Online MBA - Supply Chain Management


jtownsell
Hello,

I am currently looking at pursuing an MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain Management. I spent 9 years active duty in the United States Air Force as a 2S0X1 (Logistics & Supply Chain Management) and I am currently working as a Supply Technican for a prvate military contracting company.

I believe I read majority if not all the forums that discusses Online MBAs but I am having a hard time deciding what school I should attend. Due to my current work schedule (I work overseas 3 months at a time) I am unable to enroll in school full-time.

At the moment I do not have a specific career goal with the exception of obtaining a stable (physically & financially) career stateside.

I have an AA in Business Administration but unfortunately my BA is in Criminal Justice. I would like to obtain my degree in less than 3 years and I would prefer to obtain a degree from a reputable school. I've combed through quite a few ranked listings online as well as this site and below are the schools I am currently considering.

1. Arizona State University
2. Rutgers
3. Indiana University

To be completely honest MIT would defintely be number 1 BUT I am a little imtimidated by them so that is why it is not listed. Syracruse has face-to-face online classes which I think will be difficult to attend while I am deployed.

[Edited by jtownsell on Feb 10, 2020]

Hello,

I am currently looking at pursuing an MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain Management. I spent 9 years active duty in the United States Air Force as a 2S0X1 (Logistics & Supply Chain Management) and I am currently working as a Supply Technican for a prvate military contracting company.

I believe I read majority if not all the forums that discusses Online MBAs but I am having a hard time deciding what school I should attend. Due to my current work schedule (I work overseas 3 months at a time) I am unable to enroll in school full-time.

At the moment I do not have a specific career goal with the exception of obtaining a stable (physically & financially) career stateside.

I have an AA in Business Administration but unfortunately my BA is in Criminal Justice. I would like to obtain my degree in less than 3 years and I would prefer to obtain a degree from a reputable school. I've combed through quite a few ranked listings online as well as this site and below are the schools I am currently considering.

1. Arizona State University
2. Rutgers
3. Indiana University

To be completely honest MIT would defintely be number 1 BUT I am a little imtimidated by them so that is why it is not listed. Syracruse has face-to-face online classes which I think will be difficult to attend while I am deployed.
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Duncan
Many of these programs have accelerated entry and discounted tution for people who take the MIT Micromasters. Start with that, and then decide against MIT only when you have better insight. An MS in SCM could meet your needs as well as an MBA, depending on your goals.
Many of these programs have accelerated entry and discounted tution for people who take the MIT Micromasters. Start with that, and then decide against MIT only when you have better insight. An MS in SCM could meet your needs as well as an MBA, depending on your goals.
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jtownsell
I chose an MBA-SCM instead of a MS-SCM because based on my research it seems as if the MBA-SCM would allow me to be more flexible in my career.

ASU is the only school from my list that I seen had the accelerated MITx MicroMasters. I'm actually currently enrolled in it and I plan on completing it regardless of the school I choose.
Also the MIT program requires a 4 months residency that I will not be able to attend.

Edit: . . .so apparently I've been researching Rutgers campus programs and not their online programs. They do NOT offer a concentration in Supply Chain Management. :-(
However it is still on the table because of its ranking.

[Edited by jtownsell on Feb 10, 2020]

I chose an MBA-SCM instead of a MS-SCM because based on my research it seems as if the MBA-SCM would allow me to be more flexible in my career.

ASU is the only school from my list that I seen had the accelerated MITx MicroMasters. I'm actually currently enrolled in it and I plan on completing it regardless of the school I choose.
Also the MIT program requires a 4 months residency that I will not be able to attend.

Edit: . . .so apparently I've been researching Rutgers campus programs and not their online programs. They do NOT offer a concentration in Supply Chain Management. :-(
However it is still on the table because of its ranking.
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Duncan
The Harvard ALM also accepts the MITx Micromasters. Look at their electives to see if that could work. Six weeks in Boston are needed, but not full time so if you work remotely that could work
The Harvard ALM also accepts the MITx Micromasters. Look at their electives to see if that could work. Six weeks in Boston are needed, but not full time so if you work remotely that could work
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jtownsell
Thank you but I’m really just looking for any additional information or insight to the schools I listed. They match my education goals, falls into my budget and coincides with my current work schedule the best.
Thank you but I’m really just looking for any additional information or insight to the schools I listed. They match my education goals, falls into my budget and coincides with my current work schedule the best.
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