The Broad College of Business has several international strategic relationships that involve supply chain management research, executive education or service.
Leeds University Business School (Leeds, United Kingdom)
The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University has formed a strategic relationship with Leeds University Business School that will provide a foundation for the two organizations to work together on collaborative research projects and executive education programs and to create opportunities for students at both universities.
The association between the two universities leverages the newly formed Center for Operations and Supply Chain Research (COSCR) at Leeds University Business School to help better position both schools within the context of the global supply chain market. It gives the Broad College of Business, which is already top ranked in the U.S. for supply chain management education, a stronger presence in Europe.
“We’ve partnered with Michigan State because we have common educational values,” says Professor Chee Yew Wong, COSCR Director. They are also global leaders in supply chain expertise with a great deal of experience of working with blue chip companies. There’s a lot we can learn from them, and, in return, we can help globalize their own research.”
A joint executive education program, Emerging Integrated Supply Chain Strategies and New Constructs of Value, was held in February 2014 with a suite of additional programs to be introduced over the coming years.
Middle East Logistics Institute for Training (Dammam, Saudi Arabia)
The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University has developed a strategic relationship with AlMajdouie Group, a third-party logistics company in Saudia Arabia, to create the Middle East Logistics Institute for Training (MELI). The objective of MELI is to bring world-class supply chain education to the growing markets of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.
As the primary academic partner, the Broad College provides guidance concerning supply chain curriculum and instructional resources. Dr. M. Bixby Cooper, Associate Professor, serves on the MELI Board of Directors and Mr. Nicholas C. Little, Assistant Director, Executive Development Programs, provides ongoing management of the relationship.
Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey)
The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University has developed a strategic relationship with Sabanci University, focused around executive and professional education. The Broad College has jointly conducted customized corporate education programs in Turkey on supply chain management and global strategy topics.
SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (Mumbai, India)
The Broad College of Business at Michigan State University has developed a strategic relationship with the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR), focused on faculty collaboration, student collaboration, and management development.
The relationship includes a number of supply chain management linkages, including faculty traveling to Mumbai to present at SPJIMR Conferences, students from SPJIMR traveling to East Lansing for supply chain and business analytics study tours, and executive and professional development opportunities with businesses in India.