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2023 Most Affordable Online Master's in Supply Chain Management

By the OnlineU team | Updated 12/12/2022
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As we've seen in recent years, the U.S. economy relies heavily on dependable international supply chains for raw materials as well as finished goods. Online master's in supply chain management programs train logistics professionals to keep these resources up and running efficiently.

In a master's program, students learn to optimize the flow of goods, troubleshoot issues, and address challenges in all aspects of supply systems, from procurement to inventory to transportation. Programs instruct graduates about the principles, policies, and trends that will allow them to keep their organizations' supply chains efficient and secure.

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Rank School Locations Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 Athens State University Athens (AL) $4,875
# 2 #2 Fitchburg State University Fitchburg (MA) $4,934
# 3 #3 Arkansas State University Jonesboro (AR) $5,958
# 4 #4 Ohio University - Main Campus Athens (OH) $6,324
# 5 #5 American Public University System Charles Town (WV) $6,660
# 6 #6 Georgia College & State University Milledgeville (GA) $7,005
# 7 #7 University of South Dakota Vermillion (SD) $7,057
# 8 #8 University of Arkansas Fayetteville (AR) $7,252
# 9 #9 Southern Arkansas University Magnolia (AR) $7,395
# 10 #10 The University of West Florida Pensacola (FL) $8,217
#1
#1
Annual Tuition: $4,875
Annual Tuition: $4,875
Annual Tuition: $4,875

Athens State University, a public institution, offers an online Master of Science in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management.This Athens State program is designed for logistics professionals with some experience in the field, perhaps in manufacturing, wholesale trade, or corporate retailing. Enrollees can choose among three different tracks: executive leadership, logistics information systems, and artificial intelligence. Each track combines core courses on logistics, inventory management, and procurement with specialized courses relevant to the specific tracks, and all courses are delivered through the Blackboard learning system.

  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,833
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 163
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
#2
#2
Annual Tuition: $4,934
Annual Tuition: $4,934
Annual Tuition: $4,934

Fitchburg State University is a public university offering an online Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management, and some students are able to complete the 30 required credit hours in as few as 12 months of full-time study.

At Fitchburg State, students access their online courses through the Blackboard learning management system. The curriculum for this program combines core courses typically found in an MBA program with advanced courses in logistics, transportation, and distribution management. Students also learn to use the industry standard ArcGIS geographic information system software. Graduates are prepared to assume roles as supply chain/logistics managers, procurement directors, transportation managers, and more.

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 91%
  • Average SATs: 990 -1150
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 385
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 1,402
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
#3
#3

Arkansas State University

Jonesboro (AR)
Annual Tuition: $5,958
Annual Tuition: $5,958
Annual Tuition: $5,958

At Arkansas State University, a public university generally referred to as "A-State," students can opt for an online Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management. With multiple start dates throughout the year, some full-time students are able to complete the required 33 credits in 12-18 months.

MBA students access their online courses through the Blackboard learning system. Both the core MBA courses and the supply chain management concentration courses emphasize principles like ethical leadership and social responsibility as well as skills such as data-driven decision making and business analysis. Graduates are ready to pursue careers as operations managers, procurement officers, and supply chain analysts.

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 97%
  • Average SATs: 1013 -1220
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 1,064
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 3,414
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
#4
#4
Annual Tuition: $6,324
Annual Tuition: $6,324
Annual Tuition: $6,324

At Ohio University's (OHIO) main campus, students can pursue an online Master of Business Administration with a concentration in operations and supply chain management. OHIO's MBA curriculum requires 35-36 credit hours, which most full-time students complete in two to three years.

OHIO's online courses are delivered through the Blackboard learning management system. Students in this program take many traditional MBA courses, such as finance, data analysis, and strategic marketing, along with concentration courses in Supply Chain Risk Management, Management of Lean and Six Sigma Program, and Supply Chain Project Management. OHIO students are also required to attend a two-day Leadership Development Conference on campus.

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 94%
  • Average SATs: 1050 -1260
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 4,926
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 2,892
  • School Type: Nonprofit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
#5
#5
Annual Tuition: $6,660
Annual Tuition: $6,660
Annual Tuition: $6,660

The American Public University System (APU) is a private, for-profit university that provides exclusively online degrees. Its offerings include a Master of Arts in Supply Chain Management, a Master of Arts in Reverse Logistics Management, a Master of Arts in Transportation and Logistics Management, and a Master of Arts in Transportation and Logistics Management with a concentration in reverse logistics management. All of these degrees require 36 credit hours, and the school's accelerated format may allow some students to graduate in 12-18 months.

Although there are differences among the programs, all students take courses such as reverse logistics, business analysis, and supply chain management. Coursework is designed to help students develop expertise in critical thinking, strategic planning, and risk management.

  • Financial Aid Recipients: 100%
  • Undergrad Online Enrollment: 37,335
  • Graduate Online Enrollment: 7,914
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC

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