The future is wide open when it comes to supply chain careers. In fact, according to Judith Whipple, faculty director for Broad’s MBA in Supply Chain Management program, recent research estimates that only one qualified candidate exists for every six supply chain openings.

If a career in supply chain management is in your future, many universities now offer a degree to lead you down that path. But if you’re looking for a program known for its supply chain expertise, Broad stands alone.

As one of the first in the United States to integrate logistics, purchasing and operations into a program, Broad’s MBA in Supply Chain Management prepares students for careers in manufacturing, logistics/distribution, retail, consulting and health care, to name just a few.

What makes Broad’s MBA in Supply Chain Management so unique and well recognized?

Unmatched Connections With the Supply Chain Field
Relationships with supply chain front-runners keep Broad education on the leading edge. A Supply Chain Management Council — made up of approximately 40 members, including Cisco Systems Inc., Ford Motor Company, Grant Thornton LLP, Intel Corporation, John Deere & Company, The Procter & Gamble Company, Stryker Corporation and Target Corporation — guides curriculum, shares experiences through guest-speaker opportunities and has access to Broad students for internships, co-ops and full-time employment. In some cases, Broad calls on members of its Supply Chain Management Council to lead one-credit courses that give students real-world insight into top-of-mind topics such as customs compliance.

Opportunity for Hands-On Involvement
To connect with each other and industry leaders, Broad’s student-run Graduate Supply Chain Management Association enhances education and provides a setting for informal student/faculty interaction. The group also works closely with Broad Career Services and Fortune 500 companies to host industry networking events that bring current students, alumni and local supply chain professionals together. In addition, GSCMA members have the opportunity to attend company visits and tour supply chain facilities.

Outstanding Faculty With Practical Experience
With 20+ faculty members focused on supply chain at Broad, our world-class professors are considered the voice of the supply chain field — and some of the most well-respected researchers. They’re skilled at solving problems that today’s companies struggle with when it comes to innovation, moving into new markets, adding customer value, decreasing costs, distributing product quickly, improving processes and gaining competitive advantage.

Impressive Supply Chain Rankings
Education rankings don’t mean everything, but they do validate program strengths, expertise, research and overall excellence. “Rankings help us maintain strong relationships with corporate partners and attract and graduate excellent candidates, which, in turn, continues to maintain our program’s reputation,” Whipple said. The industry has recognized Broad’s MBA in Supply Chain Management program with honors such these rankings:

  • No. 1 Supply Chain Management MBA program by U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 1 in supply chain talent by SCM World
  • No. 1 Supply Chain Management program by IndustryWeek
  • No. 1 Industry Value Leader by Gartner

“One of the things I love most about supply chain management is that it’s fast-paced,” Whipple said. “It’s challenging; there’s always a problem to solve and an opportunity to think about. Every organization has a supply chain — it offers such an open career path with excellent salaries. As a result, Broad MBA alumni around the globe are finding success by making business happen in consulting, entrepreneurship, Fortune 100 companies and service operations.”

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