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A specialization in supply chain management is available to all undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Business. Students can add this specialization to their current business major. To complete the supply chain management specialization, students take six required courses and one of three electives. Students learn to think about the supply chain in an integrated business framework both in and out of the classroom from our faculty and applied learning program.


MKT/OTM 421 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management is the foundational course in the specialization curriculum. The course provides students with an understanding of the linkage of key business functions and how effective supply chain management can improve performance and provide competitive advantage. Learning activities are a combination of lecture, case studies, and guest speakers from multiple industries. The course also includes a web-based simulation project, where student teams compete in managing a high-tech company’s supply chain.

MKT 422: Logistics Management
MKT 423: Procurement and Supply Chain Management
MKT 425: Marketing Channels
MKT 427: Enterprise Systems and Supply Chain Management
OTM 654: Production Planning and Control

Elective Courses
MKT 310: Marketing Research
MKT 640: Retail Management
OTM 410: Operations Research 1

In addition to the required course work, all specialization students are required to attend at least two applied learning events each semester. A calendar of all events will be provided to all students at the beginning of each semester.
All specialization students are also required to report their internship and full-time offers to the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management by completing the respective forms below.

Internship Reporting Form
Full-Time Placement Reporting Form

Complete forms should be dropped off in person to 3450 Grainger Hall or emailed to Angie Bong (abong@bus.wisc.edu).

Verda Blythe
Faculty Associate
Director of the Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management

Maria Heide
Senior Lecturer
BS, MBA, Ph.D.

Qing Liu
Assistant Professor
BS, MS, Ph.D.

Peter Lukszys
Senior Lecturer

John McKeller
Senior Lecturer

James Morris
Emeritus - Teaching
Department Chair for Operations and Information Management

Students enrolled in the supply chain management specialization consistently have access to excellent internships opportunities and earn some of the highest salaries at the Wisconsin School of Business. The average full-time salary offered to members of the graduating class of 2011 with a supply chain management specialization was more than $50,000.  Some of the companies that recruit supply chain students include Best Buy, BP Americas, Ford Motor Company, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Kimberly-Clark, Kohl’s Department Stores, Procter & Gamble, and Target Corporation, to name a few.

Students interested in pursuing the Supply Chain Management Specialization should complete the application and schedule an appointment with Grainger Center Assistant Director, Angie Bong.

Questions regarding the Supply Chain Management Specialization should also be directed to Grainger Center Assistant Director, Angie Bong, at 608-262-0710 or abong@bus.wisc.edu