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The MBA for Supply-Chain and Manufacturing Professionals

If manufacturing is alive and well anywhere, it is in northeast Wisconsin: We still make things here.

Increasingly, our manufacturing sector thrives – survives, even – on supply-chain management. The ability to take command of the flow of goods, from acquisition of raw materials to delivery of finished products, determines winners and losers.

The environment is fluid, and accordingly, the Schneider MBA program will be highly adaptive. Your courses will focus on emerging market issues and trends, as well as on the particular concerns of you and other program participants. This responsiveness to real-time, real-world conditions is an aspect of your education unique in northeast Wisconsin.

To illustrate, you might find courses focusing on:

  • Financial issues in supply chain and logistics
  • Technology trends in supply-chain management
  • Managing supply-chain externalities
  • Attracting and retaining manufacturing talent
  • Intellectual property rights issues
  • Managing risk in your operations

Course Requirements
All students of the MBA program must complete courses in both core and elective areas. 

Core

All students, regardless of undergraduate major, are required to have successfully completed an undergraduate statistics course, typically engineering, business or social sciences statistics, before entry into the Schneider School MBA program.

Core Courses
All admitted students will be required to enroll in BUAD 500, Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance. However, if a student has successfully completed undergraduate accounting and finance coursework, the dean may waive enrollment in BUAD 500. Students are required to complete BUAD 500 as early in the program as possible.

Electives

The supply-chain and manufacturing management concentration will require four 1.5-credit supply-chain and manufacturing management upper-level courses (BUAD 569), plus two upper-level electives. The upper-level electives may be taken in any combination from BUAD 579 or BUAD 589. Specific topics for these courses change from semester to semester to ensure that students can experience a wide and dynamic range of material. 

Core

All students, regardless of undergraduate major, are required to have successfully completed an undergraduate statistics course, typically engineering, business or social sciences statistics, before entry into the Schneider School MBA program.

Core Courses
All admitted students will be required to enroll in BUAD 500, Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance. However, if a student has successfully completed undergraduate accounting and finance coursework, the dean may waive enrollment in BUAD 500. Students are required to complete BUAD 500 as early in the program as possible.

Electives

The supply-chain and manufacturing management concentration will require four 1.5-credit supply-chain and manufacturing management upper-level courses (BUAD 569), plus two upper-level electives. The upper-level electives may be taken in any combination from BUAD 579 or BUAD 589. Specific topics for these courses change from semester to semester to ensure that students can experience a wide and dynamic range of material. 

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