Master of Science in Management (MSM)-Operations Research & Supply Chain Management | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Master of Science in Management (MSM)-Operations Research & Supply Chain Management

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STEM-Eligible Degree

The MSM-OR/SCM program qualifies as a STEM degree, which allows international students in a technical field to work in the US for up to 36 months in the United States. Visit the U.S. government's website for more information on STEM extensions.

*The GMAT or GRE is not required for admission or for scholarship consideration. However, submitting a GMAT or GRE may increase the amount of scholarship awarded. Learn more.

New features for the MSM-ORSC Program in Fall 2020

  • Takes as little as 9 months to complete    
  • Flexibility to extend the program to up to two years with add-on certificates in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Business Analytics
  • Focused on the actual supply chain field, whereas an MBA covers a broad range of career paths
  • Get heavily recruited by the world’s top companies
  • Opportunity to participate in an internship program with local companies while studying or during summer
  • Action-based learning with real companies, and the language of business
  • Teaching Assistantship opportunities available in second semester and beyond for select students
  • Access to merit based scholarships
  • CWRU undergraduates may earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the same time

Curriculum at a Glance

Why consider the MSM-ORSC 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:

MSM-ORSC 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

Is this Master’s in Operations Research & Supply Chain Management right for me?

OR/SCM students typically have an undergraduate background in the following areas: engineering, statistics, computer science, economics, mathematics and business. Students beginning Weatherhead’s MSM-Operations degree program must have a working knowledge of undergraduate calculus, including differentiation and integration, and one semester of undergraduate linear algebra. Work experience is beneficial but not required for admission; many students pursue the MSM-OR/SCM immediately following the completion of their undergraduate degree.

Find essential admission information, such as application requirements, deadlines, and program start dates for Weatherhead’s MSM-Operations program.

Ready to start your MSM-Operations degree program? Apply online today.

Earn a BA or BS degree and an MSM-OR/SCM in as little as five years

Couple the quantitative and analytical skills of your undergraduate studies with the specialized skills obtained from a master’s in operations research and supply chain management. Adding the MSM-ORSC degree to your undergraduate program will empower you to make a substantial and measurable impact in national and global operations and supply chain management across a broad range of industries including manufacturing and service industries.

For more information, see the BA/BS and MSM-OR/SCM Integrated program page, or contact Jim Hurley, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate and Integrated Study Programs, at 216.368.3856, or Meredith Richardson, Admissions Manager, MSM-ORSC, at 216.368.7586.