The streets are filled with students, lecture halls are full, and first exams are right around the corner. I am proud to welcome back all of our supply chain management students to another year at Michigan State University. A few things have changed since students last left us in the Spring. We have welcomed new faculty and staff to our department, reformatted our Masters of Supply Chain Management program, continued to gain recognition for our undergraduate program in Supply Chain Management, and are developing new admissions standards for our undergraduate program.
Students may notice there are a few new faces teaching some of their classes or assisting them in our main office. I am proud to introduce to you our new staff members this year.
Adrian Choo, Assistant Professor
Mei Li, Assistant Professor
Jason Miller, Assistant Professor
Simone Peinkofer, Assistant Professor
Erin Johnson, Office Assistant III
Debbie Richards, Administrative Assistant I
Undergrad Still Strong
The undergraduate program in supply chain management continues to receive top recognition. Recently, the program was ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for the sixth year in a row. The Department was also ranked No. 7 in Productions/Operations Management, moving up from No. 10. The U.S. News and World Report develops their rankings for best undergraduate business programs in a specialty area by a peer assessment survey which is conducted in the Spring 2016. The business school rankings are based on survey results from deans and senior faculty members at Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) institutions. Thank you to our faculty, staff and Supply Chain Management Council for continuing to support our more than 400 graduates each year become strategic global leaders.
Michigan State University is one of a few programs that offers a true comprehensive supply chain management program. The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management degree program is a non-traditional, innovative blend of in-residency classes and e-learning segments. The new format of the program blends three-day, intensive on-site sessions with eight week long online courses allowing employees flexibility to complete their masters degree while continuing their career or keeping their career on track. The on-site classes offer our students a more robust experience than a strict online program. Having the opportunity to work with your fellow classmates and discuss supply chain topics with your professor is simply an experience that cannot be easily duplicated online.