Master of Supply Chain Management Curriculum: Spring 2021 or Prior | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Master of Supply Chain Management Curriculum: Spring 2021 or Prior

Current Student Curriculum

For Master of Supply Chain Management Students who began in Spring 2021 or earlier, please refer to the below curriculum.

Why consider the Master of Supply Chain program at Case Western Reserve University? You‘ll study decision-science tools and have real opportunities to apply what you are learning within the context of business and supply chains. The base curriculum involves 33 credit hours of course work including 21 credits of core and 12 elective credits. See details of the courses here. Additionally, you can add on as follows:

Master of Supply Chain Management Curriculum

Add-ons 9 months with Green Belt Three semesters with Black Belt Three semesters with Business Analytics and Green Belt Four semesters with Business Analytics and Black Belt
SAP ERRP Software Completion Certificate
Business Analytics Certificate
Green Belt
Black Belt
Internship Semester Fall or Spring Summer Summer Summer
Total credits 33 36 39 42

Weatherhead’s 33-credit hour Master of Supply Chain Management is a full-time program beginning in the fall semester of each year. The program can be completed in as quickly as 9 months or students may stay on for up to two years total. The curriculum comprises the following three components:

The Business Core introduces students to business fundamentals and includes a professional development course, a unique feature of the Weatherhead Supply Chain Management program not found in most of our competitors’ programs.

The Operations Research Core provides the mathematical, statistical, and computational skills needed by analysts in research and development groups in manufacturing and services companies and consulting firms.

  • MSOR 411 – Optimization Modeling – view topics
    • Linear Programming
    • Integer Programming
    • Nonlinear Programming
    • Network Models
    • Dynamic Programming
  • MSOR 433 – Foundations of Probability and Statistics – view topics
    • Applied Probability
    • Confidence Intervals
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Simple and Multiple Regressions
    • Forecasting
  • MSOR 432 – Computer Simulation – view topics
    • Spreadsheet Simulation Using @RISK
    • Simulation Modeling Using ARENA
    • Statistical Analysis—Input Data Analysis
    • Statistical Analysis—Output Data Analysis

Supply chain courses build upon the business and quantitative foundation to provide advanced knowledge in operations and supply chain management.

  • MSOR 406 – Operations Management – view topics
    • Bottleneck Analysis
    • Capacity Analysis
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Quality Management
    • Theory of Constraints
  • MSOR 420 – Six Sigma and Quality Management – view topics
    • Six Sigma DMAIC Process
    • Process Mapping and Lean Thinking
    • Data Analysis with MINITAB
    • Root-Cause Analysis
    • Statistical Quality Control
  • Four elective courses
  • At most one of the following:
    • MSOR 422 – Lean Operations – view topics
      • Lean Philosophy
      • The seven lethal wastes
      • Current-State Value Stream Mapping
      • Future-State VSM
      • Setup Reduction, Cell Design, Product Design
      • Lean Metrics
    • MSOR 412 – Lean Services – view topics
      • Strategic Service Vision
      • Service process blueprint
      • Service Flow Tools for Lean Services
      • Managing Capacity-Constrained Service systems
      • Managing Service Queues
      • Managing Staffing Levels
      • Excellence through Service Differentiation
  • At most one of the following:
    • MSOR 450 – Project Management – view topics
      • Project Organization
      • Project Teams
      • Critical Path Analyses
      • Time/Cost Trade-offs
      • Critical Chain Methods
      • Project Control
      • Multitasking
      • Earned Value Analysis
      • Project Selection
      • New/Improved Product Development Projects
    • MSOR 452 – Project Quality – view topics
      • Limits/Challenges of Traditional Project Management
      • Building Project Teams
      • Project Charter and Stakeholder Management
      • New/Improved Products development with Quality Function Deployment
      • Project Initiation and Scope
      • Change Management in Projects
      • Managing Project Risks
  • MSOR 477 – Enterprise Resource Planning in the Supply Chain – view topics
    • Demand Forecasting and Time Series
    • Sales and Operations Planning
    • Master Production Scheduling
    • Material Requirements Planning
    • Production and Inventory Management
  • MSOR 476 – Strategic Sourcing
  • MSOR 475 – Supply Chain Logistics – view topics
    • Transportation Decisions
    • Transportation Planning
    • Logistics and Inventory Management
    • Reverse Logistics
    • Warehouse Design
  • MSOR 478 – Operational Excellence