MS in Supply Chain Management Online

Get your MS in Supply Chain Management Online with the Haslam College of Business — online — and learn to stay ahead as supply chain continues to change.

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Congratulations to Our First MS SCM - Online Graduates!

In the fall of 2019, GSCI launched a new program, the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management - Online. We aimed to provide students with the supply chain management skills and knowledge necessary to deliver real impact to their organizations, while earning a graduate degree at their own pace. We are excited to announce our inaugural cohort of MS SCM - Online graduates. Congrats!

What to Expect

30 credit hours

18-24 months

60-120-minute live sessions

1 capstone project

3-day immersion session

Full- or part-time

Program Objectives

  • Learn to leverage supply chain management concepts, functions and enablers to deliver real impact to your organization.

  • Get the critical thinking skills to use theory and strategy to solve real business problems.

  • Gain an understanding of how supply chain management processes can create value for your organization.

  • Master ways to work effectively with remote teams, and geographically and culturally diverse teammates.

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What You'll Learn

Supply Chain Concepts

Master how supply chain management can best be used to deliver impactful results to a company.

Supply Chain Functions

Utilize knowledge of supply chain functions such as planning, sourcing, manufacturing and logistics to support overall supply chain concepts.

Supply Chain Enablers

Discover how to employ critical levers such as technology and international trade to benefit the supply chain.

Curriculum

How to Apply

Step 1

Complete your Application at https://apply.haslam.utk.edu/apply/.

Step 2

Review and Complete the Following Application Components:

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Tuition and Financial Aid

This page covers the expected cost for your program, the ways you might pay for it, and our graduates’ estimated salaries.

$1,313

Cost per Credit Hour

30

Total Credit Hours

$39,390

Total Cost of Attendance

The program fee includes:

  • All university tuition and fees
  • Case studies, periodicals for required reading
  • Technical support for all software

The program fee does not include:

  • Books, professional subscriptions and supplies
  • Laptop computer (if needed, you can purchase a laptop at a discount through the UT Computer Store)
  • Lodging and travel for the immersion experience

*UT reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees when deemed necessary. These are set by the UT Board of Trustees in June/July of each year.

Is This a Good Investment?

Graduates from programs like ours often find employment in a range of leadership positions. According to a 2019 GMAC Business Hiring Report, 67% of U.S. companies plan to hire graduates from supply chain management programs. Nationally, the average salary for many of these occupations is quite lucrative. As each graduate is unique, you should evaluate your personal goals after graduation in order to assess your earning potential.

Job Title

Average Salary

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Account Manager

$54,193

Co-Founder/CEO

$156,000

Director, Supply Chain

$125,098

Fleet Manager

$59,560

Fulfillment Manager

$86,910

Industrial Engineering Supervisor

$68,288

Logistics Director

$100,356

President

$149,311

Project Manager

$72,964

Senior Buyer

$99,012

Vice President, Distribution

$165,000

Financial Assistance Options

Students have a variety of options to fund their education. Some of the most frequently used funding options are included below, but we encourage you to consult with the Financial Aid Office and/or a financial advisor when determining the best options available.

Other Scholarships

We recommend the FastWeb scholarship search site for external scholarship opportunities.

Employer Sponsorship

Many applicants' employers provide full or partial financial assistance, as the MS SCM - Online assignments relate directly to work and improve employee performance and retention. For State of Tennessee employees, please note that the entire cost of the program may not be covered by the employee education benefit. Please connect with your employer for specific details as they relate to your company.

Military Service Programs

Details and eligibility guidelines for the Post-9/11 benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, can be found through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Applicants can also contact UT’s Veterans Resource Center: utkva@utk.edu or 865-974-1500.

Loans

The Federal government provides loan options for graduate students, even if they do not qualify for need-based financial aid. The UT Financial Aid Office works with two types of U.S. federal government loans:

  • Federal Direct Loans: This is generally the lowest cost loan available, for up to $20,500 every academic year. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, take at least six credits per semester, and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to qualify.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loans: If you need to borrow more, then a Graduate PLUS loan can generally cover the remainder. You will need to submit the application for the Federal Direct loan prior to applying for the PLUS.

If federal loans are unavailable or insufficient, we can help you explore private or alternative education loans. Unlike federal loans, private loans do not require a FAFSA to apply. Private loans are not based on need and approval is generally based on creditworthiness and ability to repay. Some students may need to apply with a credit-worthy co-signer. Interest rates, grace periods, repayment options and fees are determined by the lender and can vary considerably from lender to lender; generally, they charge higher rates than Federal loans. For more information on private loans, please visit our private lender list.

Contact

If you have any questions, please email us at msscmonline@utk.edu or call us at 865-322-9978.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Spring 2022

October 6

Priority Submit Deadline

November 30

Final Submit Deadline

January 24

Classes Start

Webinars

Testimonials

Get the Student Perspective

At the Haslam College of Business, we commit to preparing you with the right skills to solve complex problems and turn supply chain industry disruptions into advantages for your organization.

Hear from our MS SCM - Online students about their experience in the program, the professional connections they are building, and how they are applying what they learn in meaningful ways to their careers and lives.

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"The faculty’s experience partnered with the course materials singled out the MS in Supply Chain Management Online over the other programs I considered. My goal is to continue to take what I’m learning, apply it to military logistics, and set me up for a future post-military career."

Chris F.

Senior Enlisted Advisor
U.S. Air Force
Class of ‘21

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"The courses I have taken have provided me with the real-world application I began using after just one class, as well as the opportunity to expand my circle. I talk with peers outside of class regularly to share ideas. It is amazing to compare the benefits we’ve seen in our workplaces."

Jennifer M.

