Set Yourself Apart

The Penn State Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management curriculum consists of six courses designed to build your competence across the foundations of supply chain management. Courses are offered in a convenient, online format that gives you flexibility of learning from your home or office on your own time, while connecting with supply chain peers around the world.

Your Life, Your Schedule

You'll have the ability to study when and where it is convenient for you since the courses are delivered entirely online. You'll communicate with classmates and instructors using a variety of communication tools and applications, including bulletin boards, email, listservs, chat, and web conferencing.

Applied Knowledge

In addition to providing a flexible schedule, online delivery allows you to apply the knowledge you gain to your current job on a daily basis. This online program allows you to improve your learning experience and your company's bottom line each day as you put theory into practice.

Course List - Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management 

Required Courses (12 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Supply Chain Management SCM 800 Introduction to the strategic framework, issues, and methods for integrating supply and demand management within and across companies. 4 credits
Supply Chain Performance Metrics & Financial Analysis SCM 801 Performance metrics used in supply chain management, both within the enterprise and across the extended enterprise. 1 credit
Demand Fulfillment SCM 812 This course covers the forecasting and inventory management activities involved in the fulfillment of demand for finished goods. 2 credits
Supply Management SCM 822 An overview of the strategic role that supply management has in effective supply, demand, and value chain operations. 2 credits
Manufacturing & Service Operations Planning SCM 842 Planning strategies for managing manufacturing and service operations within supply chains. 2 credits
Business Ethics BA 803 A study of ethical conduct in organizations and how cultural differences and personal conduct impact business decisions. 1 credit

How long will the program take?
This graduate certifcate program can be completed in one year.

Course Availability

If you're ready to see when your courses will be offered, visit our public LionPATH course search (opens in new window) to start planning ahead.