MS in Operations Management & Supply Chain Analytics

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - The Business School

About this program

MS in Operations Management & Supply Chain Analytics

The ability to effectively deliver products and services is core to organizational success. While striving for excellence in internal operations, organizations in virtually every industry rely on intricate supply chains to manage goods globally and meet the demand for products and services.  Synchronizing the flow of products, information, and funds is complex and increasingly enabled by data, analytics, and new technologies. 

WPI’s master’s in Operations Management and Supply Chain Analytics, a STEM-designated degree, prepares students for a career in managing the global demands, distributions, and fulfillment of goods and services. The MS in Operations and Supply Chain Analytics provides students the skills and hands-on project management techniques necessary to design and manage an effective supply chain while understanding how to create excellence in your operations and processes. As each of these factors can impact an organization’s profitability and overall customer satisfaction, professionals with training in both operations management and supply chain become an essential part of a company’s leadership team. 

The operations and supply chain master’s degree is designed to provide students with a foundation in three areas:

  1. Operations: internally focused, with an emphasis in the market on achieving excellence
  2. Supply chain: designing and managing a network to support end-to-end delivery of goods and services
  3. Operations analytics: methods to harness insights from data and support decision making

Students then build depth by choosing specialties in two of these three areas. The operations and supply chain analytics master's degree culminates in a real-world, team-based project, which ensures that students are prepared to be successful in a data-driven, technological business environment.

Admission requirements

For the Master’s program, applicants should have the analytic aptitude and academic preparation necessary to complete a technology-oriented business program. This includes a minimum of three semesters of college-level math or two semesters of college-level calculus. Applicants to the MSIT are also required to have a prior college-level programming course.

Applicants must have the earned equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission. Admission decisions are based upon all the information required from the applicant.

Admissions required test information for international applicants

International applicants seeking to attend WPI on an F-1 student Visa must submit official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo scores. However, if applicants have two years of continuous full-time college study completed within the last five years in a country whose official language is English, they can apply for an English proficiency waiver.

The English proficiency test score requirement is waived for individuals who have been in the US for three or more years working. WPI requires a minimum TOEFL score of 84, IELTS of 7, or a Duolingo score of 115.

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Program content

Students must complete a three-course core as follows:

  • OIE 501. Operations Management
  • OIE 544. Supply Chain Analysis and Design
  • OIE 552. Modeling and Optimizing Processes

Students must complete two three-course specialties, selected from the following:

Specialty in Supply Chain Management

Choose one course from:

  • OIE 553. Global Purchasing and Logistics
  • OIE 549. Sustainable Supply Chain and Operations Management

Choose two courses from:

  • MKT 561. Consumer Behavior and Analytics
  • OBC 533. Negotiations
  • OIE 553. Global Purchasing and Logistics
  • OIE 548. Performance Analytics
  • OIE 549. Sustainable Supply Chain and Operations Management

Specialty in Advanced Operations Analytics

Choose 3 courses from:

  • MIS 587. Business Applications in Machine Learning or MKT 562 Marketing Research OR MKT 568 Data Mining
  • OIE 542. Risk Management and Decision Analysis
  • OIE 548. Performance Analytics
  • OIE 559. Advanced Prescriptive Analytics: From Data to Impact

Specialty in Operational Excellence

Choose one course from:

  • OIE 554. Global Operations Strategy
  • OIE 558. Designing and Managing Lean Six Sigma Processes

Choose 2 courses from:

  • FIN 500. Financial Information and Management
  • MIS 576. Project Management
  • OBC 537. Leading Change
  • OIE 554. Global Operations Strategy
  • OIE 558. Designing and Managing Lean Six Sigma Processes

Students must complete a two-course capstone project experience as follows:

  • OBC 505. Teaming and Organizing for Innovation
  • OIE 597. Operations and Supply Chain Consulting Project

Alternative Specialties

Please contact the university for more information

Additional Recommendation

On-campus, international students are encouraged to complete up to three additional credits of internship to ensure their readiness for employment in the U.S.

Scholarships & funding

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance from WPI to support graduate students is available in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, other graduate assistantships, fellowships, internships, and loans. When graduate students are awarded teaching or research assistantships or fellowships that are processed through WPI, the student will receive official notification pertaining to the type and level of financial assistance from the Graduate Studies Office.


$1,050 / credit

A Premier STEM Business Degree, More Affordable Tuition

There is a pressing need for engineers, scientists, and coders with business acumen and management skills. WPI is committed to making STEM education more attainable, and The Business School is doing its part by reducing its tuition for graduate programs. Today, a premier degree from WPI’s business school is more affordable than ever—meaning you can see a high return on investment from your degree even sooner.

The Business School, established at a premier technology-focused university, has world-class expertise and educational resources in technology and business and thus is suitably poised to offer valuable graduate-level programs that prepare students to apply entrepreneurial thinking and transform into leadership roles.  

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute - The Business School

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