MS in Supply Chain and Operations Management
Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted to the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business Program Office. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:
- Degree Required Bachelor's degree
- Baccalaureate Field Individuals from all baccalaureate fields are encouraged to apply. The exact course requirements will be determined based on an individual's baccalaureate field and work experience. All applicants must have had the following background course work: mathematics through the level of calculus covering integration and differentiation, linear algebra, basic probability, and statistics through regression analysis
- Grade Point Average At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of undergraduate study. Applicants with a master’s degree must have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.00/4.00 in that program. Relevant work experience beyond academic study will also be considered.
- Tests Required GMAT or GRE taken within five years of entry into the program.
- Minimum English Competency Test Score
- TOEFL 80, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Speaking 20, and Writing 21 (iBT Test); 60, with subscores of Reading 19, Listening 17, Writing 21 (revised Paper-Delivered Test), OR,
- IELTS 6.5, with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores, OR,
- PTE-Academic 54, with subscores of Reading 51, Listening 47, Speaking 53, and Writing 56.
- Letters of Recommendation Two required.
- Personal Statement Required.
- Resume or CV Required.
- Preferred Admission to MS in Supply Chain and Operations Management UIC, UIUC, and UIS students or alumni (graduated within five years of applying) with a cumulative GPA of 3.00/4.00, and a GPA of 3.00/4.00 in selected IDS-related courses will be waived from the GMAT or GRE requirement.
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:
- Minimum Semester Hours Required: 32 hours of graduate course work beyond the program prerequisites. No more than two 400-level courses may be used toward degree requirements.
Course List Code Title Hours Prerequisites One of the following, or the equivalent: Business Statistics II Statistics for Management Required Courses Data and Prescriptive Analytics Introduction to Operations Management Supply Chain Management Applied Supply Chain Strategy and Practice Electives Select 16 semester hours from the following list, with at least 12 hours of Supply Chain and Operations electives: Supply Chain and Operations Electives Enterprise Operations and Supply Chain Systems Supply Chain Management: Sourcing and Procurement Project Management Vendor Management Global Sourcing and Logistics Operations Management in the Service Sector Supply Chain Analytics and Decision Models Revenue Management Statistical Quality Control and Assurance Special Topics in Information and Decision Sciences Independent Study in Information and Decision Sciences Other Electives Select a maximum of 4 hours from related areas with the approval of the program director. Sample courses include: Management Accounting Optimization for Analytics Business Forecasting Using Time Series Methods Enterprise Risk Management Electronic Marketing Data Mining for Business Machine Learning and Statistical Methods for Business Analytics Time Series Econometrics Electives are to be selected with the approval of the director of graduate studies. Based on student background and interests, other supply chain and operations related courses may be taken with the advice and approval of the director of graduate studies.
- Comprehensive Examination: None
- Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options: Course work only
- The required capstone course IDS 555 ties together the technical material in the core courses and electives with discussion and cases to address issues related to supply chain and operations strategy for organizations and effective management practice. This course further integrates this material with project work that involves either detailed study of supply chain and operations strategy and practice in organizations, or development of supply chain related solutions for specific problems. Such projects, organized as part of the capstone course, can be driven by specific client needs, or framed around problems as currently encountered in practice.