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Supply Chain Management Education at W. P. Carey School of Business

arizona state universityThe W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the largest business schools in the United States with over 250 faculty, 1,800 graduate students and more than 8,700 undergraduates. The school is internationally recognized for its leadership in business education and is highly regarded for its renowned faculty and their research productivity.

The W. P. Carey School is headquartered on ASU’s Tempe campus, adjacent to Phoenix, Arizona, the fifth largest city in the U.S. Classes and program services also are offered at satellite locations throughout greater Phoenix. The metro area provides students with access to companies in high-tech, aerospace, financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, transportation and tourism-related service industries. The thriving population also supports an active cultural environment and a wide range of professional sports.

Established in 1885, Arizona State University (ASU or Arizona State) is a public research university located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area of the State of Arizona. It is the largest university in the United States by enrollment. Academic programs at ASU are ranked among the best in the nation. Annual college rankings by U.S. News and World Report placed ASU's undergraduate engineering programs in the top 10 percent of all undergraduate engineering programs in the nation. Business, education, public affairs, design and arts programs at ASU were rated in the top 25 percent.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  • BS in Supply Chain Management: At W. P. Carey, you study with top-notch faculty members in one of the world’s highest ranked supply chain management programs. And after graduation, you can expect to be aggressively recruited by national and international firms. Among the positions the school graduates have accepted are buyer/planner, production scheduler, quality control specialist, internet marketing analyst, inventory specialist, operations planner/analyst, materials manager, commodity manager, distribution manager, production line manager and product forecaster.
  • BA in Global Logistics Management: Learn how to develop strategic business processes in logistics management and understand their relationship to the global distribution of goods and services. A concentration in global logistics management will help you become a more strategic thinker and analyst, and effective communicator, and a team leader focused on efficiency, effectiveness and increasing revenue.

Graduate Programs

  • MS in Global Logistics (MS-GL): With a strong focus on cross-cultural management and leadership, emerging markets and global perspectives, the MS-GL will provide the tools to solve global operations challenges and prepare you for a growing career field.
  • MBA with Specialization in Supply Chain Management (Full Time): The W. P. Carey Full-time MBA with a specialization in Supply Chain Management incorporates core business knowledge with the broad expertise of one of the top-ranked supply chain programs in the United States. Integrating all aspects of products and their service life cycles, from design to delivery to disposal, this highly coveted MBA and specialization trains managers to be strategic thinkers, excellent analysts, effective communicators and team leaders who are focused on cost savings and increasing revenue.
  • MBA/Supply Chain Management (MBA Evening and MBA Online): The area of emphasis in supply chain management offers students in the MBA Evening and MBA Online programs the opportunity to combine the strengths of their MBA core curriculum with an in-depth set of courses offered by the top-ranked Department of Supply Chain Management.

PhD Programs

  • PhD (Business Administration) with Concentration in Supply Chain Management: The doctoral program is a full-time residential program for students whose career goals are full-time university research and teaching upon completion of the degree. Students are trained to develop the capability to recognize SCM-related problems, frame these problems into research questions and address them in a scholarly way. They are required to review, analyze, conduct and publish research. They are prepared to do this through a series of doctoral seminars and research methods courses and by participating in active research projects. You can do research in - Logistics Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Networks and Complexity, Supply Chain Sustainability, and Supply Management.

Executive Programs

  • Supply Chain Certificate (Online): Unlock the foundational and advanced knowledge you need to tackle, resolve, and manage complex problems that confront supply chain managers. The supply chain management certificate is offered 100% online, with areas of specialization to deepen your focus.


The W. P. Carey Department of Supply Chain Management provides excellent academic instruction and research that advances knowledge in global supply chain management while focusing on issues of practical importance. Both undergraduate and graduate programs are consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally by U.S. News & World Report and our faculty is globally recognized for expertise in procurement, supply management, operations management, logistics and supply chain performance optimization. The academic programs prepare you to immediately take leadership roles as supply chain managers and consultants, and to assume increasingly important positions related to supply chain operations and executive leadership.

  • Campus: The Tempe campus consists of broad pedestrian malls, subtropical landscaping and imaginative architecture.It welcomes more than 51,000 students studying in research based programs at the historic campus. The Sun Devil's Athletic Complex, performing arts facilities, and high-tech research space create a dynamic and engaging learning environment.
  • Accreditation: Arizona State University Main is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. W.P. Carey School of Business programs are accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Student Statistics: Total number of students of undergraduate in business and economics majors: 8,799 and in Master of Business Administration: 1,522 (full time MBA: 174)
  • Employment Placement: Undergraduate median salary: ,000, Master of Business Administration (full-time) mean salary: ,065
  • Housing: Living on campus gives you access to a new world of opportunities in a dynamic university environment. The residential experience is designed to promote your academic and personal success and to help you make the most of your first year as a Sun Devil. Student housing at the Tempe campus is divided into neighborhoods, each offering its residents a variety of academic support services, study lounges and wireless connectivity, co-curricular programming and dining options. Housing for the Upper-Division student on the Tempe campus is comprised of the Apartment Village, which includes Cholla Apartments, University Towers and the Vista del Sol housing community.
  • Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative: The Edson Initiative offers student teams funding, office space, mentorship and training to accelerate venture concepts. The endowment provides a total of 0,000 annually in seed funding. Each year, 10 to 15 teams will be granted ,000 to ,000 to help subsidize expenses for developing their new venture. Money granted could be used for such things as market research, building a prototype, and legal fees to name a few. Throughout the award year teams participate in a series of workshops with guest speakers that include successful entrepreneurs and professionals with expertise useful to start-up businesses.
  • The Seidman Research Institute: The institute serves as an essential link between the local, national and international business communities and the intellectual and creative resources of the nationally ranked W. P. Carey School of Business. From collecting and disseminating essential information about local economies to benchmarking industry practices to identifying emerging business research issues, the institute's member research centers have gained the recognition and respect of business practitioners and academics the world over.