Ranked No. 1 for the third time as a leader in supply chain education, the Penn State Smeal College of Business Supply Chain and Information Systems Department covers this boundary-spanning field of study through top-ranked degree programs, world-renowned faculty expertise and research, and corporate connections with top companies and supply chain practitioners.
The department offers educational opportunities to students at all levels through undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level degree programs.
Through the department’s exclusive recruiting office, supply chain students are well prepared for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment. We also host a career fair every semester that brings over 100 different companies to campus to recruit students specifically interested in the supply chain field.
The department’s faculty and graduate students actively pursue both theoretical and applied research, often working closely with research centers within the college and collaborating with colleagues in other disciplines or in industry. Supply chain faculty are nationally and internationally recognized scholars, holding editorships, associate editorships, and editorial board memberships on more than twenty prominent refereed journals.
The department also maintains active alumni engagement through recruiting initiatives and opportunities to partner with student organizations on-campus.
Check out the latest edition of our Annual Newsletter for updates on the Department's activities and accomplishments over the last year.