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Department of Supply Chain Management, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University

Management Degrees Offered—Bachelor of Science; MBA - Supply Chain Management (SCM) specialization; Graduate SCM Certificate; Ph.D.; Executive Education

Program YTD—The SCM department has existed as a department since 2000. Prior to that, procurement and logistics were in the Department of Business Administration and operations were in the Department of Management.

Number of Courses Offered within Program—13 Undergraduate Courses; 11 MS courses; and 4 PhD courses

Average Number of Courses Required to Earn Minimum Certification— BS – requires 120 hours with 21 hours of SCM courses; Full Time MBA SCM Specialization requires 18 hours of SCM electives and a 3 hour required course; evening MBA SCM Area of Emphasis requires 9 hours of SCM courses and a 3 hour required SCM course; The SCM Graduate Certificate requires 15 hours of SCM courses; The SCM Professional Certificate (non-credit) requires 15 hours of SCM courses.

Average Enrollment Rate in Department Of Supply Chain Management— Approximate (per year) graduation rates: 200 undergraduates, 45 full-time MBA SCM Specialization students; 50 evening MBA SCM Area of Emphasis students; and 1 PhD student

General Requirements for Dpt. of SCM Course— Undergraduate: We have a direct (from high school) admit program for those students - 1160 SAT Reasoning or 25 ACT score, or graduated in the top eight percent of high school class, or an overall high school GPA of 3.60 in ASU competency courses (A=4.00). For those not directly admitted from high school, they can apply after completing 30 hours (including specific skill-set classes) with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

What led ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business to offer such a specialized department?— “ASU has long had significant expertise in supply management [procurement], logistics management and operations management—the three pillars of Supply Chain Management. ASU was forward thinking enough over a decade ago to realize that the importance of Supply Chain Management was increasing and that a discipline that included the three pillars was needed.”— John W. Fowler, PhD, Arizona State University

Website—http://wpcarey.asu.edu/Supply-Chain-Management/

Department of Supply Chain Management, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University

Management Degrees Offered— BA, Supply Chain; MS; MBA; PhD.

Provided Supply Chain Management & Education YTD—More than 5 decades

Number of Courses offered within MSU’s Dpt. of Supply Chain Management —67 courses

Average Number of Courses Required to Earn Minimum Certification—18 credit hours in supply chain

Average Enrollment Rate in MSU’s Dpt. of Supply Chain Management —Total number of average graduates per year: 300 undergraduates; 50 MBAs; 20 Master of Science; 3 PhD.

General Enrollment Requirements for MSU’s Dept. Of Supply Chain Management —Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM): 36 credit hours

How is MSU’s Dpt. of Supply Chain Management keeping pace with the supply chain skill-sets necessary today?—“We have one of the oldest programs available today as we started integrating logistics and procurement in the late ’60s. We try to teach people a balanced perspective of procurement and production logistics, helping to create long-term senior managers who then have a wider perspective on what supply chain management is. While we have traditionally emphasized breadth in supply chain—and we still do—we try to improve its depth by taking out the redundancy and introducing integrated tools so people start to understand how the various functions of supply chain interact and trade work.”— David Closs, Chairperson, Department of Supply Chain Management, MSU

Website—http://supplychain.broad.msu.edu/

Supply Chain, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University

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