Toronto, Ontario and Newark, New Jersey, March 14, 2019 – In a ceremony on March 7, 2019, the Supply Chain Management Association™ (SCMA™) and Rutgers University signed a partnership agreement through which graduates of Rutgers Business School’s MBA in Supply Chain Management program gain advanced standing toward SCMA’s Supply Chain Management Professional™ (SCMP™) designation.

SCMA Rutgers Signing Ceremony

The SCMP designation is frequently required for recent graduates or professionals looking to work in supply chain management for companies in Canada.

“We are very excited about our partnership with Rutgers Business School,” said Christian Buhagiar, President and CEO of SCMA. “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.”

Rutgers MBA in Supply Chain Management is highly respected, ranking No. 5 in North America according to Gartner, a leading research and advisory company. “We are thrilled to partner with the SCMA to offer opportunities to our students to pursue supply chain management careers in Canada,” said James King, Senior Director, Office of Career Management at Rutgers Business School.

SCMA’s SCMP designation program comprises eight modules that cover the core areas of strategic supply chain management knowledge; six interactive workshops that address high-level business skills; an annual in-residence week (IRW) that brings together SCMP candidates to learn from acclaimed leaders from across North America on the most timely supply chain issues, while also including final exam preparation; a final examination; and a practical-experience requirement, a minimum of three years of progressive experience in any aspect of supply chain management.

Through the new agreement, Rutgers MBA Supply Chain Management graduates interested in earning the SCMP designation are exempt from all workshops and seven of the eight modules. They are required only to complete the module on supply chain management for the public sector, participate in the IRW, pass the final exam and show proof of their valid work experience.

In addition to bringing together key representatives of the two partner organizations, the signing ceremony included Danielle Parizeau, Consul (Migration) at the Consulate General of Canada in New York, who spoke to students about the Canadian visa process and the benefits of the SCMP designation to obtain a visa. The Consulate has been presenting information on this topic to Rutgers MBA in Supply Chain Management graduating students for the past couple of years, and is keen to join forces with SCMA in future efforts to attract Rutgers graduates to employment with Canadian companies.


For more information, please contact:
Lynne Coles                                                     
VP, Growth and CMO                                       
Supply Chain Management Association             
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Daniel J. Stoll
Director of Communications
Rutgers Business School
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About SCMA

The Supply Chain Management Association™ (SCMA™) is the voice of Canada’s supply chain, representing and serving more than 6,500 professionals across the country, as well as the wider supply chain community. SCMA is a federation, with a national secretariat and 10 provincial/territorial Institutes. Its mission is to “provide leadership to the Canadian supply chain community, provide value to all members, and advance the profession.” Through its education, advocacy and resource-development initiatives, the association endeavours to advance its vision, to see that “Canadian supply chain professionals and organizations are recognized for leading innovation, global competitiveness and driving economic growth.” Its Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation is Canada’s most sought-after professional designation for those entering the field and advancing as leaders in supply chain.

About Rutgers Business School

Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most distinguished institutions of higher learning: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey – founded in 1766. Rutgers Business School has been accredited since 1941 by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – a distinction that represents the hallmark of excellence in management education. Today, Rutgers Business School is educating more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students at two main campuses in New Jersey as well as satellite locations in New Jersey, China, and Singapore.