Best Supply Chain Management Programs: List of Top U.S. Schools

Jul 24, 2018

Learn about supply chain management programs at three top U.S. universities. Get school rankings, location info and degree options, so you can compare programs and make an educated decision.

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Supply chain management programs cover each phase of materials production from manufacturing through distribution. Prospective students interested in this field can choose from undergraduate and graduate programs offered by some of the nation's top universities.

Profiled here are three schools that were highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report for their graduate-level supply chain management programs in 2017. Michigan State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Arizona State University all offer undergraduate and graduate options in this field

Michigan State University

Michigan State University was ranked the 2nd-best graduate school for supply chain and logistics by U.S. News and World Report for 2017. Its Eli Broad College of Business offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in supply chain management. Students in these undergraduate and graduate programs can participate in research conducted through the university's Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation, which focuses on such areas as food safety, packaging, and value chain management.

Pennsylvania State University

The Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University provides top-ranked undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 6,000 students across the nation and the rest of the globe. These include bachelor's degrees in supply chain and information systems as well as management information systems. The school also offers a graduate certificate and a Master of Professional Studies in supply chain management, which received a 3rd-place ranking among graduate programs in this field of study from U.S. News & World Report for 2017.

Arizona State University

The department of supply chain management in the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in Tempe offers bachelor's degrees in supply chain management and global logistics management. At the master's level, students can earn a Master of Science in business analytics or global logistics as well as an MBA with a focus on supply chain management. Finally, the school offers a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in supply chain management. For 2017, these graduate programs were ranked 4th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Supply Chain Management Programs

Here are some more universities with excellent supply chain management programs:

College/University Name Location Distinction
Clarkson University Potsdam, NY According to Clarkson University, one in five of its business school graduates is an entrepreneur or senior executive
Indiana University, Bloomington Bloomington, IN The master's degree in supply chain management is offered online.
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL The College of Business offers around 20 exchange programs to students interested in spending a semester abroad.
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Placed 5th on U.S. News & World Report's 2017 list of the best graduate supply chain management and logistics schools
University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN Hosts a student chapter of the Council of Supply Chain Management
University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX Students can take advantage of research and internship opportunities offered through the Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence.

Studies in supply chain management are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Some of the best programs can be found at top-ranked universities.

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