As technological advances spur a greater demand for high-level supply chain executives, the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Supply Chain Management program helps you develop the skills to capitalize on these opportunities.

Learn to apply the concepts and models involved in the design, control, and management of complex supply chain systems in the MBA with a Concentration in Supply Chain Management online program from UW-Parkside. Prepare for in-demand roles such as Operations Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Production Manager, Inventory Manager, Logistics Manager, and more.

This business master's program deepens your practical background in global supply chain management. You will explore basic terminology, concepts, and state-of-the-art models involved in the design, control, and management of supply chain systems. The curriculum includes a study of network planning, inventory management, risk pooling, strategic alliances, ethics, logistics, and sustainability.

Plus, this program enables you to develop a greater understanding of quantitative models for supply chains. You will examine techniques used by managers to enhance decision making, such as supply contract methods, inventory management, network planning, distribution strategies, and more. You can shape your degree to meet your goals by choosing an elective course in integrated marketing communications, global marketing management, key account and sales management strategies, or optimization techniques.

Our core course work comprises 24 credit hours and empowers you with a variety of foundational skills and advanced applications. You will learn advanced strategic management concepts, particularly business-level and corporate-level strategy formulation, implementation, and control. If you don't have an undergraduate background in business, you will benefit from our foundation courses designed to ensure your success in the MBA program. These two courses introduce you to principles in finance, accounting, statistics, and economics.

All courses are 7 weeks in length and taught by highly qualified faculty with extensive experience as corporate managers and entrepreneurs. Our curriculum is frequently revised to remain relevant with industry trends, in part based on feedback from our esteemed Business Advisory Board, which is comprised of approximately 30 senior business leaders and entrepreneurs from a variety of management backgrounds. You can complete your degree in as few as 12 months.


For unconditional admission into the MBA program, you must hold a bachelor’s degree and provide transcripts from all institutions previously attended as well as meet the requirements below.

MBA admission requirements (based on undergraduate GPA)

2.75 and above  |  GMAT waived. Applicants must have transcripts sent directly to UW-Parkside from all previous institutions attended.

2.5 to 2.749  |  In addition to transcripts, applicants must submit a resume verifying a minimum of three years of managerial- and/or professional-level experience to receive a GMAT waiver. Without the required work experience, applicants are required to submit a GMAT score and two recommendations.

2.33 to 2.49  |  In addition to transcripts, applicants must submit a GMAT score, a resume verifying a minimum of three years of managerial- and/or professional-level experience, and two recommendations.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UW-Parkside at this address:

Admissions Office
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144

Submit letters of recommendationsresume, and GMAT score report by email to:

NOTE: Transcripts may not be sent by the applicant; they must be sent directly from the institution.

In this program, you will learn:

  • An analytical approach to developing solutions for challenging business issues
  • The impact of both domestic and global environments on a firm's operations
  • Advanced leadership skills and strategy formulation
  • The issues of working within a competitive global marketplace and the development of corresponding strategies

Students without an undergraduate business background must take the following courses.

MBA 502 | Foundations in Finance & Accounting

MBA 512 | Foundations in Statistics and Economics

You must take the following courses.

MBA 700 | Creative and Innovative Management

MBA 702 | Managerial Accounting

MBA 715 | Advanced Operations Management

MBA 716 | Project Management

MBA 720 | Information Technology for Business Decision Making

MBA 732 | Corporate Financial Management

MBA 741 | Contemporary Challenges in Managing Organizations

MBA 742 | Leadership: Theory, Application, and Skill Development

MBA 746 | Advanced Global Management

MBA 752 | Marketing Management

MBA 793 | Competitive Decision Making

MBA 796 | Advanced Strategic Management

You must take the following courses.

MBA 718 | Global Supply Chain Management

MBA 762 | Supply Chain Analytics

You must choose one of the following courses.

MBA 753 | Integrated Marketing Communications

MBA 750 | Global Marketing Management

MBA 757 | Sales and Key Account Management

MBA 761 | Optimization Techniques

All Department of Business academic programs in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing at UW-Parkside are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).



Online MBA | 844-492-2160

Face-to-Face  |  262-595-2280

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The Higher Learning Commission
Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification
AACSB accredited
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