The NC State Master of Supply Chain and Engineering Management 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.

The rapid time to degree completion is achieved by focusing on a specific set of skills and coursework. The program kicks off in the Fall semester. The following two semesters cover important business topics like Finance, Accounting, and Managerial Communication, while students also develop and extend their mathematics and engineering skills through courses in areas such as Operations Research, Logistics Engineering, and Supply Chain Modeling and Analysis.

The knowledge MSCEM students gain through coursework will be enhanced and reinforced with supply chain project experience obtained through a company-sponsored project offered in the final semester of the program. The practicum experience provides students the opportunity to put knowledge into action—and also connects MSCEM students with potential future employers.

Course Sequence

Fall 1 Course Credits
BUS 590 Accounting Tools 1
ISE/OR 501 Introduction to Operations Research 3
ISE 589 Computing Tools 3
ST 515 ‚2 Experimental Statistics for Engineers I 3
Elective Take one of the following two courses 3
  –   MBA 541 Supply Chain Relationships
–   MBA 553 Business Process Design and Analysis
Spring Course Credits
BUS 590 ƒ3 Managerial Communication 2
ISE 754 Logistics Engineering 3
MBA 520 Managerial Finance 3
Electives Take two of the following three courses 6
–   ISE 553 Modeling and Analysis of Supply Chains
–   ISE 723 Production Planning, Scheduling, & Inventory Control
–   MBA 543 Planning and Control Systems
Summer Course Credits
MBA 549 „4 Supply Chain Management Practicum 3
Total 30

1 Alternative course sequences are possible with Director approval.

Or equivalent (e.g., ST 507, ST 511); students with requisite skills may also elect to substitute an advanced course.

3 Delivered in 4-5 concentrated Friday sessions.

 10-week course spanning summer sessions I and II.  Examples of practicum projects can be found at