The Naveen Jindal School of Management has two of the top ranked supply chain programs in North America, according to two recent analyses by Gartner Inc.
The Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program is ranked ninth in the consulting firm’s latest analysis of the Top 25 North American Graduate Supply Chain Programs. The Jindal School’s undergraduate program is ranked 23rd in Gartner’s 2018 undergraduate report.
Gartner, a global research and advisory firm based in Connecticut, publishes a biennial report that provides supply chain executives with a list of the top schools from which to recruit talent. The number of schools that were considered for the graduate ranking increased from 44 in 2016 to 46 this year. Despite the increased competition, the Jindal School’s graduate program still climbed one spot, from No. 10 to No. 9. The main drivers in the rankings, according to Gartner, were either “improvement in curriculum or the emergence of a newcomer with strong curriculum.”
The Jindal School has risen in Gartner’s rankings from No. 16 in 2014, to No. 10 in 2016 to No. 9 in 2018.
“We continuously work with our Supply Chain Management industry advisory board members to ensure proper alignment between what the employers require from our students and how we are training our graduates — especially in technology and analytics,” said Dr. Shawn Alborz, associate dean and director of the MS in Supply Chain Management program. “I am pleased that this ranking reflects the progress we are making."
The undergraduate Supply Chain Management program’s No. 23 ranking is down one position from the 2016 ranking. A total of 56 undergraduate programs were analyzed in 2018, up five from the 2016 report.
— Jimmie R. Markham