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

Program Dates
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 to Monday, May 24, 2021

The program will focus on the the transformation of materials and other inputs into products and services as well as the models of logistics in the global environment. The purpose of the course is to allow ASU students to observe first-hand business practices in Indian organizations that deal with global supply chain and logistics, evaluate their social context and its impact on operations and supply chain practices. Students will also examine the role analytics plays in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of global supply chain and logistics. Objectives include the production of high-quality products and services to satisfy requirements in a global competitive market. 

There will be several pre-trip class meetings in Spring 2021 covering models and methodologies pertaining global supply chain logistics and analytics. ASU students will also be connected to graduate students from Kristu Jayanti College in Bangalore, India to work on collaborative case studies in the course content area. During the trip students will visit companies and Tech Park in Bangalore to understand and analyze global supply chain practices. Students will make presentation of their project to the companies located in Bangalore and business faculty of Kristu Jayanti College. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to experience local culture as well as visit to Mysore and Kabini National Forest Resort. 


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. Juniors may participate with permission of the instructor.
MBA 5020 — India: Global Supply Chain and Logistics

Credits (3 credit hours)

SCM 4530 - This course counts as a Supply Chain elective,  and Advanced Entrepreneurship Experiential 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 is an elective for the MBA international business, business analytics or supply chain concentration. It is also an elective for the MSADA supply chain management or interdisciplinary analytics concentration.

Program Cost

Billable Program Cost: $3507 
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:  $550-700 plus summer tuition.
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
All faculty-led programs fulfill the Global Issues Requirement and can fulfill a COB elective or free elective. Be sure to speak with your academic advisor to see how a specific faculty-led program will fit into your program of study.
International Business
MBA 5020 
MBA Business Analytics Concentration
MBA International Business Concentration
MBA Supply Chain Concentration
Supply Chain Management
MSADA Supply Chain Management Concentration
MSADA Interdisciplinary Analytics Concentration