Gartner ranks Smeal No. 1 in supply chain undergraduate education

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Gartner Inc., has again ranked the Penn State Smeal College of Business No. 1 in supply chain undergraduate education.

In addition, Gartner’s report indicates that Penn State scored highest on the number of industry mentions, reflecting “its strong brand with the supply chain community at large.”

Supply chain practitioners and academics were asked to rate U.S. supply chain education providers based on industry value, program size and program scope. Also factored in were data on enrollment, offerings and faculty size.

“This ranking brings a welcome confirmation from our peers and the industry that we continue to produce some of the top graduates in supply chain.”

-- Charles H. Whiteman, John and Becky Surma Dean, Smeal College of Business

“We work hard to stay on the forefront of the supply chain education and research, through our leading faculty and our connections with industry through the Center for Supply Chain Research,” said Charles H. Whiteman, the John and Becky Surma Dean of Smeal. “This ranking brings a welcome confirmation from our peers and the industry that we continue to produce some of the top graduates in supply chain.”

Previous reports on supply chain education providers were released in 2011 and 2009, naming Smeal No. 1 both times. The university rankings are part of Gartner’s larger research project identifying skill and talent gaps in the supply chain industry.

A graduate education ranking will be released in the coming months.

About Supply Chain Education at Smeal

Smeal’s No. 1 supply chain program offers a comprehensive suite of supply chain education, beginning at the undergraduate level with a bachelor’s degree in supply chain and information systems. In conjunction with Penn State's World Campus, students can earn a Master of Professional Studies in supply chain management. The Penn State Smeal MBA Program offers a concentration in supply chain management, and the college also offers a doctorate in supply chain. Smeal’s Center for Supply Chain Research and Penn State Executive Programs offer certificate programs in supply chain management and supply chain leadership.

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The Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems offers supply chain education to students at all levels.

Last Updated August 18, 2014