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Graduate Certificate in
Supply Chain Risk Management

Program Summary

Learn to create a more secure supply chain using industry-proven strategies for managing interruptions as well as tactics for mitigating risks.
How To Apply
Apply by July 1 to start August 21

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Costs and Financial Aid

12 Credits $1,121 per credit

Costs and Financial Aid 

Learn to Manage Risk to Create a More Secure, Resilient, and Agile Supply Chain

Risks to a supply chain system can come in many forms, including natural disasters, cyber attacks, or system failures. The four courses in this online graduate certificate program examine the tactics and skills needed to manage risks and create a more robust supply chain.

As a student in this online supply chain graduate program, you can learn about cutting-edge strategies that successful companies employ to mitigate supply chain interruptions. The curriculum also examines business continuity planning, cybersecurity, and supply chain resilience, providing students with current supply chain knowledge through deep dives into these topics.

The Penn State Difference

This program is AACSB Accredited

As a student in the online Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Risk Management program, you will learn from the same faculty who teach on campus at the AACSB–accredited Penn State Smeal College of Business. 

A comprehensive industry report released by Gartner, Inc. ranks Penn State’s supply chain program as a top graduate supply chain program in the United States. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranks the Penn State Smeal College of Business supply chain/logistics graduate program as one of the best in the nation, and employers consistently recognize the exceptional quality of this program.

Step Up to a Master's Degree

Not to be confused with a certification, a graduate certificate credential validates critical thinking and communication skills that are crucial to employers. In addition to being an excellent stand-alone credential, 9 credits from the certificate can apply toward a Master of Supply Chain Management, an MBA, or a Master's in Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship with application and acceptance into a degree.

Who Should Apply?

The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Risk Management is designed for working logistics professionals who want to gain knowledge and skills to enhance their understanding of cybersecurity as it relates to supply chain management. It can also be beneficial for professionals who hold a cybersecurity degree or work in a cybersecurity or security risk analysis position and have an interest in supply chain logistics.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Your Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Risk Management can prepare you for a variety of supply chain careers in almost any industry. You can prepare for positions such as:

  • supply chain program manager
  • logistics manager
  • purchasing manager
  • industrial production manager
  • retail solutions manager
  • product supply lead
  • import operations specialist
  • export specialist

Information for Military and Veterans

Are you a member of the military, a veteran, or a military spouse? Please visit our military webpage for additional information regarding financial aid, transfer credits, and application instructions.

Online Education at Penn State

Penn State has a history of 100+ years of distance education and more than two decades of experience in online learning. We create an online learning environment that offers you the same quality education our resident students experience in a face-to-face setting. Learn more about Penn State World Campus.

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