World Class Partners
The three academic partners collaborating on this one-of-a-kind executive MBA bring extensive experience in business and executive education. All are global leaders in their respective fields with extensive experience delivering innovative, highly effective executive education programs.
The University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN, USA)
The University of Tennessee has long been recognized as one of the premier institutions of higher learning focused on supply chain management. Our cutting edge faculty is ranked number one in the world for publications in the supply chain field and are active members of editorial review boards for leading supply chain journals and other publications.
Founded in 1794, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the flagship of a statewide university system that operates seven institutions of higher education. More than 27,000 students (undergraduate and graduate combined) are enrolled at The University of Tennessee at Knoxville where 8,300 faculty members and staff support more than 300 degree programs.
Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains within an hour's drive of the most visited national park in the United States. East Tennessee's strategic location, witin a one day drive from over 60% of the US population means many leading supply chain companies are within easy reach of the UT campus. Knoxville also has convenient air service to major cities via it McGhee-Tyson airport.
The College of Business Administration: The UT College of Business Administration is the second largest college on the Knoxville campus with almost 6,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, masters', and doctoral-level programs. in 2009, the College of Business Administration moved into the new James A. Haslam II Business Building, which offers state-of-the-art technology and facilities.
A Leader in Supply Chain Management: The UT College of Business ADministration's undergraduate and masters programs in supply chain management are consistenly ranked among the best programs worldwide. The College has an outstanding reputation for research in the field and an excellent outreach program with business partners through its Demand Supply Integration Forums in which over 60 companies participate. As the first University in the United States to offer a transportation and logistics program, The University of Tennessee has a sustained reputation of success in the field of supply chain management since the 1930's.
The Center for Executive Education: UT's Center for Executive Education is home to the Global Supply Chain Executive MBA program as well as several other top-ranked executive MBA programs including our Executive MBA, Professional (weekend) MBA, Aerospace and Defense MBA, and Physician Executive MBA. CEE has over 20 years of experience providing non-degree supply chain programs.
ESSEC Business School (Paris, France & Singapore)
ESSEC Business School Paris-Singapore, founded in 1907, is a major actor in management education on the world scene. With 4,200 students, a wide range of academic programs offered in management, partnerships with the most prestigious universities in the world, a network of 35,000 alumni, and a faculty composed of 135 permanent professors, renowned for quality and influential research, ESSEC has an established reputation for academic excellence and an innovative socially and economically aware, open-minded culture.
ESSEC's Executive Education center is located in the center of La Defense, the main business district in central Paris. With its status as an international business hub and strategic location near major logistics and supply chain operations, Paris is an ideal choice for our base in Western Europe.
ESSEC's Singapore campus is located in the heart of central Singapore, a major world player in logistics and supply chain. The wealth of global supply chain operations and experts in Singapore will provide the base setting for our time in Asia. Singapore also possesses a unique location that offers access to both India and China, two up-and-coming powerhouses in global business. Singapore also regularly ranks as one of the world's best places to live.
The Central European University Business School (Budapest, Hungary)
Central European University (CEU) is an internationally recognized institute of postgraduate education in the social sciences and humanities. CEU Business School is a landmark institution in the region since its inception in 1988 by a group of visionary leaders. As the leading business school in Central and Eastern Europe, it has a special mission “East of the EU” to train business leaders with a sense of social responsibility and public leaders with cutting-edge management skills. CEU has a successful history of partnering with other institutions to deliver world class global programs. In 2009, they launched a new MBA program around their transnational leader curriculum. They will bring this cross-cultural expertise to our program in addition to indepth knowledge about Central and Eastern Europe.
Budapest has long been considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. With the emergence of Central and Eastern Europe as important participants in the regional European economy, Budapest has quickly become a regional business center. As such, it is a wonderful base to gain an understanding of Europe’s transitional economies as well as more generalized tools needed to lead in the ever changing world of logistics and supply chain.