The world is a much smaller place than it was a mere 30 years ago. Business and culture are moving more and more toward global platforms. This brings an exciting sense of inter-connectivity, but also an increasing complexity. Businesses in Des Moines can easily source materials from China, Indonesia, or Brazil and need supply chain professionals to manage those shipments. The finished products then need to find the most efficient route to paying customers, whether they are next door or all over the world.
To meet this challenge, many MBA programs are offering concentrations in supply chain management. This way, students can level-up their careers to meet the challenges of the global marketplace.