Michigan State University's Supply Chain Management program continues to be the top-ranked supply chain program in the country, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report, SCM World and SCM Journal List.
All three examine the quality of supply chain programs at the nation's leading universities annually. MSU has maintained a top U.S. News ranking for several years. U.S. News examines several factors including student engagement, faculty credentials and reputation of academics to rate programs.
Michigan State's program once again took the top spot as a source of supply chain talent in SCM World's 2015 report, "Future of Supply Chain." The study noted a shift in skill profiles away from technical aspects to a business focus. This trend, the report notes, "is clearly towards a supply chain executive of the future who has every chance to become CEO."
SCM World specializes in predictive research produced by supply chain professionals aimed at providing practical insights about the industry's future.
"We are the top supplier of supply chain talent, which proves that our research-based curriculum approach continues to deliver on what the market demands. Organizations hire our students because they have that broad perspective and it's easy to move them around in an organization to fulfill talent needs as they arise," said David Closs, PhD, John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of Business Administration and chairperson of the Department of Supply Chain Management at MSU.
MSU ranked No. 1 for research published in empirically focused journals in SCM Journal List, which looks specifically at universities' supply chain management research output in leading journals such as Decision Sciences, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management and Journal of Supply Chain Management. Rankings are based on publications during the previous five years, with consideration of the institution and number of authors for each article.
Michigan State's supply chain management program is housed in The Eli Broad College of Business, a thought leader in the education of business professionals. Accredited by AACSB International, The Broad College has been ranked as one of the top 25 Best U.S. business schools by Forbes. MSU has been ranked No. 1 and No. 2 for supply chain management undergraduate and graduate programs, respectively, by U.S. News & World Report.