NC State To Offer One-Year Master's In Supply Chain Engineering & Management

The MSCEM program is designed to equip graduates with a targeted set of skills to prepare them for work in operations, supply chain management or logistics – all in less than one calendar year. The program consists of 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, split between MBA courses offered through Poole College’s Jenkins Graduate School and graduate-level courses taught in the College of Engineering.

Raleigh, NC - NC State University announced a new one-year Master of Supply Chain Engineering and Management program (MSCEM), presented in partnership by the Poole College of Management’s Jenkins Graduate School and the College of Engineering’s Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE).

Applications are currently being accepted for this new specialized program, with a deadline of January 31, 2014 for international students and March 15, 2014 for domestic applicants.

The MSCEM program is designed to equip graduates with a targeted set of skills to prepare them for work in operations, supply chain management or logistics – all in less than one calendar year. The program consists of 30 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, split between MBA courses offered through Poole College’s Jenkins Graduate School and graduate-level courses taught in the College of Engineering.

“The MSCEM brings together a top-tier industrial engineering program and one of the strongest supply chain management programs available to address a real need in the market,” said Dr. Steve Allen, associate dean of the Jenkins Graduate School of Management.

"This program is specifically designed for students who have an engineering or STEM-related background to gain additional quantitative skills coupled with the business acumen that our industrial partners are seeking to solve the supply chain and logistical challenges they face," said Dr. Russell King, Edward P. Fitts Distinguished Professor and director of the Furniture Manufacturing Management Center in ISE.

Students graduating from the program will come away with a working knowledge of engineering principles and tools, coupled with business principles focused on supply chain management, making them much more marketable among potential employers, Allen said.

Development of the MSCEM program is supported in part by a 2008 gift commitment of $2.2 million from the Caterpillar Foundation and James E. Owens, Caterpillar Inc., chairman and CEO, retired. Owens, an NC State alum, made the gift to support the university’s academic, research and outreach activities in supply chain management.

Classes for the MSCEM program will begin on June 26, 2014, the start of NC State’s Summer Session II. Qualified candidates must have completed, by the program enrollment date of July 2014, an undergraduate degree in engineering or in a related discipline that requires a strong mathematics background. GRE scores are strongly preferred, but GMAT scores will be considered as an alternative. Professional work experience is not required. 

For more information about the MSCEM program, please visit http://mscem.grad.ncsu.edu.

About NC State University Poole College of Management and Jenkins Graduate Programs

The NC State University Poole College of Management focuses on management education for a technology driven global marketplace. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting, business administration and economics, as well as custom and open enrollment executive education programs are delivered by the college’s Executive Programs, LLP. The college’s Jenkins Graduate programs include the Master of Business Administration, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Engineering and Management, Master of Global Innovation Management and the Global Luxury Management program. The MBA program includes full time, part-time for working professionals, and online options. Master’s and doctoral degree programs in economics are offered jointly with NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Corporate engagement opportunities are available through the college’s centers and initiatives that support academic and outreach programs in biosciences management, enterprise risk management, innovation management, supply chain management, and technology entrepreneurship and commercialization. Poole College’s accounting and business programs are accredited by AACSB International.  http://poole.ncsu.edu/

About NC State University College of Engineering

NC State University’s College of Engineering ranks among the best engineering colleges in the nation. Faculty and student research tackles the Grand Challenges for the 21st century identified by the National Academy of Engineering, including making solar energy affordable, engineering better medicines and making clean water available to everyone. Among the largest engineering colleges in the nation, NC State Engineering is home to more than 9,100 students and offers 18 bachelor’s, 21 master’s and 13 doctoral degree programs in nine academic departments and three engineering programs in other departments. As the lead institution for two National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Centers (ERCs), NC State is the only college of engineering in the country to host two ERCs and one of only two in the country to be awarded three ERCs. The NSF Center for Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems, better known as FREEDM, is working to create a smart power grid that incorporates renewable energy sources. The NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies, or ASSIST, is developing innovative battery-free, body-powered, and wearable health monitoring systems. The College’s annual research expenditures for 2012-2013 total more than $160 million. A recent university study estimates that the annual economic value of NC State engineering degrees awarded is more than $610 million nationally, and the annual spending of NC State engineering alumni within the state is approximately $1.5 billion. http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/

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