Why Supply Chain
Management? Why Ross?
It’s not just about the truck. No other business school ranked in the
top 5 by both BusinessWeek and The Wall
The global supply chain is as much about moving information
Street Journal currently offers a comprehensive
and services as it is about moving goods. Moving customer
account data from Mumbai to New York requires as much one-year MSCM degree.
competent supply chain management as does moving
• A team-based summer project will give you real-world
microprocessors from Phoenix to Berlin. The supply chain
experience with one of the school’s corporate partners.
embraces the entire life cycle of goods and services. It touches
every function of global commerce. Business leaders view it as • You will be taught by faculty in the Ross School’s world-
the central nervous system of the global economy. renowned Operations and Management Science department.
Supply chain management encompasses marketing, sourcing, • You may choose electives in Strategy, Finance, Marketing
manufacturing, logistics, inventory management, information and other disciplines.
technology and customer relations. It’s about the people,
processes and technology that propel products through the In short, the Ross MSCM offers a rigorous
global economy. No wonder supply chain management has action-based learning experience dedicated to
become a key component of business strategy.
the dynamic field of supply chain management
That’s why companies are increasingly looking for innovative at one of the world’s top business schools.
leaders with the vision and skill to manage their supply chains.
“Intel Corporation is finding that supply chain management
is a key ingredient to our overall success. Ross School
graduates integrate into our operations quickly and become
valued contributors in all phases of the supply
chain, from strategic direction to daily execution.”
JAMES R. KELLSO, P.E.
Supply Chain Master, Intel Corporation
Application & Admissions
Applications for January 2008 are due August 1, 2007
Applications received after August 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Admission
is open to graduates of accredited colleges and universities who have degrees in virtually any
area of study. Previous coursework in engineering, science and mathematics is important
but not essential. Before enrolling, students must:
• Complete the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree. Accordingly, the Ross
School reserves the right to review the academic records of international applicants and to
determine whether the academic credentials presented from a non-U.S. institution
qualify for consideration.
• Take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). International students
must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if their first
language is not English.
Classes begin in January 2008.
For more information or to apply online, please visit:
Expenses & Financial Aid
Estimated Tuition and Living Expenses The Corporate Advisory Council for
the Ross MSCM program includes
MSCM students MI Resident Nonresident executives from the following
Tuition and Fees $38,988 $43,988
Books and Supplies 1,576 1,576 Arrow Electronics
Room and Board 11,268 11,268
Booz Allen Hamilton
Federal Loan Fees 184 184
Other/Personal 4,016 4,016 Borders Group
Computer 2,444 2,444 Cardinal Health
Estimated Total $58,476 $63,476 Cordis Corporation
Please Note: Actual tuition rates are set annually in August. Federal-Mogul Corporation
Financial Aid IBM Global Business Services
MSCM students can apply for loans with McKinsey
various repayment terms. A variety of
Ryder System, Inc.
financial aid options are available to U.S.
citizens and permanent residents. A Simmons Bedding Company
separate set of options are available to Spansion
international students. Target
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Ross MSCM Curriculum
Broad-Based and Relevant
The one-year Ross MSCM program consists of a Winter term and a Fall term. Between
the terms, you will participate in a team-based summer project sponsored by a company.
Your Ross experience will begin with an introduction to basic business disciplines such as
accounting, economics, finance, marketing and organizational behavior. You will also
have the opportunity, if necessary, to review some basic quantitative skills.
A distinctive feature of the Ross MSCM program is the integration of the summer project
into your curriculum. You will be part of a team executing a project with faculty
supervision. In the Winter, you will prepare for an assignment developed in concert by
faculty and a corporate sponsor so that you and your peers can hit the ground running,
arriving at your internship site as a cohesive team skilled in communications and project
management. During the summer, your team will work on site to address a real-world
business challenge identified by your sponsor. When you return to campus in the Fall,
you will engage in a detailed review and evaluation of your project.
This action-based learning experience lets you work on real-world assignments that range
from strategic analysis and supply chain audits to supply chain design issues and
That’s the Ross approach. Action-based learning gives you a
distinctive educational experience and unsurpassed preparation
to assume a leadership role in supply chain management.
Sample Course Schedule
Jan–Feb Mar–Apr Summer Sept–Oct Nov–Dec
Manufacturing and Supply Operations Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Analytics Operations elective IT for Logistics & SCM
Logistics Strategic Sourcing Summer Project Operations elective
Business elective Project Management Business elective Special Topics in SCM
Projects Course I Projects Course II
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