Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate
Thanks to the impact of globalization, managing a modern supply chain means managing complex international networks—putting a premium on professionals who have the knowledge and capability to supervise and navigate these networks while exhibiting a solid command of supply chain terminology and logistical capacity.
Available on campus, online, and in a blended format, the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management is a course of study covering key operations management concepts and methods, as well as state-of-the-art tools used in the process of designing and managing global supply chains. Students in the program gain hands-on experience with a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques used in the area of supply chain management. Through a curriculum that covers the essentials of operations management, global supply chains, strategic logistics management, international trade, and import/export operations, graduates of the program will be able to analyze business process flows and control streams of materials, information, and services across the supply chain of a corporation.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management will be able to demonstrate:
- An understanding of the importance of supply chain management decisions in developing a business strategy for a firm.
- An understanding of how supply chain management strategies contribute to the overall competitive strategies of a firm.
- Foundational knowledge in supply chain management and its core pillars, including logistics management, operations management, and international trade and logistics.
- Knowledge of key supply chain management issues and tools vital in analyzing supply chain decision problems.
Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Program Options
Available on campus and in the following format:
MET prioritizes the review and admission of applications submitted earlier in the rolling admission process. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible and no later than the priority application deadlines for each term.
Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree, in any field of study, from a regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent) prior to enrollment at Metropolitan College. The following materials are required for a complete application:
- Completed Application for Graduate Admission and application fee
- All college transcripts
- Personal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- Official English proficiency exam results (International students)
Two graduate-level courses (8 credits) taken at Metropolitan College before acceptance into the program may be applied towards the certificate. Students who complete a graduate certificate program with a 3.0+ GPA are eligible to continue into a master’s degree program without reapplying, and may transfer certificate course credits towards their degree.
Applicants to the program are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and must provide a personal statement and three letters of recommendation.
A 3.0 GPA is required for certificate award, and no course with a grade below B- may be credited toward the certificate.
(Four courses/16 credits)
MET AD 605 Operations Management: Business Process Fundamentals
This course helps students to develop an understanding of the impact of business processes on the organization's performance and provides students the key tools to analyze and improve processes in both manufacturing and service sectors. [ 4 cr. ]
|A1||IND||Maleyeff||HAR 430||M||2:30 pm – 5:15 pm|
|A3||IND||Cashton||CAS 235||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A4||IND||Maleyeff||CAS 233||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A5||IND||Maleyeff||CGS 315||R||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A6||IND||Maleyeff||MET 122||M||10:10 am – 11:55 am|
MET AD 680 Global Supply Chains
This course analyzes the managerial activities required to support manufacturing and service industry international strategies to assure that the products/services are delivered/provided in the quality and timely manner expected through the use of global supply chains, outsourcing relationships, and multi-country operations. The course focuses on contemporary strategic issues that affect both large and small corporations and includes: the strategic role of the internet, international trade and logistics, cross cultural teaming, supply chain dynamics, information management, inventory scheduling and control, international coordination, and transportation and customer service. 4cr. [ 4 cr. ]
|A1||IND||Gunes Corlu||MET 101||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Zhang||ERB 203||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
MET AD 690 Strategic Logistics Management
The course will provide students the qualitative and quantitative methods and tools used by today's logistics and transportation managers, and will use an applied problem-solving approach. Specifically, the course will emphasize decision-making in the areas of transportation management, warehouse and distribution center operations, and logistics network design that includes an understanding of key tradeoffs and the effect of variance in a logistics system. [ 4 cr. ]
|A1||IND||Rainey||CGS 525||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
MET AD 760 International Trade and Logistics
Techniques and procedures for conducting international trade. The course focus is practical. Topics include operations, government agencies and import/export channel networks, and the evaluation of international opportunities. Designed to provide students with the skills and tools necessary for international trade. [ 4 cr. ]
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