David Heimerdinger, Program Coordinator
Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management
Address: University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099
Phone: 608.342.1380
Fax: 608.342.1254

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management is to produce graduates capable of filling the growing need for supply chain managers in industries that rely on complex, global, and highly technologized supply chains. This interdisciplinary program was created through collaboration of the Business and Accounting, Industrial Studies, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering departments.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Develop an understanding of the scope, breadth, and function of an integrated supply chain.
  2. Acquire an appreciation for and understanding of the perspectives from the different disciplines of an integrated supply chain.
  3. Demonstrate advanced competencies in one of the focus areas of integrated supply chain management.
  4. Appreciate the challenges of scheduling and executing a plan through an integrated supply chain, including but not limited to: procurement, production, and resources.
  5. Have the ability to assess and understand the complexity of costs throughout the supply chain.
  6. Have the ability to acquire and analyze pertinent supply chain data from computer information systems.
  7. Demonstrate collaboration, innovation, effective communication, and leadership skills of a supply chain professional.
  8. Have the ability to discern and act upon opportunities for improvement across the focus areas of the supply chain.


The Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management is an online program designed to accommodate the needs of working adults who want to pursue a degree while remaining employed. The degree program is open to persons who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business administration, industrial technology management, industrial engineering, or a related field.

The program provides professionals with a convenient, practical, and high-quality course of study that allows them to develop the skills needed to manage today’s supply chain while earning graduate credits toward an advanced degree. The curriculum of this program analyzes the supply chain from three different perspectives.  This integrated approach examines the interplay and coordination of business, industrial studies, and engineering while providing students with real-world capabilities.

Admission Requirements for Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management

Those seeking admission to the Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution in business administration, industrial technology management, industrial engineering, or a related field. International degrees will be evaluated on an individual basis. 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. Graduates of accredited institutions with degrees in other fields may be eligible for admission if they demonstrate extensive work experience in one of the areas of emphasis.

Students who do not qualify for admission in full standing may be admitted on a trial enrollment if recommended by the admitting department and approved by the dean of the School of Graduate Studies. Students are allowed seven years from the date of admission into the program to complete degree requirements; extensions may be granted for extenuating circumstances.

Program entrance requirements and degree completion requirements are consistent with those of the graduate programs of the institution. Applicants should follow the instructions found in the Online Admission Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.

Special Students

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation may register as a Special Student. Students will receive academic credit for courses taken while on this status. Students can be considered for admission into a degree program if they maintain a 3.00 grade point average in all graduate-level work and all other admission requirements are met. With the program area advisor’s approval, students may transfer up to 12 credits earned at UW-Platteville into a degree program. All graduate-level work will be included in computing a student’s GPA.

Graduate Level Study

A minimum of 30 graduate-level credits are required, including 21 credit hours at the 7000 level.

The curriculum is regularly updated to ensure its relevance. See the program webpage at for the most current information.


The Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management is earned upon the successful completion of 30–33 credit hours (total varies depending upon foundation courses that are required based on the student’s approved degree plan). All courses are three credits unless otherwise noted.

Course Title Credits
Foundation Courses3-6
Supply Chain Management (prerequisite to ISCM 7100)
International Supply Chain Management
Core Competencies18
Quality Engineering and Management
Purchasing Management
Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice
Production Planning and Control
Supply Chain Logistics
Customer Relations:
Customer Relationship Management
Advanced Requirement3
Select one Capstone course to be taken the last semester:
Integrated Supply Chain Management Capstone
Seminar Paper Research
Thesis Research
Areas of Emphasis6
Select a minimum of 6 credits in a chosen Area of Emphasis: 1
Applied Statistics
Simulation Modeling of Engineering Systems
Optimization with Engineering Applications
Design of Experiments
Taguchi Method of Designing Experiments
Management Decision Analysis
Advanced Quality Management
Engineering Communications
Engineering Management
Research Methodology
Business Ethics
Project Procurement Management
Design for Manufacturability
Product Design and Development
Advanced Production and Operations Analysis
Advanced Cost and Value Analysis
Systems Engineering Management
Continuous Improvement With Lean Principles
Industrial Design for Production
Warehousing and Distribution Management
Customer Relations:
Total Credits30-33


Of the 30-33 credits to graduate, students must take at least six from each of three disciplines.

  • Business (BUSADMIN and selected ISCM courses)
  • Engineering (ENGRG and selected ISCM courses)
  • Industrial Studies (INDUSTDY and selected ISCM courses)