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. You will 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, you 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.
  • Foundational knowledge in supply chain management and its core principles, including logistics operations and/or import/export operations, lean practices, and/or Six Sigma practices.
  • Knowledge of key supply chain management issues and tools vital in analyzing supply chain decision problems.


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