The Wisconsin MBA Program in supply chain management is highly regarded in the industry, ranking #8 among graduate supply chain degree programs in North America by Gartner. This specialization provides the cross-functional and strategic breadth needed to have a comprehensive understanding of supply chain management. Students undergo training in everything from managing product design and demand to the marketing, promotion, and sourcing of goods. Delivered through the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management, the supply chain management specialization includes extensive experiences solving real-world issues under the direction of an engaged advisory board and alumni network, and prepares students for a successful career in a wide range of industries.

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“The unique feature here at Wisconsin is the atmosphere of a lifelong community. You are always a part of a dynamic, inclusive group while in the program. I chose the Wisconsin MBA Program in supply chain management because I knew I would get a professionally relevant, challenging curriculum paired with great people who would be lifelong friends and colleagues.”

—Doug Schaffer, MBA
Supply Chain Leadership Development Program, Raytheon

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Supply chain management students interact regularly with leading corporations around the world to solve actual industry problems. Students graduate with the qualifications employers seek, and have the opportunity to achieve Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification. Student visits to manufacturing and distribution centers across the country provide firsthand experience in understanding both the process of turning raw materials into finished goods and the ways in which these goods reach consumers. MBA students also regularly participate in case competitions with other universities, and undertake projects with businesses and peers in other University of Wisconsin–Madison colleges to create viable business plans for the engineering and agricultural sectors. Every semester, students gain expertise in topics such as software analytics, consumer demands, and strategic sourcing by participating in seminars led by faculty members or industry executives.

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The Wisconsin MBA Program in supply chain management prepares students for an extensive range of industries and leadership roles as buyers, analysts, and commodity managers. Every industry has a supply chain, and students find themselves qualified to pursue careers in the businesses they're passionate about. After graduation, students find a variety of full-time positions with emerging and established industry leaders, including Amazon's Lab126, Bank of America, and IBM, at starting salaries that approach six figures on average.

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An Established Network

The advisory board for the Wisconsin MBA Program in supply chain management includes an extensive network of senior executives, corporate partners and alumni who recruit interns and graduates, contribute to curriculum programming, and mentor students one on one. At an annual meeting held each fall, students present their consulting projects, gathering valuable industry feedback and networking with alumni and board members. Alumni regularly conduct mock interviews and review résumés to prepare first-year MBA students for their internship and career opportunities.

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A Specialized Curriculum

Supply chain management students study a wide variety of managerial and functional topics with experienced faculty and alumni in order to prepare for diverse positions in any industry.

The curriculum is customized to ensure you learn the skills supply chain managers need to lead their organizations. By integrating industry standard tools, such as SAP’s Enterprise Resource Planning System and Lean Six Sigma training (culminating in Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification), the curriculum provides all the right tools to succeed.

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The Supply Chain Management Experience

“The program excelled in all my criteria: close community between students and faculty, commitment to diversity for decades, and high job placement rates for years. Beyond what I expected was a curriculum that can be tailored based on learning preferences, as well as a close partnership with industry ...Read More

—David Berríos Hernández, MBA
Global Perfect Execution Manager, Emerson Industrial Automation

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