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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.

MS SCM - Online students during class

What to Expect

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30 credit hours
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18-24 months
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60-120-minute live sessions
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1 capstone project
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3-day immersion session
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Full- or part-time

Program Objectives

01

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

02

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

03

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

04

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

Program Objectives

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.

Academics

Admissions

Curriculum

This course defines the principles and practice of end-to-end integrated supply chain management with particular emphasis on how supply chains create organizational value. The course covers foundational concepts on integrating business activities through improved processes and relationships to achieve and maintain competitive advantage through supply chain management.
This course explores the impact that supply chain management has on the financial performance of the organization. Coverage includes the impact of supply chain management on financial statements, budgeting, allocation strategies, and related concepts.
This course explores the key issues associated with the design, modeling, and analysis of dynamic, flexible, and responsive supply chain systems. Emphasis will be on the application and development of advanced modeling techniques for the analysis of strategic, tactical, and operational supply chain problems including supply chain network design, inventory management, transportation management, purchasing, demand management, and coordination among supply chain partners.
This course introduces students to information management strategies and tools to manage integrated supply chains. Coverage includes information technology systems used to support modern supply chains and exposure to the supply chain digitalization transition. The course aims to develop and produce supply chain professionals who can take a critical view of how information and technology can best support effective supply chain management.
This course explores development of plans for executing supply chain processes to support integration of the supply chain across major functional areas of the business including logistics, marketing, manufacturing, and procurement. To facilitate achievement of these objectives, the course introduces analytical tools and techniques that provide a cause and effect understanding linking operational plans with corporate objectives. This course requires a three day immersion on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus or another location.
This course addresses the processes that facilitate the structure, creation, and management of value added transactions and relationships between supplier and customer organizations in a channel, supply chain, and integrated value system context with a particular focus on financial techniques to better manage supply chain costs. This course will help students learn to apply financial measures to supply chain decision-making problems and also to become an effective and efficient supply chain managers. This is a highly interactive class using cases, simulations and in-class exercises to better align “real-world” thinking while focusing on the foundations of the supply chain and the interactive role of supply management within an organization and as a boundary spanner.
This course explores the complexities of managing supply chains in a global context and provides frameworks and foundations to help SCM professionals successfully work in international environments. Issues relating to the drivers of globalization and managing the supply and demand fulfillment processes across an extended and global organization will be addressed. Topics include cross-cultural relationships, overviews of important global business regions, regional trading blocs, global operations, offshoring, infrastructure, security and risk, sustainability, market entry, and other related issues.
This course covers the concepts, methods, and tools that are useful in understanding the management of a firm’s operations in manufacturing and service firms. This course covers systematic planning, design, and operation of all processes required for the production and delivery of goods and services. Process improvement and operational excellence tools required to operate high quality operations are highlighted.
This course addresses strategic decision making related to the physical network design and operation of the supply chain, including the location and capacity of suppliers, plants, and warehouses in a logistics network that delivers products and services to end customers. The content in this course will explore the tradeoffs inherent to physical network decision making with special emphasis on managing demand and lead time variability, matching capacity to demand, centralization and pooling of inventory, and achieving a total value solution. This course will apply analytic methods learned in other courses to the problems of supply chain network design and strategic inventory positioning, in order to explore theoretical relationships and to provide students with decision making skills needed in practice.
This is a capstone course, enabling students to synthesize their learning from program coursework. The global context within which firms operate will provide the foundation for understanding global supply chain strategy, from market entry through to the integration of demand management and supply management processes to meet corporate objectives. The course will utilize exercises and a simulation to allow students to analyze and synthesize program coursework. The course will help students understand how to best use program knowledge to maximize value creation for employers and in their own career.

How to Apply

Step 1

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

Step 2

Review and Complete the Following Application Components:

A $60 non-refundable application fee is required to apply for the program.

Your Statement of Purpose is a very important part of your application. It helps us get to know you as a person, and can help differentiate you as a candidate by clearly outlining how you see the program connecting your past experiences with your future goals. In a Statement of Purpose, please let us know about the following with a well-written, 2-3 page essay.

  • Why are you pursuing a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management at this point in your professional career?
  • Why are you a strong candidate for this program, as supported by your short and long term goals?
  • Why have you specifically chosen to apply to the MSSCM online program at UT Knoxville, beyond its ratings and reputation?

