Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Major: Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and Logistics (MSSCML)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0203
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-3071

About the Program

Today, companies worldwide are competing in very different ways and very different environments than they were in the past because of technological advances. Operations, Supply Chain Management, and Logistics are key functions through which companies can gain strategic advantage, and companies are hiring graduates to drive innovations for their new economic surroundings. 

The Drexel MS Program in Supply Chain Management and Logistics is delivered in two tracks:

  • For students in the Industry Professional Track, we are committed to increasing their supply chain competencies and leadership abilities. We work with organizations and leaders from around the world to help shape strategies that inspire competitive advantage and business success.
  • For students in the Research Track, we leverage industry relationships to inform the development of theory and models that advance the field.  Research seminars led by our top-notch faculty prepare our MS students to enter PhD programs and become academic leaders.

Additional Information

Please contact Drexel LeBow's Graduate Admissions Office directly with any questions concerning required entrance exams (such as the GMAT), evaluation of undergraduate or graduate records (grades, scores, total years and subjects studied, etc.), and any other issues regarding application to the College.

Degree Requirements

All students will be required to take a series of foundation courses in the management of operations and the quantitative methods that support analysis and decision making for supply chain management and logistics. After the common core, the students will choose one of the following tracks:

(1) Industry Professional Track: This track covers a range of topics for practical management decisions over multiple horizons for different types of supply chains and prepares the students for effective leadership in an increasingly complex, dynamic, global business environment.

(2) Research Track: This track goes deeper into the theoretical foundations of decision making in supply chains and prepares students for doctoral studies in the area.

Core Courses
POM 610Supply Chain Management I3.0
POM 615Supply Chain Management II3.0
POM 624Management of Service Firms3.0
POM 628Advanced Supply Chain Management3.0
POM 630Transportation & Logistics Management 3.0
Quantitative Methods
OPR 601Managerial Decision Models and Simulation3.0
STAT 610Statistics for Business Analytics3.0
Select one of the following MIS courses3.0
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Database Analysis and Design for Business
Predictive Business Analytics with Relational Database Data
Special Topics in MIS
Select one of the following tracks21.0
Industry Professional Track
Supply Chain Management and Logistics Capstone Project
Select six* of the following
Essentials of Economics
International Economics
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Information Systems Outsourcing Management
Managing with Enterprise Application Software using SAP - Logistics
Managing with Enterprise Application Software using SAP-Accounting & Analytics
Decision Models for the Public Sector
Leadership and Professional Development
Leading Effective Organizations
Negotiations for Leaders
Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Managing Queues for Service Operations
Revenue Management
Quality & Six-Sigma
Advanced Statistical Quality Control
Research Track**
Operations Research Methods I
Supply Chain Management and Logistics Master's Thesis
Decision Processes in Operations Management
Inventory Models Seminar
Supply Chain Management Seminar
Scheduling Theory
Total Credits45.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
OPR 601Managerial Decision Models and Simulation3.0
POM 610Supply Chain Management I3.0
STAT 610Statistics for Business Analytics3.0
 Term Credits9.0
POM 615Supply Chain Management II3.0
Track Electives6.0
 Term Credits9.0
POM 624Management of Service Firms3.0
POM 628Advanced Supply Chain Management3.0
Track Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Track Elective (optionally, Experiential Learning)3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Second Year
POM 770Supply Chain Management and Logistics Capstone Project3.0
POM 630Transportation & Logistics Management 3.0
Track Elective3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Track Electives6.0
 Term Credits6.0
Total Credit: 45.0


In fall 2013, LeBow College opened its 12-story, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, with a finance trading lab, behavioral studies lab and integrated teaching technology in all classrooms. The new building features two lecture halls, 15 classrooms of varying sizes and seating configurations, including case study rooms and cluster classrooms designed to facilitate group work. Other amenities consist of extensive areas of student spaces, including 19 collaboration rooms, two quiet study areas, and 3,500 square feet of student lounges. Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students and staff, in a state of the art building on the University City campus. Please visit the LeBow College of Business webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

Supply Chain Management Faculty

Avijit Banerjee, PhD (The Ohio State University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Interface with Marketing, Pricing Revenue Management, Inventory Control, Operations Planning and Scheduling, Production Planning and Control, Supply Chain Management
Hande Benson, PhD (Princeton University). Professor. Interior-point methods, Large Scale Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Nonlinear Optimization, Operations and Supply Chain Optimization, Optimization Software, Portfolio Optimization
Seung-Lae Kim, PhD (Penn State University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Inventory control, Production Planning and Control, Quality Management, Six-Sigma, Supply Chain Management
Benjamin Lev, PhD (Case Western Reserve University). Trustee Professor. Inventory Control, Mathematical Programming, Operations Planning and Scheduling.
Chuanren Liu, PhD (Rutgers University). Assistant Professor.
Fariborz Y. Partovi, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Manufacturing Technology Development, Quality Implementation, Quality Management, Service Management, Six-Sigma
Wenjing Shen, PhD (University of Michigan) Department of Decision Sciences. Associate Professor. The interface of operations management and marketing; inventory management; supply chain management.
Min Wang, PhD (Columbia University) Department of Decision Sciences. Associate Clinical Professor. Healthcare Operations Management, Inventory Control, Production Planning and Control, Service Management, Supply Chain Management
Chaojiang Wu, PhD (University of Cincinnnati). Assistant Professor. Computational Statistics, Data Analytics, Data Mining, Decision Models, Predictive Analytics
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