Operations & Supply Chain Management Education at the College of Management, UW Stout
Established in 1891, University of Wisconsin Stout (UW-Stout) is a comprehensive, career-focused polytechnic university where students, faculty and staff use applied learning, scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state’s economy and serve society. UW-Stout has a long and rich history of providing a distinctive array of programs that produce graduates who are prized in the marketplace. Year in and year out, well over 90 percent of the students are employed a year after graduation, and most of them work in their field of study.
In terms of enrollment, UW-Stout is not a local or state school.Over 8000 students come from more than 35 states and 20 nations. Since its founding, UW-Stout has gained a position of national leadership in its specialized areas. Although UW-Stout is a career-oriented university, the humanities, social and natural sciences are key parts of the total educational program.
- BS in Supply Chain Management: The Bachelor of Science Program in Supply Chain Management will prepare students for a career in supply chain management by providing specialized training in an increasingly complex field that has developed into a highly technical field of study and practice. The proposed program will address knowledge, skills, and applied research essential to supply chain management, including instruction in improving customer service, in minimizing costs as well as the application of best practices and the effective use of technology. Efficient management of supply chains is even more essential during times of stressed economy; and therefore students will find their skills in high demand. Most importantly, this new major will meet the growing need for highly educated specialists in supply chain management in Wisconsin and in the geographic area that UW-Stout serves.
- MS in Operations and Supply Management: UW-Stout's Master of Science degree in Operations and Supply Management prepares students for advanced leadership roles in global business and technical environments. Operations, supply chain and logistics management are areas that need managers who can apply both existing and emerging technologies to plan, organize and implement effective systems.
Professional Development Program
- Professional Development Certificate in Supply Chain Management: The Supply Chain Management certificate provides students with expertise to assume, concurrently with other technical and professional responsibilities, the management of components within their supply chain. Course work coincides with American Production and Inventory Control Society objectives for its certification examination.
UW STOUT Features
UW-Stout is one of 13 publicly supported universities in the University of Wisconsin System. It was founded as a private institution in 1891 by James H. Stout. A Menomonie industrialist and a man of great vision, he saw that students in America’s developing industrial society needed a different kind of education, an education broader than that offered by the traditional curriculum. Since its founding, UW-Stout has gained a position of national leadership in its specialized areas. Although UW-Stout is a career-oriented university, the humanities, social and natural sciences are key parts of the total educational program.
- Campus: The 131 acre campus is situated at Menomonie. Menomonie is located about 60 miles east of Minneapolis-St. Paul and about 260 miles northwest of Milwaukee on Interstate 94 (exit Highway 25 south). Menomonie is a city in and the county seat of Dunn County in the western part of Wisconsin. The city's population was 16,264 as of the 2010 census.
- Accreditation: The University of Wisconsin Stout is accredited by Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Many of the business programs are accredited by Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The BS in Supply Chain Management accreditation process is going on with ACBSP
- Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University: University of Wisconsin-Stout is a comprehensive, career-focused polytechnic university where students, faculty and staff use applied learning, scientific theory and research to solve real-world problems, grow the state economy and serve society.
- Recognized Quality: In 2001, UW-Stout became the first university in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Americas highest honor for performance excellence and quality achievement.
- Faculty: All classes are taught by the faculty and academic staff except for a small number of laboratory courses which are taught by highly qualified graduate assistants. With a staff of 389, the student-teacher ratio is about 19:1. The faculty’s commitment to provide extra help to students is, one of UW-Stout’s proudest traditions
- Student Activities: More than 140 recognized professional, academic, service and social organizations, an intramural sports program, 25 sports clubs, Health and Fitness Center, Stout Adventures Activities, The Stoutonia student newspaper, and an active residence hall organization.
- Economic Development Administration University Center: The EDA University Center is the University of Wisconsin-Stout's Economic Development Administration organization, contributing to the growth of Wisconsin's economy by providing assistance to small and medium-sized businesses in Wisconsin, neighboring Minnesota, and nationally. The Center is a unique resource for technology and business information. The Center sponsors a number of technology and business-related events. Through its ongoing seminars and training events, the EDA Center has educated hundreds of business leaders about advanced and emerging skills needed to effectively and efficiently grow and sustain a profitable business. The EDA University Center assists businesses in their supply chain management efforts by providing expertise and resources to improve this function in their business so they can be more effective and efficient in the future.