Master of Science in Management

The M.S. in Management program has a 30-credit curriculum, wherein students will complete a 24-credit core (including a 3-credit Capstone course) and 6 credits of electives from one of four emphases to satisfy degree requirements.

All courses listed are three credits unless otherwise stated.

Graduate credits in which a grade lower than a “C-” has been earned will not be counted toward the degree; however, these lower grades will be reflected in the student’s grade point average.


Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses24
Applied Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Organizational Behavior
Marketing Management
Strategic Management
Leading in a Global Environment
International Supply Chain Management
Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice
Capstone in Strategic Management
Elective credits chosen from one of four emphases6
Total Credits30

Areas of Emphasis 

Advanced Management Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Choose 6 credits of electives from the following:
Business Analytics
Intercultural Change Leadership
Business Ethics
Total Credits:6

Strategic Human Resources Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Choose 6 credits of electives from the following:
Talent Development
Strategic Human Resources
Current Issues in Human Resources
Total Credits6

Strategic Marketing Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Choose 6 credits of electives from the following:
Consumer Behavior
eMarketing Applications
Customer Relationship Management
Total Credits6

Strategic Sourcing Emphasis

Course Title Credits
Choose 6 credits of electives from the following:
Purchasing Management
Warehousing and Distribution Management
Total Credits6

Any new elective courses will apply for all catalog years unless otherwise stated.

Certificate in Strategic Management

Strategic management is the process of identifying and capturing a valuable market position. The strategic management certificate provides a focused view into both the science and practice of building value for the firm across multiple domains.

UW-Platteville offers several graduate certificates.  These certificates are distinct from the Master's degree, but credit earned for them might be applied toward the completion of the degree.  To earn a certificate, students must complete all the required courses through the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, under the direction of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty.  Transferred courses or course substitutions are not allowed.

To obtain a graduate certificate, students must:

  • Complete the certificate with a minimum GPA of 3.00
  • Achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each course from the certificate program
  • Request a certificate through their advisor within one year from completion of the final course of the certificate

To earn the certificate, students must complete the following requirements: 

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
BUSADMIN 6840Strategic Management 3
OCL 7330Organizational Change Leadership: Theory and Practice3
BUSADMIN 6630Marketing Management3
or ISCM 7100 International Supply Chain Management
OCL 7500Organizational Development3
or BUSADMIN 5530 Organizational Behavior
Total Credits12