CANCELLED - India - Global Supply Chain, Logistics, and Analytics in India

Program Dates
Monday, May 11, 2020 to Sunday, May 24, 2020

Bangalore, India, is referred to as the "Silicon Valley of India" or "IT capital of India" because it plays a leading role as the nation's information technology (IT) exporter. Indian technological organizations such as Infosys and Wipro, among others, are headquartered in the city. Bangalore's IT industry is divided into three main clusters – Software Technology Parks of India (STPI); International Tech Park, Bangalore (ITPB). Several companies operate in a global supply chain/logistics environment and some of them provide IT support for logistics and global supply chain.  A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is the second fastest-growing major metropolis in India. Rich in diversity and culture, it is a sought after destination for job opportunities. It is located in an elevation similar to that of Boone, about 3000 ft.

In order to provide cultural and historical experience to students, the program includes a trip to Mysore, India, one of the most prominent tourist. Mysore is also known as the Palace City of India and was the old capital of the state of Karnataka before it was moved to Bangalore. The New York Times recently listed Mysore as one of the 31 must-see places on Earth for two consecutive years. We will visit few palaces and museums in the city along with the beautiful Brindavan Gardens full of several fountains. 

In addition, the program will include a trip to Kabini National Forest Park, one of the top 5 wildlife resorts in the world. We will stay in the river lodge, nestled in the forest. There will be some guided safari tours during the stay. For application instructions and additional information on costs, visit the OIED On-line Program Brochure.


SCM 4530 — Global Supply Chain and Logistics - India — 3 credit hours, Pre-reqs: 84 Earned hours and a minimun of a "C" in a Writing Across the Discipline" Course.
MBA 5020 — India - International Experience — 3 credit hours

Credits (3 credit hours)

SCM 4530 - This course counts as a Supply Chain elective, an IB elective (major, approved, required or other), HOS elective, COB elective or upper level elective and fulfills the Global Issues requirement.

MBA 5020 - This 3 semester hour course fulfills the international requirement for the MBA program and is an elective for the international business concentration. 

Program Cost

Billable Program Cost: TBD - $3,507.60
Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, most meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 700.00 
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: health/wellness ($150), personal expenses ($225), visa ($100), passport ($150), and some meals ($75).

Program Leaders

Dr. Lakshmi Iyer
Prof/Dir of MS in Applied Data Analytics

Lakshmi Iyer is Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Applied Data Analytics Graduate Programs at the Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University. Her research interests are in the area of emerging technologies & its impact on organizations and users, and social inclusion in computing. Dr. Iyer has been involved in community engaged outreach and scholarship that furthers the role of women in IT ( She is the founder and Director of the “IT is for Girls” at UNCG, an outreach program for middle and high-school girls that aims to increase their awareness about education and career paths in computing.

Dr. Dinesh Davè
Chair, Computer and Information Systems & Supply Chain Management

Dr. Dinesh S. Davè is the Department Chair & Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems & Supply Chain Management in the John A. Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. He served as the Director of Supply Chain, the Director of Center for Business Research, and held the Beroth Oil Four Brothers Professorship. His teaching and research activities have been in the areas of Supply Chain/Operations Management, Quantitative Methods & Techniques, Analytical Models, Business Statistics, Lean Six-Sigma Quality Management, and Information Technology.

Students not eligible for this program who want to participate should contact the program leader to ask if accommodations can be made.
Eligible Groups: 
Appalachian undergraduates
Undergraduate business majors
MBA students
Appalachian graduate students