Rutgers Business School’s Undergraduate Supply Chain Program is No. 2 in North America

The undergraduate Supply Chain Management Program at Rutgers Business School- Newark and New Brunswick is No. 2 in North America, according to the latest Top 25 Supply Chain Management program ranking compiled by Gartner Inc., one of the world’s leading industry research companies.

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Gartner’s biennial report of the Top 25 Supply Chain Undergraduate Programs looks at which business school programs have the best curricula, offer the most real-world experiences to their students, and have the strongest reputations among industry leaders.

Rutgers Business School Dean Lei Lei, who helped to create the supply chain management department and served as its founding chair from 2008 to 2014, said the ranking reflects years of teamwork and collaboration.

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“The talent of our faculty and the influence of our industry partners have combined to build a top-notch department that turns out graduates who are job-ready, with work experiences that make them stand-outs in the field,” Lei said.

Lian Qi, associate professor and chair of the Supply Chain Management Department, said part of the strength of the Rutgers program results from the influence of industry partners.

“We work closely with our industry partners,” Qi said, “to better understand their evolving workforce needs so that we can continuously improve our curriculum to ensure that our students have the knowledge and experience that’s in high demand by industry.”

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