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Global Supply Chain Management Degree Programs and Executive Education at Mike Ilitch School of Business

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Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State’s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over 203 acres; its six extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan.

Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan’s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 70 countries.

The Mike Ilitch School of Business plays an important role in the social and economic development of southeastern Michigan and the world, placing significant emphasis on globalization, distance education and technology. Business students can take courses at three convenient campus locations (Detroit, Farmington Hills and Warren) in the metro Detroit area. Students can fulfill other academic requirements, like general education courses, at University’s many satellite campuses.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BA or BS Business Administration - Global Supply Chain Management Major: The global supply chain management major focuses on global business and prepares students for success. Courses provide insight into many subjects, including: Managing raw materials and finished products, Developing transportation and logistics strategies, Merging transportation policies with production and marketing plans, and, Global supply chain analysis and planning.

Graduate Program

  • MBA with Global Supply Chain Management Concentration: You can customize the M.B.A. program to your individual interests and goals by choosing from 14 optional concentrations. Most concentrations require completion of three courses, allowing you to choose up to two concentrations while meeting the elective credit hour requirements. Global Supply Chain Management Concentration prepares students with in-depth knowledge about global challenges and the critical links in the value chain of goods. The concentration covers subjects such as strategic procurement, ERP systems and quality management.

Executive Education

  • Executive MS in Automotive Supply Chain Management: This 31-credit program is designed for working professionals with a bachelor's degree who want to progress in the dynamic field of supply chain management in the automotive industry, as well as new graduates who want to immediately pursue advanced studies. It can be completed in three semesters of full-time study, or approximately two years of part-time study.
  • Automotive Industry Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: This non-degree certificate program is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of supply chain topics and issues in the context of the global vehicle industry.


Wayne State University is a comprehensive university with 13 colleges and schools. WSU offers more than 400 academic programs, including 126 bachelor's degree programs, 139 master's degree programs, 60 doctoral degree programs and 30 certificate, specialist and professional programs. Excellent academic programs that directly relate to the world outside college. Distinguished faculty. First-rate facilities. A beautiful 200-acre urban campus. A diverse student body with students from 49 states and more than 70 countries.

  • Campus: The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres linking more than 100 education and research buildings in the heart of Detroit. It also has six extension centers in the Metro Detroit area providing access to a limited selection of courses.
  • Accreditation: Wayne State University has been accredited since 1915 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. All Wayne State business programs are fully accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
  • Campus Life: Wayne State has something for everyone. Climb the 30-foot-high climbing wall in the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center, cheer the Warrior athletes or attend an on-campus concert, play, dance recital or art exhibit. The Department of Music hosts over 100 concerts per year, most of which are free. Nearly 200 recognized student organizations sponsor everything from ethnic celebrations to political debates.
  • Undergraduate Research: The Office of Undergraduate Research invites students from disciplines across the university – hard sciences, social sciences, performing arts and humanities – to participate in undergraduate research. Undergraduate research puts theory into practice as you work on projects and are mentored by full-time faculty who are leaders in their field.
  • Faculty: The Wayne State School of Business Administration faculty comprises a powerful mix of knowledge obtained through distinguished academic work and the practical know-how of years of business experience. Many faculty members are local professionals who bring their real-world experience to the classroom. They're fixtures in local organizations - from international corporations to local start-ups.
  • Career Planning & Placement: The School of Business Administration Career Planning and Placement Office provides career services to undergraduate and graduate business students as well as Wayne State School of Business alumni. The services include career counseling, recruiting assistance and hosting special events. The office also works with employers interested in recruiting business students and alumni for internships and/or full-time opportunities.
  • Study Abroad & Global Programs: Last year, hundreds of Wayne State students participated in Study Abroad programs and had life-changing experiences. Whether you are interested in a cultural experience that will re-frame the way you see the world, improving skills that will help you get a job, or simply earning credits toward your degree outside of a campus classroom, you can find a program that will fit your needs.
  • Co-ops: The School of Business Administration also participates in the University Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program in which students alternate semesters of work and academic study. Eligibility for the Co-op program begins in the junior year or upon having earned more than the minimum 54 semester credits.