The Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management is the only endowed, university-based center specializing in supply chain management in the United States. Its unique curriculum is cross-functional and takes an integrated business process view of supply chains, including marketing, sourcing, logistics, operations, and customer service. It is a personalized and industry-focused program supported by companies known for supply chain excellence. Students connect with and learn from supply chain leaders and are part of a strong, close-knit community.
The Grainger Center has a record of 100% placement for summer internships and full-time positions. Graduates achieve quickly and notably--average starting salaries are consistently the highest among peer schools, ranging from $80,000 to $110,000.
Grainger Center students have the best of two worlds: the resources of a large, world-class university and hands-on, personalized attention. Each student receives personalized career and academic advising. Students are connected--directly and personally--with an extensive network of industry executives, alumni, corporate partners, and faculty.
The Center's extensive network of corporate partners provides real-world perspective that enhances the curriculum and applied learning program and provides invaluable career guidance. The Executive Advisory Board is comprised of senior executives at leading firms renowned for supply chain management excellence, including Cisco, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Motorola, Harley-Davidson, and Johnson Controls.
The curriculum is cross-functional, applied, and collaborative, allowing students to learn about supply chain management in an integrated business framework from renowned faculty with expertise in supply chain management and other business disciplines. The Grainger Center also offers an extensive applied learning program, which includes an executive speaker series, an annual global travel experience, site visits, and a partnership with AMR Resear
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