Online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Arizona State University’s Master of Science in supply chain management covers a combination of technical knowledge and leadership skills needed to compete for positions in the U.S. and around the world. In this program, you’ll learn how to provide maximum benefits to both consumers and companies, making you an ideal candidate for hiring managers.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/08/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 10

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 30

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Prepare for leadership roles in supply chain management and logistics

A master’s in supply chain management is an advanced degree focused on how globalization affects the business landscape. As a graduate, you’ll understand how to address complexities in the current economic environment, such as:

  • Implementing sustainable business practices.
  • Navigating the regulatory landscape.
  • Opening and closing of new markets.

Building upon the Foundations of Supply Chain Management Certificate offered on ASU's Career Catalyst platform, this degree leverages the expertise of the faculty from one of the top three supply chain management programs in the country, providing the opportunity to learn the foundational logistics from some of the best in the field.

What you’ll learn in this master’s program

 

This program’s curriculum emphasizes data-driven changes to improve efficiency, increase organizational adaptability and encourage sustainable business practices. Throughout your courses, you’ll learn about a wide range of topics, including:

  • Logistics, including the flow of products.
  • Production processes.
  • Purchasing and procurement.
  • Technical elements of data and modeling.

Is a master’s in supply chain management worth it?

 

Yes. As a graduate, you’ll bring a firm grasp of the entire supply chain process to your current or future employer. You’ll develop the skills needed to connect support vendors, service providers, customer concerns, product safety and profit margins in a way that gets products to the right consumer at the right time. Career opportunities within the field of supply chain management, such as a logistician and other related roles, are seeing substantial overall growth. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job outlook for logisticians is projected to grow 28% from 2021 to 2031. Additionally, in 2021, the median annual salary for this role was $77,030.

Will my diploma say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.”

Courses in logistics, supply chain management and more

By completing the Foundations of Supply Chain Management Certificate on ASU's Career Catalyst platform, you’ll receive nine credit hours in ASU’s supply chain master’s program,  fulfilling the requirements of SCM 502, SCM 541 and SCM 520. These credits are granted and transferred upon admission into ASU Online's W. P. Carey School of Business. The remaining seven courses needed to complete the program include:


Core

Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Control


Core

Case Studies in Global Supply Chain and Logistics


Core

Decision Models for Supply Chain


Core

Project Management


Core

Seminar: Sustainability and Social Responsibility


Core

Supplier Management and Negotiation


Core

Supply Chain Design and Cost Management


The jobs a master’s in supply chain management prepares you for

Upon graduation, you can apply your knowledge in a variety of business settings across the globe. You’ll have the knowledge and skills needed to work for companies such as Exxon, Intel, Honeywell, Walmart, Dell and more. Potential careers include, but are not limited to:

Category manager

Import/export agent

Inventory manager

Production manager

Sourcing leader

Supply chain manager

Study with renowned and award-winning faculty members

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Nobel laureate.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Study with renowned and award-winning faculty members

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Nobel laureate.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

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Study at one of the best business schools in the country

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. In the newest U.S. News & World Report graduate program rankings, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University ranked in the top 25 across 10 MBA specialty areas, including No. 3 in supply chain management and No. 5 in project management.

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