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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

The Master of Science (MSc) in Management degree program with a concentration in Supply Chain Management (SCM) will provide you with an exceptional research foundation. This program will provide you with the stepping stone you need to enter a PhD program and/or launch your academic or research career.

You will graduate with a solid foundation in theoretical perspectives relevant to SCM and will receive exceptional statistical and methodological training. You can also delve deeper into topics with special topic courses, electives and directed studies.

You will work closely with leading scholars in the field of SCM. We admit a small number of students so that we can provide extensive mentoring, which will help you succeed in an academic career.

You will work one-on-one with faculty members to develop your research skills. In addition to working on your own research project, you have the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge research that is being conducted by our faculty. And, more importantly, you will receive personalized guidance and individualized attention as you develop your own research and prepare for your career.

Program Overview

You will complete a minimum of nine courses and an independent research project (Major Research Paper), which is conducted under the supervision of one of our faculty supervisors.

You’ll receive specialized training in techniques to help organizations design and coordinate the flow of goods and information through supply chains, and you’ll gain rigorous analytical and decision-making skills.

Required courses include:

  • BU805: Deterministic Quantitative Analysis
  • BU815: Stochastic Analysis and Simulation
  • BU825: Foundations of Supply Chain Management
  • BU845: Seminar in Supply Chain Management I
  • BU855: Seminar in Supply Chain Management II
  • EC620: Microeconomics I
  • EC655: Econometrics
  • MS795: Major Research Paper
  • Plus two electives selected from the offerings of the MBA or MABE program, or from offerings outside of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. 

Faculty with Supervisory Status

Our program benefits from the expertise of one of the largest group of professors in supply chain management in Canada. Our 13 SCM faculty are researching topics such as sustainable and closed-loop supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, information technology, inventory theory, operations management, innovation propagation in supply chains, logistics and transportation, and stochastic inventory systems.

Applying to the PhD Program from the MSc Program

If you are admitted into the PhD in Management program with a concentration in the Supply Chain Management field, you will be given course credit for successfully completed courses cross-listed in both the master's and PhD programs.


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