Study.com, a website that helps students research potential schools, degrees, and careers, named Southeastern to their list of the top 23 schools for supply chain management in the country. 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.
“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 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 distributors.
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.