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If business is a game of supply and demand, you’d better manage your supply chain well.

Supply-chain systems can be complex, but managing them doesn’t have to be. At UC, our executive Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program explores the ins and out of supply-chain systems to help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage them. From developing critical thinking to acquiring technological skill to strengthening collaboration skills, you’ll be prepared to oversee your company’s supply chain management program from end-to-end even when unexpected shifts in demand or technology occur. Plus, this executive master’s supply chain management degree is offered in a hybrid format, giving you the freedom and flexibility to fit your executive supply chain management program around your other commitments and responsibilities. 

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Programs & Requirements

Executive Master's in Supply Chain Management

Without smooth supply chain operations, overall business performance suffers as    supply chain management plays an important role in ensuring that products and services are delivered efficiently and effectively to customers. Supply chain systems encompass all activities involved in the production and delivery of goods and services, including procurement, transportation, inventory management, and logistics. By more effectively managing the flow of goods and services from suppliers to customers, you can better identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement. This executive master’s in supply chain management degree will help you develop practical skills for maintaining supply chain operations and a strategic understanding of the field to optimize operations and reduce costs.

Course Requirements

  • SCM 600   Supply Chain Management Foundations
  • SCM 605    Supply Chain Management Reporting Systems
  • SCM 610    Supply Chain Management Modeling, Simulation, and Analytics
  • SCM 615    Supply Chain Management Operation and Production Technologies
  • SCM 620    Supply Chain Management Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution Systems
  • SCM 625    Supply Chain Management Inventory, Warehousing, and Forecasting
  • SCM 630    Supply Chain Management Planning and Control Systems
  • SCM 635    Supply Chain Management Quality Assurance and Control Systems
  • SCM 640    Supply Chain Management Sourcing, Procurement, and Contract Administration
  • SCM 645    Supply Chain Management Sustainability, Resilience, and Risk Analysis

Choose from two courses (1 credit hour) to round out the required credit hours needed for your Master of Science program.

  • SCM 695 – Capstone* 
  • INTR 599 – Applied Learning Practicum

This capstone course is designed to give you an opportunity to integrate and apply the knowledge you have acquired over your entire discipline of study. It will serve to help assess your overall learning experience and intellectual growth in your program of study. The course should be taken during your final semester.

*All online students seeking to earn a degree in Master of Science in Supply Chain Management must take this course in lieu of INTR 599 in addition to meeting all program degree requirements. Executive students may take SCM 695 or INTR 599 as part of their program degree requirements. 

**The Computer and Information Sciences Department, the School of Business, and the Leadership graduate (Masters and Doctorate) executive format programs have an applied learning component (internship/practicum) that is an integral (essential) part of the established curriculum. Due to the applied learning component required for the degree program, executive format students must enroll in INTR every term of enrollment.

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Executive Student Resources

UC's Department of International Graduate Services enjoys providing support resources for our international students. Find tutorials and information regarding offices and policies for the International Graduate Students and programs.

Executive Program Format

Our Executive Programs include hybrid course days designed for international graduate students studying in the U.S., or domestic students seeking a hybrid-format program.  We strive to incorporate professional experience and real-world application of course curriculum into our programs to enhance the learning experience.  Practical Training is an integral part of program coursework and available to all students.  At the University of the Cumberlands our degree programs focus on quality education at an affordable price.

Executive Program students take three (3) courses per semester.  The program semester is based on the existing UC semester calendar, with three (3) annual semesters: fall, spring, and summer.  Two of the courses each semester focus on the specific program content.  Additionally, students will be required to attend an intensive residency weekend as part of their course enrollment each term.  The third class includes an Applied Learning Practicum, in which students apply what they are learning in their other two courses to the real world via work or internship experiences.

Residency FAQs

Residency Session dates are determined by the course that you are registered for. It is very important that you make note of the class you registered for, as well as the designated residency weekend for that course as each course will only meet one weekend for the duration of the semester.

Even though we will only be meeting one weekend per semester, we will have the same number of contact hours with you. This will enable the instructors to make residency weekends much more valuable. This change will allow us to have meaningful projects on residency weekends.

You can view your semester schedule in your self-service portal in your Student Profile. Once you log into your MyUC account, click on Academics, then click on Current Schedule. Your schedule details will indicate the date and location of your residency weekend.

You can find information on the residency site locations on our website.

Yes, all three days are mandatory, and requests to arrive late or leave early will not be approved. Should you not be in attendance for the full session, you will be counted absent for the entire session. Please plan travel accordingly!

Attendance to each executive residency class session is mandatory. Students may make up no more than one (1) residency session throughout the duration of their academic program. Missing a second residency will result in the student being dismissed from the university.

A missed session will result in the student attending a make-up session, and paying a $300 residency make-up fee. In addition, the student may be asked for documentation from the program department providing an explanation as to why the scheduled residency session was missed. Make-up sessions must be completed prior to the end of the term. Noncompliance with this policy will result in dismissal from the executive program.

