Welcome to ISM's Academic webpage — your resource for information on ISM's academic programs and resources. Each section has links to additional information on each program.
The Educational Resources Committee coordinates ISM's efforts in enhancing the stature of supply management in colleges and universities; encourages students to pursue a career in supply management; supports the educational and research mission of ISM, including the administration of ISM funded grants and fellowships; and facilitates a clear working relationship between practitioners and academics.
The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) Educational Resource Committee (ERC) has established, with ISM Board consent, a comprehensive four-phased ISM Academic Research Support Program to provide a career-long, multi-generational academic program closely related to the supply management profession.
The R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program was established and named in memory of R. Gene Richter, who was a galvanizing force in the field of procurement. The program was initially established by the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation in 2004. In 2005, the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation partnered with the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) to expand the Foundation's scholarship program into the largest national scholarship program in the field of supply management. It was a goal of the Foundation and the Institute for Supply Management™ to establish the ability to provide for the funding of scholarships on an ongoing basis. As a result, in 2008, with funding from the Institute for Supply Management and the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation, the ISM R. Gene Richter Scholarship Program Fund was established. The fund at ISM has a goal to grow the principle to $2 million. The proceeds from this fund will provide a portion of the scholarships for future Richter Scholars.
Many of the affiliates and industry-specific Groups and Forums at the Institute for Supply Management™ offer student scholarships.
The list of institutions offering purchasing/supply management courses is comprised of institutions offering supply management-related degree programs, certificate programs, CPSM® review courses, and distance learning opportunities. Courses may be in supply management, materials management, logistics, purchasing, operations management or related areas. Degrees may be a business degree with emphasis in one of these areas. Distance learning opportunities can include courses offered through the Internet, video, satellite or other means.
The PDF version of the SupplyINDemand brochure also includes a directory of sustainability education schools.
At the request of a university, ISM will review their SCM degree (baccalaureate and/or master's) degree program and determine if it is eligible to become an "ISM Approved SCM Program."
The Institute for Supply Management™ — Michigan State University Awards for Excellence in Supply Management are open to supply management departments of all sizes and geographic locations, both domestic and international. Click here for information on the Awards.
The mission of the Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM) is to be THE journal of choice among supply chain management scholars across disciplines, by attracting high-quality, high-impact behavioral research focusing on theory-building and empirical methodologies. To be suitable for publication in JSCM, papers must:
ISM invites students and academicians to use information provided by ISM at the links below: