Schulich to launch SCM degree program

The program targets new graduates and those already working in related roles

July 3, 2018
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TORONTO—The Schulich School of Business at York University has launched a new master of supply chain management degree—the first of its kind in Canada. The program, which begins in May 2019, can be taken full-time in 12 months or on a part-time basis by working professionals for completion in as little as two years.

The master of supply chain management (MSCM) is designed to prepare graduates of business, economics, science, and engineering degree programs to advance in senior supply chain management roles. The program targets new graduates and those already working in related roles within industry and the public sector, including those working in emergency response and the Canadian military. Those who enroll as part-time students can complete the program in two years.

Schulich BBA and iBBA graduates are eligible for advanced standing in the MSCM program, enabling full-time students to complete the program in two four-month terms, rather than three terms. The School will begin accepting applications for the new program in July 2018.

Throughout three consecutive terms of full-time study, master of supply chain management students will build their knowledge of purchasing, logistics, operations management, customer service, manufacturing, international trade and business analytics. The academic curriculum will be strengthened by experience-based, collaborative learning opportunities, including a major integrative consulting project where students will work with organizations to help analyze, solve and implement solutions to their real-world supply chain management problems.

Students will develop cross-functional skills in marketing, accounting/finance, business communication and teamwork skills, as well as creative thinking and research skills, the school said. They will also develop professional relationships with their classmates, members of Schulich’s global alumni network and professional supply chain associations.