Curriculum

To earn a Master’s in Supply Chain Management Management, you must successfully complete 33 credits total, including the following: 

  • 2 core courses (6 credits total):
    • Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chain (3 credits)
    • Capstone (3 credits)
  • 4 foundation courses (9 credits total):
    • Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
    • Supply Chain Cost and Financial Analysis (3 credits)
    • Supply Chain Design (1.5 credits)
    • Project Management (1.5 credits)
  • 3 areas of emphasis courses (9 credits total)
    • Planning emphasis: Supply Chain Analytics & Technologies (3 credits)
    • Procurement Management emphasis: Strategic Sourcing & Contracting (3 credits)
    • Logistics & Fulfillment Management emphasis: Distribution Strategy & Logistics Management (3 credits)
  • Elective courses (9 credits total):
    • Electives can be chosen from additional courses that align with the areas of emphasis outlined above, or a more general list of electives. For a current list of electives, visit the Course Details page.

Areas of Emphasis

The Supply Chain Management program offers three distinct areas of emphasis to best help students understand the interplay of planning, procurement, and logistics & fulfillment management. Each area of emphasis contains one required course and additional elective courses:

  • Planning: Planning activities include those processes related to predicting, preparing, and aligning resources to meet future business needs.
  • Procurement Management: Procurement management activities cover the areas related to the sourcing, negotiating, contracting, acquiring products and/or services, and ongoing supplier relationship management. 
  • Logistics & Fulfillment Management: Logistics & fulfillment management includes activities related to inbound and outbound transportation and warehousing, as well as the execution of orders and any returns.

For course descriptions, visit the Course Details page.

Program Formats

The Supply Chain Management program is available in both an online format and an on-campus format. You can opt to take classes online, on campus, or through a combination of both.

  • On-Campus Format: In the on-campus format, classes are held at the same times every week at our downtown D.C. campus.
  • Online Format: The online master’s has the same curriculum as the on-campus format and offers access to all of the same University resources. In this format, you’ll be able to watch lectures and complete assignments on your own schedule. 

You’ll have the flexibility to earn your degree at a pace that suits your schedule—you can take up to 9 credits per semester and have up to five years to complete the degree.

  • Full-time students typically take three courses during the fall and spring semesters, and two courses during the summer semester.
  • Part-time students typically take one to two courses during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Accreditation

All programs offered by Georgetown University are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.