Please upload an official transcript as part of your application, on the Academic History page. Official transcripts must be sent and received by a university representative and should confirm the earned degree when applicable. Transcripts are required from every institution in which coursework was taken, whether or not a degree was earned at the institution.
The resume should list a candidate's relevant work experience, internships, research, awards, and/or publications, as well as educational history. A curriculum vitae (CV) is also accepted.
GMAT or GRE scores are optional for this program. All scores, if available, must be sent directly to University of Tennessee, Knoxville by the testing agency. Scores more than five years old do not meet University of Tennessee, Knoxville application requirements. The University’s institutional code for the GRE is 1843.
If the applicant has an area of concern or would like to give more information to the faculty on a unique situation, i.e. poor grades, then an optional statement can be submitted.

We are accepting international applicants for the program. In addition to the above components, applicants with international (non-US) transcripts will need to have their transcripts evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation institution (for example WES). A full list of evaluation institutions can be found here: http://www.naces.org/members.html.

International applicants might also be required to submit results of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum score requirements for admission to program are a total score of 100 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT), or a 6.5 overall band score on the IELTS.

Only test scores within the last two years will be valid for consideration. Applicants may be exempted from the English Certification requirement if English is an official language in the applicant’s country of citizenship, according to standards published by the Graduate School, or if English is the primary language of instruction at the institution in which the applicant received an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree, or on a case-by-case basis as determined by the Admissions Committee.

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.

Cost per Credit Hour:
$1,275

Total Credit Hours:
30

Total Cost of Attendance:
$38,250

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

Average Salary

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 2021

Priority Submit Deadline:
October 7, 2020
Final Submit Deadline:
December 7, 2020
Term Start Date:
January 20, 2021

Summer 2021

Priority Submit Deadline:
February 17, 2021
Final Submit Deadline:
April 12, 2021
Term Start Date:
May

Fall 2021

Priority Submit Deadline:
June 2, 2021
Final Submit Deadline:
July 21, 2021
Term Start Date:
August

Webinars

UT Haslam MS SCM - Online Program Webinar
Please join us as we discuss our Master of Science in Supply Chain Management online degree. We will share information about Haslam College and the benefits of online learning. Come find out what makes UT Haslam's MS SCM the most relevant curriculum in the nation and what makes it right for you!
November 18, 2020
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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.

Online Learning

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.

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. Below is a snapshot of the Fall 2019 class.

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39 Students

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44%

Female

Ethnically diverse students icon

15%

Ethnically Diverse

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8%

International

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32

Average Age

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12

States

average work experience

7.9

Average Work Experience

Academic Backgrounds

36

%

University of Tennessee graduates

74

%

Hold a business related Bachelor's

38

%

Hold Bachelor's in SCM

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

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. Below is a snapshot of the Spring 2020 class.

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33 Students

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18%

Female

Ethnically diverse students icon

15%

Ethnically Diverse

active Military/Veteran

18%

Active Military/Veteran

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32

Average Age

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12

States (including Puerto Rico)

average work experience

7.8

Average Work Experience

Academic Backgrounds

24

%

University of Tennessee graduates

58

%

Hold a business related Bachelor's

15

%

Hold Bachelor's in SCM

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

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. Below is a snapshot of the Summer 2020 class.

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29 Students

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31%

Female

Ethnically diverse students icon

28%

Ethnically Diverse

active Military/Veteran

28%

Active Military/Veteran

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32

Average Age

Academic Backgrounds

20

%

University of Tennessee graduates

28

%

Hold a business related Bachelor's

7

%

Hold Bachelor's in SCM

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
We currently only offer the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management as an online program.
The program is flexible and can be completed at your own pace. Full-time students should expect to complete it in 18 months, while part-time will be closer to 24 months.
The program comprises 30 credit hours at $1,275 per credit hour, and will cost approximately $38,250 excluding immersion expenses.
Haslam Supply Chain has been ranked as the #1 program for relevance by the Economist. Our faculty and the industry leaders they bring in to teach will set you up to advance your organization immediately.
There are three intakes each year, in January, May, and August.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email us at msscmonline@utk.edu or give us a call at +1 (865) 322-9978.

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