The Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management requires one intensive, residential experience, which includes elements of SCM 530: Supply Chain Analysis and SCM 594: Professional Paper. Both courses include online and in-residence delivery and are part of the four-day residential experience. The residency is held typically from Sunday to Wednesday during the second or third week of July at Penn State's main campus in University Park, Pennsylvania.

This residential experience offers several advantages, including:

  • the opportunity to receive instruction from tenure-line instructors through Penn State Smeal College of Business' executive education format. Smeal excels in executive education, especially in the area of supply chain management.
  • preparation for professional report research and writing. Topics addressed include writing a research purpose statement, research proposal and report writing guidelines, a schedule of deliverables across the three-semester SCM 594 progression, and a faculty research topic review process that matches students with faculty.
Residency Start Dates
Semester of Matriculation Residency Dates
Summer 2019 Select either July 14–17, 2019 or July 21–24, 2019