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Master's in Supply Chain Management Online Operations MBA

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The MBA That Fits Your Life

  • Under $19K total tuition
  • Complete in about 1 year
  • Build analytical thinking, problem-solving and other vital skills
  • Curriculum revised in 2021
  • Earn credentials along the way
  • Join the fast-growing field of supply chain

Online Master's in Supply Chain Management and Operations MBA Overview

Learn how you can help your organization improve strategic management with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Southern New Hampshire University.

This MBA degree can deepen your understanding of procurement, transportation planning, inventory control and warehouse management. It can also help strengthen your knowledge of customer service standards in both national and global markets.

SNHU's online MBA program is one of the most affordable in the nation. Coursework can be completed in just over a year. The curriculum is designed to give you the comprehensive business training you'll need to pursue upper-level positions in the operations and supply chain industry. You'll learn the fundamentals of management, production, quality control, distribution, logistics, inventory control and more.

Learn how to:

  • Integrate, synthesize and apply business practices
  • Establish legal and ethical conduct guidelines and implement corporate social responsibility
  • Create intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Manage cross-functional teams using quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as effective oral and written communication
  • Explore functions, practices and strategies of management design
  • Implement operations and supply chain systems


Online Education Leads to Success in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Southern New Hampshire University alum Rick Drumm tells how his online experience with SNHU instilled the knowledge and confidence to further his career within the manufacturing industry.

Career Outlook

A growing understanding of the critical nature of supply chain operations makes this program a highly valued degree. The MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Southern New Hampshire University combines quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills. This results in an education that can prepare you to succeed in a high demand industry.

The ability to combine operational function with technology, data analysis and automation are crucial for a wide array of business operations. With the workforce more remote than ever, the more skilled you are in business practices, finance, economics and especially decision-making, the better positioned you may be to lead.

Our master’s in supply chain management MBA program is designed to set you up for success in this increasingly important and in-demand field.

Earning your MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management degree online at SNHU can help you develop a diverse set of leadership and management skills. This program may position you for an exciting career in the following roles:

  • Logistician: Analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain. In this role, you would be responsible for the life cycle of creating a product, including production, distribution and delivery.
  • Operations or supply chain manager: Manage a company’s overall supply chain, including logistics strategy and operations. Strong interpersonal skills are helpful in this role, because managing relationships with vendors and distributors is key.
  • Operations research analyst: Use data mining and statistical analysis to solve high-level problems for your organization. An interest in economics, math and finance are helpful with this role.
  • Management analyst: Seek ways to reduce costs and increase revenue for your company. Strong analytical and communication skills are helpful here.
  • Purchasing manager: Apply a high level of finance and accounting skills. You’ll negotiate contracts, assure product quality and purchase goods and services needed for your business to run smoothly.
  • Inventory control manager: Manage large inventories for organizations. You’ll put your logistics skills to work in this role.
  • Quality assurance manager: Coordinate your organization’s quality control policies while improving efficiencies. This role can involve increasing profitability by reducing waste.
  • Industrial production manager: Oversee daily operations of a factory or other business. You could be responsible for the staffing and processes that result in creating a wide array of goods and services.
  • Plant, warehouse or materials manager: Monitor storage and shipping logistics for an organization. This role involves logistical and analytical skills as well as strong staff management and teamwork skills.

Dr. Zuzana Buzzell with the text "Dr. Zuzana Buzzell"Job prospects for those with an MBA in supply chain management appear to be on pace with all occupations in the coming years.1 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of logisticians to hold steady at the national average of 4% growth through 2029, with a median annual salary of $74,750.1

Furthermore, job opportunities for operations research analysts are predicted to grow 25% through 2029, with a median annual salary of $84,810.1

“This is a very sought after career,” said Dr. Zuzana Buzzell, associate dean of business programs at SNHU. Working in supply chain management “is beneficial for learners looking to enter the field of operation management or someone switching careers with other experiences.”

Start Your Journey Toward an Online MBA in Supply Chain Management & Operations

Courses & Curriculum

Revised in 2021, our supply chain online MBA program was decreased to just 10 courses – giving you the ability to complete the degree in just over a year, should you attend full time.

Benefits of the new curriculum include the opportunity to earn credentials throughout your program, multimedia content and scenario-based learning activities.

Dr. Mark Hobson with the text Dr. Mark Hobson"Scenario-based learning provides learners the ability to practice using what they learn and apply it to a real-world scenario of a likely business problem," said Dr. Mark Hobson, senior associate dean of business at Southern New Hampshire University. "It will appear in every course. It places the learner inside a novel experience with learning tools and an instructor who acts like a coach and mentor."

Of the 10 classes that make up the online master’s in supply chain management MBA program, the business core makes up 7 of your courses. Here, you'll learn traditional topics like marketing, accounting and decision-making, but instead of learning about each class by class, they're woven throughout the curriculum, so you can better learn how the skills you're developing work with each other.

You’ll then have 3 courses that make up the concentration dedicated to the close application of operations and supply chain principles, including courses like:

  • Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making: Survey the mathematical, probability and statistical tools available for assisting in the operation and management of industrial organizations.
  • Operation Management: Study key concepts of production and operations. It includes study of a variety of methods and techniques used in their management.
  • Supply Chain Management: Analyze the role and activities of those involved in supply chain management decision making. The course emphasizes the importance of all aspects of managing the supply chain, including transportation planning, inventory control and warehouse management.

The supply chain courses provide supplemental material to that of the major core. You'll graduate knowing how to provide the right product at the right time in the right quantity to meet customer needs.

This degree program “provides a balanced skills-based curriculum to provide learners with a fast track career advancement opportunity,” said Dr. Zuzana Buzzell, associate dean of business programs at Southern New Hampshire University.

Online MBA students can also pursue a graduate certificate in operations and supply chain management beyond the standard degree program. This option allows you to list another significant credential on your resume with minimal additional coursework. The certificate consists of 4 required courses plus an additional 6 credits of your choice of several different operations and supply chain management courses.

Don't have a business background? No problem. Our MBA is accessible to everyone. Interested students must have a conferred undergraduate degree for acceptance, but it can be in any field. Those without an undergraduate degree in logistics, business or a related field may be asked to complete up to 2 foundation courses to get started. These foundations cover essential business skill sets and can be used to satisfy elective requirements for the general-track MBA. With foundations, the maximum length of your online MBA would be 36 credits.

Attend full time or part time. Students in the MBA have the option to enroll full time (at 2 classes per term) or part time (with 1 class per term). Full-time students should be able to complete the program in about 1 year, while part-time students could finish in about 2 years. Our SNHU students are busy, often juggling jobs, family and other obligations, so you may want to work with your academic advisor to identify the course plan that works for you. The good news is, you can switch from full time to part time and back again as often as you want.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,881 $627 $9,405 
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs:
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Frequently Asked Questions

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.