Supply Chain Program Ranked No. 6 in Nation

PROVO, Utah – Aug 29, 2014 – The Marriott School of Management’s global supply chain program was recently ranked No. 6 in the nation by Gartner, a leading research company who has published program rankings for the past decade. This ranking marks the second top-ten standing the program has secured since its inception in 2006.

“We are proud of where the program is headed,” says Tom Foster, business management department chair. “This ranking validates the hard work of our students, the help of our advisory board members and the expertise of our fantastic faculty.”

Gartner evaluates schools based on three categories — program scope, industry value and program size — to determine which will be placed among the top 25. Not only did the Marriott School clench an impressive overall ranking but also it placed No. 2 in the nation in program scope. This focus on excellence has created a launchpad for student’s careers.

“We are equipping our students with the skills they need to succeed on the job,” says Scott Sampson, Marriott School area leader for global supply chain. “Employers find that our students are high caliber and well prepared so they come back and hire again and again.”

Recent success has allowed for relationships to develop with major supply chain employers, and in the coming months the program will meet with more Fortune 500 companies who are looking for new recruits.

“When people think of supply chain programs, we want to be on that list,” Sampson says. “We hope in the future to continue to attract the brightest students to our program.”

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems, and entrepreneurship. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

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Writer: Trevor Carver