For the third straight year, the Eli Broad College of Business is home to the best graduate supply chain and logistics program in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report America’s Best Graduate Schools 2020 Edition, unveiled Tuesday.
And it’s not just the graduate program that’s been so honored. The undergraduate program in the Department of Supply Chain Management has also held the top spot during the same timeframe.
“Broad Spartans do not sit on their laurels. Our program’s top honors are a result of our students, faculty, staff and alumni constantly looking beyond yesterday’s achievements and toward tomorrow’s business challenges,” said Sanjay Gupta, Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of the Broad College. “In doing so they identify problems that have yet to take hold and solutions that will be in place when needed to ensure a better future for all.”
“In a business world becoming more global, digital and diverse by the day, employers recognize that the Broad College consistently produces students who are prepared to navigate uncertain and ambiguous waters with creativity, knowledge, confidence and heart,” Gupta said.
Cheri Speier-Pero, the interim chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management, said she and her peers “are very pleased by the continued recognition of the quality and impact of our graduate SCM programs at the Broad College.”
“As we have for the last 30 years, we continued to emphasize the importance of the integrated end-to-end supply chain and have extended this perspective to include the value chain more broadly. This ensures that students have the breadth of perspective to analyze how any one decision within the supply chain influences other business processes and partners up and down the chain,” Speier-Pero said.
“To meet the demands of the profession, we continue to enhance our curriculum with greater exposure to technologies that support strategic decision making, leveraging analytics to increase organizational value and embracing digitization to support investments into Industry 4.0 technologies and capabilities,” she said. “At the Broad College, we continue to make enhancements to our MBA program as well as our MS in SCM program to ensure that students develop the necessary leadership and analytical skills to drive impactful change for their employers.”
Overall, the Broad College ranked 17th among all public university graduate business programs nationwide, and 38th among all colleges, public and private. In the latter category, the Broad College also ranked 15th in production and operations, 26th in management, and 41st in accounting.