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MS Global Supply Chain Management

Prepare for an Integrated Future

Portland State's Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management has been recognized among the "Top 25 Best Online Graduate Business Programs” according to U.S. News & World Reports. Enhance your supply chain career for the global economy.


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Industry Trends

Today’s global organizations are looking for leaders who can integrate all functions related to supply chains. The future of supply chain management transforms as consumer behavior changes and new industry technologies emerge. Consumers continue to embrace online shopping and demand sustainable product lifecycles, requiring adaptations in supply chain strategies. In effort to meet the demands, supply chain networks are incorporating more complex technologies creating efficiencies and improving information flows. According to Supply & Demand Chain Executive, these new technologies, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and data analytics have led to an increase in skilled-based job opportunities. Portland State University’s MS in Global Supply Chain Management (MS GSCM) will provide you with the expertise that will support markets in a sustainable and efficient manner.


The Program

Our Supply Chain Management program is globally focused to offer a deep understanding of international supply chain best practices with a focus on sustainability. Whether you’re interested in retail, technology, aerospace, transportation, or logistics and freight, the MS GSCM will help you fuse supply chain management into your company’s processes to instigate successful change. Learn how supply chains are incorporated into product and service strategies including; new product innovation, markets and channels, sourcing, lean operations, project management, logistics, analytics, and sustainable closed loop processes. Our program is strategically designed to investigate the real-world case studies and global concerns that need innovative leaders like you. While the majority of the program is online, students will participate in a short-term international field study in China, allowing you to experience onsite operations and procedures, meet global innovators and collaborate face-to-face with your cohort of future supply chain pathfinders.


The Curriculum

Our fully online, part-time program was created for working professionals looking to advance in their career and make a meaningful impact to the supply chain industry. This 52 credit-hour degree can be completed in just 21 months! With an environment specifically structured to promote collaboration between students, faculty and staff, you will gain the benefits of community learning while having the flexibility to take courses best suited for your schedule. This robust curriculum focuses on 5 essential areas of the global supply chain industry in order to provide you with a full spectrum approach to supply chain management:

  • Sourcing and Purchasing/Procurement

  • Supply and Logistics

  • Information Technology (analytics and data analysis)

  • Closed Loop Supply Chain (sustainability)

  • Forecasting and Planning


    Community & Faculty

    Thanks to local and global partners and the best-in-class faculty, students of the MS GSCM degree are connected to a wide array of industry experts. We work hard to provide students with meaningful access to businesses and employment opportunities through our network of instructors and alumni community. Like us, our partners are dedicated to your professional development. They share our passion in providing you with the leadership skills and opportunities needed to make a difference.


    Your Career

    Whether you are launching a new career or planning to move forward at your current company, our program offers the knowledge and resources needed for advancement. Today’s global organizations are interested in supply chain professionals who can integrate all functions of their global supply chains. For this reason, supply chain management professionals are in high demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates logistics focused employment opportunities will increase by 22 percent between 2012 and 2022, with 27,600 new jobs added. Our MS GSCM is the perfect solution to get you ready for a bright future in supply chain management. Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management, prepare for an integrated future!