The Top 35 Online MBA Programs in Supply Chain Management

Some criteria include estimated tuition cost, accreditation, early career salary, prestige and overall graduation rate.


The comprehensive guide to online MBA programs, Online MBA Today, published a new ranking of the 35 best online MBA programs in supply chain management.

A list of over 375 online MBA school programs was obtained, and first vetted according to whether or not the MBA program had a good business management foundation, as well as an extensive understanding of supply chain management. Each program was then ranked based on the following five factors: estimated tuition cost, accreditation, early career salary, prestige and overall graduation rate. The data for this ranking was derived from the most recent and publicly available sources, including PayScale, U.S. News and World Report, the Princeton Review, the Financial Times, Quacquarelli Symonds and the National Center for Education Statistics. Data was gathered for each online MBA program, weighted equally, and then averaged to find the top online MBA programs in supply chain management.

Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business in Boston, Massachusetts, came first in this ranking, followed by Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business in Tempe, Arizona, in second place and the University of Nebraska--Lincoln's College of Business Administration in Lincoln, Nebraska, in third place.

Other schools making the ranking include (alphabetically ordered):

  • Arkansas State University College of Business - Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • Ashland University Richard E. & Sandra Dauch College of Business & Economics - Ashland, Ohio
  • Bellevue University College of Business - Bellevue, Nebraska
  • Chatham University School of Arts, Science, and Business - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Clarkson University School of Business - Potsdam, New York
  • Colorado Technical University School of Business & Management - Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • DeSales University Division of Business - Center Valley, Pennsylvania
  • DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management
  • East Carolina University College of Business - Greenville, North Carolina
  • Ferris State University College of Business - Big Rapids, Michigan
  • Fontbonne University Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies - St. Louis, Missouri
  • Governors State University College of Business - University Park, Illinois
  • Lehigh University College of Business and Economics - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Maryville University John E. Simon School of Business - St. Louis, Missouri
  • Missouri University of Science & Technology College of Arts, Sciences, and Business - Rolla, Missouri
  • North Carolina State University Poole College of Management - Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Norwich University College of Graduate and Continuing Studies - Northfield, Vermont
  • Nova Southeastern University Huizenga College of Business - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Quinnipiac University School of Business - Hamden, Connecticut
  • Rowan University Rohrer College of Business - Glassboro, New Jersey
  • Saint Leo University School of Business - Saint Leo, Florida
  • Southern Arkansas University David F. Rankin College of Business - Magnolia, Arkansas
  • Southern New Hampshire University School of Business - Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Suffolk University Sawyer Business School - Boston, Massachusetts
  • Syracuse University Whitman School of Management - Syracuse, New York
  • University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management - Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business - Vermillion, South Dakota
  • University of West Florida College of Business - Pensacola, Florida
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Business and Economics - Whitewater, Wisconsin
  • Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business - Detroit, Michigan
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute Robert A. Foisie School of Business - Worcester, Massachusetts

Supply chains are the networks created by the production and distribution of products. With supply chains directly influencing profit and loss margins, organizations need leaders who can manage the supply chains well. Tammie Cagle, editor at Online MBA Today, explains, "A professional with specialized knowledge of how to run an operation well is a high commodity in our globalized, industrialized economy." Online MBA programs in supply chain management cover the fundamental knowledge of business and management, as well as the specific insight in the management of supply chains.