Master of Supply Chain Management

The Master of Supply Chain Management is designed for students to develop the technical and managerial competence in leading and facilitating companies’ decisions concerning the six main drivers of supply chain performance: (1) supply chain facilities, (2) transportation, (3) inventory, (4) procurement, (5) pricing, and (6) information.

The program is structured around these six drivers, which students will gain deep knowledge of through activities such as analyzing cases, using software tools, conducting fieldwork and consulting projects, and evaluating how different investments and operating policies affect supply chain performance.

Additional Information
Admission Requirements

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential to graduate studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Applicants whose first language is not English and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an institution where English is the language of instruction are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the university. Additional requirements include:

  • either a recognized four-year undergraduate Honours degree in the field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, or 
  • a recognized four-year undergraduate Honours degree in business or economics with strong performance (80% or better) in a quantitative course such as statistics or business analytics; 
  • at least 2 years of full-time experience in a supply chain-related position; and 
  • successful completion (within no more than 12 months prior to application) of all 5 ‘Foundations’ preparatory course offered by Math Foundations for Business School Accounting Foundations for Business School Statistics Foundations for Business School Economics Foundations for Business School Finance Foundations for Business School.

    Applicants with significant professional experience are eligible to be considered by meeting alternative admission requirements based on their extensive and relevant work experience.

Program Requirements

To gain the required knowledge as well as technical and managerial expertise to skillfully lead and facilitate companies' initiatives to resolve modern supply chain challenges, students will take 10 (5.0) credit courses over three consecutive academic terms as follows:

Fall term:
SCMG601 - Business Analytics for Supply Chain Managers
SCMG602 - Finance for Supply Chain Managers
SCMG603 - Inventory Management
SCMG604 - Procurement and Supply Management

Winter term:
SCMG605 - Freight Transportation Management
SCMG606 - Supply Chain Facilities Management
SCMG607 - Supply Chain Fieldwork Project

Spring term:
SCMG608 - Supply Chain Consulting
SCMG609 - Pricing and Revenue Management
SCMG610 - Advanced Supply Chain Analytics

The class meetings (Fridays and Saturdays) and assignments require students to be active learners. The program's most distinctive active learning elements are two major real world supply chain consulting projects (SCMG607 and SCMG608). Through these projects, students will acquire the requisite domain knowledge and refine the technical, interpersonal, critical thinking, and other skills involved in all phases of a supply chain consulting project: from defining the supply chain issue to be addressed through to presenting clients with high quality and implementable solutions.