The University of Michigan‘s business school has shortened the duration of its supply chain management program and updated course offerings to better accommodate the needs of industry.
The Michigan Ross Master of Supply Chain Management Program will be reduced from 12 months to 10 months, going from July to April, a change that aligns the academic schedule with corporate recruiting schedules. Curriculum has been revised to include more big data and analytics that highlight key trends in the supply chain management industry.
The program added a new course, the Supply Chain Consulting Studio, and replaced summer internships with a six-credit course during the winter semester that includes projects sourced through industry. The new format is designed to give students a deeper and wider engagement with industry partners.
In addition, a group of industry leaders will serve as advisors, mentors and partners with faculty and students. Corporate Advisory Council members are expected to ensure that curriculum meets the latest supply chain management demands and provide career guidance and connections for students.
The Ross School of Business unveiled the program Jan. 4 and said it is accepting applications for the incoming class in July.