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Foster School of Business – University of Washington - Master of Supply Chain Management

University of Washington Foster Master of Supply Chain Management Program Structure

The Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business develops world-class supply chain professionals. MSCM is a one-year program that blends supply chain industry best-practices, business acumen, strategy, leadership skills, and hands-on experience from day one. Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and approximately every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The MSCM program is a STEM-certified degree. The program has one intake each year; with new cohorts beginning each summer quarter in June.


In just one year, the Foster Master of Supply Chain Management program’s meticulously curated curriculum will provide students with the technical and analytical skillsets needed to design, coordinate, and manage supply chains, while developing their strategic thinking and leadership acumen. With a one-year evening and weekend class schedule, MSCM is tailored to working professionals. All students gain hands-on practical experience during the final quarter through an industry practicum project.

MSCM courses include:

SCM 500: Finance and Accounting for Supply Chain Managers
SCM 501: Probability and Statistics
SCM 502: Negotiations
SCM 503: Leadership and Professional Development
SCM 504: Building Effective Teams
SCM 510: Marketing Strategy and Channel Management

SCM 511: Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (2 credits)
SCM 512: Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Enterprise
SCM 513: Operations Management and Process Analysis
SCM 520: Forecasting, Inventory Management and SC Analytics
SCM 521: Managing Supply Chain Projects
SCM 522: Lean Management, Total Quality and Six Sigma
SCM 523: Competitive Strategy
SCM 530: Managing and Mining Big Data

SCM 531: Enterprise Systems and Integration
SCM 532: Global Supply Chain and Logistics
SCM 533: Special Topics in Supply Chain Management
SCM 599: Supply Chain Leader Series & Practicum

Class Profile

Each year the Foster Master of Supply Chain Management program enrolls 35 – 45 students, who bring an average of 5 years of work experience, an average GPA of 3.5 and GMAT scores ranging from 500 – 750. Approximately a third of students are international and the program has gender parity.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid for the Foster Master of Supply Chain Management

The program fee for the 12-month program is $41,480 for Washington residents and $45,012 for non-residents.

Admissions to the Foster Master of Supply Chain Management

Applicants to the Master of Supply Chain Management program must submit a completed application with the following items:

-Two essays
-A current resume
-Unofficial transcripts
-Official GMAT or GRE score report
-Proof of English language proficiency
-Two letters of recommendation
-$85 application fee
-Video interview (link provided after application submission)

Application Deadlines

Round 1 – January 14 (only international applicant deadline)

Round 2 – February 15

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