Published 03/10/15

Supply chain management: the new B-school "must have"

For its article headlined "Supply Chain Management: The New B-School Must-Have," Businessweek interviewed Prof. Teresa McCarthy about Bryant's supply chain management program, among the "hottest tickets in B-school."

Bryant began offering the program as a minor to undergraduates five years ago, McCarthy, director of Bryant's Global Supply Chain Management Program, told Businessweek. “Employers showed interest in students just for taking a couple of courses,” she said.

The article notes that more than 120 students currently are enrolled in the minor and concentration combined, "and the school is planning to expand its offerings. McCarthy says Bryant has begun fielding calls from recruiters, including the Frito-Lay unit of PepsiCo and Target, which was already recruiting at the school and wants to ramp up its efforts."

As McCarthy told the publication, “Everyone wants newer innovations faster or their products delivered faster. It requires creativity and employees with the skills necessary to accomplish that by understanding the supply chain.”