A hallmark of Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business is its top-ranked Department of Supply Chain Management, renowned for being a nationwide leader in research and academic programs.

Undergraduate students studying on the stairs in the Minksoff Pavilion

Broad students in the Edward J. Minskoff Pavilion.

For the 11th consecutive year, Broad has earned the No. 1 spot for undergraduate supply chain management/logistics programs among both public and private schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Undergraduate Business Programs ranking.

“The supply chain management department is thrilled and honored to once again be ranked the best undergraduate program in the nation,” Vedat Verter, McConnell Endowed Chair of Business Administration and chairperson of the Department of Supply Chain Management, said.

“This ranking truly reflects the hard work of our professors, academic specialists and staff, as well as the high caliber of our students and the dedicated support of our industry partners and alumni,” he said. “We take pride in continuously improving our academic experience to ensure Spartans remain a leading force in supply chain.”

Supply chain at MSU is a powerhouse, also holding the No. 1 spot for graduate programs for five consecutive years and No. 1 for research productivity for 11 years, and as home to prominent faculty who helped shape the very definition of supply chain.

“To be recognized among the top business schools is a testament to the Broad College’s strengths across all of the major business disciplines, our faculty’s thought leadership and our commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience,” Sanjay Gupta, Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean, said.

Overall, Broad’s undergraduate programs have held their place in the Top 25, continuing an eight-year streak. Broad tied for No. 13 among public universities and tied for No. 23 among both public and private schools.

The annual rankings produced by U.S. News & World Report are based on judgments made by deans and senior faculty at peer schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These deans and senior faculty were also asked to nominate programs in specialty areas, where Broad consistently performs highly:

  • No. 5 for Production/Operations Management, ranked in the top 10 since 2016
  • No. 13 for Management, ranked in the top 25 since 2014
  • No. 19 for Management Information Systems, ranked in the top 25 since 2018
  • No. 20 for International Business, ranked in the top 30 since 2010
  • No. 21 for Accounting, ranked in the top 25 since 2003

“The specialty rankings for the Broad College of Business majors reinforce Broad’s faculty and staff commitment to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge learning experiences across our majors,” Cheri Speier-Pero, associate dean for undergraduate programs and Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Information Systems, said. “All of our departments continue to add innovative content and experiential learning into their curriculum.”

The complete rankings are available at usnews.com/best-colleges (subscription required for full access).