M.S. Operations and Supply Management

Do you want to advance your leadership roles in your business, industry, or technical environments?
Degree Type Master of Science
Careers & Salaries 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.

    Tuition & Fees

    Customized Instruction at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's customized instruction tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:

    • $625 per graduate creditcustomized instruction tuition rate includes the textbook rental fee.
    • There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
    • Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.

    Value for Your Money

    There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

    • Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
    • Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
    • Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
    • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
    • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

    Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you're comparing apples to apples.

    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
    David Ding Professor UW-Stout
    Shannen Domecq Student Services UW-Stout
    Scott  Harvey V.P. Operations Site-Lead UHS
    Charles  Lehman Director of Operations Urologix
    Jim  Moulton Operations Manager Andersen Corporation
    Diane Olsen Professor UW-Stout
    Dave  Plum Asst. Professor-Operations & Management UW-Stout
    Nadim  Zoberi Manager Corporate Continuous Improvement; Toro
    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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