New business school unit is a key part of ASU’s West Valley Forward initiative
TEMPE, Arizona., July 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — As part of a university-wide focus and expansion on ASU’s West Campus, WP Carey School of Business launches a new academic unit — the WP Carey School Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TIE). The new interdisciplinary school is home to undergraduate and graduate degree offerings, several research and activity centers, and faculty from a variety of disciplines.
“The new TIE School represents our commitment to the West Valley community and the burgeoning opportunities available to both ASU and the businesses there,” says WP. Carey Dean Ohad Kadan. “When we all work together to invest and innovate, it’s amazing to see the impact on students, businesses and the community.”
New undergraduate degrees meet the needs of West Valley businesses
The school’s new undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Business and Technology Solutions and a Bachelor of Arts in Entrepreneurial Leadership. The Applied Business and Technology Solutions Diploma, also offered through ASU Online and on the Polytechnic campus, is a highly customizable program in which students learn fundamental business skills while simultaneously applying information through expanded internship credit opportunities.
The Entrepreneurial Leadership program, offered exclusively on West Campus, gives students a broad business foundation as well as an emphasis on starting, leading, and managing entrepreneurial organizations. Potential career paths include working in entrepreneurial-focused roles in existing organizations, as well as starting or participating in new businesses and small businesses of all types.
Both new degrees have a foundation in business data analysis instead of calculus. “We recognize that there are several hands-on careers in business that don’t require graduate-level math courses,” says Michele Pfund, Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs. “Providing more accessible pathways to earning a business degree is essential to meeting the needs of employers and the community.”
Highly rated supply chain program to come home in person
Beginning in fall 2024, West Campus will additionally house the in-person Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS-SCM), which was previously offered online only as part of a stackable online accreditation program in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Department of Supply Chain Management, whose programs are consistently ranked among the top three in the country by US news and world reportcollaborates with TIE to combine excellence in logistics, procurement and supply chain best practices with practical lessons that capitalize on by Phoenix growing warehousing and logistics sectors. The Knight-Swift Logistics Lab, located on West Campus, will provide additional research opportunities and hands-on skills to students and local logistics professionals.
“The new school of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides WP Carey students with the opportunity to gain the skills and experience necessary for careers in growing industries and emerging technologies,” says Amy Ostrom, Associate Dean and PetSmart Chair in Service Leadership. “The personalization available in TIE programs offers tremendous opportunities for students to explore their interests while developing their marketable skills.”
New centers combine research and impact
TIE will also house several labs and centers focused on entrepreneurship and innovation while serving the West Valley. The first is the Center for Small and Family Business, which will provide continuing education and executive education offerings as well as networking opportunities for West Valley learners and professionals. Small and medium-sized enterprises represent more than 95% of businesses and generate more than 60% of jobs in Arizonaand better supporting these businesses is an essential part of WP Carey’s commitment to the communities we serve.
WP Carey will also launch the Center for Experiential Learning within TIE. Just as innovation is essential in business, it is also of utmost importance in education. The center will connect students with practical and applied experiences in support of for-profit and non-profit enterprises.
Gopalakrishnan Mohan, TIE’s new director and senior associate dean of the faculty, welcomes the influence of the new school. “Our commitment to serving our students and our community is evident through TIE,” he said. “From new curricula that holistically change the fundamentals of business and research activities that engage with local businesses, WP Carey is leading impactful innovation in the West Valley.”
Learn more about wpcarey.asu.edu/tie-school.
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