Governors State Online Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management Among Top 20 in the Nation

Only Illinois program to make list

University Park, IL –(ENEWSPF)—October 1, 2014. The website has released its ranking of the top 20 online graduate degree programs in supply chain management – with Governors State University listed among the best.

The discipline of supply chain management is critical to U.S. competitiveness.  “As the global economy becomes more interconnected, strategic supply chain management becomes increasingly crucial to our economic success,” says Dr. Ellen Foster Curtis, Dean of the College of Business and Public Administration at GSU.  “It is an interdisciplinary field that oversees business interactions from the supplier’s supplier to the customer’s customer,” she added. “Using tools of financial and statistical analysis, information technology and security, negotiation, transportation operations management and collaboration, to name just a few, today’s supply chain manager represents a critical link in any company’s success,” she expanded.

The bestschools website ranks degree programs based on academic excellence, range of available classes, faculty strength, rankings and reputation.  In the site’s review of the best programs for supply chain management, business students are encouraged to pursue graduate degrees. “According to the Institute for Supply Management 2013 Salary Survey, supply chain managers with a master’s degree earn 25 percent more than supply chain managers with a bachelor’s degree,” the site editors say. To read more, click here:

“Our outstanding faculty brings a mix of high academic achievement and significant business experience to the MBA program in Supply Chain. In addition, our partnerships with industry professionals ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of this fast-paced field,” said Dr. Deborah Bordelon, GSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Governors State University was founded in 1969 as an upper division university. Today, as a four-year university, more than 5,500 students undergraduate and graduate students choose from 64 degree and 24 certificate programs that prepare them for success in business, industry, healthcare, the arts and education. GSU is a public university located 40 miles south of Chicago in University Park, IL offering the most affordable undergraduate tuition in the state. GSU is committed to embracing diversity and academic excellence.