Certificate in Supply Chain Management

You must be a current Bauer graduate student (MBA or MS) to earn one of our graduate certificates listed on this page.

The primary focus of this certificate is to provide students with in-depth knowledge regarding the complexity and challenges of managing Global Supply Chains. Every function of global commerce - marketing, procurement, manufacturing operations, logistics, inventory management, information technology, and customer relations are impacted by supply chain professionals. Students will gain exposure to all of the supply chain elements individually, understand their associated interactions as well as the interactions with the other business functions. They will comprehend the need for balance and for managing trade-offs in the supply chain. They will be better able to identify the key drivers and the associated managerial levers that impact supply chain performance.

The certificate will be of interest to anyone who currently has or seeks a primary or secondary role in supply chain management. This includes those involved in procurement (sourcing/purchasing), operations, logistics, engineering, project and product management, as well as entrepreneurs, consultants and general managers.


The certificate requires students to take three of the following courses, one of which is required: Global Supply Chain Management (3 credits) (Required) This course will focus on the key issues associated with the strategic planning and tactical operations of global supply chains. Students will understand the linkage between a firm’s supply chain strategy and business strategy, how to utilize the firm’s resources more effectively, and the impact of coordinating the movement of goods and services through different echelons of supply chains in order to create a competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

  • Supply Chain Management Certificate Curriculum

    (Need 12 credit hours)

    For students who are admitted Fall 2016 and later.

    • SCM 7320 Supply Chain Analytics
    • SCM 7330 Demand and Supply Integration
    • SCM 7350 Strategic Supply Management
    • SCM 7390 Global Supply Chain Strategy
    • SCM 7325/7397 Process Analysis and Design
    • SCM 7335 Logistics Management

    Elective certificates are only offered to actively-enrolled Bauer MBA and MS students. The only exception applies to MBA and MS alumni, who may also return to pursue certificates.

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