Walton College Supply Chain Management Programs Top Ranked Again

Walton College Supply Chain Management Programs Top Ranked Again
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Gartner has once again named the supply chain management programs at the Sam M. Walton College of Business among the best in North America. The undergraduate program is ranked No. 1 for the third consecutive time, and the graduate program is ranked No. 2 for the second consecutive time. Known for its comprehensive studies and ratings of companies and academic programs across various industries, Gartner releases its review of supply chain programs biennially.  

"At Walton, we strive to provide the highest level of academic education," said Brent Williams, dean of Walton College. "This ranking from Gartner reflects the excellence our supply chain management faculty and staff continuously deliver to our students and industry partners. Our Supply Chain Department is one of the best in the world." 

Gartner ranks programs in three key areas: industry value, program scope and program size. 

"We are thrilled to be recognized in Gartner's Supply Chain Rankings, highlighting our success in attracting top talent from Arkansas and around the globe," said Brian Fugate, chair of the Department of Supply Chain Management, the Oren Harris Chair in Transportation and professor.  

Fugate added, "Our students and alumni share how our industry-experienced faculty have profoundly impacted their careers and lives. Gartner's rigorous analysis and industry-informed rankings underscore the relevance of our challenging curriculum and student-industry initiatives. Our consistent top ranking shows we prepare students to thrive as leaders in today's and future supply chains." 

Image credit: Gartner, Inc.  

About the Sam M. Walton College of Business: Founded in 1926, the Sam M. Walton College of Business is AACSB-accredited and ranks among the top business schools in the nation. Walton College is the largest college at the University of Arkansas, serving nearly 9,000 undergraduate, master's and doctoral students. Walton College is recognized among U.S. News & World Report's 2023 "Best Business Schools," and its undergraduate supply chain management program was ranked No. 1 in North America by Gartner. The college's Master of Business Administration program was also ranked No. 11 for best return on investment by The Wall Street Journal. The Princeton Review ranked the college's graduate entrepreneurship program as one of the top in the country for the first time in the 2022-23 year. And in partnership with the Global Campus, the U of A's online business degree program ranked No. 12 nationally among 214 institutions by U.S. News in 2023. 

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas' economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the few U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research and Economic Development News.


Meghan Perry, marketing and communications specialist
Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-7656, mperry@walton.uark.edu

Jerra Toms, director of marketing and communications
Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-7656, jtoms@walton.uark.edu


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