Master of Science in
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
The M.S. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Embry-Riddle equips its graduates with the tools and knowledge essential to effectively and efficiently manage a supply chain — including sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities — or for furthering your current role in the industry. Logistics and supply chain managers work for varied companies that include air cargo, parcel delivery, warehousing, distribution, transportation, manufacturing, and large-scale retailers.
ERAU’s program also prepares graduates for certification as a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) offered by the Association for Operations Management (APICS), Certified Professional Logistics (CPL) certification program offered by the International Society of Logistics (SOLE), and the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) offered by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
And professionals with advanced degrees in the field tend to have higher salaries. According to a 2013 salary survey by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), average salary of supply managers with a master's degree was $128,127, compared to $95,931 for those with bachelor’s degrees.
As part of the Worldwide Campus, students’ educational opportunities include over 130 Worldwide locations, or studying online in their own home on their own schedule.
About Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Worldwide & Online Campus
Moving products and materials from point A to point B isn’t as easy as it once was. Globalization has dramatically affected the way companies do business, and qualified professionals are in demand in the logistics and supply chain management field. Consumers want products faster, and the marketplace is under pressure to meet those demands.
At ERAU’s Worldwide & Online Campus, students get an education to distinguish them from other professionals in their field and make them more marketable in both the public and private sectors. The M.S. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program prepares students for management positions in government, military, and the private sector.
Areas of study include acquisition, sustainability, integrated logistics, collaborative supply chains, performance measurement, risk management, and process optimization.
The master’s program prepares students to:
- Understand and apply sound and appropriate logistics and supply chain practices, policy, procedures, regulations, ethics, concepts, and skills.
- Apply effective research skills and techniques to logistics and supply chain reports.
- Apply appropriate quantitative, economic, marketing, planning, accounting, and financial analysis to logistics and supply chain problem solving and decision making.
- Demonstrate comprehensive communication, analysis, quantitative skills, and techniques in the solution finding for logistics and supply chain problems or projects.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs accredited degree program
Globalization is affecting almost every aspect of the world’s economy – and the world’s economy is sustained by global logistics and supply chain management. As a result, the demand for qualified logistics and supply chain professionals is higher than ever. Competition is fierce for the most prominent positions.
The right education can distinguish you from other professionals in your field and make you more marketable in both the public and private sectors.
A Master of Science degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management will benefit you even more by providing you with:
- An excellent foundation for professional certification as a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) offered by the Association for Operations Management or APICS; Certified Professional Logistics (CPL) certification program offered by the International Society of Logistics (SOLE); and Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) offered by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The certification process for the above can be found on each organization’s website, and it involves taking exams on different topics and may also require a minimum number of years of professional experience.
- A career that pays very well. According to 2018 salary survey by Institute for Supply Management (ISM), average salary of supply managers was $117,425 with top 10 percentile receiving an average of $287,420. Source: ISM's 2018 Salary Survey
Subject knowledge for a specific graduate course must be satisfied before enrollment in that course is permitted. Students may enroll in graduate level courses only if they meet prerequisite knowledge requirements. Graduate level prerequisite courses taken with ERAU must be completed with a grade of B or better.
Applicants for admission to the Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program are required to meet prerequisite knowledge in the following areas:
- Accounting Methods
- Quantitative Methods
Students should assume responsibility to see that prerequisites are satisfied. However, students who still lack prerequisite knowledge in one of the following areas may be required to register for BUSW 500. The prerequisite subject knowledge for a graduate course must be satisfied before enrollment in that specific course is permitted. Students may enroll in other graduate level courses as they meet any specific prerequisite knowledge required.
The prerequisite knowledge can be validated through one of the following:
- Completed an undergraduate or graduate course in each of the specific subject areas and upon validation of the course from an official transcript; -OR-
- Completed a course listed in either the National or ACE Guide for which academic credit in one of the specific subject areas is recommended; -OR-
- Received at least the minimum recommended score on a CLEP, DANTES, PEP, etc. exam in each of the subject areas as required; -OR-
- Satisfactorily completed BUSW 500.
Other Program Information:
As part of the Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program, students will take a comprehensive exam in LGMT 691, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Capstone Course. The exam will test students’ knowledge of courses from the MS in LSCM program.
|LGMT 536||Purchasing for Logistics and Supply Chain Managers||3|
|LGMT 636||Transportation Management||3|
|LGMT 682||Integrated Logistics Management||3|
|LGMT 683||Supply Chain Management||3|
|LGMT 685||Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management||3|
|LGMT 691||Logistics and Supply Chain Management Capstone||3|
|MGMT 524||Management Science||3|
|MGMT 651||Production and Procurement in the Aviation and Aerospace Industry||3|
|Select six credit hours from the following list of courses:|
MBAA 514, MBAA 517, MBAA 518, MBAA 522, MBAA 523, MBAA 604, MBAA 612, MGMT 532, MGMT 533, MGMT 535, PMGT 652, MGMT 671, MGMT 672, MGMT 673, MGMT 520, MMIS 561, LGMT 680
|Total Degree Requirements||30|
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