Some schools place their supply chain degree programs in their business schools. Others consider them to be best suited to an engineering curriculum. But as Arizona State University's new Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and Engineering program demonstrates, it doesn't have to be an "either/or" situation: The online program will be delivered by ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
The program will teach students to apply both business and industrial engineering perspectives to solve supply chain problems. Classes will cover operations and supply management, strategic procurement, and supply chain cost and design. Other topics will include logistics, modeling and analysis, and deterministic and stochastic operations research. In a capstone project, students will propose and evaluate solutions to actual supply chain problems and present their recommendations to a client business.
The 21-month degree program, which requires one orientation visit to the ASU campus in Tempe, Ariz., is designed for mid-level professionals with several years of supply chain experience.
The application deadline is June 3, 2013. Click here for more information.