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.
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.
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"The global landscape of business competition in the 21st century will be dominated by firms that invest in supply chain excellence, and who hire experts who know how to design, analyze, and manage interconnected networks of firms. As the internet has broken down national boarders for consumers, supply chains of the future need to be responsive to these demands. Succeeding in this brave new world requires data-driven, analytical, supply chain professionals to know how to solve complex problems, and design practical solutions."