University of Tennessee - Knoxville

MS Supply Chain Management


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Knoxville, TN 37996

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS Supply Chain Management

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) offers the Master of Science degree with a major in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) to prepare students to careers in supply chain management. This degree offers the opportunity to study for one semester at both Kühne Logistics University (KLU), Hamburg, Germany, and Tongji University (Tongji), Shanghai, China. This is a cohort program where students from all three universities study together on each of the three campuses for one semester before returning to their home institutions for the final semester and graduation at their respective universities. A majority of credit hours for UTK students will be earned at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the degree will be solely from the University of Tennessee.

The purpose of this degree program is to prepare students with an undergraduate degree in business or engineering for a career in supply chain management. Integrated supply chain management has emerged as a critical strategic priority for many firms over the past decade, but the talent pool that can properly conceptualize and drive supply chain from this new strategic perspective is currently lacking. This program will provide the strategic, integrative, and analytical skills that businesses desire in new talent and prepare students for the day-to-day problems they will face on the job. The structure of the proposed Supply Chain Management major, MS would approach the subject with a truly integrative approach that encompasses sales, procurement, operations, logistics, customer service, and other functions of the overall process, in order to develop talent that can effect change across an integrated supply chain and, ultimately, the entire organization.  This integrative approach is innovative, global in outlook, and will be prized by both students and the business community.

Admission Requirements

The admissions group at the HCB will perform reviews of student files along with the faculty program leader from the department of Supply Chain Management. This group will review all applications and recommend prospective students for admission to the program. The following admission standards will guide the process for admission to the program.

  • Meet UTK Graduate School requirements for admission.
    Hold an undergraduate’s degree in business (or equivalent) from an accredited program. Applicants from international programs will be reviewed on an individual basis.
    For UTK undergraduate students, grade point average and recommendation letters from faculty are required.
    For non-UTK undergraduate students, minimum grade point average and recommendation letters from faculty are required, additional evaluation material may be required.
    All students must adhere to all UTK ethical and professional standards (see Hilltopics).

Retention Standards

Academic standing is defined as designated by the Graduate School; and
Students must adhere to ethical and professional standards.

Graduation Standards

To be eligible for graduation, students must:

  • Complete the entire curriculum plan per UTK Graduate School policies as specified by the University of Tennessee.

Procedure for Application to Program

  • Complete Haslam College of Business Application Form.
    Adhere to application deadlines and other requirements as posted on the Haslam College of Business website; and
    Students will be admitted in cohorts. Should a student be unable to continue the sequence of courses with their admitted cohort, they will be able to continue their course work with the next available course of studies for the subsequent cohort.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

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