Blog Spotlight Why ASU’s Supply Chain Management master’s is the hot career ticket
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Why ASU’s Supply Chain Management master’s is the hot career ticket

If you would like a career in supply chain operations, studying at Arizona State University puts you in the ideal place to be a part of what’s next in the industry.

ASU’s MS in Supply Chain Management ranks #3 in the USA for business master’s programs (U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024), making it one of the University’s highest-ranking business disciplines. It’s an extremely popular degree that can propel your career!

Here are some reasons why you might want to study Supply Chain Management at ASU.

A program that trains future supply chain leaders

Through the Supply Chain Management program, you can cover various components of a supply chain, such as acquisition, operations, procurement, cost management, and decision models. As a result, you’ll develop a strong holistic understanding of supply chain practices, technology and strategy, all within a 9-month curriculum.

Not only does ASU’s MS in Supply Chain Management cover multiple fields of expertise — it also takes a US and global perspective. Taught by world-renowned ASU supply chain faculty, the MS-SCM degree will train you in best practices and prepare you to solve global supply chain challenges. The continuing demand for supply chain expertise offers exceptional career opportunities.

Study on ASU’s West Valley campus

You’ll study on ASU’S West Valley campus at the W. P. Carey School of Business. It’s one of the largest business schools in the USA, offering a range of excellent facilities and resources to almost 1,800 graduate students. Despite its size, most courses within the school have fewer than 55 students, giving you more personalized attention from professors.

By studying on the West Valley campus, you’ll be in the heart of Phoenix’s vibrant supply chain and logistics community. It’s a critical hub for many firms and operations, such as Avnet and Craters & Freighters National, so you’ll be close to potential employers and networking opportunities.


Connect with industry at the Knight-Swift Logistics lab

The W. P. Carey School partners with Knight-Swift, the industry’s largest full truckload carrier. Located in the Phoenix metro area, its role within ASU is to serve as a hub for knowledge and research in supply chain management.  

Housed within the W. P. Carey School, the Knight-Swift Lab gives you a unique springboard for your career. You’ll work with industry leaders and form connections with a range of local distribution centers and transportation companies. The research and data you produce here can make an impact on global issues, helping you stand out to employers before you’ve even graduated! 

Benefit from an OPT extension 

MS Supply Chain Management is a STEM-designated program, so graduates are eligible for an Optional Practical Training (OPT) extension. OPT typically is for one year, but earning a STEM degree allows you to extend this by two further years — meaning you can benefit from three years of US work experience in total. 

No work experience or GMAT required 

If you don’t have a GMAT score or work experience related to supply chains, don’t worry! You can still apply to earn an MS in Supply Chain Management. Although you’ll need a bachelor’s degree in a related field to apply, there are no specific pre-requisite courses you need to take. Some related fields could be:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

When you apply, ASU doesn’t just look at your grades — they want to know how you aim to use your MS degree. Essay questions play a key role in the application process, and you’ll be asked to explain your career plans upon completing the program at ASU.  

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Apply to study at ASU 

If you would like to earn your master’s degree in Supply Chain Management at Arizona State University, Kaplan can help. We are here to assist you with your application ahead of starting your degree in August.

To learn more, get in touch with us and one of our friendly Education Advisors will be happy to help you explore your options.  

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