Rutgers MBA in Supply Chain Management
My Passion is Supply Chain Management - Ruby, Rutgers MBA '13
The mission of the Rutgers Supply Chain Management MBA Program is to prepare students to meet and exceed the expectations of employers experiencing a growing demand for supply chain management and logistics experts.
The program has gained praise for educating professionals in the field and was ranked third in the U.S. and all of North America – Rutgers Business School tied with the University of Michigan – in a recent survey by Gartner Supply Chain Leaders measuring how well universities are educating workers to contend with a rapidly changing business landscape.
The increasingly global economy, where the ingredients of a medicine or the components of a cellphone may be manufactured in one part of the world and assembled in another, has created a huge demand for supply chain operations and strategy expertise in nearly every industry.
At Rutgers Business School, a comprehensive and relevant curriculum is designed by faculty with the input of business executives who support and advise the Center for Supply Chain Management. All MBA students get a taste of what supply chain management entails in a core curriculum course titled “Operations Analysis”
Full-time students electing to concentrate in supply chain management must take three required 3-credit courses – "Supply Chain Management Strategies,” "Procurement Management and Global Sourcing” and "Supply Chain Management Industry Project” – as well as an additional six credits of elective courses. The electives are in two primary areas of focus: Procurement and Sourcing Management and Supply Chain Performance Optimization and Technologies. Additionally, students may choose to take courses from the popular Industry Series taught by distinguished senior-level business executives.
Professors like Kevin Lyons, Don Klock and Dale Rogers bring decades of work experience in supply chain management, logistics and procurement to the classroom, enriching their lessons with real-world insights. Students also have opportunities to earn course credit while working on projects sponsored by companies associated with the center.
The Center for Supply Chain Management augments the strengths of RBS by supporting world-class research, innovative teaching and the integration of inter-functional business disciplines. It seeks to promote collaborations between business and the Rutgers faculty to help address emerging issues in the field through research, executive education and the sharing of best practices.
Each year, the center also grants scholarship money and leadership awards to MBA students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to the supply chain management field.
Companies actively recruit and hire Rutgers Supply Chain Management MBA students and graduates for internships and full-time jobs. The Supply Chain Student Initiative, a club which is led by top MBA students in the program, works closely with area companies to familiarize their classmates with relevant industry issues, professionals in the field and business leaders.
Graduates of the Rutgers program have landed jobs as planning managers, procurement and logistics managers and various types of operational analysts with such companies as Este Lauder, Novartis, Colgate Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson and Panasonic.
Curriculum and Course Descriptions
The Supply Chain Management MBA curriculum is the same for both Traditional Full-Time MBA and Flex MBA students.
This concentration is managed by the Department of Supply Chain Management & Marketing Sciences (SCMMS), which also manages the Marketing MBA concentration.