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Ross School Launches Master of Supply Chain Management Program

1/15/2009 --

One-year program introduces five new supply chain courses to Ross curriculum.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The inaugural class of the new Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) Program offered by the Ross School of Business kicked off the first week of January 2009. Candidates in the one-year master's program join the Tauber Institute for Global Operations, which is a joint initiative between Ross and the College of Engineering.

Logistics and effective supply chain management are more critical today than ever to organizational survival, says Ross School Dean Robert Dolan. The Ross MSCM Program will combine the expertise of the University's business and engineering programs to produce graduates who understand the dependencies and interconnectedness of all business functions.

"Supply chain management is often as much about moving information as it is about moving goods," Dolan says. "Companies understand that effective supply chain management is a huge source of competitive advantage. The new MSCM program at Ross gives students an opportunity to focus for one year on this critical aspect of business and develop their own competitive edge in the market."

The robust curriculum of the MSCM program includes a core set of supply chain management courses, a business fundamentals boot camp (covering all business disciplines), and the opportunity for students to take business and engineering school electives. As Tauber students, MSCM candidates will participate in the Tauber Institute's LeadershipAdvantageSM series and summer team-based projects.

The launch of the MSCM program brings five new supply chain courses to the Ross School's offerings, which are available as electives to all Tauber students: Supply Chain Analytics, Strategic Sourcing, Logistics, IT for Logistics & Supply Chain Management, and Special Topics in Supply Chain Management.

Courses address current and traditional issues, arming students with the business acumen and global perspective to be critical thinkers with the ability to analyze, develop, and enhance an entire supply chain.

For information on the MSCM program, go to: or contact the MSCM Program Manager, Eric Olson at or (734) 647-1396.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847,