Few students who are heading off to college say they want to major in supply chain management. However, more than ever before, undergrads who are looking to enter the supply chain profession can choose from plenty of programs.
“U.S. undergraduate supply chain programs have made impressive progress since we formally began this research in 2008, efforts which have helped grow and improve the supply of supply chain talent,” Dana Stiffler, research vice president at Gartner, said in a press release on its recently released list of top college supply chain programs. “The top U.S. undergraduate supply chain programs balance broad curricula, real-world experience and strong industry reputations to rise to the top.”
Gartner cites a variety of growth areas in supply chain programs, including:
- Broader curricula than ever before
- Greater opportunity for internships and other applied project work
- Increased enrollment and the launch of new programs
- Increasing salary opportunities
Click the image below for a slideshow on the 10 supply chain programs that got top marks from Gartner.
Program Description: “Supply chain management integrates topics from manufacturing operations, purchasing, transportation, and physical distribution into a unified program. The program offers integration among these critical, value-adding components to enhance global competitiveness. The objectives are to provide students with a comprehensive background in each area and also to allow students to pursue concentrations within their areas of interest.”
US News & World Report rated the college No. 1 for undergraduates for supply chain management/logistics.
— Hailey Lynne McKeefry, Editor in Chief, EBN