The online Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management program examines the interplay and coordination of business, industrial studies, and engineering, providing you with real-world capabilities that stretch beyond the typical master's degree in business.

Select an area of emphasis in Customer Relationship Management, Operations, Logistics, Purchasing, Analysis, or Management to round out your degree based on your career aspirations. You'll explore the skills needed to balance business and technical requirements. You'll acquire the necessary knowledge from supply chain courses such as International Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Logistics, Purchasing Management, and more.

Complete your master’s degree in as little as two years from a regionally accredited university. The master’s in integrated supply chain management program has also been continually recognized by U.S. News & World Report.

Tuition for the Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management ranges from $20,250-$22,275.

If you’ve earned graduate credit in another program or at another school you may be able to apply those credits toward your degree at UW-Platteville. Guidelines for transferring credits (both internal and external) include:

  • Credits need to be approved by more than one faculty member in the relevant program, along with the dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Faculty may be the program's committee or some mix of the student's advisor, program coordinator, and a faculty member with expertise in the field.

  • A maximum of 12 credits may be transferred.

  • Credits must have been earned from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

  • Students must complete their graduate program within seven years of being admitted to the program at University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Once credits have been accepted as transfer credits, they become part of the current program of study, and the seven-year limit is based on the date of admission into the program.

  • Only courses where the student received a grade of B or higher will be considered for transfer credit.

Transfer Agreements

You can expedite your progress in earning a degree if you have completed a certificate program with one of our partner institutions. Transfer agreements are in place with the following schools:

Seneca College
University of California-Irvine Extension
University of California-Los Angeles Extension
University of California-Riverside Extension
University of California-San Diego Extension
University of North Carolina-Greensboro

Credit for Professional Experience

As a leader in your field, have you earned a professional certification? You can receive credit toward your degree in Integrated Supply Chain Management with these certifications:

Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)
Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD)
Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)

Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)
Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

To receive credit, submit proof of your certification to the Center for Distance Learning when you apply for admission to the Integrated Supply Chain Management program.

An area of emphasis must be earned by completing at least six credits in your chosen area.

Analysis

Analyze the design of experiments, statistics, and quality in relation to supply chain. Help organizations analyze and identify ways to improve their supply chain.

ENGRG 6050 Applied Statistics
ENGRG 7030 Simulation Modeling of Engineering Systems
ENGRG 7070 Optimization with Engineering Applications
ENGRG 7510 Design of Experiments
ENGRG 7850 Taguchi Method of Designing Experiments

Customer Relations

Help individuals to anticipate and manage the needs of their organization’s current and potential customers. By focusing on the idea that better relationships can lead to a better supply chain, this emphasis will help you be able to identify ways to improve supply chain support and increase customer communication and collaboration.

ISCM 7710 Supply Chain Customer Synchronization
ISCM 7720 Reverse Logistics

Logistics

Focus on the techniques used in the movement of materials. Explore the design and analysis of transportation systems, material handling, and inventory systems, as well as location of physical facilities for storage and manufacturing.  Expand your knowledge of importing, exporting, warehousing, and distribution management as it relates to the supply chain.

ISCM 7510 Import/Export
ISCM 7520 Warehousing and Distribution Management

Management

Become a leader in the supply chain field. Develop an understanding of leadership theory, engineering communication and management, and advanced quality principles.

BUSADMIN 7110 Management Decision Analysis
BUSADMIN 7540 Advanced Quality Management
ENGRG 5000 Engineering Communications
ENGRG 7800 Engineering Management
INDUSTDY 7000 Research Methodology
PHLSPHY 7530 Business Ethics

Operations

Gain an understanding of supply chain from the manufacturing and design standpoint. Master the concepts such as production planning, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, and design concepts and processes.

ENGRG 7520 Design for Manufacturability
ENGRG 7550 Product Design and Development
ENGRG 7810 Advanced Production and Operations Analysis
ENGRG 7830 Advanced Cost and Value Analysis
ENGRG 7840 Systems Engineering Management
ENGRG 7860 Continuous Improvement with Lean Principles
INDUSTDY 5950 Industrial Design for Production

Purchasing

Learn to assist those looking at the managerial, administrative, strategic and tactical aspects of the procurement function. Expand your knowledge of outsourcing and project procurement management as well as sourcing arrangements, vendor selection strategies, and outsourcing lifecycles.

ISCM 7610 Outsourcing
PROJMGT 7050 Project Procurement Management

You'll earn your degree by successfully completing 30-33 graduate credits. Tailor your education to match your career goals with an area of emphasis. All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise stated.

Foundational Courses (6 credits)

BUSADMIN 6100 Supply Chain Management (Prerequisite to ISCM 7100)
ISCM 7100 International Supply Chain Management

Core Courses (21 credits)

Core courses need to be completed before taking corresponding emphasis area courses.

