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Developed in response to place-bound professionals' need for additional education, the Bachelor of Science degree in Management is a collaborative effort between the UW Colleges, Wisconsin Technical Colleges and UW-Stout. The program offers:

  • Opportunity to build on previously completed technical education
  • Preparation for management and leadership challenges.

The curriculum provides a sequence of management courses with concentrations in business management, industrial and service industries, allowing students the flexibility to choose the track that suits their personal and professional goals.

Students can concentrate their studies in these areas: 

  • Business Management » Apply your management skills to solve problems in the business environment.
  • Operations Management » Integrate people and materials and energy in productive ways.
  • Human Resource Management » Ensure that an organization's staff resources can facilitate the achievement of organizational goals.
  • Quality Management » Achieve an organization's goals through quality planning, quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement.


  • General admissions criteria

  • An Associate of Applied Science or Associate of Science degree in a technical field is suggested. Students should possess two or more years of technical work experience.


  • Manufacturer's Representative
  • Estimator
  • Supervisor
  • Job Planner
  • Sales
  • Purchasing

Average beginning salary for UW-Stout graduates in this major — $56,000
97% employed in 2012–2013

View our Annual Employment Report for more details.

Explore Your Courses:

» Sample Course Schedule

Introduction to Management
Quality Concepts
Production/Operations Management or Service Operations Management
Organizational Leadership
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Principles of Management
International Business
Technical Writing

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

» Courses You May Take in the Major

Introduction to Management
Survey of management focusing on changes, challenges, opportunities, and management's roles in business and industry. Management program advisement, course sequence, and job opportunities.

Service Operations Management
Examination of the environment in which services operate. The design of service delivery systems is addressed from the perspective of both customer participation and operations efficiency.

Service Quality Assurance
Determination of goals, management systems, and implementation methodologies for all aspects of service organization quality assurance.

Engineering Economy
Source and application of funds: cost control, valuation, depreciation, replacement theory and taxation.

Lean Manufacturing Systems
Introduction to production/operations management and lean manufacturing system design for engineers. Emphasis is given to analysis and design of production systems, facility layout, and globalization.

Time and Motion Study
Methods design and work measurement. Development of work methods by applying motion analysis, charting techniques, principles of motion economy, and work station design. Includes direct stopwatch methods, predetermined time systems, and standard data. Managerial implications for labor relations considered.

Organizational Leadership
Overview of the leader's role in accomplishing organizational objectives through the management of human resources. Concepts of organizational and individual behavior serve as a foundation for the development of such leadership skills as communication, motivation, initiating change, team building, delegation, building credibility, and conflict management.

Management Consulting
The organization and analysis of major elements of the consulting profession in management: 1) subject matter expertise, 2) marketing, 3) organizational development, 4) business principles for consultants and 5) communication skills; synthesis of the interdependent relationship of the major elements in the consultation process.

Resource Planning and Materials Management
Principles and techniques for planning and managing materials and resources within organizations, and throughout a supply chain. Topics include: resource and material planning, forecasting, master planning, materials requirements planning, capacity management, purchasing, inventory management, distribution options, supply chain management and various operational management techniques.

Production Processing
Production processes, especially product design as related to economic production; factors that influence choice and sequence of process to obtain end product.


See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.


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Wendy Dittmann, Program Director
264 Technology Wing, Jarvis Hall
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715/232-1372 or 1 800 991-5291

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