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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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.
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"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!”