Senior Category Management Specialist
Entergy
Class of ‘22

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"Technology is a big component of this program and reflects how important it has become in supply chain. The holistic approach to the curriculum has enabled me to learn not only about specific topics like procurement but also how each impacts the industry on a broader scale."

Monica S.

Full-Time MS SCM - Online Student
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Class of ‘21

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"This is worth the time investment. I have been able to immediately apply knowledge from these classes to my career. Sometimes it feels impossible to be a full-time professional, be fully engaged with my family, and pursue a master’s degree, but you will be able to make it happen."

Whitney T.

Indirect Sourcing Specialist
Hyster-Yale Group
Class of ‘22

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"One of the main things that drew me to UT was the flexibility the online program offered to working professionals. You learn from professors who have led some of the largest, global organizations in the field. I believe that by enrolling in this program, you are committing to being a leader in the supply chain industry."

William B.

Logistics Specialist,
Pilot Flying J
Class of ‘22

The Online Learning Experience

The Haslam MS in Supply Chain Management will give you access to a ranked program and faculty, in an online format. You’ll get a degree from a renowned supply chain institution and you’ll also benefit from a seamless holistic online learning experience.

Bringing the Classroom to You

  • Online programs bring a new level of flexibility into getting your masters degree, while still fulfilling your current commitments

  • Our format offers synchronous classes online every other week, giving you ample time to complete coursework and seek help from faculty between sessions

  • All of our classes are conducted online, with the exception of a short in-person immersion session

Student Support Services

  • Regular faculty office hours for each course, open to all students

  • Personal student success coach for support, from orientation through graduation

What to Expect

  • Proven curriculum and faculty available in an online format

  • Live class sessions with polling, in-class chat and break out rooms

  • Engagement tools to allow synchronous discussions and lectures

  • Participation and collaboration tools that allow asynchronous video, audio and text commenting

Class Profiles

The Master in Supply Chain Management online welcomed its first class in September 2019 with a full student cohort. The program capitalizes on UT’s leading role in the supply chain industry to connect students to a thriving network of corporate leaders.

Fall 2019

39 Students

44%

Female

15%

Ethnically Diverse

32

Average Age

12

States

7.9

Average Work Experience

Academic Backgrounds

University of Tennessee graduates

36%

Hold a business-related Bachelor’s

74%

Hold Bachelor's in SCM

38%

Selected Employers

  • Apple
  • Bechtel
  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Cummings
  • Elo Touch
  • Geodis
  • Georgia Pacific
  • JB Hunt
  • J Crew
  • Maersk
  • Nissan
  • Philipps
  • Pilot Flying J
  • Sea Ray
  • Stasskol
  • Thyssenkrupp
  • US Army
  • Volkswagen

Selected Alma Maters

  • Appalachian State Univ
  • Cal State University
  • Colorado State University
  • Florida State University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University of PA
  • ITESM Queretaro
  • Northern Illinois Univ
  • Ohio State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Univ of Alabama
  • Univ of Houston
  • Univ of Maryland
  • Vanderbilt
  • Western Carolina Univ
  • Xiao Jiaotong University

Selected Job Titles

  • Business Analyst
  • Director, Americas Logistic
  • Director, Operations Finance
  • General Manager, Contract Warehousing
  • Global Demand Manager
  • Linehaul Supervisor
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Operations Group Leader
  • Operations Supervisor
  • Production Planner
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Buyer
  • Senior Manager, Trade and Customs
  • Sourcing Manager
  • Sourcing Team Leader
  • Supply Chain Product Manager
  • TMS Analyst
  • Vice President, Distribution

Spring 2020

33 Students

18%

Female

15%

Ethnically Diverse

18%

Active Military/Veteran

12

States (including Puerto Rico)

7.8

Average Work Experience

Academic Backgrounds

University of Tennessee graduates

24%

Hold a business-related Bachelor’s

58%

Hold Bachelor's in SCM

15%

Selected Employers

  • Averitt Express
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • Crate and Barrel
  • DENSO
  • Dominion Energy
  • FedEx
  • Honeywell
  • International Paper
  • JB Hunt
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Nissan North America
  • Sea Ray Boots
  • Shaw Industries
  • TVA
  • The Home Depot
  • UPS

Selected Alma Maters

  • Central Michigan University
  • Clemson University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Texas State University
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Military Academy
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee
  • Washington State University

Selected Job Titles

  • Account Manager
  • Acquisitions Advisor
  • Buyer Analyst
  • Buyer Planner
  • Co-Founder/CEO
  • Director, Supply Chain
  • Fleet Manager
  • Fulfillment Manager
  • Industrial Engineering Supervisor
  • Logistics Readiness Officer
  • President
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Analyst and Developer
  • Senior Buyer
  • Senior Engineer
  • Vice President, Distribution East

Summer 2020

29 Students

31%

Female

28%

Ethnically Diverse

28

Active Military/Veteran

32

Average Age

Academic Backgrounds

University of Tennessee graduates

20%

Hold a business-related Bachelor’s

28%

Hold Bachelor's in SCM

7%

Selected Employers

  • Academy Sports
  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • CSX Transportation
  • Department of Defense
  • Hankook Tire USA
  • JB Hunt
  • Kroger
  • L3 Harris
  • Leidos
  • Lowe’s
  • Maclean Power Systems
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Shaw Industries
  • Volvo Cars USA

Selected Alma Maters

  • Arizona State
  • Clemson University
  • Colorado State University
  • DePaul University
  • Georgia State University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Memphis
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • University of Texas, Dallas

Selected Job Titles

  • Buyer
  • Distribution Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fleet Manager
  • IT Analyst
  • Material Planning/Logistics Supervisor
  • Materials Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Owner
  • Procurement Engineer
  • Senior Demand Planner
  • Transportation/Logistics Coordinator

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