Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2019-35


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Lili Wang, Chair

Date of First Reading: February 25, 2019

Date of Second Reading: March 25, 2019

Title of Motion: Request from the W.P. Carey School of Business –Department of Supply Chain Management– for the establishment of a graduate degree– MS in Supply Chain Management

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.   

Rationale: The Department of Supply Chain Management proposes a Master of Science (MS) in Supply Chain Management program that can be completed in nine months.The proposed degree leverages the W. P. Carey School's wide faculty expertise in supply chain management and creates a short duration program that is competitive in the supply chain management marketplace. Potential student targeting for the MS in Supply Chain Management program will be: 1) Recent graduates of bachelor’s degree programs where quantitative skills are emphasized, and 2) Career advancers with sufficient quantitative background and ability to commit to rigorous graduate study delivered virtually via the Internet.

The proposed curriculum is balanced across logistics, procurement, and modelling. The curriculum is designed to ensure that students have a solid understanding of the forecasting and analysis, as well as a sophisticated and holistic understanding of supply chain management that balances analytical and soft skills.



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