Set Yourself Apart

The Penn State Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management curriculum consists of four 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 core concepts of the strategic supply chain management framework, including process orientation, a systems viewpoint, intra-frim coordination, and extended enterprise collaboration. 3 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.

Prerequisite or Concurrent: SCM 800

3 credits
Supply Management SCM 822

Selecting, evaluating, and determining the nature of relationships with suppliers from the buyer's perspective within the context of industry and market knowledge. Additionally, understanding ethical conduct in business organizations.

Prerequisite: SCM 800

3 credits
Operations Management and Demand Fulfillment SCM 842

Best principles and practices for production management as well as tools and models for demand forecasting and inventory management, particularly as it relates to the fulfillment of demand for finished goods.

Prerequisite: SCM 800

3 credits

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

Course Availability

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