Master of Supply Chain ManagementCurriculum

Why consider the Master of Supply Chain Management program at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management? You'll study decision-science tools and have real opportunities to apply what you are learning within the context of business and supply chains. It is also a STEM-eligible program.

Our base curriculum involves 30 credit hours of coursework and can be completed in as little as nine months. Or, you can extend your program for up to two years with add-on certificates, including the Business Analytics Certificate and the Six-Sigma Black Belt Certificate, which can help measure, analyze, improve and control key processes that influence customer satisfaction and productivity growth. 

The curriculum comprises the following three components:

  • Supply chain courses and electives
  • SAP workshops, and 
  • Practical work experience

Supply Chain Courses and Electives

The supply chain courses build upon the business and quantitative foundation to provide advanced knowledge in operations and supply chain management. 

If you waive a required course, then you must replace that course with one of the foregoing electives (or another course) as approved by the director of graduate programs for the Department of Operations.

Required Course Curriculum

Supply Chain Courses (24 credits)

Supply Chain Electives (6 credits)

Supply Chain Certification Requirements

Requirements for Green Belt Certification

  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree program offered by CWRU
  • Earn a grade of A or B in SCMG420 or OPMT 420 or IIME 440– Six Sigma and Quality Management and successfully complete a real course project on Six Sigma (as part of the course)

Requirements for Black Belt Certification

  • Be enrolled in a graduate degree program offered by CWRU
  • Have a Certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma from a US-based company (students may earn Green Belt through SCMG/OPMT 420 or IIME 440 )
  • Take and obtain a grade of A or B in ALL of the following courses: SCMG 450, SCMG 422, and SCMG 478. 
    • Note: Only two of the three courses mentioned here may count in fulfilling the requirements of the Master of Supply Chain Management program

Requirements for Business Analytics Certification

  • Be enrolled in Master of Supply Chain Management program
  • Take SCMG 432B
  • Take and obtain a grade of A or B in both MSBA 434 and MSBA 444

SAP Workshops

If you’re interested in learning more about the enterprise resource planning software, we encourage you to attend a three-week SAP workshop each spring semester. Key SAP modules covered in the workshop include:

  • Sales & Distribution (SD)
  • Materials Management (MM)
  • Production Planning (PP)

Practical Work Experience

As a MSCM student, you’ll interact with companies to solve real-world business problems through Weatherhead’s Six Sigma course and participate in a Six Sigma project.You’ll also participate in hands-on project work through lean operations and operational excellence courses. Over the past few years, Weatherhead has sponsored dozens of different projects with local companies for the MSCM cohort. 

Here is a sampling of our partners from recent years:

  • Aleris
  • Allied Construction Products
  • American Greetings
  • Avery Dennison
  • Bazetta Steel Processing
  • Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
  • Chromaflo Technologies
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland City Schools
  • Etactics
  • Fairmount Santrol
  • Fives North American Combustion
  • GraphTech International
  • Heinen's Grocery
  • HP Manufacturing
  • Invacare
  • Jergens Manufacturing
  • Kinetico
  • Kongsberg Automotive
  • Lubrizol Corp.
  • Market Garden Brewery
  • MetroHealth System
  • Moen
  • Morrison Products
  • MTD Products
  • Nestle USA
  • Ohio CAT
  • Olympic Steel
  • Options Naturopathic
  • Parker Hannifin Corp.
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Republic Steel - Massillon
  • Regional Transit Authority - Cleveland
  • Schaeffler North America
  • Smithers Oasis
  • Swagelok
  • Tervis
  • Things Remembered
  • TravelCenters of America
  • Tremco Inc.
  • TTI FloorCare
  • UH Hospitals
  • US Refractory Products
  • Louis Stokes VA Medical Center
  • Will-Burt