M.S. Operations and Supply Management

Do you want to cultivate world-class leadership skills in your business or industry?
Degree Type Master of Science
Careers and Salary Graduate Degree Outcomes
Delivery Online

UW-Stout's Master of Science degree in Operations and Supply Management prepares students for advanced leadership roles in global business and technical environments. Operations, supply chain and logistics management are areas that need managers who can apply both existing and emerging technologies to plan, organize and implement effective systems. Our unique program can be fully completed online — a valuable option for working professionals with a demanding schedule. 

    Three Concentrations:

    • Quality Management
    • Operations Management
    • Project Management

    University’s online academic programs receive recognition

    The online academic program offerings, including two in particular, at University of Wisconsin-Stout have been recognized by national ranking organizations.
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    A Unique and Respected Degree

    What are some strengths of our M.S. Operations and Supply Management program? To name a few: 

    • One of the only programs of its kind in Wisconsin.
    • Convenient course scheduling: the entire program can be completed through evening or online courses and independent study programs.
    • The degree can be completed in a short period of time.
    • Our practice-oriented approach combines leadership and technical emphases.
    • Engaging full-time faculty with industry experience and knowledge.
    • A broad mix of U.S. and international students.

    There is an increasing need for supply chain management expertise in the industry. Rise above the competition with a master's degree in our well-respected program.

    Reside out of the state of Wisconsin?

    Please read the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements to learn more about your state’s regulations for online degree completion.

    Admission Requirements

    General UW-Stout Graduate School Application

    All prospective graduate students at UW-Stout must follow a standard application process through our Graduate School. Beyond that, each graduate program has specific requirements that must be met to be successfully admitted to the program:

    Program-Specific Admission Requirements

    • The standard online or hard-copy application-based documents which must be submitted to the UW-Stout Graduate School.
    • A two-page, double-spaced statement which describes the candidate's academic history, employment history and professional goals. Please e-mail your completed statement to the Program Director. This statement will be used during the admission selection process and, if admitted, during the student's academic advising process.

    Please know that the MSOSM Program Selection Committee will favor applicants who have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 as well as academic and workplace experience which align with the broad demands of a profession within the operations and supply management industry.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of our program have gone on to hold a variety of leadership positions:

    • Project manager
    • Quality manager
    • Supply chain manager
    • Materials manager
    • Industrial production manager
    • Six Sigma black or green belt
    • Continuous improvement leader
    • Industrial engineer/technologist
    • Manufacturing engineer/technologist
    • Supply chain analyst
    • Information systems manager
    MSOSM Advisory Board

    2018 MSOSM Advisory Board

    • Jim Keyes, Program Director
    • Paul Chapman, Project Manager Corporate Info Services; Toro
    • Scott Harvey; V.P. Operations Site-Lead; UHS
    • Charles Lehman, Director of Operations; Urologix
    • Jim Moulton, Operations Manager; Anderson Corporation
    • Dave Plum, Asst. Professor-Operations & Management, UW-Stout
    • Nadim Zoberi, Manager-Corporate Continuous Improvement; Toro
    • Domecq Shannen, Student Services, UW-Stout
    • David Ding, Professor, UW-Stout
    • Diane Olson, Professor, UW-Stout
    Earn While You Learn

    Graduate Assistantships

    Gain valuable professional experience while enjoying paid employment as a graduate student at UW-Stout.

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