650 GMAT/Supply Chain MBA


I have a 650 GMAT score, and I'm looking for an MBA that is strong in supply chain. I've been through the super helpful "GMAT tiers" post here, and these are the schools that I selected:

Pennsylvania State University: Smeal
Purdue University: Krannert
University of Iowa: Tippie
Pepperdine University: Graziadio

I was just hoping that people here could look over my list and give me some feedback. I imagine I'd only apply to 2 or 3 schools in the end. Suggestions other than these schools would be welcome too.

I have a 650 GMAT score, and I'm looking for an MBA that is strong in supply chain. I've been through the super helpful "GMAT tiers" post here, and these are the schools that I selected:

Pennsylvania State University: Smeal
Purdue University: Krannert
University of Iowa: Tippie
Pepperdine University: Graziadio

I was just hoping that people here could look over my list and give me some feedback. I imagine I'd only apply to 2 or 3 schools in the end. Suggestions other than these schools would be welcome too.
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Duncan

The top three looks good to me. I guess you also saw http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/39/supply-chain-management

The top three looks good to me. I guess you also saw http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/39/supply-chain-management
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mba hipste...

Depending on your work experience, Rutgers or Michigan - Broad might be good bets: both have concentrations in supply chain management, and are well-ranked in this regard.

Depending on your work experience, Rutgers or Michigan - Broad might be good bets: both have concentrations in supply chain management, and are well-ranked in this regard.
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Thank you both for the excellent feedback. The Broad supply chain program looks really interesting, especially the classes in technology and sustainability. Definitely interested in this program.

Thank you both for the excellent feedback. The Broad supply chain program looks really interesting, especially the classes in technology and sustainability. Definitely interested in this program.
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mba hipste...

Sounds like a plan. I'd also advise choosing a school based on the actual industry you'd want to work in: Broad and Smeal place a lot of students into fields like manufacturing and consumer products - where there's lots of growth potential in supply chain roles - whereas a school like ASU Carey would have more reach in the tech industry.

Sounds like a plan. I'd also advise choosing a school based on the actual industry you'd want to work in: Broad and Smeal place a lot of students into fields like manufacturing and consumer products - where there's lots of growth potential in supply chain roles - whereas a school like ASU Carey would have more reach in the tech industry.
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Thanks - how do these stack up for placement in supply chain roles in the retail/online retail industry?

Thanks - how do these stack up for placement in supply chain roles in the retail/online retail industry?
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Razors Edg...

I cross-referenced these two lists:

http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/59/retail-and-consumer-goods
http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/39/supply-chain-management

And it looks like Krannert would be solid bet. Michigan State and Smeal have great programs as well though.

I cross-referenced these two lists:

http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/59/retail-and-consumer-goods
http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/39/supply-chain-management

And it looks like Krannert would be solid bet. Michigan State and Smeal have great programs as well though.
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Thanks.

Thanks.
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Hey quick question. Is UT Knoxville a good business school for supply chain management? I am originally from Tennessee and would be considered a resident in terms of tuition. Seems like a pretty good value, but how is the MBA program's reputation?

Hey quick question. Is UT Knoxville a good business school for supply chain management? I am originally from Tennessee and would be considered a resident in terms of tuition. Seems like a pretty good value, but how is the MBA program's reputation?
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ralph

Hey quick question. Is UT Knoxville a good business school for supply chain management? I am originally from Tennessee and would be considered a resident in terms of tuition. Seems like a pretty good value, but how is the MBA program's reputation?

Indeed, supply chain is one of UT's stronger focus areas. Lots of students do internships in supply chain roles, it offers a supply chain concentration, etc.

And almost half of the class of 2012 went into supply chain roles. That's something. But grads from the more highly-ranked schools that are strong in supply chain: Sloan, Broad, Smeal, for instance, probably get higher salaries though.

<blockquote>Hey quick question. Is UT Knoxville a good business school for supply chain management? I am originally from Tennessee and would be considered a resident in terms of tuition. Seems like a pretty good value, but how is the MBA program's reputation?</blockquote>
Indeed, supply chain is one of UT's stronger focus areas. Lots of students do internships in supply chain roles, it offers a supply chain concentration, etc.

And almost half of the class of 2012 went into supply chain roles. That's something. But grads from the more highly-ranked schools that are strong in supply chain: Sloan, Broad, Smeal, for instance, probably get higher salaries though.
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I see. If I want to work in state after I graduate I suppose this school will be the best option for me, no?

I see. If I want to work in state after I graduate I suppose this school will be the best option for me, no?
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ralph

I would imagine so, but you can check directly with the schools to see what kind of placements they have in Tennessee. My guess would be that Knoxville is a good place, in this sense.

I would imagine so, but you can check directly with the schools to see what kind of placements they have in Tennessee. My guess would be that Knoxville is a good place, in this sense.
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