In a recent evaluation by AMR Research, the supply chain program at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School was ranked 8th in the nation for industry value, defined as how well they prepare students to “manage increasingly global integrated supply chain organizations.”

The program also ranks 5th for program scope and 9th for depth of programs offered.

A&M is the only school in Texas to be named in these rankings.

“The results are very encouraging and indicate our program is on the right path,” said E. Powell Robinson, head of the Department of Information and Operations Management at Mays, which houses the supply chain program. Robinson noted the rapid progress the program has made in the past several years in regards to curriculum design and impressive faculty hires. “The rankings also indicate that we are positioned to move up quickly should we maintain the course,” he said.

To arrive at these rankings, AMR surveyed 126 companies about what skills a supply chain graduate must have to be successful in the field. Their responses led to an in-depth analysis of supply chain programs at 19 top U.S. universities to distinguish which programs are producing the best prepared graduates by industry standards.

The research found that the best programs provide students with a broad understanding of supply chain concepts, rather than specializations within the field. Also, those with an emphasis on internships, applied knowledge, and teamwork ranked highly.

About the INFO department at Mays

The Department of Information and Operations Management at Mays Business School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in supply chain management and management information systems. The goal of the department is to create professionals who understand the underlying theory of decision-making systems and possess the problem solving skills necessary to succeed in a highly competitive business environment.