Welcome to the Smeal College of Business at Penn State

NO.1 FOR SUPPLY CHAIN

Leading online professional masters and
certificate programs to ignite growth.

YOUR CAREER IS OUR FOCUS

The internationally ranked Penn State Smeal College of Business has a long history of preparing students at all levels for success across the arcs of their supply chain careers. Our online offerings are designed to meet the needs of working professionals around the world.

Master of
Professional Studies

Online Delivery

30 Credits

2 Years

Graduate
Certificate

Online Delivery

12 Credits

1 Year

PENN STATE SMEAL ONLINE SUPPLY CHAIN

Take Your Next Step

Learn more and get started in our online master of
professional studies or graduate certificate program.

No. 1

for Supply Chain
Education

Gartner, Inc.

Professionals rank Penn State Smeal as the best for graduate and undergraduate supply chain programs.

DESIGNED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS

Our masters of professional studies and graduate certificate are both built on the same foundation of excellence. Continue working while advancing in your supply chain career.

Online Convenience

Align with your busy schedule wherever you are in the world

Deep Expertise

Learn from top-ranked faculty and their research-driven insights

Immediate Applicability

Put your expanding supply chain toolkit to work right now

Penn State Pride

Add one of the most respected names in higher education to your resume

"I still draw on the experience. I created great relationships with the professors and so many outstanding professionals in the industry."

2014 master of professional studies graduate Brandon Greenberg works in supply chain operations management at GSK

SUPPORTED BY TOP FACULTY

Top professors from the Smeal College of Business on Penn State's University Park campus teach our online supply chain programs. Award winning teachers, authors, and consultants, they rank among the best in the world for academic excellence.

Portrait of Terry Harrison

Terry Harrison

Former president of INFORMS with expertise in supply chain modeling, large-scale production and distribution systems, and decision support systems.

Portrait of John Langley

John Langley

Named one of the "Top Five Logistics Leaders" by the Logistics and Supply Chain Forum and recipient of the Council of Supply Chain Professionals Distinguished Service Award.

Portrait of Vidya Mani

Vidya Mani

Involved in consulting projects with Office Depot and UNICEF with expertise in retail operations, pharmaceutical operations, and humanitarian logistics.

HIGHLY RELEVANT COURSE CONTENT

Our online programs develop practical supply chain skills to prepare you for what lies ahead in your career. Coursework for the one-year graduate certificate mirrors the first-year coursework for our two-year master of professional studies program.

Introductory Course Highlights

Supply Chain Management

Strategic framework, issues, and methods for integrating supply and demand management

Manufacturing & Service Operations

How operations strategies ensure that manufacturing and service delivery contribute to company success

Demand Fulfillment

Evaluating performance of forecasting and inventory models to manage demand and lead time variability

JOIN A POWERFUL ALUMNI NETWORK

Be part of a supply chain network whose members offer extensive work experience and come from a diverse array of backgrounds, industries, and organizations. As a graduate of our masters or certificate program, you will become part of the largest dues-paying Alumni Association in the country.

12+

Years work experience among our masters and certificate students

8

Countries represented by our masters and certificate students

640K

Penn State graduates worldwide