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Auburn University’s graduate Supply Chain Management program ranked 14th in U.S. in first year

New ranking comes in wake of No. 4 ranking for Auburn’s undergraduate Supply Chain Management program
Published: August 01, 2022
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Auburn University’s graduate Supply Chain Management program in the Harbert College of Business is ranked 14th in the nation in its first year of operation by Gartner Inc., a research and consulting firm that assesses supply chain management programs in higher education.

Gartner’s announcement comes on the heels of its June report ranking Auburn’s undergraduate Supply Chain Management program as No. 4 in the nation.

“Gartner’s most recent ranking is the latest in a series of national accolades for Auburn’s recently established Department of Supply Chain Management. We are very proud of the numerous faculty and staff who have worked so hard to build this department to what it is today,” said Auburn’s Glenn Richey, Harbert Eminent Scholar and department chair.

“In just a few short years—only one year for our graduate program—Auburn’s Department of Supply Chain Management has quickly grown to compete with the very best in the nation and is preparing hundreds of students each year to be leaders in the field both nationally and globally.”

The Harbert College of Business established its Department of Supply Chain Management in 2020 to further expand resources to its long successful Supply Chain Management program. In 2021, the department established its graduate Supply Chain Management program, which quickly emerged as one of the top programs in the nation.

“These recent top rankings are a testament to the significant efforts that the Harbert College of Business Supply Chain Management faculty and staff have invested to provide students with more opportunities for quality internships, participation in case competitions, better industry engagement, conference travel and career fairs, to name a few,” Richey said.

“We have put a premium on growing and diversifying our faculty and working to generate greater awareness and interest in the supply chain major. We have also invested significant resources to broaden the reach of our Center for Supply Chain Innovation to increase engagement with students and employers and build stronger ties to the Supply Chain Management program.”

More information about the history of Auburn’s Supply Chain Management program is available online. Information about the leadership and faculty is available on the faculty website.

Auburn University is a nationally ranked land grant institution recognized for its commitment to world-class scholarship, interdisciplinary research with an elite, top-tier Carnegie R1 classification, life-changing outreach with Carnegie’s Community Engagement designation and an undergraduate education experience second to none. Auburn is home to more than 30,000 students, and its faculty and research partners collaborate to develop and deliver meaningful scholarship, science and technology-based advancements that meet pressing regional, national and global needs. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement, professional success and public/private partnership drives a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.

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