- Master of Science in Business -

Master of Science in Business (MSB) 

Our Master of Science in Business (MSB) will give you focused exploration into a specific business discipline. It is an opportunity for you to build a strong foundation of business acumen and leadership qualities while giving you the tools to be an expert in the field.

MSB in Supply Chain Analytics

The Master of Science in Business with a concentration in Supply Chain Analytics is the intersection of supply chain and logistics management and business analytics -- two areas in which organizations need trained and experienced leaders.

Increasingly businesses are interested in better using available information in operations and strategic decision making. Business Analytics uses data mining and visualization techniques to model increasingly large and complex data, allowing organizations to better meet their stakeholders’ needs. Supply Chain focuses on the oversight of materials and information from the supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and consumer, which the goal of meeting consumer needs as efficiently and timely as possible.

In this program, you’ll master the intersection of both worlds: the use of data management and data analytics to explore the characteristics of supply chains and identify value-enhancing efficiencies.

Curriculum:

The MSB in Supply Chain Analytics is 45 credit hours including:

  • Five courses of general business foundational knowledge for 15 credits.
  • Minimum of 30 credits specific to the Supply Chain Analytics concentration

STEM designation:

The MSB at Oregon State University has a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) code designation. As a STEM designated degree recipient, international students who graduate with the MSB are eligible to extend their F-1 visa status from 12-months to 36-months in the optional practical training (OPT) program. The STEM designation offers important benefits for recruiting and post-graduation employment. In particular, the STEM Designated Degree Program, which is housed within the Department of Homeland Security and based on definitions administered by the Department of Education, is intended to ensure an adequate supply of STEM workers for U.S. employers.

STEM-designations for business programs are unusual and denote strong technical and quantitative rigor within the curriculum. Our MSB is centered around a strong analytic curriculum with a current focus on supply chain and is available in Corvallis and through our OSU Ecampus partnership in Portland and fully online.