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
Minimum Required Credits: 45.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.1301
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-3071

Note: Effective Fall 2021, students are no longer being accepted into this program.

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 MS in Supply Chain Management and Logistics at Drexel LeBow is designed to enable students to manage and lead contemporary supply chains. We work with organizations and leaders from around the world to help shape strategies that inspire competitive advantage and drive business success.

All students have the opportunity to use program electives to complete a graduate minor for their degree. Students with appropriate preparation and interest for research can take courses from the LeBow doctoral program in Operations & Business Analytics.

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
Capstone Project
POM 770Supply Chain Management and Logistics Capstone Project3.0
Select six (6) of the following* courses. One (1) course must be in MIS.18.0
Essentials of Economics
International Economics
Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications
Inter-Active Decision Support Systems
Database Analysis and Design for Business
Predictive Business Analytics with Relational Database Data
Information Systems Outsourcing Management
Managing with Enterprise Application Software using SAP - Logistics
Special Topics in MIS
Managing with Enterprise Application Software using SAP-Accounting & Analytics
Decision Models for the Public Sector
Leading in Dynamic Environments: A Personal, Relational, and Strategic Approach
Leading Effective Organizations
Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Managing Queues for Service Operations
Revenue Management
Supply Chain Analytics
Quality & Six-Sigma
Advanced Statistical Quality Control
Experiential Learning Requirement 3.0
Graduate Internship
Business Consulting
Negotiations for Leaders
Total Credits45.0

Courses from a graduate minor can be substituted for courses on the list of approved electives. Also, students with interest for research can substitute courses from the LeBow doctoral program in Operations & Business Analytics. Other substitutions must be approved by academic advisor and department.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
OPR 6013.0POM 6153.0POM 6243.0Experiential Learning Requirement3.0
POM 6103.0Electives6.0POM 6283.0 
STAT 6103.0 Elective3.0 
 9 9 9 3
Second Year
POM 7703.0Electives6.0  
POM 6303.0   
 9 6  
Total Credits 45

Note: First Year Summer is less than the 4.5-credit minimum required (considered half-time status) of graduate programs to be considered financial aid eligible. As a result, aid will not be disbursed to students this term.


The 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home for LeBow College of Business is located at the heart of the Drexel University campus, at the intersection of Woodland Walk and Market Street, where it forms a gateway to Drexel and a backdrop to the historic statue of A. J. Drexel (Moses Ezekiel, 1904). The diagonal massing of the lower floors follows Woodland Walk and combines with the new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (Diamond & Schmitt, 2011) to energize the University’s central quadrangle. The building’s tower will mark the LeBow College and Drexel campus from all directions while the open, glassy Market Street façade will showcase the College’s student activities to passersby.

The building’s organization unites the school’s various constituencies around a five-story-high atrium ringed by classrooms, student lounges, events spaces, and offices. The atrium is immediately accessible from main entrances at the three corners of the building. An open stair within the atrium leads to a 300-seat auditorium and 100-seat lecture hall one floor below and to a divisible multipurpose room and additional classrooms above. The building’s upper floors contain faculty offices interspersed with seminar rooms and group study rooms. The top floor houses the Dean’s suite and a boardroom and conference suite that opens to east- and west-facing terraces.

The building’s warm masonry and glass exterior reflects the emerging vocabulary of the next generation of Drexel buildings. Sophisticated solar shading devices allow maximum transparency between the inside and outside while supporting the building’s high environmental aspirations.

Key Building Features

  • Five-story atrium
  • Finance trading lab with Bloomberg Terminal Room
  • 300-seat auditorium
  • 160-seat event space
  • 100-seat lecture hall
  • 45-seat seminar rooms
  • 44-seat computer classrooms
  • 60-seat classrooms
  • Executive MBA classroom
  • 24-seat classrooms
  • Special areas for experiential learning simulations and business consulting
  • Videoconferencing capabilities
  • Integrated teaching technology in all classrooms
  • Recording studio to support LeBow College’s online programs
  • Extensive areas for students to gather socially and for collaborative study, including student collaboration rooms, two quiet study areas, and 3,500 square feet of student social space
  • EMBA Alumni Lounge for the exclusive use of EMBA alumni
  • Behavioral Studies Lab
  • Starbucks
  • Green Globe certifiable, meeting worldwide sustainability standards

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, the Behavioral Lab webpage, and the Finance Trading Lab webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

Supply Chain Management Faculty

Orakwue B. Arinze, PhD (London School of Economics). Professor. Client/Server computing; Enterprise Application Software (EAS)/Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP); knowledge-based and decision support applications in operations management.
Edward Arnheiter, PhD (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Department of Decision Sciences. Clinical Professor. Quality implementation and management, supply chain, statistical quality control, six sigma.
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
Anna Devlin, PhD (University of Maryland, College Park). Associate Clinical Professor. Department of Decision Sciences & MIS. Behavioral operations management, revenue management, sustainable operations management.
Christopher Gaffney, PhD (Rutgers University, New Brunswick). Assistant Clinical Professor. Applied Probability, Decision Theory, Risk Analysis
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
Jinwook Lee, PhD (Rutgers University, New Brunswick). Assistant Professor. Decision Models, Mathematical Programming, Risk Assessment Stochastic Optimization, Stochastic Processes.
Benjamin Lev, PhD (Case Western Reserve University). Trustee Professor. Inventory Control, Mathematical Programming, Operations Planning and Scheduling.
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
Matthew Reindorp, PhD (University of Maryland College Park) Interim Department Head, Decision Sciences & MIS. Associate Clinical Professor. Real Options, Simulation, Stochastic Processes, Supply Chain Finance, Supply Chain Management
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
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