Program in Supply Chain Management Lally School of Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program in Supply Chain Management Lally School of Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered



Increasing globalization and outsourcing have led to complex supply chains that have to be managed effectively for successful demand fulfillment. Developments in information technology and the emergence of the Internet as a medium for commerce present new opportunities for the redesign of supply chains. Consequently, creating and managing an effective supply chain has become a strategic priority for organizations. The M.S. in Supply Chain Management (SPCM) degree program prepares students to design and manage supply chains in manufacturing and service industries.

The program is 1 year and 30 credits.

Career Options

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of supply chain management professionals is expected to grow 26% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by the important role of logistics in an increasingly global economy.

Graduates are well positioned to assume roles in:

- Supply chain management

- Logistics

- Operations management

- Supply chain practices of consulting firms

- Procurement and sourcing functions in manufacturing and service industries

Supply Chain Management Curriculum

The curriculum adopts an interdisciplinary focus and integrates concepts from industrial marketing, operations management, and information systems. The curriculum includes 3 parts: a business core, a supply chain core, and specialized electives that include real-world project-based courses that allow students to develop expertise in specific areas of supply chain management.

Business Core Courses -- 12 credits

The business core courses include:

- "Statistics and Operations Management"

- "Introduction to Accounting and Financial Management"

- "Information Systems for Management"

- "Competitive Advantage and Operations Strategy"

Supply Chain Core Courses -- 12 credits

Required courses include:

- "Design of Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chains"

- "Networks, Innovation, and Value Creation"

- "Supply Chain Capstone"

Choose 1 course from the following:

- "Optimization, Algorithms, and Applications"

- "Enterprise IT Integration"

Specialized Electives -- 6 credits

Choose 2 courses from the following:

- "Supply Chain Analytics"

- "Global Sourcing and Procurement"

- "Supply Chain Risk Management"

- "Transportation Economics"

- "Transportation Network Analysis"

Rensselaer's Lally School of Management and Technology

The Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is a business school inside a prestigious research university, and offers highly interdisciplinary M.S. degrees to its graduate students. The Lally School has full accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

"The Princeton Review" includes the Lally School on its list of the Best 297 Business Schools.

Lally School's Active and Well-Recognized Faculty Members

The faculty members bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender, and ethnic perspectives to the work and campus communities at Rensselaer. Many of the faculty members within the Lally School of Management and Technology have received recognition from professional organizations and their peers for their contributions to education, leadership, and industry. Professor Gina O'Connor has been recently recognized by the "Journal of Product Innovation Management" in its study of the top 25 scholars in the field of innovation, and by the International Management and Technology Association as one of the top 50 scholars in the field of management of technological innovation. She and a team of Lally school faculty members, including SPCM program Director T. (Ravi) Ravichandran, have conducted research on a number of topics.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- the oldest and one of the most modern technology institutes in the country

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), located in Troy, New York, was founded in 1824 to instruct students in the relevant and applicable purposes of science. Now, nearly 200 years later, the university offers more than 145 rigorous programs to students from around the world. The university also strongly encourages interdisciplinary study, interactive learning environments, and campus-wide leadership opportunities.

Rensselaer is considered the oldest technological university in the nation, but is also currently ranked one of the best universities for its educational innovations in the classroom, laboratory, and studio. The ''U.S. News and World Report'' names it among the top 50 in the nation. Rensselaer alumni have been integral to national and technological development, and have garnered professional positions with such prestigious clients as Boeing, GE Energy, and IBM.

Interested students should apply now.

Location and Contact

Program in Supply Chain Management

Lally School of Management and Technology

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 8th Street

Troy, NY 12180-3590

United States

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 518-276-6216


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Location & Contact

Program in Supply Chain Management

Lally School of Management
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
United States

Dr. Gina O'Connor

Graduate Program Director

Phone: 518-276-6842

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 518-576-6216

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Supply Chain Management Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 3
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


25% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 48
    • Accepted 12
    • Acceptance Rate 25
    • Enrolled 2
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT or GRE
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 570 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 1
    • Types of financial support availableScholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students2
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students2
    • Part-time Percentage50%
    • Full-time Percentage50%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian100%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty18
    • Full-time Percentage72%
    • Part-time Percentage28%
    • Female Percentage39%
    • Male Percentage61%