Over the years, Adetoun Adeniji has served various roles in her company. She knew, however, what she wanted to specialise in: Supply Chain Management.
When scouting around for master’s programmes in Supply Chain Management (SCM), she discovered Fairleigh Dickinson University and the rest is history.
“Fairleigh Dickinson University gave me that opportunity to leverage what I currently know, and to add on what I don’t know,” Adeniji says.
Indeed, with the business environment becoming more globalised and fast-paced, more employers are seeking professionals with relevant skills to help their organisations manage their supply chains and operations. The US Department of Labour has projected that Supply Chain and Operations Management-related jobs will increase by 500,000 between 2012 and 2022, which means a master’s degree in SCM will help you have an extra edge in the job market.
At Silberman College of Business, their STEM-certified Master in SCM – #98 on Eduniversal’s 2021 Best Masters World Rankings list – teaches both technical and managerial skills required for efficient and effective business operations. This master’s programme is also delivered by a B-school accredited by the prestigious AACSB International – less than 5% of 16,000 business schools worldwide have this accreditation.
What’s more, Silberman College of Business is ranked among “The Best Business Schools” by Princeton Review (2021) and is also recognised as an “Excellent Business School” in a global 2020 Eduniversal survey. Silberman has also been an active Advanced Signatory Participant in the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education – a global network of business schools incorporating sustainability and social responsibility in their education, research and leadership – since 2009.
At the same time, Fairleigh Dickinson University has its own share of excellent performance in rankings: #44 among the best regional universities in the North and #21 for Best Value Schools (US News and World Report Best Colleges 2022); among “America’s Best Colleges” (Forbes magazine 2021); and one of “The Best Colleges For Your Money 2020” (Money magazine 2020). The University is also listed as the #2 “Hidden Gem” in New Jersey (College Raptor 2022).
Flexible, quality career-oriented business education
Silberman College of Business offers many perks. For one, you will have many opportunities to become internship- and work-ready. You will get to attend informative events such as panel discussions, on-campus employer recruiting sessions and alumni networking.
The Business and Beyond virtual events also allow you to participate in a business class, see a demonstration of the state-of-art Bloomberg Lab and be in the know about student internships, among others. In particular, the Professional Development Programme (PDP) – with a goal to build students’ confidence in transitioning to a business professional – is also another way of preparing for your career. Previous PDP events included workshops on personal branding and image, plus resume and interview preparation.
A great internship is no coincidence. Silberman knows this well, which is why it goes to great lengths to match a company to a student’s skill set and interests – the Placement and Outreach staff are well-experienced in this regard. Through the Internship Programme, qualified students can work in exceptional companies and industries related to their chosen university major, and may earn academic credit for their degree.
If you seek to see the world, take part in the Global Business Experience. You can broaden your horizons by studying in two different countries on top of semester-long and short-term programmes. The options are plenty – Fairleigh’s own campuses in Vancouver, Canada and Wroxton, England, or exchange partner institutions in 26 countries.
The best part? You can use your financial aid to fund these study abroad trips and collect academic credit along the way.
A dynamic location
Fairleigh Dickinson University’s strategic location allows you to tap into professional networks and seek career opportunities in and around greater New York. Coupled with its outstanding alumni network — that includes Fortune 500 C-suite executives, entrepreneurs and partners in both New York City and New Jersey — you will have a higher chance to meet your future boss and work for your dream company.
Not only would you gain extensive networking skills that can help you in your future career, but you would also learn how to think creatively and analytically in this programme. Besides the foundation, core and enrichment courses, the Capstone Course is a project provided by real companies where you identify their issues and desired objectives, before applying your knowledge to solve a specific supply chain problem.
“Having these different experiences also brings that real life aspect into the classroom,” Adeniji notes, adding that the master’s programme’s blended-learning style also greatly appealed to her. “We have both classroom and online classes, which gives you the flexibility as a working professional to manage going to school and working at the same time”
With these features, it is little wonder that many Silberman graduates get hired in top companies, and you may well be the next success story.