Make-up residency sessions will be held at our campus in Williamsburg, KY. You will be contacted with the time and dates after your absence is reported. There will only be one (1) residency make-up session offered each semester. Failure to attend all days of the makeup session will result in receiving a failing grade for the course, as well as potential dismissal from the University, and SEVIS termination. 

If you cannot be in attendance for all three days then you will be counted absent for the entire residency weekend and be required to attend the make-up residency and pay the $300 make-up fee.

The Department of International Graduate Services will contact you via your UC student email as registration for the next term approaches. Please remember that you are required to register for (one) main class, (one) online class, and Applied Learning Practicum each semester in order to maintain your F1 status – late registration will not be accepted and can result in the termination of your student status. 

Once you register for a class you will want to make note of the residency weekend that your class is scheduled, as that is the only session for that class that will be scheduled for the semester. You will need to be sure to plan your travel accordingly to ensure that you are in attendance for the full residency session.

Registration is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once a course is full, there will not be additional seats added, as we cannot exceed classroom seating capacity; therefore, it is advised that you register for classes as much in advance as possible. As a reminder, students cannot register for future semesters until their current tuition balance is paid in full.

*Please note all times are in local time zone*


Facility will open at 4:00 p.m.


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Facility will open at 7:00 a.m.

We ask that you please take note of the above-mentioned times and schedule your travel accordingly.

*These dates have been set; however, if any changes are made, they will be made prior to registration for that semester. Not all dates are available at each residency location.

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Supply Chain Management Mission & Goals

The executive supply chain master's program preparing graduates to lead and manage complex supply-chain systems, drive innovation, use technology effectively, and create value for organizations and stakeholders.

Develop, control, enhance, and effectively manage complex supply-chain systems.
Address supply chain management challenges like cost reduction, risk management, and disruptions.
Acquire technology skills associated with supply chain management and operation.
Work effectively with cross-functional teams, suppliers, and customers.
Apply an ethical decision-making framework to decisions.
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Supply Chain Management Careers & Outcomes

All stats from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Logistician: $77,520

Logistician: $77,520

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain.

Distribution Manager: $98,560

Distribution Manager: $98,560

Transportation, storage, and distribution managers plan, direct, or coordinate relevant logistical activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

Purchasing Agent: $75,120

Purchasing Agent: $75,120

Buyers and purchasing agents buy products and services for organizations. Purchasing managers oversee the work of buyers and purchasing agents.

Project Management Specialist: $95,370

Project Management Specialist: $95,370

Project management specialists coordinate the budget, schedule, staffing, and other details of a project.

Operations Manager: $98,100

Operations Manager: $98,100

Operations managers plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations.

Industrial Production Manager: $107,560

Industrial Production Manager: $107,560

Industrial production managers oversee the operations of manufacturing and related plants.

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Common Questions in Supply Chain Management

While some supply chain managers learn on the job, it’s easy to miss out on underlying essentials, such as an eye for sound long-term strategy. An education like that provided in this executive format MS in Supply Chain Management offers insights into helpful programs and processes that could improve supply chain management and mitigate wasted time, effort, and funding. It can help you develop a deeper and broader understanding of supply chain management to decrease stress and  encourage more strategic decision making.

It can. Though Kentucky doesn’t have the scale of business that, say, Chicago or New York City have, it has a growing economy, and supply chain management plays a crucial role in supporting this development. Located in the heart of the United States with several major airports major highway systems, Kentucky offers an ideal location for transportation and logistics operations, especially for regional markets. The state's business-friendly environment has contributed to the presence of several large businesses in the state, such as Toyota, Amazon, Ford, and UPS, which have significant supply chain operations in Kentucky.

All programs at University of the Cumberlands are offered at some of the lowest rates in the nation—and we even include free textbooks through our One Price Promise! For more information on how affordable this program would be for you, visit our Financial Aid page.

Yes. The Hutton School of Business at University of the Cumberlands has received specialized accreditations for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a list of accredited programs please refer to our IACBE member status page. 

Curriculum for our executive Master of Science in Supply Chain Management hybrid program varies greatly from the executive Master of Business Administration program. While both provide valuable insight, an MBA offers broader knowledge and skills about business and accounting, whereas this graduate program focuses solely and intensely on the complexities of supply chain management.

By the way, if you’re looking for a broader business degree, we also offer an executive MBA program as well!

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Executive Program Admission Requirements

All students in our executive programs are required to meet a standard set of admissions requirements for graduate students.

Faculty Experts in Supply Chain Management

Learn more about the professors you will interact with. 

Dr. Karina Kasztelnik

Dr. Karina Kasztelnik

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Karina Kasztelnik

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karina.kasztelnik [at]
Dr. Tom Javarinis

Dr. Tom Javarinis

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Tom Javarinis

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tom.javarinis [at]
Vanessa Ann Claus

Dr. Vanessa Claus

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Vanessa Claus

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vanessa.claus [at]
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