Is UW-Platteville accredited?
Yes, UW-Platteville is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In addition,
UW-Platteville’s undergraduate engineering degree is accredited by ABET, and its Industrial Studies undergraduate programs are accredited by ATMAE.
Do I need to make any visits to campus to complete my degree?
No, you can earn both the degree and diploma entirely online. We do, however, invite our students and graduates to visit campus. Graduating distance learning students may participate in on-campus commencement ceremonies.
How does the MSISCM degree differ from an MBA?
The core courses for an MBA generally focus on specific business functions such as accounting, economics, and finance. The MSISCM program goes beyond the scope of general business principles and includes a more technical focus found in the integration of business, industrial studies, and engineering. It is this integrated approach that makes the MSISCM program unique.
Do online instructors have the same credentials as campus instructors?
Yes. All instructors have at least a master's degree and many have a doctorate. Several of the instructors also currently teach on the UW-Platteville campus.
What are the entry requirements for the MSISCM?
Primary entrance requirements for the program are an earned degree in any of the following fields: Business Administration, Industrial Technology Management, Industrial Engineering or a related field with a minimum undergraduate G.P.A of 2.75/4.0. For more information, see the Admission Information page.
How many hours should I commit to study each week?
For graduate-level coursework, you should schedule at least 10-15 hours of study time per week for each course.
How long will it take to complete the MSISCM?
Full-time students (9 credits per semester, fall and spring) can complete the degree in two years. Most students take one or two courses at a time and will finish in three to four years. Students are allowed a maximum of seven years to complete the program.
What does an online course look like?
If you’re curious about what an online course looks like, please take some time and check out Ready2Learn
gives you the opportunity to sample a course created in our online platform, Desire2Learn. The course utilizes many of the features the online classroom would, including videos, discussions, and quizzes.
Still have questions?
Contact the Distance Learning Center at 800.362.5460
. The Distance Learning Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.