Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM)


Supply Chain students study at the Schreiber Center on Loyola's Water Tower Campus, just steps away from Chicago's Magnificent Mile.

Whether you are a career changer or a veteran in the supply chain and logistics community, a master's degree in supply chain management from Loyola University Chicago will help you become a leader in the complex industry.

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program focuses on the major areas of the industry, including purchasing, transportation, logistics, distribution, and warehousing. We help you understand and solve the complex challenges of moving goods globally—on time and on budget—to ensure they arrive when and where they should.

Ranking and Reputation

Our program is the No. 22 graduate supply chain/logistics program in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2017 rankings. Learn more about Quinlan's national rankings and reputation →

Stem Designation

The MS in Supply Chain Management has been granted a STEM designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The MSSCM achieved STEM designation because of its emphasis on teaching students how to solve critical supply chain problems with a suite of quantitative and technological tools.

Under this STEM classification, international students can extend their training in the U.S. by working in their field of study. Students can qualify for a 24-month OPT (Optional Practical Training) Extension, bringing the total OPT time granted to 36 months.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of our program are in high demand. Within a month of graduating, 100% of our graduates to date have had a job. Our students and alumni work at companies including BNSF, BP, Bosch, ITW, IBM, GE, Whirlpool, Maersk, Morton Salt, Fellowes, Northrop Grumman, Stepan, and Feeding America.

Program Structure

Classes are held weekday evenings on Loyola's Water Tower Campus, which is conveniently located off the Red Line in the heart of Chicago, as well as online. The program is on a 10-week quarter system, and you can begin the program in any quarter.

Benefits of the program

  • Acquire technical expertise and management skills to start or accelerate a career in supply chain management.
  • Focus on real-world supply chain issues.
  • Work with nationally recognized faculty who are dedicated to teaching.
  • Participate in events and research from Quinlan’s Supply and Value Chain Center. The industry leaders on the Center's Advisory Board ensures that our curriculum—and your degree—remains relevant and cutting edge.

Explore the program

Not ready to commit to a degree program? Consider our Supply Chain Fundamentals certificate program, which can be completed in five courses. Learn more →

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