Southeastern Supply Chain Management Program listed among tops in nation
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Supply Chain Management Program
has been recognized among the top in the nation for 2019 by Study.com, a website that
helps students research potential schools, degrees, and careers.
The website recognized 23 colleges and universities on the list. According to Study.com, the schools were selected based on unique features that give students an edge in the job market. The listed colleges and universities offer real-life training, simulations of actual supply chains, or hands-on projects, and many of them provide flexible course schedules or the convenience of online study, the website said.
“Our faculty, business partners, and alumni take an active interest in helping students find jobs in their majors,” said Dean of the College of Business Antoinette Phillips. “Supply Chain Management students have opportunities for real world experiences that make them job-ready, and able to contribute to their employers’ success from day one.”
As the only Louisiana school on the list, Southeastern was selected based on career and educational resources, faculty, job placement and more. The complete list can be accessed at https://study.com/resources/supply-chain-management-schools.
The website cited Southeastern’s close ties with the Institute for Supply Management, a not-for-profit professional organization for supply chain management, as one of the reasons for being selected. It also stated that students enrolled in the supply chain management program are engaged in practical learning as well as classroom education, and that the school’s Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management supports purchasing and logistics functions of regional retailers, wholesalers, and distributers.
Additionally, Southeastern’s program offers a variety of internships for its students, including those at Cal-Maine Foods, Marathon Petroleum, Wal-Mart Logistics, Coca-Cola, and The State of Louisiana’s Office of Procurement. Students who graduate from the program have gone on to work for employers such as Lock-Heed Martin, Pool Corp., Smitty’s Supply, Cisco, and more.
For more information on Southeastern’s Supply Chain Management Program, visit southeastern.edu/acad_research/depts/mrkt_scm/index.html.