MS in Supply Chain Management and MS in Industrial Engineering // Courses

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Specialized Master’s Degrees to Suit You

The MS in Supply Chain Management/MS in Industrial Engineering program requires four terms of study to complete the minimum 48 credits, taking six credits from Katz and six credits from the Swanson School of Engineering in each term. As a full-time student, you are allowed to take 15 credits per term without paying any additional tuition.

Required Courses (25.5 credits)

You must complete 12 credits in industrial engineering and 13.5 credits in business, with a minimum grade of C or better.

The following are sample program schedules:

Fall, Year One

Course Credits
BQOM 2401 Statistical Analysis 1.5
BQOM 2421 Decision Technologies 1.5
BQOM 2523 Process Engineering 1.5
IE 2006 Introduction to Manufacturing Systems 3
Industrial Engineering Elective 3

Spring, Year One

Course Credits
BQOM 2533 Global Supply Chain Management 3
Experience-based Learning Requirement 3
IE 2001 Operations Research 3
Industrial Engineering Elective 3

Fall, Year Two

Course Credits
BMIS 2074 Strategic IT in Global Supply Chains 1.5
Experience-based Learning Requirement 3
Supply Chain Management Electives 4.5
IE 2100 Supply Chain Analysis 3
IE 2005 Probability and Statistics 3

Spring, Year Two

Course Credits
BQOM 2534 Strategic Procurement and Sourcing Management 1.5
BQOM 2511 Revenue Management and Pricing Analytics 1.5
Supply Chain Management Electives 3
Industrial Engineering Electives 6

Electives (25.5 credits)

You may choose an additional 25.5 credits of coursework, including a minimum of 12 credits of industrial engineering electives and 10.5 credits of business electives.

Industrial engineering electives include:

Course Credits
IE 2003 Engineering Management 3
IE 2007 Statistics and Data Analysis 3
IE 2088 Simulation 1.5
IE 2303 Work Design 1.5

Supply chain electives include:

Course Credits
Project course (BIND 2024 Consulting Field Project, BIND *** Global Research Practicum, or other approved by faculty director)  
BQOM 2139 Six Sigma Theory and Practice (Green Belt certification course) 3

General business electives include:

Course Credits
BFIN 2409 Financial Management 1.5
BMIS 2526 Data Programming with R 3
BOAH 2409 Organizational Behavior 1.5
BOAH 2532 Negotiations, Teamwork, and Change I 1.5
BOAH 2456 Managing Offshore Outsourcing 1.5
BQOM 2512 Advanced Decision Technologies 1.5
BQOM 2537 Forecasting 1.5
BQOM 2546 Project Management Fundamentals & Analysis 1.5
BQOM 2904 Problem Solving and Creativity 1.5
BSEO 2511 Management of Strategic Alliances I 1.5

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Wondering if a Master of Science in business is the right degree program for you? Do you fit into any of the following categories?

    • You want to develop advanced analytical skills in a particular area of business. We offer STEM-designated programs that bundle business analytics with critical areas such as accounting, finance, marketing research and supply chain management.
  • You plan to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Whether your undergraduate degree is in accounting or not, we’ll help you fulfill the requirements for the Master of Science in Accounting while preparing you to pass the CPA Exam or start the process of becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
  • You aspire to manage technology projects. Consider our STEM-designated program in management information systems specializing in IT project management. Explore the many options available to further enhance your technical skills such as a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics or advanced certificate from the School of Computing and Information.
  • You dream of starting or running a business. Our programs in management provide a comprehensive foundation in business management along with concentrations in such areas as entrepreneurship, finance, human resource management, international business, operations, project management, marketing, sustainability, and more.

To find out if one of these options is right for you, or to customize a master’s degree program to suit your unique needs and professional goals, contact us today.

In the meantime, check out our specialization areas below, and discover what makes our Master of Science in business programs worth your investment.

  • World-class faculty that is supportive and available to students
  • Diverse student body with a culture of collaboration and support
  • Opportunities to gain real-world experience outside the classroom
  • Access to members of the Pittsburgh business community
  • Individualized career management and academic advising services


It is incredible how quickly your network can expand and how many opportunities you are presented with through the Katz MBA Program. I had always heard that an MBA, for those who are all in, is life changing. After receiving my degree from Katz, I realize that is certainly the case.

Luiz Henrique Badalotti De Geroni

MBA '17

In combination with real-world experience, the Katz MBA program has built my skills in ethical leadership, teamwork, and strategic thinking, and provided both the foundation and the confidence necessary for handling complex business situations in the future.

William Sapon

MBA '17