The global research and advisory firm Gartner just published its rankings of the top 25 supply chain management programs in North America for 2020. Georgia Tech’s MBA and undergraduate programs ranked in the top 10 with the MBA program placing no. 3 and the undergraduate program placing no. 10 out of 67 universities in the U.S. and Canada.
Gartner analyzed and weighted data from three categories: program scope (40%), industry value (40%, including a first time ever diversity and inclusion score), and program size (20%).
Gartner looked at a school's curriculum to determine the quality and availability of classes. At the Scheller College of Business, an MBA student can take courses to complete a concentration in operations including supply chain management or an immersive track in supply chain innovation. The undergraduate program offers a concentration in operations and supply chain management within its business administration degree.
The industry value area considers aspects such as industry perspective, internship participation, average starting salary, and diversity of students and faculty. Scheller undergraduates report an average starting salary of $77,000, the highest undergraduate starting salary of all surveyed schools. Scheller MBAs report an average starting salary of $117,492.
Overall, Scheller has 80 faculty members, with most of them holding a PhD or a JD degree. Many are recognized for their outstanding subject matter expertise, as well as their availability to students. Students also take courses in Georgia Tech’s H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE).
“Faculty in the Scheller College of Business offer a wide variety of electives including practicums in supply chain and operations management with a consistent focus on both rigor and practical relevance,” said Manpreet Hora, associate professor of Operations Management. “Being ranked no. 3 and no. 10 in our MBA and undergraduate programs is a testament to that pursuit of quality.”
Poets & Quants provided an overview of the study authored by Gartner’s analysts, Dana Stiffler and Caroline Chumakov. Read the full article on the Poets&Quants website.