Rutgers partners with SCMA to offer supply chain job opportunities in Canada

By Emily Bader
Newark | Apr 22, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Rutgers University announced Monday it has partnered with the Supply Chain Management Association to provide Rutgers Business School graduates who earned their MBA in supply chain management with an advanced standing toward SCMA’s Supply Chain Management Professional designation.

The designation, it said, is frequently required for recent graduates or professionals seeking a career in supply chain management in Canada.

“We are very excited about our partnership with Rutgers Business School,” Christian Buhagiar, CEO and president of SCMA, said. “Rutgers is the first U.S. university with which we’ve partnered to develop advanced standing pathways into our SCMP designation. Immigration is a key economic driver for Canada, supported by the Government of Canada, and creating international pathways to Canada’s most sought-after supply chain designation will open opportunities for those wishing to emigrate to work in Canadian supply chain management.”

The program has eight modules, SCMA said, that cover the core areas of supply chain management; six interactive workshops to increase business skills; an annual in-residence week; a final examination; and a three-year practical-experience requirement.

“We are thrilled to partner with the SCMA to offer opportunities to our students to pursue supply chain management careers in Canada,” James King, senior director, Office of Career Management at Rutgers Business School, said.

Through the partnership, Rutgers MBA supply chain management graduates that are interested in earning the designation are exempt from all workshops and seven of the eight modules, Rutgers said. They will be required to only complete the module on supply chain management for the public sector, participate in the in-residence week, pass the final and show proof of valid work experience.

“It’s a testament to the strength of Rutgers supply chain management curriculum to so closely match the requirements for the SCMP designation,” Andy Gogates, manager of corporate relations at Rutgers Business School,  said.

“This is a real advantage for Rutgers MBA graduates looking for career opportunities in Canada,” Gogates said.

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