By CSU College of Business

For the third year in a row, CSU’s College of Business earned a top 20 ranking in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Journal List annual review of research output in top-tier publications. The rankings are based on research published over the past five years and highlight the continuing excellence of college educators.

Supply chain management at CSU's College of Business

College of Business faculty members conduct research and teach supply chain management to hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students annually. MBA students take a core course in supply chain while undergraduates can earn a concentration – or a certificate – in supply chain management.

Ultimately, specializing in supply chain fosters a deeper understanding of the global, interconnected systems that turn raw materials into products, and put products into people’s hands.

“It’s the full cradle-to-grave cycle of any inventory,” said Zac Rogers, an assistant professor in the management department, whose supply chain research has touched on cyber security and emerging technologies.

As an AACSB-accredited school, faculty in the College of Business often have dual roles – to innovate through research in their field of expertise and provide a rigorous academic experience for students to enable them to compete and thrive in business.

Susan Golicic

“Our faculty not only publish their research in top academic journals, but also share their insights with students and the business community. We are truly influencing how business will be done in the future,” said Susan Golicic, a management professor in the College of Business and director of the Supply Chain Management Forum. Golicic is known for her research on sustainability, innovation, and relationships in the global supply chain.

CSU’s program stands apart from others by being hands-on – offering real world problem-solving opportunities through practicums with Otter Products, Arrow Electronics, New Belgium Brewing, Advanced Energy and other cutting-edge businesses.

“Having actual experience is huge for companies wanting to hire someone into a supply chain management position,” said Golicic, who also sees unique benefits coming from upper-level courses being capped at 40 students.

“We all have great relationships with our students – we purposefully do that because we want them to interact with the faculty as much as possible,” Golicic said.

In addition to supply chain, the College of Business faculty teach undergraduate concentrations in real estate, human resources management, computer information systems, accounting, organization and innovation management, marketing and finance.

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