This curriculum is designed for working operations and supply chain management professionals. Successful applicants will normally have, before the start of their first semester, at least two years' post baccalaureate work experience in operations management, supply chain management, project management, or a closely allied field.
An applicant must have received, from a regionally accredited institution, a baccalaureate degree under residence with credit conditions substantially equivalent to those required by Penn State. Additionally, the applicant's baccalaureate degree should be in business, engineering, economics, information sciences, or a related field and the applicant should have completed a college-level course in microeconomic principles with a course in supply operations and/or chain management strongly recommended. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 is required unless the student has earned a graduate degree from an accredited university.
Ideally, the applicant should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and business statistics, plus a basic understanding of accounting principles.