Jul 24, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

Operations and Supply Management, M.S.

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Master of Science Degree The objective of the program is to develop graduates who will assume leadership positions in operations and supply management to contribute to the competitiveness of firms operating in the domestic and global marketplaces.

The Operations and Supply Management program is designed to provide advanced knowledge and skills necessary to work in the operations management profession which includes producing and delivering goods and services, quality management, supply management, planning and scheduling, and inventory management.

Students will learn to efficiently manage an organization by mastering topics such as manufacturing process design, distribution, inventory management, capacity management and supply chain management.

Graduates of the Operations and Supply Management program will have the analytical and applied competencies that employers are increasingly demanding.

UW-Stout’s MS in Operations and Supply Management is accredited by the ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs).


To be admitted with full status to this program, the applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, have an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 and have the equivalent of two years of appropriate work or military experience. Applicants who have an overall grade point average below 2.75 may be considered for probationary admission if other requirements are met.

Prerequisite courses may be prescribed upon evaluation of undergraduate transcripts or if the applicant does not have two years of work experience.

Primary Evaluation Processes

The primary mechanisms used to evaluate program and academic progress include course grades and research project evaluation.


One-half (50%) of the minimum credits required for graduation from this program must be in graduate-level only (700/800) courses.

Additional requirements for this degree include: (a) completion of at least 32 semester hours of graduate credit with an overall graduate grade point average of 3.0 or better, (b) approval of degree candidacy at the appropriate time; and (c) a course distribution as outlined here:

Concentration (9 credits)

Complete the courses for one of the following concentrations:

Engineering Technology Management

For students with an undergraduate degree in an engineering technology related major.