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Featured Program: Modern Distribution Sales & Management

18 December 2018

In April of 2018 Pratt Community College announced the addition of a new technical program for all types of degree seeking students in a rapidly growing industry.

The program, which launched Fall 2018,  Modern Distribution Sales & Management (MDSM) provides an exceptional opportunity for students to experience learning outside of the classroom as well as opportunities for paid internships.  Students have an opportunity to earn an MSDM Certificate after one year, earn their AAS of MSDM Degree, or earn their AS Degree and transfer to a four year university for a BS in Industrial Distribution.

Program Instructor, Jenny Egging, was hired to help create the program cirriculum from the ground up with the goal of providing students with  practical application of classroom material into firsthand experience from industry experts and local businesses who use logistics management in their daily operations.

The students in the MDSM program have experienced a variety of guest speakers in the distribution industry. These dynamic guest speakers have shared practical application of many of the terms learned in class, as well as firsthand experience gained through years of working in the field. It is crucial for the students to hear from industry leaders now in the learning process, and even more so when they go out in the market after graduation to apply for their chosen internships.

PCC’s MDSM associate program is a combination of supply chain logistics, sales, information systems, finance, marketing, and procurement. MDSM professionals are hands-on workers who primarily operate as the sales and marketing arm for manufacturers of industrial products. Course offerings provide students with professional, technical, business, communication, and leadership competencies.

It is the goal of the institution and program to help students in the MDSM program gain hands-on experience with local businesses as well as offer them meaningful exposure to potential job opportunities within the county and state. The new curriculum will include real-world exposure to the industry by visiting companies on-site and participating in internships with program industry partners such as Stanion Wholesale Electric.

Visit the MDSM program page for more information about the program or you can contact Jenny Egging, Instructor, at jennye@prattcc.edu or Elyse Birdsong at elyseb@prattcc.edu.