The Wisconsin MBA Program in supply chain management provides you with a comprehensive education in both strategic leadership and functional areas to ensure you are prepared to achieve your career goals. The support of a committed network of alumni, in conjunction with an influential board of executives, provides guidance and connections. This puts you in a position to hit the ground running after graduation. Students find positions with competitive compensation as analysts, buyers, planners, consultants, and commodity managers with both Fortune 500 companies and emerging businesses in a wide variety of fields.

In recognition of the Wisconsin MBA Program’s specialization model and quantitative approach to learning, the supply chain management specialization has received the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) designation from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Students in this specialization are able to apply for a 24-month STEM extension of Optional Practical Training (OPT) after graduation, in addition to the standard 12 months of OPT, for a total of 36 months of employment in the United States to complement their academic experience.

Common Job Titles for Graduates

  • Commodity Manager
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Senior Buyer
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Supply Chain Leadership Development Program Associate

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Recent Full-Time Employers

  • Allstate Corporation
  • Amazon Lab126
  • Bank of America
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Centene Corporation
  • Cisco
  • Diageo
  • DISH Network, LLC
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Excellis Health Solutions
  • General Electric
  • IBM
  • Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kohler Co.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Motorola Mobility, LLC
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Oracle
  • Raytheon Company
  • Rexnord Industries, LLC
  • Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc.
  • Starbucks Corporation
  • Uline
  • United Technologies Corporation
Full-time employers for 2013–2016 shown.