Program Advantages

Why a M.S. Degree in Operations and Supply Management?

  • Preparation for promotion into leadership positions.

  • Convenient course scheduling; the entire program can be completed via evening, Internet, and independent study programs.

  • Can be accomplished in a short period of time.

  • Increasing need for supply chain management expertise in industry.

  • Practice-oriented program combining leadership and a technical emphasis.

  • Follows UW-Stout's hands-on, minds-on active learning philosophy.

  • Engaging and experienced full-time faculty with knowledge of supply chain, business, operations, logistics, information technologies, lean/six sigma, engineering and technology.

  • Broad mix of U.S. and international students.


This program was like a master key that opened all kinds of doors in my career path. All the courses in this program combined with my background experience put me at a higher level, boosting my knowledge and improving my performance. This program also provides a better way to look at various circumstances, more awareness about continuous improvement, preparation to deal with ambiguity and change, and capabilities to be effective to accomplish any new challenge.

Andres DelSol
Senior Cost Management Consultant
Faithful and Gould, Chicago, Illinois


The program offered via distance education provided an excellent format for a full time working individual such as myself to obtain a Masters degree.  The combination of courses delivered interactively and Online offers good flexibility while maintaining direct access to instructors and peers.  Completion of this degree program correlates directly to my recent advancement to the position of Manufacturing Engineering Manager.

Brett Holker
Manufacturing Engineering Manager
Tolomatic, Hamel, Minnesota