Best School / Place for Supply Chain / Operations Management


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Hi everybody, I am a supply chain professional from South Africa with 4 years of work experience. I am considering doing an MBA to take me to the next stage of my career plus move internationally.

So far most of the good business schools for supply chain I have found are in the USA. Purdue, MIT Sloan, ASU, Michigan State, I know these are good schools. But I am a bit worried about the long term career prospects of moving to the USA. Specifically, I am concerned about the visa polices there.

I would like to broaden my search to countries that have strong job markets for supply chain careers plus more liberal visa policies. The problem is that I haven't been able to find good schools for supply chain in other English speaking countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, etc. England might be an option but I understand that visas can be problematic for international students as well.

Unfortunately I don't speak any other European languages well enough to do an MBA in those languages. I have conversational levels of Dutch, French, and German though. I suppose I could focus my energy over the next year to get up to speed on one of these languages. It would be a lot of work but if there is a good reason to do it, I would. So any suggestions along these lines would help.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
Hi everybody, I am a supply chain professional from South Africa with 4 years of work experience. I am considering doing an MBA to take me to the next stage of my career plus move internationally.

So far most of the good business schools for supply chain I have found are in the USA. Purdue, MIT Sloan, ASU, Michigan State, I know these are good schools. But I am a bit worried about the long term career prospects of moving to the USA. Specifically, I am concerned about the visa polices there.

I would like to broaden my search to countries that have strong job markets for supply chain careers plus more liberal visa policies. The problem is that I haven't been able to find good schools for supply chain in other English speaking countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, etc. England might be an option but I understand that visas can be problematic for international students as well.

Unfortunately I don't speak any other European languages well enough to do an MBA in those languages. I have conversational levels of Dutch, French, and German though. I suppose I could focus my energy over the next year to get up to speed on one of these languages. It would be a lot of work but if there is a good reason to do it, I would. So any suggestions along these lines would help.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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mba hipste...
A lot of options out there - Rotman, while it's not exactly known for supply chain, does have a really interesting supply chain concentration. The Hong Kong / Singapore schools might also be worth looking at - CUHK, NUS, etc., if you want to work in those cities.

Otherwise, you can always search LinkedIn for people working in supply chain roles in those countries and see where (or even if) they did their MBAs.
A lot of options out there - Rotman, while it's not exactly known for supply chain, does have a really interesting supply chain concentration. The Hong Kong / Singapore schools might also be worth looking at - CUHK, NUS, etc., if you want to work in those cities.

Otherwise, you can always search LinkedIn for people working in supply chain roles in those countries and see where (or even if) they did their MBAs.
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laurie
Instead of looking at schools that only have MBA concentrations in supply chain, I would also look at strong business schools with general MBA degrees in places that have strong career opportunities for people in your field.

For instance, while Melbourne Business School doesn't actually have an MBA specialization in supply chain, but it might be worth looking into considering the city's economy is strong in manufacturing and logistics, two fields where supply chain professionals can find niches.
Instead of looking at schools that only have MBA concentrations in supply chain, I would also look at strong business schools with general MBA degrees in places that have strong career opportunities for people in your field.

For instance, while Melbourne Business School doesn't actually have an MBA specialization in supply chain, but it might be worth looking into considering the city's economy is strong in manufacturing and logistics, two fields where supply chain professionals can find niches.
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