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Does Ross offer on-campus career services?

Yes, through the Ross Career Services (RCS) students attend employer presentations and recruiting forums, have access to iMpact (our intranet), and use RCS literature, seminar videotapes, mock interviews, career counseling, career forums, career seminars and other services. For additional information on Ross Career Services and how MSCM students benefit from their services, visit the MSCM Careers webpage.

What are the career search opportunities in the field of MSCM?

There are several job opportunities for leaders in supply chain management. Students with the skills sets offered through the MSCM Program will find career opportunities in a wide variety of industry sectors including consulting, distribution, third-party logistics service providers, retail, banking, and procurement/sourcing. To view a list of the companies MSCM students join after graduation, see the MSCM Careers webpage.

Are there any other opportunities for financial assistance?

You may consider asking your employer to support your MSCM education. The one-year program structure with a summer project component is well-suited for company sponsorship. Under this scenario, you will attend Ross for the Winter and Fall terms but may return to your company to undertake a sponsored project. Since the summer project is team-based, your company should be willing to accommodate at least two other students for the summer project course. If your company is interested and wants to discuss this further, ask them to contact us via email at rossmscm@umich.edu.

Are there opportunities for MSCM students to acquire research or teaching assistantships?

Research and teaching assistantships are separate from the financial aid application process. Check out information for graduate student instructor (GSI) and graduate student staff assistant (GSSA) positions on the University of Michigan Human Resources website: www.hr.umich.edu/acadhr/grads/postings.html

Are there any paid internship opportunities for MSCM students?

Yes, MSCM students engage in a required 14-week team-based summer project with a sponsoring company through a partnership with the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. The project runs from early May to mid-August.

What are the various loan opportunities available for international students attending the MSCM Program?

For information on loan opportunities, visit http://www.bus.umich.edu/Admissions/FinancialAid/international.htm.

What are the various loan opportunities available for attending the MSCM Program?

For information on loan opportunities, visit http://www.bus.umich.edu/admissions/financialaid/loans/

What scholarship opportunities exist for students in the MSCM Program?

There are several scholarships available for graduate study in the field of logistics and supply chain management.

  • All students admitted to the Master of Supply Chain Management Program are considered for scholarships. No separate application is required. Scholarships typically range from $2,500 to quarter tuition.
  • As members of the Tauber Institute for Global Operations, MSCM students are eligible for a limited number of scholarship opportunities granted by the institute. There is no application process: All students are considered for scholarships and will be notified of awards after they have been admitted into the MSCM Program.
  • The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has established a scholarship program for graduate students enrolled in programs leading to careers in supply chain management. CSCMP wants to make high-potential students aware of the tremendous opportunities and challenges that may await them in a career in supply chain management. For more information, visit http://cscmp.org/.

What are your employment statistics?

Employment statistics for the MSCM program are available on our website under Recruiters. You can also access all Ross employment statistics via the Ross School's Employment Data PDF. The employment record of Tauber Institute students also is indicative of potential job opportunities with companies that regularly recruit from the University of Michigan. These statistics also give you an idea of the industry sectors and the companies that recruit at the University.

Can I make an appointment to talk with someone in admissions?

Prospective students can schedule counseling appointments with a member of the admissions committee or MSCM program manager to ask questions about the program, application requirements, and life at Ross, as well as other topics of interest. To schedule an appointment, email to rossmscm@umich.edu or call 734-647-1396.

Can I waive out of courses?

Students are typically not allowed to waive out of the core courses. Depending on the students' prior academic background, work experience and/or skill sets, they may be considered to waive out of selected business skills boot camp modules and, in some cases, a core MSCM course.

How do I check my residency status?

Contact the Residency office at (734) 764-1400. Residency information is also available online at www.umich.edu/~regoff/resreg.html.

Does Ross grant deferrals?

Requests to defer admission to the MSCM Program are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Only in cases of documented, extraordinary personal circumstances is it even considered. Deferrals are never granted for work or visa-related reasons. If granted, deferrals are limited to one year.

Do you offer a part-time MSCM program?

At this time we do not offer a part-time version of the MSCM program.

How many credits can a student take outside of the MSCM program?

With permission of the program director, you may take up to 3 credits outside of the Ross School of Business but within the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor campus.

