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UT’s undergraduate supply chain program was recently ranked third in the US, according to a report from a leading industry company.

Gartner Inc. placed UT’s program just behind those at Michigan State and Pennsylvania State, which tied for first. UT previously ranked eleventh. The program is housed in the College of Business Administration.

“We are honored by this recognition and proud of the impact our faculty and students are having on the industry,” said Steve Mangum, dean of the College of Business Administration. “Through the leadership of our faculty and the capabilities of our students, we are helping companies across the nation design their supply chains for the future.”

Gartner Inc. ranked forty-four universities nationwide using research gathered through surveys and interviews of industry professionals and academics. The surveys identified industry sentiment and recruiting patterns, and included information on a university’s program composition, number of students, professors, and scope of curriculum.

The report lauded UT for being a program leader in the areas of scope, industry value, and program size.

“We redesigned our supply chain curriculum and we continue to broaden it to reflect modern supply chain management,” said Mark Moon, head of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

He noted the program includes procurement, logistics, and operations. Historically, UT’s program focused largely on logistics.

“We now prepare our students to be conversant in all areas of contemporary supply chain management and proficient in their chosen area of specialization,” Moon said. “They are able to contribute immediately when they reach the workplace, and that makes our program extremely competitive.”

Gartner’s supply chain graduate program ranking is expected to be released this fall.

Learn more about Gartner online.

To learn more about the UT undergraduate supply chain program, visit the website.


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