Choose the program that’s right for you
With BU MET, you can choose the supply chain management program that makes the most sense for you—earn your general master’s with no concentration, or choose to concentrate in Logistics Management, Analytics, or Risk Management, so you can focus on gaining the skills you need to make a difference in your field. Not ready for a full master’s program? Choose BU MET’s Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management.
For the generalist who wants to be exposed to all areas of supply chain management, the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management, no concentration, is for you. Become a confident decision-maker and problem-solver. Learn how to analyze and improve business process flows with creative solutions that ensure prompt delivery of goods and services.
As a student in BU MET’s supply chain management program, you’ll master:
- Lean production
- Six Sigma methodology
- Global supply chain coordination
- Risk mitigation
- Sustainable supply chains
- Strategic logistics management
- Import-export operations
The MS in Supply Chain Management, concentration in Logistics Management provides a solid foundation in the qualitative and quantitative methods used by logistics and transportation managers of complex global supply chains.
The Logistics Management concentration emphasizes decision-making in the areas of:
- Transportation management
- Warehouse and distribution center operations
- Import/export operations
- International trade and logistics
Offered online and on campus, the Logistics Management concentration provides valuable opportunities to analyze techniques and procedures for conducting international trade, including operations, global transportation, facility network design, intermediaries and trade documentation, import/export channel networks, and the evaluation of global sourcing opportunities.
You’ll gain insight into the management of performance and exposure to the coordination of large-scale projects—and will be well-equipped to take your place among today’s supply chain leaders.
The MS in Supply Chain Management, concentration in Analytics will equip you with the advanced quantitative skills needed to analyze and manage complex supply chains.
The Analytics concentration is focused on the needs of supply chain decision-makers who must navigate the ever-changing and increasingly complex networks of facilities, partners, suppliers, and other domestic and international stakeholders.
Offered online and on campus, BU MET’s Analytics concentration in the Supply Chain Management master’s degree program covers:
- Supply chain strategies
- Analysis and mitigation of supply chain risks
- Management of performance
- Quality control
- Inventory and capacity management
- All other operations-related analyses
As a student in the Analytics concentration, you’ll learn statistical analysis, probabilistic decision-tree analysis, control charting, process capability analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, and optimization techniques.
By applying analytics to operations such as sourcing, manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation, supply chain managers can improve efficiency in their organizations. The ability to analyze data provides a clearer understanding of risk, an increased accuracy in planning, enhanced end-to-end visibility, and a means of achieving a leaner supply chain.
The MS in Supply Chain Management, concentration in Risk Management provides you with a solid understanding of risk-related issues in managing global supply chains, along with the skills needed to plan for and mitigate risk.
Offered online and on campus, BU MET’s Risk Management concentration builds an understanding of business continuity planning and crisis management, preparing you with the skills needed to identify emergent threats and develop strategic responses that adhere to proven enterprise risk management principles.
The Risk Management concentration will teach you to:
- Assess and categorize the key threats faced by a global supply chain and apply the logic and key principles of enterprise risk management
- Understand the foundations of business continuity planning and crisis management and diagnose both properly managed and improperly managed risks
- Evaluate the costs associated with major supply chain initiatives that require careful project planning, including identifying and mitigating various risks
- Apply the process-oriented tools and techniques of contemporary quality management to control quality and performance across a global supply chain that is geographically dispersed
Offered online and on campus, the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management at BU MET focuses on the design, optimization, and operation of a global supply chain.
By examining the essentials of lean production, global supply chain coordination, risk mitigation, strategic logistics management, and import-export operations, you’ll be able to analyze and improve business process flows and control streams of materials, information, and services across the supply chain of a corporation.
You’ll become well-versed in key operations management concepts and methods, as well as state-of-the-art tools used in the process of designing and managing global supply chains.
The Supply Chain Management graduate certificate will equip you with:
- An understanding of the importance of supply chain management decisions in developing a business strategy for a firm
- Foundational knowledge in supply chain management and its core principles, including logistics operations and/or import/export operations, lean practices, and/or Six Sigma practices
- Knowledge of key supply chain management issues and tools vital in analyzing supply chain decision problems
BU MET – For those who want to take advantage of a big opportunity
Earning a master’s or graduate certificate in supply chain management from BU MET has propelled our graduates to positions far and wide.
Recent graduates have established their careers at:
- ABclonal Technology
- Boston University
- BrainCo Internship
- Collins Aerospace
- Construction Specialties
- Dune Sciences, Inc.
- Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
- PRATT & WHITNEY
- Raytheon Technologies
- Straumann Group
- The LEGO Group
- Willamette Valley Company
- Director of Operations
- Quality Assurance Manager
- Logistics Supervisor
- Distribution Manager
- Director of Procurement
- Sourcing Manager
- Operations Analyst
- Supply Chain Manager
“Employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 25% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.”
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Supply chain professionals with a master’s degree
Median salary (2019 mean)
Source: Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), 2021 career and salary survey
“77% of organizations are accelerating their investments in supply chain sustainability initiatives over the next three years, focusing on logistics and manufacturing.”
Source: Capgemini Research Institute, 2020