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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Supply Chain Management, MS

C.T. Bauer College of Business  > Department of Decision & Information Sciences > Supply Chain Management, MS

The goal of the nationally renowned faculty in supply chain management is to offer business professionals the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management, an opportunity to advance their careers by enhancing their professional knowledge.  The program provides a focused course of study that will increase the understanding of the theory and practice of supply chain management.

The program is most relevant to those working in, or planning to work in the following areas:

  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics/Transportation
  • Production and service operations
  • Sourcing and procurement
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Analytics

The MS-SCM is a 36 Credit Hour, non-thesis program including, coursework in management, leadership, finance, accounting, supply chain management and business analytics. The program is designed to accommodate both full and part-time students with courses held from 6-9 p.m. on weekdays.

Typical students range in age from 21-43 with average work experience of 3 years and average GMAT scores of 577.

For additional information, please visit http://www.bauer.uh.edu/graduate-studies/prospective-students/ms-scm/

Admission Requirements

Admission eligibility for the Master of Science in Finance program requires a four-year undergraduate degree (or foreign equivalent) from an accredited institution. The undergraduate degree may be in any discipline. The MS-SCM admits students for Fall and Spring terms.

A complete application should include:

  1. Application for Graduate Studies
  2. Transcripts
    • Domestic transcripts - official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
    • International transcripts - one original transcript and degree certificate in the original language and the other must be an official English Translation of the transcript.
  3. Test Scores
    • Official GMAT or GRE scores, less than 5 years old
    • International applicants must submit comply with English language proficiency requirements.  Full details are found at http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/english-proficiency/.
      • One of the following tests may be submitted to meet this requirement. Please note that scores over two years old will not be accepted.
        • Official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score above 603 on the paper-based test or 100 on the internet-based test.
        • Official IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score above 6.5.
        • Official PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) minimum of 70.
  4. Non-refundable Application Fee(s)
    • An application fee is required and the amount varies by application type.
  5. Additional Requirements for International Applicants can be found at http://www.uh.edu/graduate-school/admissions/international-students/
    • NOTE: International students must have a four-year degree from an accredited university to apply for the MBA. Three-year degrees are not considered equivalent. There is no bridge program at UH. Students with a three-year degree will likely need to combine it with a completed master’s degree from their home country before applying.
  6. Resume
  7. Goal Statement - In one to two pages, discuss what motivates you, how your personal and professional experience has shaped you, and how will you maximize the specialized Master’s degree to reach your future goals.
  8. Letters of Recommendation

Degree Requirements

The MS-SCM degree requires 36.0 Credit Hours

Program information is subject to change.

Business Fundamentals Courses

7.5 Credit Hours

Leadership Development

3.0 Credit Hours, selected from the following

SCM Core

19.5 Credit Hours

SCM Analytics Courses

6.0 Credit Hours

Department/Program Policies

Time Limitation and Transfer Credit Guidelines

The MS-SCM is an evening-based professional program that is designed to accommodate both part-time and full-time students with program completion in 18-24 months.

Transfer credit is not available for the supply chain management courses. However, the Business Fundaments may be waived with appropriate prior graduate coursework.

The transfer of coursework credit is based on the following guidelines:

  • Courses, for which transfer credit is requested, must have grades of ‘B’ or higher and may not be more than five years old at the time of graduation from UH with the MS-SCM degree.
  • The course work must be graduate-level and consistent with the advanced study of business administration.
  • The academic department must approve the transfer request. The final authority for approving transfer credit requests is the Master of Science program advisor.
  • Requests for the transferring course credit taken prior to enrolling at UH should be made during the first semester of attendance as a graduate student in the Bauer College of Business. Waiver/transfer request forms are available in University Classroom and Business Building (CBB) 424.
  • Transfer credit is not given for either professional experience or professional development courses

Continuous Enrollment
Unless students petition for a leave of absence, they must maintain continuous enrollment during the program. Students who are out of the program for more than one calendar year will be under the jurisdiction of the catalog in effect at the time of reentry.

Students who fail to maintain continuous enrollment for more than two calendar years must reapply for admission to the program and must meet admission requirements in effect at that time.

Effective Semester of Admission
Admission to the program is only granted for a specified fall semester, which marks the effective semester of admission. Enrollment postponement to a later semester is not available.