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Smeal Again Ranks No. 1 for Graduate Supply Chain Education

September 19, 2014

The Penn State Smeal College of Business once again ranks No. 1 in graduate supply chain education according to a report from IT research and advisory firm Gartner, which also ranked the college best for undergraduate supply chain education in August. Gartner based its graduate rankings on assessments of program scope, industry value, and program size. In each of the firm's two previous undergraduate and graduate assessments, Smeal ranked No. 1.

“We are proud of our stature among the top business schools for supply chain education,” said Gene Tyworth, chair of the Smeal Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems. “Deep connections with our corporate partners ensure that our programs are highly relevant and our students are prepared to thrive throughout their supply chain careers.”

At the graduate level for supply chain students, Smeal offers an MBA concentration, a Ph.D. emphasis, and an online Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management (MPS/SCM). The MPS/SCM Program—offered in conjunction with Penn State World Campus—recently ranked No. 1 among the top 20 programs in an assessment by TheBestSchools.org.

Smeal offers an undergraduate major and minor in supply chain and is also home to the Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR), which provides members with research, education programs, symposia, benchmarking, and workshops. CSCR, in conjunction with Penn State Executive Programs, offers a portfolio campus-based supply chain education programs and custom learning initiatives for organizations.

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