MS in Supply Chain or MBA


hello! What do you folks think is the best degree for somebody in supply chain - an MS in Supply Chain or an MBA?

I have read a bit here and the MBA seems to be the preferred degree. However, in my organization, there are very few people with MBA's and mostly my coworkers have some kind of MS degree instead. That's why I'm questioning the value of having an MBA for supply chain.

hello! What do you folks think is the best degree for somebody in supply chain - an MS in Supply Chain or an MBA?

I have read a bit here and the MBA seems to be the preferred degree. However, in my organization, there are very few people with MBA's and mostly my coworkers have some kind of MS degree instead. That's why I'm questioning the value of having an MBA for supply chain.
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mba hipste...

It really depends on what exactly you're looking for and where you are in your career.

If you've got 4-5 years of experience under your belt, an MBA would probably be a better way to get into upper-management level positions. Plus, you'll most likely have better salary growth with an MBA than with an MS.

With less experience, or with goals of delving deeper into specific aspects of supply chain (analytics, logistics, etc.) go for a specialized MS.

For either degree, you'll want to look at schools with strong backgrounds in tech or quant fields. Think MIT, Penn State, Krannert, etc.

It really depends on what exactly you're looking for and where you are in your career.

If you've got 4-5 years of experience under your belt, an MBA would probably be a better way to get into upper-management level positions. Plus, you'll most likely have better salary growth with an MBA than with an MS.

With less experience, or with goals of delving deeper into specific aspects of supply chain (analytics, logistics, etc.) go for a specialized MS.

For either degree, you'll want to look at schools with strong backgrounds in tech or quant fields. Think MIT, Penn State, Krannert, etc.
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Thanks. I have a little over 2 years of experience so would you suggest an MS in Supply Chain? I'm actually really interested in the MS in Supply Chain from MIT.

Thanks. I have a little over 2 years of experience so would you suggest an MS in Supply Chain? I'm actually really interested in the MS in Supply Chain from MIT.
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mba hipste...

If you can hold off and get another year of work experience, look at MBA options. Otherwise, an MS or other non-MBA grad program in supply chain would be really your only option.

If you can hold off and get another year of work experience, look at MBA options. Otherwise, an MS or other non-MBA grad program in supply chain would be really your only option.
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Unfortunately due to some things that are beyond my control I can't hold off for another year. Looks like I'll be aiming at an MS option.

Unfortunately due to some things that are beyond my control I can't hold off for another year. Looks like I'll be aiming at an MS option.
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Duncan

Take a look at MIT's ZLOG program. It has double degree options with some great European MBAs.

Take a look at MIT's ZLOG program. It has double degree options with some great European MBAs.
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