In response to rapid changes in the international environment, the Tecnológico de Costa Rica, through the School of Industrial Production Engineering, has created the Master's Program in Supply Chain Management to provide professionals with the knowledge, tools and criteria that will allow them to effectively meet the challenges in this area.

Additionally, the Master’s Degree Program in Supply Chain Management is a solution to a curricular vacuum in the country’s industrial engineering programs. It is aimed at solving the problem of companies that need to be competitive and professionals who want to succeed in a highly competitive environment.


Upon completion of the master's degree program, students will:

  • Have the knowledge necessary to be able to work in supply chain management for companies in general, or as a manager in companies in the logistics sector.
  • Be able to interpret the key concepts and latest strategic and methodological trends in supply chain management.
  • Be able to detect problems related to the practical application of these concepts and trends, and find ways to solve them.
  • Will know how to organize and manage supply chains using the latest techniques related to distribution, storage, planning, purchasing and procurement processes.
  • Have the necessary personal and management skills to carry out managerial functions.
  • Be able to understand and analyze the operation of business organizations and identify the most relevant variables and indicators for management.
  • Be able to carry out research projects in the area of supply chains.

The program is aimed at

Persons who have a university degree in engineering or administration, who work or wish to begin working in tasks related to supply chains.

Deadline for receiving admission applications: December 12, 2019.

Perfil profesional

Positions that program graduates can pursue:

Management positions related to logistics and supply chains.

Areas or companies with work opportunities:

Goods and services companies related to logistics and supply chains.

Activities for which graduates are suitable:

  • Managerial and executive positions in companies to lead projects and strategic supply chain initiatives.
  • Design and implementation of distribution networks.


TEC's facilities:

  • Physical and digital library
  • Digital databases of magazines and books
  • WiFi access.

Postgraduate facilities:

  • Parking
  • Cafeteria
  • FundaTEC cashiers for payments with debit or credit card
  • Insurance for incidents with cars inside the CeTT parking lot


Costo del Crédito  56 000 +2%IVA

Course cost: ¢224 000 +2%VAT
Graduation project: 672 000 + 2%VAT 



Periodo abierto, fecha límite para la recepción de solicitudes de ingreso: 12 de diciembre 2019.

Differentiator elements

The TEC Supply Chain Master's program is unique in Costa Rica in its focus on best practices at both the Central American and the global levels.

Its teaching staff is made up of professionals with extensive experience in areas related to:

  • Operations research
  • Negotiation and commercial legislation
  • Cost management and financial analysis
  • Purchase management
  • Forecast models
  • Design of distribution centers

Benefits for the country and region

This program contributes to the formation of professionals that can apply their knowledge of supply chains in national and international companies; they have the ability to analyze and modify processes as necessary to improve productivity of supply chains in goods and services companies.

Study plan

The curriculum of the Master’s degree program in Supply Chain Management unites fields that provide participants with vital theoretical and practical knowledge:

  • Supply chain administration.
  • Logistics operations research.
  • Finance in supply chains.

The program is designed to be completed in two years, with 72 credits distributed in six 4-month periods. It consists of:

  • 14 courses of 4 credits each; each course lasts four hours a week.
  • A graduation project of 12 credits, with a duration of one 4-month period, extendable to three 4-month periods, depending on the study carried out.

Most courses are taught in the classroom, although some of them, especially elective courses, are taught virtually.

Schedule: evenings, Mondays to Fridays, from 6 p. m. to 9:30 p.m.

Typical tasks of graduate students: development of cases and projects assigned by faculty.


Educational principles

  • Meeting business needs: training of professionals in areas that include strategic and operational concepts necessary for companies in the field of supply chains.
  • Comprehensive training: not only covers concepts and techniques from a theoretical perspective, but also analyzes the way in which difficulties encountered in their implementation can be overcome and the ways in which they interact.
  • Optimum combination of educators from the industrial and university environments; active professionals with extensive experience in the academic sector.

Dr. Federico Picado Alvarado
Ing. Carlos Espinoza Gutiérrezm, MBA.
Ing. Oscar Gamboa Calderón, MSc.
Ing. Rafael Gutiérrez Brenes, MBA.
Dra.Carmen Madriz Quirós
Dra. Marcela Meneses Guzmán