ahowe@saunders.rit.edu (Avery Howe)
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 2:56pm
Why Choose Global Supply Chain Management?

Among the many changes in 2020, one thing has proven right. The supply chain is resilient! The STEM-designated global supply chain management (GSCM) master of science program at Saunders College of Business ranks #41 Best MS programs in the world by the QS Quacquarelli World rankings. It provides students with a focus on data-driven decision making and strong analytical, quantitative, and leadership skills to design innovative solutions to complex problems, predict future trends, and become leaders in the fast-moving landscape. Saunders College provides students with hands-on experience and a resume-building curriculum to prepare for the job market.

What Saunders Offers

The new generation of big data and analytics is an essential part of every business. With the resources of a leading business school and technical university, Saunders incorporates cutting-edge technology into its curriculum to ensure its students are well-prepared for the workforce. The GSCM interdisciplinary program comprehensively covers supply chain management by integrating concepts from, operation management, analytics, logistics, industrial engineering, global business, and management at state-of-the-art facilities.

Resources such as The Construct @ RIT, used for rapid prototyping, Saunders Consulting Group, the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, and Venture Creations Incubator provide students with a place to build their craft and explore their interests. Our Advisory Board provides insight from global companies and industry practitioners to ensure our curriculum is relevant and desirable to employers. Faculty are actively involved in this industry. Student-run, APICS @ RIT, is part of the national association for supply chain management where students can network with industry experts.

Valuable Experiences

Saunders sees the value in experiencing the industry in action. Cooperative education opportunities and corporate partnerships provide valuable real-world experience to network and develop essential skills. The Saunders GSCM program is the only 12-month program with a global component. Students can work and study abroad at any of RIT's global campuses or affiliated schools. This gives students the ability to learn first-hand learn about global sourcing and global analytics, as well as working across cultures. International students can additionally qualify for a 24-month work extension to their Optional Practical Training (OPT) period, allowing for up to three years of work in the United States.


“The global landscape of business competition in the 21st century will be dominated by firms that invest in supply chain excellence, and who hire experts who know how to design, analyze, and manage interconnected networks of firms. As the internet has broken down national boarders for consumers, supply chains of the future need to be responsive to these demands. Succeeding in this brave new world requires data-driven, analytical, supply chain professionals to know how to solve complex problems, and design practical solutions.”

Steven Carnovale, PhD

Incoming Program Director, and Professor of Supply Chain Management

Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology

With a 94% career outcome rate, Saunders is dedicated to helping its graduate students find employment. This is true even after graduation! Your Team is a group of advisors that can help you from the application process through graduation, with insight on scholarships, curriculum, and career placement. Students in the GSCM program are eligible to receive up to a 50% scholarship and industry mentorship through the Saunders Leadership Fellows Program.

Saunders is ranked #15 by The Financial Engineer (TFE) Times for 2020’s Best Masters of Management Programs, #41 Best MS programs in the world by the QS Quacquarelli World, #93 by Bloomberg Businessweek for 2020’s Best U.S. Business Schools and #97 by Poets & Quants, 2019-2020 Top 100 Business Schools. The Princeton Review additionally mentions Saunders in its "Best Business Schools" and "Best Business Schools (Northeast)" lists. With the dynamic network of more than 25,000 Saunders College alumni and 130,000 RIT alumni, students make a global impact! Check out financial aid and scholarship options today to help prepare for future promotions. Apply to Saunders today!

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