MBA with a focus on Analytics


RanjanD
Hi,

I am looking for schools to apply for a full time MBA program with a strong focus on Analytics and SCM.

Which US schools/programs should I look at?

One of the top schools in SCM seems to be Smeal-Penn State, but not really sure if the program has a strong analytics focus. Can anyone throw some light on the nature of the program at Smeal?

I have ~6 years of work ex and a GMAT score of 760.
Hi,

I am looking for schools to apply for a full time MBA program with a strong focus on Analytics and SCM.

Which US schools/programs should I look at?

One of the top schools in SCM seems to be Smeal-Penn State, but not really sure if the program has a strong analytics focus. Can anyone throw some light on the nature of the program at Smeal?

I have ~6 years of work ex and a GMAT score of 760.
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Duncan
read http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/39/supply-chain-management
read http://www.find-mba.com/specializations/39/supply-chain-management
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RanjanD
Duncan,

I did read this. The list is a rating of the top schools with SCM concentration- they however are not necessarily analytics focused.

It is a good starting point though. Thanks
Duncan,

I did read this. The list is a rating of the top schools with SCM concentration- they however are not necessarily analytics focused.

It is a good starting point though. Thanks
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Duncan
Cut me some slack here. I don't think you'll find many schools with concentrations in both, so you'll need to do some research.

If you're looking for schools that are strong on both SCM and on analytics, then it will be a sub-set of the schools that are strong on SCM, for which there is already a very sort list.

The top schools to look at *are* on that list. I know for certain that Rutgers, Sloan, Broad and Carey are great for SCM and analytics. They are on that list, so start with it.
Cut me some slack here. I don't think you'll find many schools with concentrations in both, so you'll need to do some research.

If you're looking for schools that are strong on both SCM and on analytics, then it will be a sub-set of the schools that are strong on SCM, for which there is already a very sort list.

The top schools to look at *are* on that list. I know for certain that Rutgers, Sloan, Broad and Carey are great for SCM and analytics. They are on that list, so start with it.
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donho199
Check the program at Tennessee Knoxville, they are very strong in SCM and Analytics. They also have a double MBA/MSc Analytics where you can do some SCM concentration

The fees is good and the program is fairly good, also in the region, this may be the unique program so you can easily land the nice spots in the area
Check the program at Tennessee Knoxville, they are very strong in SCM and Analytics. They also have a double MBA/MSc Analytics where you can do some SCM concentration

The fees is good and the program is fairly good, also in the region, this may be the unique program so you can easily land the nice spots in the area
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singmba
Hi RanjanD,

I would encourage you to look at Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA - a top ranked US program with a focus on analytics.
http://www.tepper.cmu.edu/mba/index.aspx
Hi RanjanD,

I would encourage you to look at Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA - a top ranked US program with a focus on analytics.
http://www.tepper.cmu.edu/mba/index.aspx
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ralph
It's sort of tricky to find a program that covers covers analytics in depth and has good placements in supply chain roles. One thing is that analytics is sort of an emerging concept at business schools - and is mainly found at the tech-oriented universities - Georgia Tech, Drexel Lebow, SMU Cox.

And the programs that are strong in supply chain are usually those that are close to the industries that have complex operations backends - so, Wisconsin, Penn State Smeal, etc.

But MIT Sloan is sort of the best of both worlds - it's tech-oriented so you have some analytics curriculum, and it also has good supply chain placements.

The other option is to choose one area and find the best school you can get into that covers it robustly.
It's sort of tricky to find a program that covers covers analytics in depth and has good placements in supply chain roles. One thing is that analytics is sort of an emerging concept at business schools - and is mainly found at the tech-oriented universities - Georgia Tech, Drexel Lebow, SMU Cox.

And the programs that are strong in supply chain are usually those that are close to the industries that have complex operations backends - so, Wisconsin, Penn State Smeal, etc.

But MIT Sloan is sort of the best of both worlds - it's tech-oriented so you have some analytics curriculum, and it also has good supply chain placements.

The other option is to choose one area and find the best school you can get into that covers it robustly.

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SiddharthK
It's sort of tricky to find a program that covers covers analytics in depth and has good placements in supply chain roles. One thing is that analytics is sort of an emerging concept at business schools - and is mainly found at the tech-oriented universities - Georgia Tech, Drexel Lebow, SMU Cox.

And the programs that are strong in supply chain are usually those that are close to the industries that have complex operations backends - so, Wisconsin, Penn State Smeal, etc.

But MIT Sloan is sort of the best of both worlds - it's tech-oriented so you have some analytics curriculum, and it also has good supply chain placements.

The other option is to choose one area and find the best school you can get into that covers it robustly.



