Program Description

The Department of Transportation, Logistics, and Finance offers an online master's degree in Supply Chain Management (MSCM) and an online graduate certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The degree/certificate is awarded through the College of Business in collaboration with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute to provide high-quality graduate programs for students. The MSCM and ERP programs take an interdisciplinary approach to transportation and logistics and attracts students with a multitude of backgrounds.

These programs target aspiring supply chain professionals, industry professionals, military officers and Department of Defense civilians who want to meet all the supply chain challenges of the 21st century. A wide range of career opportunities exists in the logistics industry, including supply chain manager, logistics manager, warehouse/distribution manager, business process improvement analyst, and many more.

Curriculum Focus

The uniqueness of the MSCM and ERP programs are reflected in its curriculum focus, which are a direct derivative of the Army's National Logistics Curriculum and private industry needs. The following focus areas define a framework for expected outcomes and curricula:

  • supply chain optimization and planning
  • international logistics systems
  • change management and leadership
  • enterprise resource planning including hands-on SAP training and data analytics
  • remote sensing and adaptive logistics planning
  • transportation analysis and planning for logistics
  • emergency management

Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM)

The MSCM is a non-thesis degree. Students will participate in a multitude of interdisciplinary courses that will enhance and develop their supply chain skills, research abilities, and their capacity to apply them in real world situations.

Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

SAP is the leading global provider of ERP software. More than 200,000 organizations around the world use SAP software to streamline the management of their business processes. More than 80% of Fortune 1000 companies use SAP to integrate their business activities. To best use their SAP solutions, organizations need people with ERP knowledge and skill to drive business processes effectiveness and efficiency.

The MSCM program offers three courses in SAP that will give you the skills needed to be a leader in the next generation of digital enterprise. These graduate-level courses include up to 50 hours of hands-on experience learning enterprise resource integration of logistic processes such as procurement, material management, production, distribution and fulfillment.

NDSU is a member of the SAP University Alliances which allows our students to learn by having access to SAP data to manipulate and experience real world situations.