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Packaging Value Chain

California Polytechnic State University

12 months
28000 USD/year
28000 USD/year
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The Packaging Value Chain program from California Polytechnic State University help professionals develop competencies in packaging science and technology, data analytics, marketing, finance, supply chain, operations and quantitative analysis to create efficient and effective packaging solutions.


About the Packaging Value Chain program

The MS Packaging Value Chain program from California Polytechnic State University is the undisputed leader in experiential packaging education and technology, providing the global packaging value chain with premiere talent and applied research. Graduates will develop competencies in substantive packaging and related business insights directly applicable in the workplace, with the goal of providing working professionals opportunities to assume leadership roles and advance their careers.

The term packaging value chain refers to the network of interconnected businesses and their value creation processes, covering all stages of suppliers – from the point of origin of a packaging solution and all tiers of customers out to the point of consumption of the product and the ultimate end-of-life of the packaging. As the power of business customers grows with the increasing technology development, information ubiquity and globalization of markets, delivering customer value is becoming increasingly critical. From packaging being regarded merely as a logistical or materials issue, there has been a substantial shift in the value-creating logic of the packaging industry.

As a business function, packaging spans the entire range of a packaged goods company’s activities and brings the holistic agenda to the table. In doing so, it becomes the strategic enabler that helps other functions deliver benefits to the consumer. Strategically considered, packaging incorporates procurement, R&D, marketing, sales, sustainability and plays a role in defining margins and profitability.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Packaging Value Chain
  • Packaging Materials
  • Advanced Packaging Laws and Regulations
  • Packaging Value in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Packaging Design

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


53 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose: Summarize your career objectives, experience and reason for interest in this degree program
  • Resume: A resume including education, employment, extracurricular/community activities, publications, if any, and memberships
  • Letter of recommendation: Three (3) confidential letters from a professor or manager/supervisor
  • Test scores
  • Undergraduate transcript(s)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 USD per year during 12 months.


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