Global Supply Chain Management Graduates Provide Leadership to Stay Ahead of Industry Trends

At the heart of all goods and services are supply chains and the technologies that facilitate the efficient and speedy movement of those goods and services across the planet. The increasing technical complexity of supply chains calls for managers skilled in data-driven decision-making who can predict and stay ahead of industry trends. The interdisciplinary, STEM-designated global supply chain management (GSCM) master of science program at Saunders College of Business provides the analytical, quantitative, and leadership skills required to excel in this fast-paced environment.

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A leading business school nested in a technical university, Saunders incorporates advanced technology into its curriculum to prepare students to hit the ground running in the workforce. Notably, graduates experience a 100% job outcome rate! The program ranks #51 for Best Masters in Supply Chain Management Globally by QS Business Master's Rankings, 2023, and #31 for alumni outcomes.

Leading Faculty Experts

GSCM faculty are thought leaders, publishing their research in elite academic journals. Research highlights cover topics that have an impact, including how supply chains are at risk from climate change and how firms imitate market leaders in pursuing global strategies.

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Given its STEM-designation, international students can additionally qualify for a 24-month work extension to their Optional Practical Training (OPT) period, allowing for up to three years of work in the United States. Dedicated advisors are available to help with admissions requirements, including GMAT waivers, application process, and generous scholarships.

In addition to classes, student clubs provide students with professional and educational opportunities and the chance to develop lifelong connections with peers and faculty. The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is a student-run organization, one of more than 200 affiliated student chapters on college campuses throughout North America. Members get access to educational programs, networking opportunities, certification exams, scholarships, awards, and other resources. The advanced degree gives students the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience through cooperative education and internships. Typical job titles for program alumni include:

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Chain Planner
  • Sourcing Manager
  • Global sourcing Manager
  • Operation Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager

Check out what GSCM MS graduates have to say about the program and its rewards.

“The incredibly accessible faculty at Saunders has allowed me to develop a wealth of knowledge well beyond the scope of the classroom. My professors at Saunders work on fascinating research in their respective fields and have all been happy to talk to me about it. Each interaction with the Saunders faculty has broadened my understanding of my field and guided me toward becoming an insightful academic!” - Sparsh Sinha ’23 (global supply chain management), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

"The experiences and opportunities have allowed me to experience things I would have never experienced in life otherwise. My time at RIT has been extremely beneficial in preparing me with analytical and critical thinking skills that I can apply in my career. Coupling this with having two real business leaders from the Rochester area as industry mentors has helped change my future to fit the vision of what I wanted it to be. My time at Saunders helped change my life for the better. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of this program." - Thomas J. Higgins III ’22 (global supply chain management), Harris Corporation, Rochester, NY

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Saunders College of Business

With a 95% career outcomes rate, Saunders is dedicated to delivering relevant, contemporary degrees to meet market demands. Your Team is a group of advisors that can help you from the application process through graduation with insight into our generous financial aid options, GMAT waiver options, curriculum, and career placement. 

With a growing global network of more than 25,000 Saunders College alumni and 136,000 RIT alumni, students can make connections almost anywhere and are encouraged to meet with devoted alumni, dedicated professors, and driven peers. 

Students can study abroad at any of RIT’s four Global Campuses, additional global student exchange partnerships are available, and there are over 100 study abroad locations on every continent. 

Bloomberg Businessweek named Saunders part of their “Best Business Schools” and recognized them among the “Best MBA Programs.” Check out financial aid and scholarship options today to help prepare for future promotions. Apply today to become eligible for these opportunities and become a part of the Saunders community.

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