UE to Launch New Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program
Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017
The University of Evansville will launch a new logistics and supply chain management (LSCM) program in Fall 2018. There is a 6:1 demand-to-supply ratio for new college graduates in the supply chain field.
“We have listened to our regional business community and responded,” said Schroeder Family School of Business Dean Greg Rawski, “Our LSCM program will be impactful and will fortify our 98 percent career placement rate – one of the best in the nation.”
The LSCM program at UE will prepare students with the knowledge and skills desired by employers. In addition to a rigorous course of study in UE’s Schroeder School of Business, students in the program will take part in high level experiential learning opportunities such as:
• Internships at large, global corporations
• Annual attendance at the Indiana Logistics Summit
• Participation in a mock Walmart warehouse program at the University of Arkansas
• LSCM technology training through SAP University Alliance
The Schroeder School of Business will also create the center for logistics and supply chain management which will house experiential student programs and connect LSCM students to corporations.
With a low student-to-faculty ratio of 12-to-1, students will also benefit from close mentorship from Schroeder School of Business faculty members. Students will also attend a speaker series where they can learn from individuals with experience in logistics and supply chain management.
In October 2016, a UE student team took third place among 18 Indiana colleges in the Conexus Logistics Case Competition. These colleges, some with established LSCM programs, vied to develop the best solution to a logistics-related issue at this contest.
“The UE team’s third place win”, says Yolanda Obaze, UE assistant professor of supply chain management, “was very impressive considering they have had limited exposure to the field of logistics and supply chain management.”
UE’s Schroeder Family School of Business Administration maintains accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. (AACSB). The Schroeder School will be the first private AACSB accredited program in Indiana to offer an undergraduate major in logistics and supply chain management.
To learn more about logistics and supply chain management at the University of Evansville, please contact the office of admission at 812-488-2468 or visit the business section of UE's website.