An Infrastructure that Works
Lehigh’s supply chain program has quietly gained national prominence, culminating in the #12 ranking from Gartner Research. Innovation is the reason why.
There are some business schools that just churn out students. Then there’s Lehigh and its supply chain program.
Ranked for two consecutive terms as the 12th best undergraduate supply chain program in the country by Gartner Research, Lehigh is—by far—the smallest program on the list. But it has become a national powerhouse whose students are heavily recruited by leading multinational firms.
Bob Trent believes Lehigh routinely scores so well because it’s designed to be adaptable. “We continually stand out in two areas. First, we offer a very innovative curriculum. Second, we cover the topics that industry leaders say should be covered,” says Trent, chair of Lehigh’s management department. “We were one of only a small handful of schools that earned the total points possible for those two areas.”
“Our program is constantly evolving, and we work hard to anticipate industry developments,” he says. “It’s why our graduates are so successful.”
In addition to the undergraduate program, there is a supply chain management concentration in Lehigh’s MBA program. The college also offers a popular supply chain management certificate program, as well as one of the nation’s premier joint business-engineering research programs at the Center for Value Chain Research. Corporate members have included Boeing, Crayola, Air Products, Mack Trucks, IBM and Dresser-Rand, to name a few.