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Operations Research and Supply Chain Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
The Master of Science in Management-Operations Research and Supply Chain Management (MSM-OR/SC) degree is designed for individuals with quantitative training who seek to obtain a position in operations management or a management position in manufacturing, service or consulting firms that are part of sophisticated national or global supply chains.


The MSM-OR/SC curriculum provides students with the fundamentals of business as well as depth and focus in the principles and concepts of operations and supply chain management. This unique program produces highly knowledgeable professionals well prepared to make organizations more efficient and competitive.

Is This Program Right for Me?

Typical undergraduate majors include: engineering, statistics, computer science, economics, mathematics and business. Students beginning this program must have a working knowledge of undergraduate calculus, including differentiation and integration, and one semester of undergraduate linear algebra. Work experience is beneficial but not required for admission; many students pursue the MSM-OR/SC immediately following the completion of their undergraduate degree.


Upon completion of the MSM-OR/SC program, students will:

  • Become equipped with analytical and supply chain skills to become an agent of positive change at their organization within the first few years of work
  • Speak and understand the language of business
  • Gain a working knowledge of all functional areas of an organization and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues in these areas
  • Acquire a network of regional, national and international business contacts
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification upon successful completion of Six Sigma and Quality Management course, taught by adjunct professor Robert Kenney


Case Western Reserve University has been accredited since 1913 by the Higher Learning Commission, one of the six regional agencies that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. In 2015 Case was reaccredited by the Commission for ten years, the maximum period possible. The university's next site visit by a Commission team will be in 2025.The university is chartered as an educational institution under the laws of the State of Ohio and holds a Certificate of Authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Optimization Modeling – view topics
  • Foundations of Probability and Statistics – view topics
  • Integrated Problem Solving in OR and SC – view topics
  • Stochastic Models with Applications – view topics
  • Computer Simulation – view topics
  • Managerial Marketing
  • Financial Management for Supply Chain
  • Individual Development
  • Team Development
  • Optimization Modeling
  • Probability, Statistics, and Forecasting
  • Integrated Problem Solving in OR and SC
  • Stochastic Models with Applications
  • Computer Simulation

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Prerequisites
  • Submitted online application
  • Essays
  • Current resume
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • GMAT or GRE score report
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency (for applicants whose native language is not English)
  • Letters of recommendation
  • $100 application fee
  •  Some applicants require time to take the GMAT or GRE

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54822 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    36552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54822 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Total for 18 month program


Financing your degreeFinancial aid

Financial aid is available through Case Western Reserve University’s Office of Financial Aid. This is a separate procedure from the admissions application process and is administered solely by the Office of Financial Aid. Funding is available for U.S. applicants or international applicants whose cosigner is a U.S. resident.


Applicants to the MSM-OR/SC program should indicate whether they wish to be considered for scholarships in the “Financial Aid and Funding” section of the online application. Scholarships are awarded based on academic and professional qualifications and are not need-based. Consideration for scholarships does not require a separate application and does not affect the admission decision.

Awards are offered as early as the Round 1 decision date. Therefore, early application is strongly recommended to maximize scholarship availability.

Scholarships are offered based on a combination of academic and professional achievement. We consider transcripts, work experience, and GMAT or GRE scores when disbursing scholarships. Additionally, we interview candidates to gain insight into their potential to contribute in the classroom.

Additional OpportunitiesYellow Ribbon Program

As a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions to partner with Veterans Affairs to fund tuition and fees. Weatherhead is a proud participant in this program.


A master’s degree is an investment, and one option to fund your education is a student loan. Weatherhead does not endorse any specific lender or receive compensatory benefit from any lender. We recommend careful consideration and comparison of all lending options and terms before entering into a loan agreement.

Loans are given to students who have demonstrated financial need and repaid in accordance with the specific terms of the loan. Student loans may be private or government-sponsored, subsidized (need-based) or unsubsidized (non-need-based). Interest may not start to accrue until after graduation or it may begin immediately.

The university’s Office of Financial Aid provides detailed information on the types of loans that are available and how to apply for them.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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