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Supply Chain Maintains #1; MBA Holds Steady in Latest U.S. News Ranking

By Tina Ray

Supply chain: Spartans deliver the goodsMichigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business has the country’s number-one-ranked supply chain management (SCM) program at the graduate level for the second year running, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Business Schools rankings, released today.

For the past two years, Broad SCM has been #1 among both undergraduate and graduate programs. But this continues a long trend of leadership. In fact, since U.S. News debuted its supply chain/logistics specialty ranking in the 2004 Best Business Schools (graduate) and 2003 Best Colleges (undergraduate) rankings, Broad has always been ranked among the top two on this measure at all levels.

“Our program’s top honors are driven by our renowned faculty and by the recognition that Broad continues to provide leading-edge curriculum that tackles the toughest supply chain problems,” said Sanjay Gupta, the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean. “We pioneered the integrated ‘end-to-end’ approach to supply chain solutions, and today are addressing the complex challenges posed by the digitization of businesses. Employers recognize our program continues to evolve with the times, which is why they consistently look to the Broad College for well-prepared students to join—and thrive—in the workforce.”

Meanwhile, Broad’s Full-Time MBA Program ranked #37 overall, tied with last year’s position, and #16 among public programs, maintaining the program’s position among the top 20 U.S. public programs in all five major MBA rankings.

Broad was also ranked among the top ten production/operations management programs in the country and #21 in international focus.

The U.S. News ranking is based on three primary measures: quality assessment (what business school deans, peer program directors, and recruiters think about the program), placement success (average starting salaries, signing bonuses, and employment rates), and student selectivity (GMAT scores, undergraduate GPAs, and acceptance rates). Specialty rankings are based solely on the ratings of educators at peer schools.

For the full 2019 Best Business Schools rankings, please visit http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com. A premium subscription is required to view the complete “business specialties” rankings.


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