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Supply Chain Management & Operations Management Education at Luber School of Business in Milwaukee

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Established in 1956, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) is a vibrant, diverse university, connects students to the cultural and economic heart of the state – preparing their minds and resumés for the global economy. UWM enrolls and graduates more Wisconsin residents than any other institution of higher learning. The university is proud to be the most diverse campus in the state.

The expanding research portfolio and strategic partnerships demonstrate the commitment to advancing the economic health of the state. UWM is one of two public doctoral research universities in the state, offering almost 31,000 students a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education through 180 majors and degree programs.

The Lubar School of Business focuses on management education that gives the graduates a competitive edge in careers that span the professional spectrum - as young professionals, founders of growing entrepreneurial ventures, accomplished managers and executives, and Fortune 500 CEOs. Lubar has outstanding faculty scholars and teachers, highly regarded undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and executive programs, research and career partnerships with Corporate Wisconsin, and 25000 alumni.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BBA Supply Chain & Operations Management Major: The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is based on two years of college work in general-education requirements and business foundation work, followed by two years of study in upper-level business coursework. The Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM) major examines the integration of all key business processes from original suppliers through end users and provides products, services, and information that can add value for customers and stakeholders. The supply chain portion of the curriculum examines the supply, storage, movement of materials, and finished goods within an organization while the operations function relates to the efficient and most effective use of personnel, machines, and other resources.

Graduate Program

  • Online Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management: Professionals with deep understanding of the managerial and technological complexities of supply chain operations are in high demand. This program can be completed as a stand-alone certificate or in combination with a master’s degree program.

UW Milwaukee Features

One of two doctoral-granting institutions in the University of Wisconsin System, UWM was founded in 1956 based on the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great and thriving city. Quality education, excellence in research, and community service are all central to the University’s mission.

  • Campus: The University’s main 104-acre campus at Milawukee includes the recently acquired Columbia Hospital property. Also included on the main campus is the 18.8-acre Downer Woods preserve and a 2.6-acre recreational area. Approximately 50 buildings support academic, administrative, athletic and student life operations at UWM.
  • Accreditation: UWM is accrediated by Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) and the Lubar School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – the hallmark of excellence in business education.
  • Student Success: Access to Success is a campus-wide initiative designed to help students achieve greater success, especially during their first year. The goals and actions of Access to Success are embraced by the entire UWM community and include a continuum of initiatives starting with recruitment and culminating in graduation.
  • Research: At UWM, research expenditures have increased from just more than million in 1999-2000 to million in 2009-10 – an increase of more than 200 percent. Growing research expenditures has been a focal point of UWM during the past decade, and faculty and staff across campus have stepped forward to build the research infrastructure. Major universities are measured by their research expenditures.
  • Career Services Center: The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business Career Services Center offers programs and services to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate business students and alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as local and national employers.
  • Business Scholars Program: The Business Scholars Program admits high-achieving students following their freshman year into a series of seminar-style classes that fit every Business major. These research- and application-oriented classes consist of Scholars Program versions of required classes in smaller classroom settings (limited to 30 students), working more closely with Business School faculty. Because of the small class sizes and accelerated coursework, the Scholars Program is able to incorporate many opportunities for interaction with the Milwaukee-area business community, with several social and educational events scheduled each academic year.
  • Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization: The Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization informs, supports, and inspires college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. The goal is to teach students how to create their own business by exposing them to prominent local entrepreneurs.
  • Study Abroad: Opportunities for studying abroad are available to a wide range of destinations and for lengths of time ranging from a couple of weeks to a full academic year. The Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business encourages you to explore possibilities for study abroad early in your college career so that you can make the appropriate academic plans.