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 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 manage your company’s supply chain even when unexpected shifts in demand or technology occur. Plus, this Master of Science degree is offered entirely online, giving you the freedom and flexibility to fit your supply chain management program around your other commitments and responsibilities. 

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By the Numbers

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Programs & Requirements

Programs & Requirements

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is a critical aspect of modern business operations, playing an important role in ensuring that products and services are delivered efficiently and effectively to customers. It encompasses 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 online master’s in supply chain management will help you develop practical skills for maintaining supply chain operations and a strategic understanding of the field to optimize operations and reduce costs. 

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Supply Chain Management Mission & Goals

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 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.

Yes, this supply chain management program is 100% online. Typically, each course lasts eight weeks, called a bi-term. There are two bi-terms per semester, and three semesters per year (fall, spring, and summer). There are no set login times, so you can study whenever you find time. We also provide free rental textbooks to online students as part of our One Price Promise. 

Curriculum for our Master of Science in Supply Chain Management online program varies greatly from the 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 a 100% online MBA program as well!

All programs, including studies for a Master of Science, at University of the Cumberlands are offered at some of the lowest rates in the nation. We even include textbooks at no additional costs through our One Price Promise! For more information on how affordable this program would be for you, visit our Financial Aid & Tuition page.

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Faculty Experts in Supply Chain Management

Learn about the supply chain management professors you'll be interacting with.

Sisay Teketele

Dr. Sisay Teketele

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Sisay Teketele

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sisay.teketele [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Stacy Swafford

Dr. Stacy J. Swafford

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Stacy J. Swafford

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stacy.swafford [at] ucumberlands.edu
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Dr. Matt Keogh

Dr. Matt Keogh

Adjunct Professor
Business Administration

Dr. Matt Keogh

Contact Information

matthew.keogh [at] ucumberlands.edu
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