Integrated Supply Management

Nationally ranked No. 5 for undergraduate education and No. 2 for technology integration and quantitative methods, the interdisciplinary integrated supply management program at Western Michigan University will prepare you for challenging and high-paying careers with leading companies. 

An ISM degree means you'll be involved in every step of the process of providing goods and services to consumers, from the time of inception through consumption and redemption. Expect a curriculum that combines strengths of supply chain, engineering and information technology, along with skills in team management, communications and problem solving.

Learn what it takes to make a business work better with an ISM major at the Haworth College of Business. 

Beyond the classroom

As an ISM student, you will have many opportunities for experiential learning, which will allow you to explore supply chain management concepts in real-world contexts. Manufacturing simulations, class projects based on genuine business issues from industry partners, internships, and consulting on supply chain issues for companies and organizations will all be a part of your learning experience. Hands-on education, connecting classroom information with actual business practices, is a defining aspect of the curriculum. And because of the program’s experiential focus, you will be ready to add value to a company on day one! 

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in integrated supply management are working as:

  • Account managers
  • Commodity managers
  • Inventory analysts
  • Logistics analysts
  • Material planners
  • Production managers
  • Project managers
  • Purchasing analysts
  • Sourcing specialists
  • Supply chain engineers
  • Systems analysts
  • Warehouse managers

Among the companies they work for are:

  • AGCO Corporation
  • American Axle
  • Bendix
  • BorgWarner
  • Case New Holland
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Chrysler
  • Coyote Logistics
  • Deere and Company
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Ford Motor Company
  • J.B. Hunt
  • Kellogg Company
  • Lacks Industries
  • Lear Corporation
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Stryker Instruments
  • Whirlpool

The ISM program boasts an excellent placement of students upon graduation with starting salaries averaging $51,500.

Career Outcomes

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo

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