Boise State University is the largest institution of higher learning in Idaho. It is located in the middle of one of the most vibrant and livable cities in America and the governmental and commercial center of the Gem State. Boise State has long been heralded as an institution devoted to excellence in classroom teaching, but a new dimension to its mission is emerging—that of a Metropolitan Research University of Distinction.
Although there are other institutions of higher education in the region, Boise State University is the only “full-service,” comprehensive state university in the region. As defined by the Idaho State Board of Education, it is Boise State’s role and mission to be a “comprehensive, urban university serving a diverse population through undergraduate and graduate programs, research, and state and regional public service.”
The Supply Chain Management (SCM) program at Boise State has a reputation for being one of the most comprehensive and respected operations programs in the western United States. Outstanding students are attracted by the program’s rigor and marketability with employers.