MBA in SCM / Operations: Best B-Schools in India

MBA in Operations image 1MBA in SCM (Supply Chain Management) / Operations is considered to be relatively less lucrative in India by MBA Aspirants, though not by the industry. Among the various reasons for such a perception among aspirants, the major reason is the dearth of awareness and correct information on Supply Chain as a specialization. This is the reason that a specialization which is highly valued in developed countries is undervalued among MBA Aspirants in India, leading to the shortage of effective Supply Chain graduates in Indian Industry. 

What you learn doing MBA in Supply Chain Management?

During 2 years at B-School while pursuing MBA in Supply Chain, you will cover almost every aspect of business that has direct or indirect impact on top line as well as bottom line of any organization. Few of the major subjects in the curriculum of the specialization include Strategic Procurement, Business Process Re-engineering, Project Management, Material Management, Warehouse Management, Logistics Management, Distribution Network Optimization, Supplier Management, Enterprise Resource Planning etc.

There are very few B-Schools which cater to this requirement of industry. These B-Schools are certainly the ones that have achieved leadership in the specialization by making the curriculum even more interesting with some latest case studies of issues being faced by companies in Supply Chain especially in India, research projects with government, semi-government organizations and private companies, workshops and seminars that would facilitate students to understand the importance of the domain.MBA in Supply Chain Management image 2

Go through few research papers and articles available online on Supply Chain as a career and you will observe that it is where the future lies. Remember, when we say Supply Chain it is not just the core operations part of it but the entire chain including all the entities. And this is the reason why there is a sudden rise in demand of Supply Chain consultants in India as well.

However, it is very important to select the appropriate B-School for pursuing MBA in the specialization as even the best of the colleges have not been able to establish the reputation which few others enjoy in the domain. So, if you wish to pursue MBA in Supply Chain Management, do not just go by tags but go by the brand value of college in industry for Supply Chain profiles.

Colleges known for MBA in Supply Chain Management

To facilitate the students to take correct decision, we bring to you a comprehensive list of top Management Institutes of the country which offer MBA in Supply Chain Management.

Here we go!!

Tier 1

  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai
  • S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai
  • Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJSOM), IIT Mumbai

Tier 2

  • Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik
  • Department of Management Studies (DoMS), IIT Delhi
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM), Chennai

The Path Ahead

It is believed that if you are a visionary and are looking for a career that provides you the opportunity to innovate every day, a career in Supply Chain Management is meant for you.Supply Chain Management image 3

This is one of the very few career paths that are immune to recession or economic downturn. The major reason for this is that at such times, companies want to come up with innovative ways of cost saving and Supply Chain Consultants and managers in the domain play crucial role in achieving this by optimizing the processes.

Some of the most common profiles offered at B-Schools reputed for Supply Chain include Supply Chain Consultant, Supply Chain Manager, Procurement Consultant, Warehouse Manager, Distribution Manager, etc. (Read more: Job Profiles for MBA’s in Supply Chain Management) However, the general trend that has been observed is that you are recruited as Manager / Assistant Manager at the time of placements and exact entity in Supply Chain for which you would be responsible is allocated to you once you join the company, depending on your interest and opportunities available at the time of joining.

With this, we come to the end of this article. Stay tuned for more articles on various Career Opportunities. Also, please feel free to put forth in the comments what you would want to know about Supply Chain as a career and we would come up with articles covering those aspects as well.

Cheers!

DisclaimerList of colleges is not in any ranking order. Colleges have been just grouped among tiers and there is no ranking provided within a tier. Placement of a particular B-School in a specific tier is only valid for Supply Chain Management and might change for other specializations.

Related: MBA in Finance: Best B-Schools in India, MBA in Marketing: Best B-Schools in India

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What's on your mind?

29 comments

  1. Hello Sir. I’m persuing Bachelors in Electronics and Communication Engineering.I’m in my final year and my B.E aggregate is 60%,10th- 80.62%,12th-47.8%.(I wish to do 12th again, So frustrated because I cannot join any MNC due to my 12th marks).
    I don’t wish for IIM’s but I really want to get admission into any of the top 20 Colleges. My Maths is very good and I’ve some decent extra curriculars. I’ll be giving CAT-14 and CMAT.
    My question is should I join any company to gain some experience of 8-10 months or so or just concentrate on my CAT preparations.I have time so can I join any company along with my CAT preparations going on?. Also I want to do MBA this year.
    My main purpose to do MBA is to get basic knowledge and skills about how to run business.So, I want to do mba in operations.
    Thank you in advance.

  2. Hi Career Anna ,
    I have and ECE engg background and 30 Months of SAP MM experience for IT. MNC .
    I have recently converted SIOM .

    As you have put it in Tier 2 , could you please guide as to does the operations consulting companies comer their for placements ?

    Also in general and specific to SIOM also , is it rare to have core companies /Non IT co’s pick up people with IT workex in OPS profile ?

    Thanks in advance .

    • Hi Rahul,

      1. You are currently checking 2013 rankings for SCM/Ops :) 2014 rankings will be released coming Saturday.

      2. However, not many operations consulting companies go to SIOM.

      3. It is slightly rare especially in colleges like SIOM as compared to colleges like NITIE, SPJain and SJSOM.

      PS: Congrats for the convert, convert is a convert! :)

      • Thanks Anna for the wishes and the info .
        !
        I have another set of Q’s based on your ans .

        I have calls from IMT-G , IMI , GIM , TAPMI ,FORE

        I do NOT intend to go back to SAP or IT consulting . I don’t want to sit in a factory or a warehouse either .

        I would like to move into Strategy/OPS/Management consulting after a a dual spec in Marketing and OPS ,But don’t want to waste my work ex also . Could you guide me to some roles where my Background , workex and my intererst in Mark-OPS could be used and specific skill sets that i can build up through some certifications .

        Also from the above mentioned colleges , which one will be providing me the best opportunities considering the role i am looking for ? .

        I know i have not yet converted any of them , but would certainly help me if you give you valuable insight .

        Thanks a lot .

        • Rahul,

          To be brutally honest- none of the above 5 colleges will provide you the kind of profile you are looking forward to.

          Thanks.

          • Thanks for the brief answer . Probably , I should aim for NITIE or SP Jain next year for the role i am looking forward to but as of now i have these choices .

            Anyhow could you please let me know two things that i asked in the earlier post .
            1 ) Certification i can undertake before and during my MBA related to OPS (Though i know a few such as CSCP , CPM , )

            2 ) Considering my average acad career , my workex and the hope that i shall get through IMT /IMI/GIM >> What roles can i look forward to after Mark-Ops Specialization .

            Thanks a lot in advance for your valuable advice .

          • Rahul,

            1) You already know the best certifications to go for – will suggest to go only for them! :) In addition, you may look up to CAPM / PMP certifications as well.

            2) None of these 3 will provide you much in Ops… Marketing you can get Sales / Pre Sales roles!

            Cheers!

  3. hi, i want to ask that which among is better ( sp jain operations or xlri operation ( operation is part in BM ) ?

  4. Hi anna, m planning for supply chain management and i have interest in statistical analysis so is it worth going for scm. Also i have done production engineering and i have 2 years of work experience but its in manufacturing industry that is i am doing non scm job so will this experience will be counted for the admission if i go for executive mba programme or i need to have experience in core industry for dng scm executive mba programme??

    • Mukul,

      Yes, it is worth going for SCM and doing the certifications will definitely help you.

      For executive programmes, you will need to accumulate more of the relevant experience – however, if you want to go for 2 year regular MBA and specialize in SCM – then your current experience should suffice.

      Cheers and All the best.

  5. Hi team ,

    I would like to know what kind of profiles does one get after doing MBA by majoring in operations & SCM?? startegy management , logisticts manager etc?? . Can you please help me out by providing this info. If possible any relevant content/links??

    Thanks
    Abhiram

  6. Buddy,

    Apologies for delayed response.

    Can you please elaborate if you are looking for MBA in SCM specifically or asking a generic query.

    Cheers!

  7. Hi Anna,

    My Profile:

    10th – 80%
    12th – 89%
    Grad – 62% (B.Com)

    Work Ex – 26+months in Logistics and Distribution for one of the leading FMCG co.

    percentile would be around 85 in CAT.

    Please suggest the schools I should target for,also appearing XAT n SNAP.

    Thanks.

  8. Suman,

    There is nothing like MBA in Procurement as such. Procurement/Sourcing is the profile offered to students doing MBA in SCM.

    You can expect all colleges in tier 1 to be able to place you in Sourcing/Procurement profile in reputed companies.

    Cheers!

    • Suman Nageswar Rao

      Hi Team,

      Thanks for the Reply :) ..

      I am planning to give an MBA entrance this year or the 1st Qtr of 2014 and among the colleges listed i suppose only SIOM ( SNAP ) is the only college if i can look forward too (Please correct me if i am wrong).

      So wanted to know whether to how good is SIOM Nasik?
      I mean in terms of finding opportunities in Strategic Sourcing , Spend Analytics , Supply Chain Analytics , Sourcing Consultancy ???

      • Hi Suman,

        Yes, if we talk about SNAP, then we have only SIOM.

        It is a decently reputed colleges in Ops. You may find opportunities except for Sourcing Consultancy as such but otherwise it is a decent option.

        And if you are taking CAT, you may explore other options as well.

        Cheers and All the best.

  9. Hi Team,
    Thanks for this post.
    Can you mention top colleges specializing in Sourcing / Procurement field in India.

  10. i’m really confused.first of all i read that iift delhi offers the best mba ib in india.is it true?also what’s the scope of mba ib?is mba finance better tha mba ib?
    and is iift on par with fms?

  11. -Engineer.
    -Work exp.

    Aren’t these kinda tacit prerequisites for MBA in SCM?
    Correct me if I am wrong…

    • Hi Buddy,

      Though being an engineer and having core work experience helps, it is not a mandatory requirement. There are lot of freshers who get into SCM roles of top notch FMCG and pharma companies! :)

      Hope this helps!

      Cheers!

      • Thank you.
        It helps..
        :)

        Cheers.!

      • I am sorry to come again at you, but what about non-engineers? :D

        • Hi Buddy,

          Not a problem! You may come again and again for getting your queries resolved! :)

          Coming to the query, if non-engineers can get admit into the colleges known for SCM, then yes they can get decent profiles as well.

          For example, we have seen normal B.Com people getting into supply chain profile of one of the popular FMCG company.

          Cheers!