Choose the Timeline That Works for You

To earn an MBA from Ashland, you’ll need to complete ten courses for a total of 30 credit hours — but the pace of your degree is entirely up to you. Ashland’s courses are offered across three terms — fall, spring, and summer. Each term is split into two eight-week sessions. Depending on the pathway you choose, you might take one or two courses per session or take certain sessions off to accommodate personal and professional commitments.

Not sure what your life will look like in six months? You can always adjust your course load if your needs change.


12 months

You will take four courses per semester in this one-year program. Your schedule can be customized with your personal MBA Advisor.

The accelerated program is offered online and in person in Columbus.


18 months

You will take two courses per semester in this program, making it easier to manage other demands on your time. Your personal MBA Advisor will work with you to create a schedule that fits into your busy life.

Complete your MBA from anywhere with our online courses, or take some or all of your courses in person in Columbus.

The Building Blocks of Supply Chain Success

The supply chain management specialization’s three required classes expand on core MBA coursework and equip you with new tools to manage critical business processes and keep the trains running.

Develop Core Capabilities

In this specialization’s foundational course, you’ll explore every step along the supply chain and understand how they connect. You’ll also find out how these complex logistics networks are built and managed.

Dive Deep on Logistics and Strategy

Additional coursework covers the ins and outs of logistics, procurement, transportation and more. You’ll learn how to design operational supply chains from the ground up and how to tackle the challenges that arise in this fast-moving field.

The Ashland Difference



Years Educating Working Adults



Full-Time Faculty with Doctorates



Ashland MBA Alumni

MBA Specializations

Have a specific career goal in mind? Choose from 12+ MBA specialization options that pair core MBA coursework with industry-specific classes, or design your own focus area with help from our faculty.

Careers for Supply Chain Management MBA Graduates

A supply chain-focused MBA is a valuable asset in many roles, including operations positions in a wide array of industries and specialized functions within the supply chain sector.

Global Logistics Manager
Global Logistics Manager

In a globalized economy, procurement, transportation and warehousing often cross borders and oceans. Global logistics managers keep these processes running, ensure compliance with international rules and regulations and work to find efficiencies and cost savings.

Procurement Manager
Procurement Manager

Whether a company sells physical products or services, it needs supplies. Procurement managers identify suppliers, negotiate contracts and manage ongoing supplier relationships.

Transportation Director
Transportation Director

Large companies often have a lot of moving pieces — and a large, complex transportation network. Transportation directors oversee external transportation suppliers or company-owned fleets and ensure that products and materials are moved efficiently and safely.

C. Troy Ross

“I was lacking in some of the higher-level business strategic thinking and training. The MBA at Ashland was integral in providing me with that training. Ashland offers the accelerated program, and I was willing to do more work over a shorter period of time. I definitely think AU helped me add more structure to my leadership style and added a project management mindset to it.”

C. Troy Ross
Chief Operating Officer, ACRT Services