Program at a Glance

  • Online and On Campus
  • Part-Time Study
  • 16 Credits
  • 9 Months to Completion
  • 11 Core Faculty
  • No GRE/GMAT
  • Tuition & Fees—Part-Time Study*: $15,400

*Based on 2022–2023 Boston University tuition and fees. Merit scholarship may reduce cost.

Prepare for Supply Chain Management Careers

Offered online and on campus, the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) focuses on the design, optimization, and operation of a global supply chain. By examining the essentials of lean production, global supply chain coordination, risk mitigation, strategic logistics management, and import-export operations, you will be able to analyze and improve business process flows and control streams of materials, information, and services across the supply chain of a corporation.

According to the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), supply chain jobs—including high-tech roles in data analysis, cloud solutions, supply chain planning, and risk management—are projected to grow in line with the national average of 9 percent over the course of the next decade. In their 2021 career and salary survey, the ASCM found that one third of respondents reported finding a job in less than a month.

The Supply Chain Management graduate certificate prepares you for opportunities in the field through a dynamic academic curriculum that leverages the latest educational technologies, flexible delivery modes, dedicated teaching teams, and direct professional contacts with industry leaders. You will become well-versed in 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. Our graduates are confident decision-makers capable of leading change and offering creative solutions that ensure prompt delivery of goods and services in an ever-changing global environment.

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“We have a nice blend of theory and practical approaches in our courses. We teach our students what is relevant in the business world so that they can apply what they’ve learned in class immediately in their jobs. Most of my students (who are also working professionals) share with me that the material that we cover in class is useful and practical—this confirms that the concepts that we teach in class apply directly in practice.”Dr. Canan Gunes Corlu, Associate Professor, Administrative Sciences; Coordinator, Supply Chain Management

Explore Careers in Supply Chain Management

Use the Career Insights tool to explore jobs that are the right fit for you. Filter by career area and job title or by industry sector to explore employment demand and average salaries. Select “Learn More” for a downloadable career report, or “Explore Other Options” to find the BU MET degree or certificate program that will prepare you for the job you want.

Why Earn a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management at BU?

  • DSLab Research Projects: BU MET’s Decision Sciences Research Laboratory (DSLab) offers opportunities to engage in applied collaborative research with professors and industry practitioners, while applying your analytical skills to solve current problems facing organizations. Most projects involve decision-making in the context of manufacturing and service supply chains and healthcare organizations, with the role of risk and uncertainty comprising an important aspect of our work. In all DSLab projects, we seek opportunities to disseminate results through local, regional, and international conference presentations, poster presentations, and academic journal articles.
  • Active Learning Environment: BU MET’s Supply Chain Management program focuses on practical, hands-on education, ensuring you are immersed in all aspects of the supply chain—education you can apply on the job.
  • Engaged Faculty: In BU MET’s Supply Chain Management master’s program, you benefit from working closely with highly qualified faculty who draw from active research and substantial professional achievements in areas such as global supply chains, operations management, logistics management, quality and production management, enterprise risk analytics, international business and trade, ecommerce, data mining, econometrics, and more.
  • Extensive Network: Study principles of Supply Chain Management alongside peers with solid business experience, learn from faculty who have valuable business contacts, and benefit from an alumni community with strong professional connections. The Supply Chain Club and other resources provide access to networking events, panels, and facility tours designed to connect you with peers and supply chain experts.
  • Complimentary Labs: Students have access to the following free self-paced laboratories: MwAM: Mathematics with Applications in Management and SwAM: Statistics with Applications in Management. Additionally, two levels of preparatory analytics laboratories offer access to advanced tools and provide opportunities to hone analytics skills using cases that are populated with realistic data.
  • 15:1 Class Ratio: Enjoy an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio, ensuring close interaction with faculty and access to support.
  • Valuable Resources: Make use of Boston University’s extensive resources, including the Center for Career Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Educational Resource Center, Fitness & Recreation Center, IT Help Centers, Mugar Memorial Library, Center for Antiracist Research, Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, George Sherman Union, and many others.
  • Flexible Options: Study at the pace that works for you, evenings on campus or fully online. Courses begin fall, spring, and summer; online courses have two starts per term.
  • Track Record: Learn from the best—since 2014, BU MET’s part-time master’s programs in business and management have been ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Advance Your Skills in Supply Chain Management

The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management and the MS in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) are available through the Department of Administrative Sciences, which offers a variety of evening and online degrees and certificates to help you remain competitive in business and management and rise to the top of your field. Focusing on providing industry-specific programs that are innovative, scholarly, challenging, interdisciplinary, and practically focused, our mission is to produce critical and innovative thinkers—broad in perspective, international in attitude, skilled in communications—who are competent, capable, and comfortable in their ability to make strategic decisions either alone or in teams, and practiced in using the tools necessary to compete in their specialization. We prepare students to succeed in a global environment, within a professional and ethical framework.

Graduate with Expertise

Metropolitan College’s Supply Chain Management graduate certificate will equip you with:

  • 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.

Certificate-to-Degree Pathway

BU MET graduate certificate programs can serve as building blocks to a master’s degree. The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management shares specific courses with the MS in Supply Chain Management. To be eligible for the degree, you must apply for admission and be accepted into the degree program. Consult with a graduate admissions advisor to learn more about these options.

Courses

(Four courses/16 credits)

Students who take MET AD 734 and meet certain performance standards will earn a Six Sigma Green Belt. Students who take both MET AD 605 and MET AD 734 and meet certain performance standards will earn a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.


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