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Graduate Certificate in
Supply Chain Management

Courses

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 the 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 because 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.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • 3
    credits

    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

    Performance metrics used in supply chain management, both within the enterprise and across the extended enterprise.

    • Prerequisite or concurrent

      SCM 800

  • 3
    credits

    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

    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

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.

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