Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in supply chain management

Advance your career without stepping away from your professional role with the DBA program in supply chain management from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. This flexible, applied professional doctorate is perfect for senior professionals with significant managerial experience, offering advanced supply chain knowledge combined with rigorous research methods.

Designed to enhance your organization's success through practice-based research, this program equips you with the skills to lead supply chain teams and implement transformative changes in global practices. Graduates emerge ready for senior leadership roles, effectively shaping complex supply chain designs and driving impactful results. Explore our admission requirements and apply today!


The DBA in supply chain management aspires to develop thought leaders who are prepared to solve the world’s most pressing supply chain issues. Your learning unfolds through innovative coursework, participation in cutting-edge research, and co-curricular experiences led by world-class faculty and supply chain experts. Our DBA students will be prepared for roles in senior management, consulting and educational institutions to strategically tackle the most relevant and significant supply chain related problems.

The program is uniquely positioned to make ASU the world’s supply chain university — supporting the university’s commitments to inclusive excellence (educating nontraditional students), and innovation and academic excellence (bridging academic and applied research to solve urgent business issues).

Program structure

The W. P. Carey DBA in supply chain management is a three-year program with a unique hybrid format that combines on-campus and online learning, making advanced education accessible for busy professionals. Covering key areas like logistics management, operations management, and supply management, this program allows you to pursue doctoral-level study without leaving your job.

Each semester, spend one immersive week on campus for core courses and dissertation work, with the remaining coursework completed online. In the first two years, you’ll engage in foundational supply chain management theory and research methods, while working closely with your advisors on dissertation proposals. Your third year will be dedicated to focused dissertation research and development, also guided by expert advisors.

Frequently asked questions

The program is designed to be completed in three years.

The program is completed in hybrid mode, where there is an intense on-campus week in each semester for in-person instruction and advising, with the rest of contents delivered online.

The application deadline is May 1, but earlier application is strongly encouraged.

Tuition: 33k (in-state), 82k (out-of-state), 89k (international)

Program fees: 20k each year (total 60k)

The program is designed for experienced professionals and hence in general does not award financial assistance. However, individuals may seek external funding sources.

Contact us

Department of Supply Chain Management
Office: BA 446
Phone: 480-965-6044
Fax: 480-965-8629