Online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Concentration in Logistics Management

The online MS in Supply Chain Management concentration in Logistics Management provides a solid foundation in the qualitative and quantitative methods used by logistics and transportation managers of complex global supply chains. Specifically, the Logistics Management concentration will emphasize decision-making in the areas of transportation management, warehouse and distribution center operations, and logistics network design—including an understanding of key tradeoffs and the effect of variance in a logistics system. In addition, students will analyze techniques and procedures for conducting international trade, including operations, global transportation, facility network design, intermediaries and trade documentation, import/export channel networks, and the evaluation of global sourcing opportunities. By including insight into the management of performance and exposure to the coordination of large-scale projects, graduates will be well-equipped to take their place among today’s supply chain leaders.

Students who complete the Supply Chain Management master’s degree concentration in Logistics Management will be able to:

  • Design and coordinate transportation systems, including in-house capabilities and outsourced partners.
  • Coordinate movement of goods in multiple directions across closed-loop global supply networks.
  • Reduce shipping costs and storage costs in global supply chains.
  • Manage logistic supplier relationships, including supply chain consortiums and joint ventures.
  • Understand the foundations of international trade and how to create strategies and understand the complexities within international logistics activities when extending trade operations globally.
  • Prepare a plan for import/export transactions and associated documents required for the international movement of goods and services.
  • Apply the process-oriented tools and techniques of contemporary quality management to control quality and performance across a global supply chain that is geographically dispersed.
  • Coordinate projects situated in a global supply chain context.

Awards & Accreditations

AACSB AccreditationAccredited member of AACSB International―The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Why Choose BU’s Master of Science in Supply Chain Management?

  • The Supply Chain Management program offers the flexibility of online or on-campus study formats, ensuring that students can earn their degree the way that suits them the best.
  • Learning from expert faculty from MET’s Department of Administrative Sciences, students benefit from a unique combination of dynamic academic curricula, with the latest educational technologies, and direct professional contact with industry leaders in the supply chain management area.
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Grad Business 2017In 2018, Metropolitan College’s online master’s degrees in management were ranked #9 among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA) by U.S. News & World Report.
  • MET’s program was ranked #3 among the Best Online Master’s in Supply Chain Management Programs by (2018).
  • Boston University is an accredited member of AACSB International―The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Our professional programs, developed by full-time faculty, rely on strong academic and industrial experience and are ranked at the very top of the best online programs in IT and business by U.S. News & World Report.
  • We utilize advanced pedagogy and the latest digital-learning concepts introduced in the online environment, such as video conferencing, live lectures and seminars, proctored assessments, access to proprietary software applications within virtual labs and cloud servers/technologies, creative learning, teamwork, and competitive games offered with the help of advanced business simulations.

Meet Dr. Vladimir Zlatev, one of the faculty members you’ll work with in the in the Administrative Sciences department.

Career Outlook

Sales Managers

7% increase in jobs through 2026

$121,060 median annual pay in 2017

Management Analysts

14% increase in jobs through 2026

$82,450 median annual pay in 2017

Operations Research Analysts

27% increase in jobs through 2026

$81,390 median annual pay in 2017


7% increase in jobs through 2026

$74,590 median annual pay in 2017

Market Research Analysts

23% increase in jobs through 2026

$63,230 median annual pay in 2017

Industry Trends

The logistics business will be looking to fill about 1.4 million jobs, or roughly 270,000 per year, by 2018.

Fortune Magazine,”Wanted: 1.4 million new supply chain workers by 2018″

“The data shows not only that foundational skills in planning, procurement, manufacturing and logistics are important, but that general management and even leadership skills are critical to success.”

SCM World Future of Supply Chain Report, 2016

Tuition & Financial Assistance

Money Matters

Boston University Metropolitan College (MET) offers competitive tuition rates that meet the needs of part-time students seeking an affordable education. These rates are substantially lower than those of the traditional, full-time residential programs yet provide access to the same high-quality BU education. To learn more about current tuition rates, visit the MET website.

Financial Assistance

Comprehensive financial assistance services are available at MET, including graduate assistantships (up to $4,200 per semester), scholarships, graduate loans, and payment plans. There is no cost to apply for financial assistance, and you may qualify for a student loan regardless of your income. Learn more.


Students must complete the Supply Chain Management degree core courses and the requirements of their chosen concentration, as well as an elective and a capstone project.


Canan Gunes Corlu

Canan Gunes Corlu

Assistant Professor, Administrative Sciences; Coordinator, Supply Chain Management

PhD, MS, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University; BS, Koc University

John Maleyeff

John Maleyeff

Associate Professor of the Practice, Administrative Sciences; Coordinator, Enterprise Risk Management

PhD, MS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
BA, East Stroudsburg State College

Kathleen Park

Kathleen Park

Assistant Professor, Administrative Sciences; Coordinator, Innovation

PhD, SM, MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BA, Harvard University


David L. Rainey

Visiting Professor of the Practice

PhD, MS, MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; MBA,
Western New England College; BS, University of Connecticut

Getting Started

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