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Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management

Exceptional Support to Launch a Supply Chain Career

The Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management is dedicated to supply chain excellence. Executive and alumni boards, industry partners, and faculty support undergraduate, master’s, and MBA students with applied learning opportunities and a cross-functional curriculum. Students gain experience and knowledge in the areas of marketing, operations management, financial management, and analytics.

The Grainger Center was established to foster talent by supporting advanced education in supply chain management. In operation since August 1991, it is one of the only endowed, center-based supply chain programs in the country.

Programs We Support

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Undergraduate Major in Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management majors learn how to develop appropriate strategies through exploration of logistics, routes to market, analytics, sourcing, and IT systems.

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MS in Supply Chain Management

#6 Master’s in Supply Chain Management program in the U.S. —QS World University Rankings, 2024

Enhance your bachelor’s degree with this one-year STEM-designated master’s program. You will gain supply chain expertise to expand your career opportunities.

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MBA Career Specialization in Supply Chain Management

#13 among graduate supply chain degree programs in North America —Gartner, 2022

This specialization provides Wisconsin MBA students with an immersion in supply chain management from day one, preparing them for leadership roles in a wide range of industries.

Supply Chain Exploration Badge

Are you a non-business student interested in diving into the fast-growing world of supply chains?

People of many different backgrounds are needed to keep the world’s supply chains running efficiently. Gain foundational knowledge and position yourself to work in the field.

What is the badge?

  • Get an introduction to supply chain management.
  • Learn real-world applications from industry leaders.
  • Earn a credential that can complement your degree, enhance your résumé, and allow you to explore careers you might not have otherwise considered.

What are the requirements?

  • Earn a B or higher in Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management (MKT/OTM 421).
  • Participate in two applied learning events (e.g., lunch and learns, site visits, case competitions).
  • Write a reflection paper summarizing the insights you gained from the applied learning events.

Who can earn it?

This badge is for non-business undergraduate students only.

Have questions?

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Student-Centered, Industry-Relevant Approach

The Grainger Center provides a student-centered, industry-relevant education in supply chain management.

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Individualized Student Development

A supply chain management education can take students in many directions. Through academic and career advising services, we work closely with each student to understand their goals and help them get where they want to go.

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Interdisciplinary Orientation

Supply chain management is not just operations, marketing, finance, or information technology—it is all of these business disciplines working together. Our approach is cross-functional in nature, equipping students to be successful in this complex and challenging field.


Global Experiences

Supply chain management is global. So is the Grainger Center. Our students may participate in supply chain-focused trips and exchange programs in a variety of international locations.

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Applied Learning

Academic learning is complemented by applied learning classes where students experience industry practices and trends in real time. These classes incorporate guest speakers, site visits, case competitions, professional development activities, and more.

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We’re eager to keep you informed of happenings at the Grainger Center, including student and faculty achievements, executive advisory board meetings, Center milestones, future plans, and much more.

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Affiliated Faculty

Accomplished faculty members and lecturers with substantial industry experience work together, delivering a curriculum that integrates proven theory and application. This well-rounded team brings a cross-functional approach to supply chain management education.

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Advisory Boards

Our executive advisory board gives students direct access to senior executives at leading firms renowned for supply chain excellence. Our alumni advisory board extends our network of corporate partners that bring real-world perspective, providing applied learning opportunities and career guidance.

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Alumni & Friends

The generous support of alumni, industry partners, and other friends is vital to the Grainger Center as we prepare new generations of leaders in supply chain management. Alumni also support each other as lifelong members of the Business Badger network.