Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School

Management (MS)

General Information

Degrees Offered


The Master of Science in Management (MSM) pro­gram prepares professionals to be effective leaders in supply chain, innovation, and information technology management. Graduates will have the advanced tech­nical, entrepreneurial, and leadership skills necessary to succeed as mid- or upper-level managers in manu­facturing, service, and consulting organizations. The MSM program also prepares qualified students for further doctoral study in the fields of supply chain and operations management, as well as information sys­tems management. MSM students benefit immensely from the focused curriculum, close coordination of courses with the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, and small class sizes.

The program requires a business discipline under­graduate or graduate degree. Dual master’s degree opportunities (pursuing MSM and MBA degrees simultaneously) are available to in­terested and qualified students. To earn a dual degree, students must be admitted into both programs. Up to one-sixth of the total number of credit hours taken may be counted toward both degrees. If a student takes classes full-time, typically both degrees can be earned in approximately two and a half years.

MSM courses are offered in Greenville, although students may also take courses offered on the main Clemson campus. All MSM students have high-speed access to the Internet and campus-wide networks containing the latest business applications. The Department of Management has a dedicated Enterprise Management Laboratory that provides access to industrial manufacturing resource plan­ning software. The mission of the laboratory is to promote operations management by attracting talented students to the field and uniquely preparing them for career challenges in the profession. This is accomplished through active learning involving modern principles of manufacturing management, leading-edge enterprise resource planning software, teamwork, and leadership.

To learn more about the program, please view this PDF about the program.

About the Program

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Janis Miller)

Application Requirements


Applications may be completed on the Web at Applications with a nonrefundable fee are considered on a rolling basis. In addition to materials required by the Graduate School, the Department of Management requires a short (no more than two pages long) essay in English, giving the reasons for seeking the MSM degree from Clemson University. Every required item in support of the application must be on file before an application may be considered.

Required Documents

For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Janis Miller)

Financial Aid

To see the proposed Graduate Tuition Rates for this academic year, click here.

The Department does not offer any financial assistance packages or tuition/fee waivers to any student enrolled in the Masters of Science program. 

Course of Study

Program of Study

The MSM curriculum requires 30 credit hours, which include seven core management discipline courses, consisting of Information Systems, Managerial Decision Mod­eling, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management, Project Management, Statistical Analysis of Business Op­erations, and Strategic Management. A thesis or comprehensive final examination is required once all coursework has been completed. Core and elec­tive courses cover a broad range of topics in supply chain and information technology management and in entrepreneurship and innovation management. The Graduate Programs Committee will approve the final program for each student based on his/her background, interests and availability of courses. Students can complete the program in ten months; however, there are a limited number of graduate courses offered by the Department of Management during summer sessions. Students may elect to take an independent study or directed readings course within their area of interest.

Program Coordinator

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