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Saunders College of Business has Waived the GMAT/GRE Test Requirement for Fall 2020!

Global Supply Chain Management Master of Science

Supply chain management professionals are the engineers of business. Products and services are becoming more complex to manage as they become more globally integrated and reliant on technology. The Master of Science (MS) in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program provides students with global supply chain knowledge that is reinforced by strong analytical, quantitative, and leadership skills needed to not only design innovative solutions and predict future trends, but also to become leaders in the fast-moving business landscapes in the global supply chain system.

Rooted in the strong technological and analytical traditions of Saunders College of Business, the MS in GSCM is an interdisciplinary program that integrates concepts from supply chain, operation management, analytics, industrial engineering, global business, and management.

F-1 STEM OPT 24-month Work Extension

The MS in GSCM program qualifies international students to work for up to 3 years via a F-1 STEM OPT 24-month work extension. International students receiving a graduate degree in this program qualify to apply for a 24-month work extension to their OPT (Optional Practical Training) period. This extension means that students could be eligible for up to three years of work in the United States.

The extension is exclusive to qualifying STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) focused programs. This program qualifies for an F-1 OPT STEM Extension, under the CIP Code 52.1399 in the 2012 STEM-Designated Degree Program List published by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office. For more information please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)webpages: Understanding F-1 OPT Requirements and Questions and Answers: Extension of Optional Practical Training Program for Qualified Students.

Leadership Fellows Program

The Saunders Leadership Fellows Program is dedicated to enhancing the education of our students by providing professional development and extensive experiential learning for individual fellows. The fellowship program also offers significant advantages, such as 50% scholarship award, and more. Limited applicants are selected.

Recognized among the nations very best business schools

Saunders College graduate programs are recognized by national and international rankings, including U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Graduate School Rankings which places Saunders as the #93 graduate business school in the nation. Learn about other top rankings and recognition received by Saunders College graduate programs and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Quick Admissions Decisions

Please review the degree specific admissions requirements for this program which provides applicants with an option to waive the GMAT or GRE and requires an essay.

For quick admissions decisions, determination for scholarship and financial aid, contacts and additional admissions information, please visit our graduate admissions pages.

Program Director

"As e-commerce and online platforms gradually dominate modern economies and virtual realities attempt to connect both online and offline worlds, global supply chain management has never become more important - and its importance will only grow in the foreseeable future. All companies need to better integrate online and offline resources and processes in order to survive in competition. The MS in GSCM program at Saunders integrates the essential supply chain, globalization process and analytics, and managerial skills that a successful SCM manager would need in mobilizing global resources to improve the value chain in today’s economy. The uncertainty in global economies only enhances the need of this degree. MS in GSCM is perfect for applicants who wish to move into the global supply chain fields including supply chain management, planning and logistics, procurement and sourcing, global business, and other related areas. I hope to hear from you soon!”

Zhi Tang

Program Director and Professor
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  • 08/10/2020
    COVID-19 has challenged the university to consider an even more creative academic portfolio with blended, online, split A/B, and flex class options. To prepare for in-person instruction, RIT has upgraded academic buildings and classrooms. And physical distancing and face coverings, required of faculty and students in classrooms, together provide some of the greatest protection against the spread of COVID-19.
  • 08/07/2020
    RIT is developing an alert system that systematically defines levels of COVID-19 prevalence and transmission risk within our community. Each level will be associated with predetermined actions aimed at reducing risk during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • 08/03/2020
    The unexpected transition to remote learning during the spring semester challenged faculty across RIT to experiment, create, and deploy new methods of instruction to ensure student success. As the university gears up for in-person and online classes—or a combination of both—faculty members are applying a wide range of lessons learned from the spring to keep academic momentum moving forward in the fall.
  • 07/24/2020
    RIT is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to monitor their health for COVID-19 symptoms. The new policy will help protect the health and safety of the community at RIT and in the Greater Rochester area during the ongoing pandemic. Starting July 27, the university will launch the RIT Daily Health Screen website and call-in option.
  • 07/27/2020
    Saunders professor, Dr. Steven Carnovale, talked to 13WHAM's Andrew Banas regarding the supply chain shortage.
  • 07/09/2020
    Dr. Steven Carnovale, Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management (SCM) at Rochester Institute of Technology's Saunders College of Business, and his colleagues were highlighted for their research with the Logistics Manager's Index (LMI) for the supply chain.
  • 07/07/2020
    Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management (SCM) at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business, Dr. Steven Carnovale, is bringing expert insights on the supply chain with colleagues through the Logistics Manager's Index (LMI).
  • 06/15/2020

    RIT undergrad, Wendy Mertz, steps into vice president position following the retirement of Page Petry, chief IT officer, Americas, for Marriott International.

Saunders students have a 94% Outcome Rate 6-months after graduation