Analysis: ENGRG 7820 Quality Engineering and Management

Purchasing: BUSADMIN 6160 Purchasing Management

Management: OCL 7330 Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice

Operations: INDUSTDY 6950 Production Planning and Control

Logistics: ISCM 7500 Supply Chain Logistics

Customer Relations: ISCM 7700 Customer Relationship Management

ISCM 7840 Integrated Supply Chain Management Capstone, ISCM 7920 Seminar Paper, or ISCM 7990 Thesis Research

Integration    

Six credits should be taken from each of the three disciplines.

Business: BUSADMIN and selected ISCM courses

Engineering: ENGRG and selected ISCM courses

Industrial Studies: INDUSTDY and selected ISCM courses

To ensure an admission decision for the desired semester, please submit your completed application and supporting materials by the following dates:

Spring: December 1                    Summer: April 15                    Fall: July 15

Although the master’s program requires no entrance exam, such as the GRE or GMAT, some programs may have specific admission requirements. To be considered for admission, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution that meets UW-System standards and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). International degrees are evaluated on an individual basis.

Full Standing

To be eligible for admission in full standing, a student must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above; or 2.90 on the last 60 credits from the degree-granting institution. Students not meeting those requirements, or who possess a bachelor’s degree in a non-related field, but who meet one of the requirements listed below may be considered for full standing through a comprehensive review of their application material.

  • Graduate course work with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Undergraduate degree GPA of 2.50 to 2.75 and bachelor's degree earned more than five years before date of application

Trial Enrollment

Students who do not qualify for admission in full standing may be admitted on trial enrollment. Trial enrollment admission status is to be used only in extraordinary cases. Admission as a trial enrollee must be justified by the admitting department and approved by the dean of the School of Graduate Studies. You may also apply as a Special Student.

Integrated Supply Chain Management Program Requirements

Requires a bachelor's degree in business administration, industrial technology management, industrial engineering, or a related field from a regionally or nationally accredited institution OR a baccalaureate degree (not identified above) from a regionally or nationally accredited institution and demonstrate extensive experience in one of the areas of emphasis.

Admission Procedures for Pursuing a Master’s Degree

To apply for the master's degree program, you must:

  1. Complete the online University of Wisconsin System Application for Graduate Admission.

  2. Pay a $56 non-refundable application fee at our secure online site or mail a check payable to:

Center for Distance Learning
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville WI 53818-3099

  1. Request an official transcript be sent directly from your undergraduate degree-granting institution to the Center for Distance Learning at the address above. We cannot accept or evaluate unofficial transcripts.Official transcripts must be sent directly from the institution(s) where the course work was completed. Your application is not complete until we receive your transcript(s). All transcripts become the property of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

  2. Provide official transcripts for any previously earned graduate credits to be considered for transfer. For an engineering degree, a course syllabus may also be required for transfer credits.

  3. Email a detailed employment résumé to the Center for Distance Learning at disted@uwplatt.edu. M.S. in Criminal Justice applicants should also submit a brief personal statement of purpose and goals.

You may be contacted for additional information to support your admission. International applicants will follow a slightly modified procedure.

Single Course Enrollment

Students not seeking a master’s degree, who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may register as a Special Student. You will receive academic credit for courses taken while on this status. You can be considered for admission into a degree program if you maintain a 3.0 grade point average in all graduate-level work and all other admission requirements are met. With the program coordinator’s approval, you may transfer up to 12 credits earned at UW-Platteville into a degree program. All graduate-level work will be included in computing your academic average.

International Students

If you earned your bachelor’s degree outside the United States, you must request that your academic records (called transcripts in the U.S.) be sent directly to the Center for Distance Learning from the issuing institution, along with a translated copy if they are not in English. Any records received become a part of your permanent student record at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and cannot be released. International transcripts are subject to a course-by-course evaluation. UW-Platteville has approved Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or World Education Services (WES) to complete this evaluation. ECE or WES requires official transcripts/academic records to complete the evaluation.

If you attended a school outside the United States, follow these procedures:

  1. Request official transcript(s) from the institution(s) where you earned your degree(s), including a translated copy if your transcript is not in English. Neither UW-Platteville nor ECE provide translation services. You are responsible for providing a translated copy of your transcript.

  2. Go to the ECE or WES website and click Apply Now. Use Course by Course for your report option.

  3. Pay all fees associated with setting up an account.

In addition to filing the standard application for admission with official transcript(s) translated in English, you must provide a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL® Test) score to the Center for Distance Learning. As an alternative, you may submit a scoring report from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Program admission requires a band-level score of 6.5 or higher with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub score.

An Official TOEFL Score that meets one of the following minimum requirements:

Online International Chart

International students may request a waiver of the TOEFL requirement by submitting acceptable justification. The waiver request should include your name, daytime phone number, and desired program of study. Send requests directly to:

Laura Schieltz
Admission Specialist
2100 Ullsvik Hall
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Platteville WI 53818-3099
schieltzl@uwplatt.edu
608.342.1468