Supply chain management program among best in nation


August 12, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Marquette Business' undergraduate supply chain management program has been named among the best in the country by Gartner Inc., the nation’s top supply chain industry organization. Marquette was ranked 16th among the list of the top 25 programs.

According to Gartner, “The top U.S. undergraduate supply chain programs balance broad curricula, real-world experience and strong industry reputations to rise to the top.” Marquette’s program was lauded for its broad, diverse scope and a curriculum that aligns well with a modern, real-world corporate supply chain model.

“To be recognized by an organization like Gartner is a meaningful measure of our program’s success, and that’s something we’re very proud of,” said Dr. Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management. “We have top-flight faculty who will continue to improve so that we can deliver to our students an education that prepares them to lead.”

“Our supply chain management program is a prime example of excellent applied learning,” said Dr. Mark Eppli, interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration. “This rigorous curriculum is matched by equally intensive hands-on experiences where our students learn to solve real problems. That’s incredibly valuable to our students, as well as the business community.”

Gartner surveyed more than 400 practitioners and academics to rate collegiate supply chain programs based on industry value (40 percent), program size (20 percent) and program scope (40 percent). Respondents were asked to assess how well these programs meet the changing needs of supply chain professionals and how efficiently research and innovation reach the student population. Gartner also factored in information provided by the schools regarding enrollment numbers, programs and faculty size.

More information on the Center for Supply Chain Management is available online.