Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees.

Applicants must have a minimum of seven years of work experience in some function of logistics or supply chain management. Exceptions to work experience may be made for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in logistics, supply chain management or a discipline composed of courses that are closely related to logistics and supply chain management.

In addition, applicants must provide two letters of recommendation and must complete the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). The minimum acceptable GMAT score is determined by:

(Undergraduate GPA x 200) + GMAT score > 1050.

Conditional admission may be granted if the GMAT has not been completed but all other required information has been provided. However, the GMAT must be completed with the minimum acceptable score before the start of the third course in the program.

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to score at least 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or otherwise demonstrate competency in English.

Academic Requirements

A grade of C is minimally acceptable and must be offset with a grade of A in one of the other courses. A student must withdraw from the program if he or she earns three C course grades.

The program’s cohort format allows students to develop working relationships with group members, undertake group activities and research, and share professional experiences.

The MS GSCM program is the responsibility of the Logistics Department, which acts as the program’s policy-making body, and appeals board. Students are expected to be familiar with, and adhere to, the MS GSCM program requirements and procedures, as well as general UAA admissions and graduate degree requirements.

Contact the CBPP Graduate Programs Office for full program information, including application forms and procedures:

Graduate Programs Office
UAA College of Business and Public Policy
3211 Providence Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508 U.S.A.
Telephone: (907) 786-4171
Fax: (907) 786-4115

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

LOG A661Supply Chain Strategic Planning6
LOG A662Supply Chain Knowledge Management6
LOG A663International Supply Chain Management and Marketing Strategies6
LOG A664Supply Chain Management Leadership6
LOG A665Supply Chain Measurement *6
Total Credits30

A final research project is required as part of the degree requirements.

A total of 30 credits is required for the degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the MS GSCM program will be able to assess logistical activities and supply chain relationships in a strategic context within international and cross-cultural business environments. They will be able to demonstrate the role of leadership and team building in fostering and enhancing supply chain integration. Graduates will also be able to apply information technology as a means to manage knowledge; and use financial and cost accounting techniques to effectively measure logistical value within and across companies. Finally, graduates will have developed an appreciation for the complex nature of global supply chain management in an increasingly integrated world that is subject to rapid change.