U.S. News: Rutgers is No. 2 among online graduate programs in supply chain management

Rutgers Business School’s online graduate program in supply chain management rose to No. 2 in the U.S., according to a new ranking by U.S. News.

In its 2024 Best Master’s Programs in Business, U.S. News assessed 213 online graduate programs across the country. Rutgers Business School was ranked No. 6 overall for its collection of online master’s programs in accounting, digital marketing, and supply chain management.

In addition to the No. 2 ranking for supply chain management, Rutgers Business School’s online accounting programs (Master of Governmental Accounting and Master of Accountancy in Professional Accounting) were ranked No. 1, and its Master of Science in Digital Marketing was ranked No. 2.

“This incredible achievement reflects RBS’s unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in delivering top-tier education in the field of supply chain management,” said Professor Rudi Leuschner who is director of the Rutgers Master of Science in Supply Chain Management.

Learn more about what makes the Rutgers Business School master’s program attractive to professionals working in the supply chain field and to others who are interested in enhancing their knowledge of supply chain.

“We are immensely proud of this recognition, which is a testament to our faculty, staff and students hard work, dedication and talent,” Leuschner said. “Together, we have created an environment that fosters learning, growth, and success, enabling our students to thrive academically and professionally.”

Graphic promoting new ranking of Rutgers Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program.

The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program was previously ranked No. 16 among business schools that offered similar degrees in an online format.

In its latest ranking, U.S. News put the greatest weight on student engagement. It also considered faculty credentials; peer assessment (What high-ranking academics in business thought of the program.); student excellence; as well as the online learning technology and services (career guidance, learning assistance) the program provides to students. Read more detail about the methodology.  

Ana Ramsthaler, a current student in the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management Program, said she has been impressed by the Rutgers faculty and her ability to engage with her classmates in spite of the online format.

I had no doubt that the faculty would be experts in the field, but they truly have exceeded my expectations. Their knowledge and commitment to the students’ success is unparalleled,” she said. “Although we are in online program, the interaction with other students has been very rewarding. The discussion forums have enriched the experience.”

Ramsthaler, a procurement manager for a global company with operations in New Jersey, said she is confident the program will present opportunities for her to advance her career at her current company or another.The Rutgers SCM program is recognized by employers as being one of the best for making us attractive job candidates,” she said.

The Rutgers Master of Science in Supply Chain Management started nearly 10 years ago, offering students across the country the ability to gain knowledge to enhance their roles and advance their careers. More than 350 students have graduated with the degree.

Want to learn more? Attend an in-person Graduate Open House in Newark on Saturday, March 2 or join an online info session about the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management on March 6.

In its ranking of master’s programs, U.S. News also recognized Rutgers Business School as No. 2 in the nation for its online degrees that help veterans. And based on the new ranking results, Rutgers Business School is No. 4 among public business schools for its online master’s programs in business and No. 2 among Big Ten schools.

- Susan Todd

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