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  September 13th, 2023 | Written by

Top 7 Supply Chain Management M.B.A. Programs

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U.S. News & World Report is out with another best Supply Chain Management M.B.A. Programs edition for 2023. Graduates go on to work in sectors as varied as food production to health care and these are the top 7 programs in the nation: 

  • Michigan State University (Broad)

The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State leads the nation in graduate degrees in supply chain management. The school is located in close proximity to an automotive hub – Detroit – and takes plenty advantage of the physical resources, expertise, and brain power at Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. 

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

One of the most impressive facts from the Sloan School of Management is that 83.8% of graduates upon graduation are employed. The supply chain management/logistics program prepares graduates for a career not just locally, but abroad as well. MIT is known for its global focus so if a career abroad is of interest, Sloan is a wise choice. 

  • Arizona State University (W.P. Carey) 

Out west the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State comes in number three. Carey is one of the largest business schools in the country with nearly 2,000 graduate students and 300 faculty. Within supply chain management/logistics, students can choose to pursue an M.B.A. either part or full-time as well as evening, executive, and online tracks. 

  • University of Tennessee – Knoxville (Haslam) 

While Haslam’s overall business offers are fewer than others on this list, the M.B.A. program leans heavily into supply chain management/logistics. Outside of the classroom students have access to organizations such as the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, industry-specific boot camps as well as case competitions. There is also an executive M.B.A. specialization available in Global Supply Chain.  

  • Ohio State University (Fisher)

The Max M. Fisher College of Business is one of the more affordable in-state options in the country for an M.B.A. with a concentration in supply chain management/logistics. Ohio State offers a full and part-time program as well their popular executive program. By graduation, approximately 77% of graduates of the full-time program are gainfully employed. 

  • Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)

The mini-semester system was pioneered at the Tepper School of Business – four quarters of 6.5-week classes. Not only is a production/operations management concentration available, but students can also earn a joint M.B.A./JD through the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  

  • Pennsylvania State University – University Park (Smeal)

Rounding out the top 7 is another Pennsylvania school – the Smeal College of Business. Penn State is a large school with its pros and cons. The supply chain management/logistics concentration counts on a firm network of private sector partners state-wide and does a great job placing graduates in attractive positions upon graduation.