“I am proud to add a supply chain management degree to our lineup of online degree offerings,” says Matthew Waller, dean of the Walton College. “It opens up a world of possibilities for nontraditional students, no matter where they live or work.”
The online program in supply chain management will prepare students for leadership roles in a fast growing, complex and demanding field. Supply chain talent must be able to excel with the emergence of analytical capabilities as the market expands globally. Therefore, companies are continuously seeking new talent to keep pace with the rapidly changing interface of the supply chain.
“Businesses are currently experiencing a shortage in supply chain talent, so adding the online supply chain degree program reflects our ongoing efforts to advance the college’s vision for being a catalyst for transforming the lives of our students, while contributing great talent to the industry,” says Brian Fugate, chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management.
Students can begin the supply chain management bachelor’s program and complete all four years of coursework online. Students with past college credit can also complete the rest of their bachelor’s degrees online. To graduate, scholars must complete at least 120 credit hours, including the university’s core requirements and select Supply Chain Management courses.
Walton College’s Department of Supply Chain Management is ranked 15th in the nation by the 2018 U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges” and by leading research and advisory company Gartner in its biennial North American Supply Chain University Program Survey.
“Online degree programs provide the flexibility needed by some students to overcome barriers of time, distance and life demands,” says Don Judges, vice provost for Distance Education. “The new online supply chain degree is the perfect complement to the U of A’s growing list of online bachelor’s and graduate degree programs.”
The new program is one of about 40 online programs offered completely or primarily online by U of A academic colleges and schools.
Online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree options are showcased on the University of Arkansas ONLINE website, as well as online certificate, licensure and endorsement programs. Online programs are administered by the Global Campus, which is a U of A support unit.