How can I contact the Master of Supply Chain Office?

Telephone: 734.647.1396 Fax: 734.763.7804 Email: rossmscm@umich.edu

Can I reapply to the MSCM Program if I wasn't accepted previously?

Yes. You can apply during the next available admitting term. Reapplication procedures are streamlined if you reapply within two years. Reapplicants must submit an updated resume, new application forms, and one new letter of recommendation, along with the application fee. Additionally, reapplicants must include a cover letter discussing experiences since the last application. Although not required, we strongly encourage reapplicants to respond to one or more of our essay questions. Credentials and other supporting materials sent with your initial application, including your interview evaluation, will be held for two years. If you reapply after that time, you must submit a completely new application and supporting documents.

Do you offer any joint or dual degree program(s)?

We provide the option for admitted MSCM students to create and pursue a dual degree with another graduate/professional program at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. They are called "Student Initiated Dual Degree (SIDD)". In this format, students pursue two graduate degrees simultaneously. A couple examples of possible SIDD combinations are: MSCM/IOE (Industrial Operations Engineering), MSCM/SNRE (School of Natural Resources), and MSCM/SPH (School of Public Health). For more information about MSCM Student Initiated Dual Degrees, contact the MSCM program office at 734-647-1396 or rossmscm@umich.edu.

Applying to the MSCM Program:

The Ross Supply Chain Management Program is looking for individuals who desire to be part of the next generation of supply chain management leaders. We are building a strong and diverse class of supply chain management students and are seeking applicants who possess a number of key characteristics. These include: - Strong intellectual ability as measured by GMAT or GRE test scores and previous academic record - Leadership, initiative, and impact as evidenced through professional achievements, extracurricular activities, recommendation letters, and personal essays Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills identified in letters of recommendation and personal essays - Clear goals and rationale for pursuing a master's degree in supply chain management as indicated in personal essays Fit with the Ross School's approach to management education as indicated in your personal essays If you would like to discuss the application requirements in detail, please email us to arrange an appointment:rossmscm@umich.edu

What items are required to apply for the Master of Supply Chain Management Program?

List of application requirements: - GMAT or GRE results - TOEFL or IELTS results (international applicants only, see requirements for possible exemption) - Undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts - Resume - Two letters of recommendation - Essays - Interview (by invitation only)

I am a college senior. Can I apply to the Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) Program?

Yes, although some full-time work experience prior to entering the MSCM Program is a plus. For applicants to be admitted directly into the MSCM Program without full-time work experience, we generally expect them to have superb academic credentials; extensive evidence of leadership through extracurricular or community activities; and quality part-time, summer and/or internship work experience. These students are mature and self-confident and can effectively articulate the reasons they wish to attend Ross at this early stage in their career.

How much work experience do I need before I can apply?

We do not require a minimum number of years work experience prior to entering the MSCM Program. However, we expect that most of our admitted students will have at least one year of work experience prior to entering the program. We evaluate work experience ? not in terms of quantity, but in terms of quality ? and the impact the applicant has had on their organization as well as his or her natural leadership qualities. Those who are joining us at an earlier stage of their career should be able to demonstrate this in their application. We want to know what each candidate will be able to contribute to the Ross experience and their colleagues within the classroom. In addition, these candidates should have superb academic credentials and possess the maturity and self-confidence to handle the intensity of the program. Review our class profile for a snapshot of the current students in our program.

What type of work experience are you looking for in the admissions process?

We seek diversity in the professional backgrounds of our admitted students, just as we do in other parts of our applicants' profiles. No one industry or field is favored over another. We are more interested in the applicant's contribution to the group or organization. Experience in the areas related to supply chain ? including purchasing, logistics, transportation, distribution, retail, international trade ? will be considered a plus.

Do I need a business degree or business classes in undergrad to be admitted?

We welcome applications from a wide variety of backgrounds and do not look for or favor specific undergraduate majors. "Business? classes are not required before entering the Master of Supply Chain Management Program. Due to the analytical rigor of the program, it is expected that students have a working knowledge of college-level mathematics.

Is a three-year undergraduate degree from India acceptable to apply?

Yes. As of August 2010, we can consider applicants who hold a three-year undergraduate degrees from India.

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