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Obtain a Master of Science in Supply Chains and Operations Management (SCOM) to become globally competitive for leadership positions in supply chains, logistics, procurement, and manufacturing and service operations management.

With a state-of-the-art curriculum, students are exposed to the latest conceptual developments and industry best-practices. In addition, students are provided ample opportunities to interact with industry executives and augment their communication and soft skills. This full-time, one-year program offers admission in the fall only and is for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in business, engineering, or arts and sciences.

Connecting Students with Professional Organziations

Our student association, the UB SCOM club, is an affiliate of the Buffalo Niagara Professional Alliance (BNPA) and works with the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), American Society for Quality (ASQ) and other national organizations.

The student chapter of APICS also was established to provide networking opportunities with professionals. APICS activities include plant tours, meeting with professionals for guest lectures and preparing for APICS certification (CPIM/CFPIM/CSPC/CIRM) examinations. Students also have the opportunity to join ISM, CSCMP and other supply chain organizations. The Buffalo Niagara region, located on the US-Canada border, is a major logistics hub with numerous manufacturing and logistics firms.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for SCOM graduates include man­agerial, consulting and analyst positions across the entire range of supply chain functions: in general and functional management positions in procurement and global sourcing, production plan­ning, materials management, logistics management, quality, information systems, technology management, global outsourcing and globally distributed services.

Our graduates work in leading industry positions in the U.S. and overseas.


Our faculty members are award-winning, internationally recognized researchers, who earn placement in leading journals on supply chains and operations management. They teach regularly in UB’s international programs and consult for and conduct industry education programs in countries across North America, Europe and Asia. Our faculty also are affiliated with UB’s Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics (ISTL).

Our faculty members are committed to providing you with personalized guidance to help you succeed in the global workplace.