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09-13-2002

Clarkson University Named U.S. News Best Undergraduate Business Program In Supply Chain Management

Clarkson University’s School of Business is ranked 13th in the nation for its supply chain management program, according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2003 Web site.

“This is a tremendous success for Clarkson and a mark of the high esteem in which Clarkson’s supply chain management program is held by its peers,” said Dean of the School of Business Tim Sugrue.

In determining the Best Business Programs, U.S. News asked deans and senior faculty at the undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business to rank the quality of programs they are familiar with. There are 403 accredited business schools in the U.S.

For the best supply chain management program, Clarkson is ranked among other nationally known schools of business such as Michigan State, Arizona State and MIT.

“Supply chain management is a field of growing importance to business,” continued Sugrue. “Effective integration of data and its use to improve productivity and customer satisfaction is at the core of a good supply chain. All of our business students learn these principles, and they graduate with real experience in using information technology to improve business processes and maximize supply chain efficiency.”

Clarkson announced four new business majors in spring 2002; the new majors are multidisciplinary and include a concentration in supply chain management.

“What makes this all possible is the high caliber of our faculty,” explained Sugrue. “Our faculty are leading the way in advancing knowledge, applying knowledge for companies, and designing effective educational programs from the executive to the undergraduate.”

Clarkson’s School of Business takes a uniquely hands-on approach to business education. First-year students learn business theory in conjunction with establishing and running their own small enterprise. Sophomores have the option of joining Venture@Moore House, a learning community in which students establish and operate a business while living together in a residence hall. All business majors learn supply chain management principles during their four years of coursework.

Clarkson’s undergraduate business program was first runner-up for the 2002 USASBE National Award in Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Education.

Clarkson University, founded in 1896, is an independent technological university in Potsdam, New York, offering majors in the sciences, engineering, liberal arts, health sciences and business. At Clarkson 2,600 undergraduates and 350 graduate students learn in an academically rigorous, collaborative culture that emphasizes hands-on team projects and real-world multidisciplinary challenges. Many faculty members achieve international recognition for their scholarship and research, and teaching is a priority at every level. As a result, Clarkson has earned a reputation for developing innovative leaders in technology-based fields. For more information, visit http://www.clarkson.edu.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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