Supply Chain Management Certificate



The Certificate in Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a 15 credit certificate for professionals working or desiring to work in a supply chain management function. This is designed to serve professionals with or without formal education and/or experience in SCM. It will provide an overview of the various aspects of SCM, improve the understanding of various principles and its applications in global supply chain management. This certificate will also provide an exposure to logistics, transportation, packaging, operations planning, inventory management, lean and six-sigma and enterprise resource planning (ERP) among others.
 


Why enroll in this certificate?

  • SCM holds the biggest cost in any manufacturing or retail organization.
  • The globalization made SCM very challenging.
  • The logistics activities growing and forecasted to grow.
  • The US logistics activities have been growing at a rate higher than the rate of global growth in the economy.
  • The logistics activities in the USA is about 8% of the entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
 

Structure

  • Five-course SCM Certificate is open to all.
  • These are regular credit courses of an undergraduate program in Business Administration.
  • Each course is worth 3 credits.
  • SCM Certificate credits are transferable to an undergraduate program in business.
  • Upon successful completion, students will receive a digital badge as a form of credentialing.


Pre-Requisites

  • Minimum Requirement to enroll:
    • Associate Degree (or)
    • High School Diploma or equivalent with 2 years of experience in a supply chain management function (or)
    • High School Diploma or equivalent with 4 years of experience in any other functions 
  • BUS ADM 384 (Intro to Supply Chain Management) must be taken before taking BUS ADM 334 (Logistics Management), BUS ADM 381 (Operations Management), and BUS ADM 383 (Enterprise Resource Planning). BUS ADM 380 can be taken anytime including along with BUS ADM 384 as the starting course.
 

Expectations

  • All candidates must have a High School level analytical ability
  • A fair inclination to use excel for analyses
  • Ability to write reports in MS Word
  • Ability to make presentations in PowerPoint
  • Take online exams using a laptop/PC
  • It is highly recommended that a candidate brush up their knowledge of basic math and statistics before pursuing this certificate
 

Required Courses

  • BUS ADM 384 - Intro to Supply Chain Management
  • BUS ADM 380 - Project Management
  • BUS ADM 381 - Operations Management
  • BUS ADM 383 - Enterprise Resource Planning
  • BUS ADM 334 - Logistics Management