Sep 26, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Supply Management Major (ISUJ)

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Consistently ranked as a top national supply chain program, 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. Expect a curriculum that combines supply chain, engineering and information technology, along with skills in team management, communication and problem solving. Learn what it takes to make a business work better with an ISM major at the Haworth College of Business. Because the resources required for this major are limited, there is an acceptance process for students seeking to pursue the Integrated Supply Management degree. Upon acceptance into the Haworth College of Business, students requesting the ISM major will be conditionally designated as an ISM major to facilitate registration for courses. Acceptance will only be confirmed when the student completes the application process and is accepted into the program. Students who either do not complete the application process or who are not accepted into the program will be removed from any classes restricted to ISM majors.

Admission Requirements:

Students must complete the application process for spring semester admission by December 1 and will be notified of their status no later than December 23. The application process for acceptance in fall semester must be completed by April 15 and students will be notified of their status no later than May 15. Students must begin the application process in the Haworth College of Business Office of Advising and Admissions. Students applying to the ISM program must be eligible for and complete an application to the Haworth College of Business or already be accepted into the Haworth College of Business.

Applicants are evaluated using the following four criteria:

  1. Resume
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. ISM Faculty Member Interview
  4. Overall GPA

Because most employers require a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for internships or full-time employment, the student’s overall GPA is a critical factor in the acceptance decision.

In addition to the courses listed below, ISM majors must complete an internship or have related work experience prior to graduation.


Select two additional courses (6 credit hours) from the following: 

  • Basic or intermediate foreign language courses (1000, 1010, 2000 or 2010)


A major or minor in the following areas (if offered and available): accounting, business analytics, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, food and consumer package goods marketing, foreign language, international business, management, marketing or sales and business marketing.

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