Gartner Gives Top 25 Ranking for Whitman’s Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Program

Gartner, Inc. announced that the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is one of the top 25 in the country for its supply chain management (SCM) program, granting a #23 ranking to the undergraduate program.

Gartner’s biennial North American Supply Chain University Program Survey evaluates the curricula, experiential content and public reputations of accredited, campus-based supply chain programs in the U.S. and Canada. Sixty-event institutions participated in the undergraduate report, “Survey Analysis: Top 25 North American Supply Chain Undergraduate University Programs, 2020”.

In addition to the top 25 ranking, Gartner highly ranked the Whitman School for the scope of its diverse course offerings that cover every aspect of Gartner’s supply chain talent model. Academically, the SCM program is known for its excellence and scholarly contributions in supply chain risk management and supply chain finance. 

“We are proud of the educational excellence in our program which offers plenty of experiential learning opportunities. Students engage with companies through internships, corporate partnerships, seminars and networking events,” said Burak Kazaz, Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management and Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence at the Whitman School. “Our program is known to be a leading institution in supply chain risk management and supply chain finance. Our students are trained rigorously in their analytical capabilities – this is evidenced from a record number of scholarships they receive from MIT’s master’s programs.”

The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is home to the nation’s first SCM program. A specialization in traffic and transportation was first offered in 1919 when the School of Management was founded. Currently, the SCM program offers rigorous Ph.D., full-time MBA, full-time M.S., online M.S. and B.S. degrees, as well as executive education. Whitman’s award-winning SCM faculty is renowned for teaching, research and outreach partnerships.

Whitman SCM program hosts two outstanding centers: The Brethen Operations Management Institute and the Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management. The Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program brings accomplished executives and scholars to campus in order to share their insights and expertise. 

In addition, Whitman offers and supports a number of student groups and organizations that provide opportunities for learning, engagement and networking. Among those is the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Syracuse University Roundtable. Through various field trips and guest speakers, the club provides the opportunity to see supply chain management in action as well as learn more about current events and issues affecting the field. The program also supports Syracuse University’s chapter of APICS, an international professional society representing manufacturing, service and resource management professionals, providing students and professionals with varied networking opportunities. Whitman supports students in their pursuit of APICS certification to further bolster their marketability.

“Major corporations, such as Amazon, BAE, BASF, IBM and Pratt & Whitney, look to Whitman for their company’s future supply chain leaders,” said Professor Kazaz, Director of the Robert H. Brethen Operations Management Institute.

For more information about the Whitman School’s supply chain management programs visit our website.

Kimmy Kimball