The operations and supply chain management emphasis at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is part of an AACSB accredited business program, which places our university on the leading edge for earning degrees like Operations and Supply Chain Management. The operations and supply chain management major will prepare you for the workforce by teaching you about innovative solutions to problems that can later be applicable to real life.
Operations and supply chain management includes a broad area of topics including manufacturing and service industries, involving the functions of sourcing, materials management, operations planning, distribution, logistics, retail, demand forecasting, order fulfillment and more. UW-Eau Claire will allow you to explore different topics of interest by offering a variety of classes. You can discover your niche and truly excel.
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Operations and supply chain management scholarships
The operations and supply chain management majors are able to apply for the thousands of dollars of business scholarships that are available to those who have an academic standing, demonstrate financial need, high school location and extracurricular involvement. In addition to these opportunities, operations and supply chain management majors can apply for the CPIM Enhancement Scholarship which is a $150 scholarship awarded to help pay for a CPLM exam.
Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
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Operations and supply chain management program details
Program length: Four years
- The Association for Operations Management (APICS)
Accreditation information: Accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide
You'll earn a degree and certification. Operations and supply chain management majors will be required to take the APICS certification exam in addition to earning a degree. As the leader in supply chain education and certification programs, the APICS certification sets the industry standard. For years, individuals and organizations have turned to those an APICS certification to build skills and advance supply chain performance.
Class variety led by faculty who care. UW-Eau Claire's operations and supply chain management degree is proudly taught by faculty who care about their students. They will be committed to helping you succeed in your major by giving you the tools necessary to stand out. You'll take classes that immerse you into the field and you'll have the opportunity to work with actual local businesses to experience operations and supply chain management in real life.
Where are operations and supply chain management degree alumni now?
- Manufacturing Planner; Lockheed Martin; Orlando, Florida
- Vice President of Operations; Nestle Health Science; Minnetonka, Minnesota
- Slingshot Operations Manager, Polaris, Huntsville, Alabama
- Plant Manager; Stepan; Anaheim, California
- Supply Chain Analyst; 3M; Maplewood, Minnesota
- COO, Mountain Leverage; Twin Cities, Minnesota
Operations and supply chain management careers
- Purchasing agent
- Operations manager
- Logistics analyst
- Inventory analyst
- Supply chain analyst
- Mortar scheduler
My involvement in APICS definitely played a major role in finding an incredible job. I had the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field, lead fellow students as a board member, participate in regional and national competitions, and obtain a professional certification, all things that employers look for!
The operations and supply chain management emphasis within the management program prepares students for success through a curriculum that includes a strong liberal education core, and major-specific coursework in business, and production and service operations management. Those with a thirst for knowledge will excel in this program.
Graduation requirements for operations and supply chain management bachelor degree
Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Proficiency Requirements (14 credits)
Business Core Classes (28 credits)
Required Operations/Supply Chain Management Classes (21 credits)
Required CPIM Certification Exam
Operations/Supply Chain Management electives (11 credits)
View more in course catalog.
Top classes for operations and supply chain management majors
Lean Manufacturing Systems and Concepts
Production Planning and Control
Supply Chain Management
Managing Global Organizations
Topics in Operations Management