Top 10 supply chain universities and degree programs
With the demand for supply chain reportedly at an all-time high, the pressure to find and develop supply chain professionals of the future continues to increase. Here are the leading Supply Chain management and logistics degrees, ranked by eduniversal.
10 | Master in Supply Chain Management, Universidad del Pacífico Business School
Founded in 1962, Universidad del Pacifico has evolved over time to become a key contributor to the educational, economic and social growth of Peru and enabling the supply chain professionals of tomorrow. Its Master in Supply Chain Management degree looks to create the next generation of supply chain strategists through two specialisations: Project Management and Operations Management. On average, 51% of students that complete the degree have gone on to become supply chain managers, sub managers or other management positions in supply chain.
9 | Master of Global Supply Chain Management, Antwerp Management School
Founded in 1959, the Antwerp Management School seeks to open minds, touch souls and energise business. Its Global Supply Chain Management degree looks to address the skills gap that’s widening as businesses continue to strategically realign their supply chain functions. Students will deepen their supply chain understanding though a number of core courses including the basics of supply chain management, modelling global supply chains, integrated business processes with SAP ERP and strategic procurement.
8 | MEMIT Master in Economics and Management of Transport, Logistics and Infrastructure, Universita Bocconi
Established in 1902 and named after the lost son of Ferdinando Bocconi, the Univerista Commerciale Luigi Bocconi was the first Italian institution of higher education to grant a degree in economics. The Master in Economics and Management of Transportation, Logistics and Infrastructure is an interdisciplinary and intermodal degree that covers the complexities of logistics and supply chain, transport policy, planning and management of passenger and freight transport, sustainable mobility and trade law.
7 | Master in Supply Chain and Procurement Management (MSCPM), MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business
Established in 2003, the MIP Politecnico Milano School of Management brings together MIP (the Graduate School of Business founded in 1979) and DIG (the Department of Management Engineering – Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale), established in 1990. Identified as “integral to the success of international businesses that are striving for competitive advantage at a global level,” the Master degree looks to equip graduates with the necessary skills to operate and manage a successful international supply chain and procurement operation.
6 | Master in Logistics and Defence Economic Management, Universidad Complutense de Madrid - Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales and Centro de Estudios Superiores de Intendencia de la Armada (CESIA)
With more than 82 degrees and over 293 postgraduate courses, including masters and doctorates, the Complutense University of Madrid is rightly identified as a leading educational institution in Madrid and wider Spain. It’s Master in Logistics and Economic Management of Defence looks to empower civilian and military professionals in order to better understand the logistics, budgetary and contractual management processes within the defence industry. Broken up in to two key areas, the course will provide both knowledge and practical experience in companies that are directly and indirectly linked to the Public and Defence sectors. The second part looks specifically at the needs of the Armed Forces and bridges the gap between high level managers and procurement professionals.
5 | MSc in Global Supply Chain Management, KEDGE Business School
The leading ranked French programme in the world in global supply chain, Kedge Business School’s MSc in Global Supply Chain Management programme is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS). 95% of students who take the course are recruited before they even graduate, with 80% of all graduates joining large global businesses. Tackling three key areas affecting the global supply chain space, change management, cross-departmental integration and the increasing digitisation of industry, the course prepares students to “confront the challenges of a new era in business management.”
4 | International Corporate Master in Operations, CENTRUM Graduate Business School – Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Founded in 1917 and among the top 20 Latin American universities and the 500 best universities in the world, the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru’s Corporate Master’s Degree in Productive Operations Management targets the logistics space. It looks to develop student capacities for effective management of operational processes, while encouraging greater understanding of logistics management to optimise decision making, and promote the mastery of process management and the application of tools for continuous improvement.
3 | Master in Management - Operations Management, Nova School of Business and Economics - Universidade Nova de Lisboa
As the faculty of economic, finance and management sciences of the New University of Lisbon (NOVA), the Nova School of Business & Economics (SBE) describes itself as a “living lab” in which its business partners can test drive and improve their technological solutions. These partners include HSBC Europe, Accenture, PwC, Unilever and many others. As part of its 10 specialised focus areas, Operations Management explores business process re-engineering, quality management, improving customer service, inventory systems, supply chain management and project management.
2 | MS Global Supply chain and Logistics, Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
Building on the core strengths of Krannert University in operations, supply chain management and business analytics, the Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management – MS(GSCM) looks to answer the biggest challenges of global supply chains. Officially STEM certified the course connects students from all over the world through partnerships with Tianjin University, Indian Institute of Management Udaipur and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Graduates from the course have been employed by Accenture, Apple, KraftHeinz and Mercedes Benz among others.
1 | MIT Masters in Supply Chain Management (USA, Luxembourg, Spain and Malaysia), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics - MIT Global Scale Network
A true world leader in supply chain management education and research, the MIT Centre for Transportation & Logistics, through the MIT Global SCALE Network, is a multinational alliance of leading-edge research and education centres spread across six innovation centres on four continents. The goal of this network is to further the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics. Some of the world’s biggest companies make up the network, including Adidas, AB InBev, Apple, Amazon and Carrefour. The Master of Engineering in Logistics Programme, based in Massachusetts integrates analytical and leadership skills with real-world problem solving and is recognised as one of the best master and doctoral degrees in the US.