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Academic Experience

Admission to the Ross MSCM Program is open to graduates of accredited colleges and universities who have degrees in virtually any area of study. Previous coursework in engineering, science, and mathematics is important but not essential. Before enrolling, students must:

  • Complete the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree. The Ross School reserves the right to review the academic records of international applicants and to determine whether the academic credentials presented from a non-U.S. institution qualify for consideration.
  • Take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). International students must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam if their first language is not English.

Work Experience

We do not require a minimum number of years work experience prior to entering the MSCM Program. However, we do expect that most of our admitted students will have at least some work experience. We evaluate work experience not in terms of quantity but in terms of quality, i.e., the impact the applicant has had on their organization and his or her natural leadership qualities. Those who join us at an earlier stage in their careers should have superb academic credentials and the maturity and self-confidence to handle the intensity of the program. View the current MSCM class profile.

Application Requirements

To best assess each candidate’s qualifications, we require the following materials with each application.

  • Current resume
  • GMAT or GRE results
  • TOEFL results (international applicants only, see requirements for possible exemption)
  • Undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts from all schools where courses were taken.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essays

Each element of the application plays an integral role in the overall admission evaluation; no single piece of the application is weighted more heavily than the other. The MSCM Program will contact qualified applicants to schedule an interview.


  • Marisol Ferrandiz Mendoza
    MSCM ‘10
    Crew Manager
    LAN Chile, LATAM Airlines Group

    Santiago, Chile

    The leadership training at Ross has enabled Marisol Ferrandiz Mendoza, MSCM '10, to manage a large staff at a major airline.

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  • Roy Yoo
    MSCM '11
    Supply Chain Supervisor
    University of Michigan Health System

    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Going through MSCM Boot Camp, Roy Yoo, MSCM '11, learned not only the basics of business, but a lot about himself.

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  • Jinjing Qian
    MSCM '11
    Manager, Global Supply Chain
    Microsoft Corp.

    Redmond, Wash.

    Jinjing Qian, MSCM '12, came to Ross not just for the MSCM Program, but to learn about American culture. Her hard work landed her a position at a famous company.

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  • Jim Beaver
    MSCM ‘12
    Commodity Sourcing Manager
    Parker Hannifin

    Richland, Mich.

    During a Tauber Institute project with ConAgra Foods Inc., operations-oriented Jim Beaver, MSCM '12, gained insight into high-level strategy.

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  • Malvika Bhatia
    BSE ‘11/MSCM ‘12
    Sourcing Manager
    Microsoft Corp.

    Redmond, Wash.

    As the co-founder of a company, Malvika wanted to gain deeper understanding of the supply chain. Action-based projects let her apply new knowledge immediately.

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  • Matthew Carson
    MSCM ‘12
    Perfect Execution Manager
    Emerson Electric Co.

    McKinney, Texas

    "The Ross MSCM gives you a solid tool kit you can apply to the most complex supply chain problem."

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  • Rahul Chowdhury
    MSCM ‘12
    Senior Manager
    Global Business
    Process, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

    Bentonville, Ark.

    Rahul says his Ross education helped him gain a global perspective on supply chain management, but it also gave him essential career development tools.

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  • Amanda Hillman
    MS/MSCM ‘12
    Supply Chain and Manufacturing Consultant

    Chicago, Ill.

    Amanda was the first MSCM student to earn a dual degree through the Ross School and U-M’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.

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  • Shashank Kadetotad
    MSCM ‘12
    Operations Manager

    Chattanooga, Tenn.

    Shashank came to Ross because of its reputation and world-class faculty. But by graduation, he found his peers were an equally valuable part of his experience.

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  • Jingjing Qian
    MSCM ‘12
    Manager, Global Supply Chain
    Microsoft Corp.

    Seattle, Wash.

    Jinging came to Ross not just for the MSCM Program, but to learn about American culture. Her hard work landed her a position at a famous American company.

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  • Amy Betke
    MSCM '09
    Supply Chain Engineer
    Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

    Novi, Mich.

    "I learned a lot from the classes and professors, but I learned a lot from my peers, too."

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  • Mike Duffy
    Executive VP
    of Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain

    Cardinal Health

    "The MSCM Program delivers candidates who learn to think and act like general managers. Having leaders with both supply chain expertise and strong business acumen is critical for us to deliver on our goals and strategies."

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  • Kevin Harrington
    VP of Global Business Operations

    Cisco Systems Inc.

    "By contributing to the Corporate Advisory Council, I get to know the MSCM students firsthand. It’s a great opportunity to watch students perform and develop, which greatly informs hiring decisions."

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  • Suresh Krishna
    VP of Global Operations and Integration

    Polaris Industries Inc.

    "Working with faculty and students on Tauber projects is a great way for me to tap some tremendous expertise and generate results in a very, very short period of time. That connection between industry and academia is a unique cornerstone of this program."

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  • Sanjay Ramaswamy
    Chief Information Officer, Supply Chain

    Johnson & Johnson

    "There’s an incredible openness on the part of the Ross faculty to invite industry leaders’ ideas about what is most relevant to the work we do. By shaping the curriculum, CAC members help make sure MSCM students hit the ground running."

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  • Samar Sarma
    Principal Consultant, Value Chain Planning Group


    "As an alumnus, I feel the one-year format is perfect for the person who is sure about a career in supply chain management. You get into industry quickly and see a fast return on your investment. I enjoy sharing my perspective as a member of the CAC."

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