Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2014-43
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Eduardo Pagan, Chair
Date of First Reading: December 2, 2013
Date of Second Reading: February 3, 2014
Title of Motion: Request from the W.P. Carey School of Business–Dean’s Office - for the establishment of a graduate degree – MS in Global Logistics
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the W.P. Carey School of Business – Dean’s Office – for the establishment of a graduate degree – MS Global Logistics
Rationale: The Department of Supply Chain Management proposes a Master of Science in Global Logistics (MSGL) program that is nine months in duration and has 10, 3 credit hour courses – 8 courses to be taught by the Department of Supply Chain Management and 2 courses already in place from the Management Department. The MSGL complements the globalization strategy for Arizona State University as embodied in the Accelerated Masters Program initiative under the Associate Dean, International Programs. Students recruited for the initial MSGL program offerings will be: 1) Recent undergraduates with an interest in international commerce and 2) Career advancers, both foreign and domestic, who are focused on global opportunities and have the ability to commit to full time graduate study delivered during the day.
It is anticipated that any product manufacturing, distribution, or retail organization with global aspirations will have a potential interest in graduates of this program. After successful initial offerings, corporate, evening, and online offerings will be considered. The proposed curriculum is deliberately oriented toward a practical perspective on global operations, with an emphasis on emerging economies as a major differentiator from competitive offerings from other institutions. Important recruiting targets at ASU include programs in supply chain management, global studies, information systems, and other programs with significant offerings in international economic development.