Ralph,
I have a few questions related to SCM.
-which are the regions in the US where Supply Chain Jobs are primarily concentrated. OH,TX,NY,IL,NJ ?
-How's the job market for SCM professionals in US now . Is there a shortage of Supply Chain professionals
-Is SCM industry fairly open or rigid when it comes to hiring international students post US MBA

Thanks a lot ...
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<blockquote>It's sort of tricky to find a program that covers covers analytics in depth and has good placements in supply chain roles. One thing is that analytics is sort of an emerging concept at business schools - and is mainly found at the tech-oriented universities - Georgia Tech, Drexel Lebow, SMU Cox.

And the programs that are strong in supply chain are usually those that are close to the industries that have complex operations backends - so, Wisconsin, Penn State Smeal, etc.

But MIT Sloan is sort of the best of both worlds - it's tech-oriented so you have some analytics curriculum, and it also has good supply chain placements.

The other option is to choose one area and find the best school you can get into that covers it robustly.

</blockquote>

Ralph,
I have a few questions related to SCM.
-which are the regions in the US where Supply Chain Jobs are primarily concentrated. OH,TX,NY,IL,NJ ?
-How's the job market for SCM professionals in US now . Is there a shortage of Supply Chain professionals
-Is SCM industry fairly open or rigid when it comes to hiring international students post US MBA

Thanks a lot ...
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ralph
Do you mean specifically for analytics-type roles? I would narrow it down to individual industries, which will give you a better sense of what regions to be looking at (eg. auto industry in Michigan, retail in the mid-west, biopharma in the northeast, etc.)

Search for Duncan's thread about how to find this kind of information on LinkedIn.
Do you mean specifically for analytics-type roles? I would narrow it down to individual industries, which will give you a better sense of what regions to be looking at (eg. auto industry in Michigan, retail in the mid-west, biopharma in the northeast, etc.)

Search for Duncan's thread about how to find this kind of information on LinkedIn.
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SiddharthK
Do you mean specifically for analytics-type roles? I would narrow it down to individual industries, which will give you a better sense of what regions to be looking at (eg. auto industry in Michigan, retail in the mid-west, biopharma in the northeast, etc.)

Search for Duncan's thread about how to find this kind of information on LinkedIn.


Ralph, I am shocked by linkedin search. Maximum no of people who are in Supply Chain& Logistics in US today have graduated from 'University of Phoenix'.

2-Penn State
3-Michigan State
4-Arizona State
5-Georgia Tech

U of Phoenix is not accredited by AACSB . Is its MBA program good for International student looking for a full time 2 yr MBA at a US campus & looking to work sometime in the US post MBA.
<blockquote>Do you mean specifically for analytics-type roles? I would narrow it down to individual industries, which will give you a better sense of what regions to be looking at (eg. auto industry in Michigan, retail in the mid-west, biopharma in the northeast, etc.)

Search for Duncan's thread about how to find this kind of information on LinkedIn.</blockquote>

Ralph, I am shocked by linkedin search. Maximum no of people who are in Supply Chain& Logistics in US today have graduated from 'University of Phoenix'.

2-Penn State
3-Michigan State
4-Arizona State
5-Georgia Tech

U of Phoenix is not accredited by AACSB . Is its MBA program good for International student looking for a full time 2 yr MBA at a US campus & looking to work sometime in the US post MBA.
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Duncan
Phoenix does not have a full-time MBA. It has a big unaccredited MBA, but the people in accredited schools will get the MBA-level roles.
Phoenix does not have a full-time MBA. It has a big unaccredited MBA, but the people in accredited schools will get the MBA-level roles.
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mba hipste...
Yeah, I'd probably stick to the accredited schools anyway: NYU Stern, IU Kelley, Notre Dame, and especially MIT Sloan are all good for analytics jobs - some even have a focus in supply chain management as well.
Yeah, I'd probably stick to the accredited schools anyway: NYU Stern, IU Kelley, Notre Dame, and especially MIT Sloan are all good for analytics jobs - some even have a focus in supply chain management as well.
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1. BYU Marriott School of Management
2. Manderson Graduate School of Business at University of Alabama
3. San Diego State University College of Business Administration
4. CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of Business
5. The University of Houston's C. T. Bauer College of Business
1. BYU Marriott School of Management
2. Manderson Graduate School of Business at University of Alabama
3. San Diego State University College of Business Administration
4. CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of Business
5. The University of Houston's C. T. Bauer College of Business
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Babson College has both a stellar MBA program with the ability to concentrate in Business Analytics. Few of my friends attended Babson for their graduate degree and found it to be a very fruitful experience.
Babson College has both a stellar MBA program with the ability to concentrate in Business Analytics. Few of my friends attended Babson for their graduate degree and found it to be a very fruitful experience.
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SteveVai
Guys, any input on the MBA concentration in analytics from UT McCombs?
Guys, any input on the MBA concentration in analytics from UT McCombs?
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badux
Any specific questions about it? It's a good school and really strong for tech placements, so that's positive. I suppose it would depend on the kinds of roles and firms you're interested in working in after graduation.
Any specific questions about it? It's a good school and really strong for tech placements, so that's positive. I suppose it would depend on the kinds of roles and firms you're interested in working in after graduation.
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