The MSGSCM program requires 30 credits:

  • 17 required credits focused on supply chain analytics, strategic sourcing and procurement, and global supply chain management
  • 8 GSCM electives in options such as data mining, project management, and developing a global business strategy
  • 5 general business electives, with options including business marketing, accounting for managers, and international financial management

Many MSGSCM students choose to take more than the required 30 credits to gain additional experience and knowledge.

The MSGSCM program is STEM certified and provides international exposure. The program includes students from Purdue’s global university partners, so students work in teams that represent different cultures and experiences. With this practice in global mindedness, graduates are equipped to serve leadership roles in global supply chain management.

Program Customization

If you’re interested in the MSGSCM program, you have two program options, traditional or accelerated.



14-month program

10-month program

30 credits

30 credits

Start: mid-August

Start: January

Ideal for:

  • International students seeking internships
  • Students seeking a lighter course load

Ideal for:

  • Students seeking to complete a degree in a shorter time
  • Students with previous work experience

Program Cost and ROI

Program costs are:

Indiana residents: $23,778.90

Non-residents of Indiana: $45,253.50 

**The rates above are only for Purdue Direct Admit students, rates do not reflect Purdue partner schools. All fees are subject to increase based on approval by the Purdue University Trustees.

Employers that have recently hired MSGSCM graduates include Accenture Strategy, Apple, A.T. Kearney, Cummins, Mercedes Benz and more.


Our MSGSCM has received much acclaim and recognition. Some awards and titles we’re proud to have earned include:

  • #12 for Top North American Graduate Supply Chain Programs (Gartner)
  • #10 Best Masters in Logistics (College Choice) 

We hope this blog helps you to understand what a supply chain management degree is and what you can do with it. If you’re considering a supply chain masters degree, our Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management (MSGSCM) program will prepare you for a global career. If you’re interested in the MSGSCM program, visit our admissions page to learn more.