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Supply Chain Management (Graduate Certificate)

Supply Chain Management (Graduate Certificate)

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Logistics, Procurement, SOURCING, Supply Chain Management

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Program Description
Degree Awarded: Certificate  Supply Chain Management (certificate)

The certificate program in supply chain management is composed of courses with content that is tightly integrated and offers a comprehensive coverage of core topics in supply chain management.

The intended audiences for this certificate include working professionals who are graduates of general management undergraduate or graduate business programs who wish to supplement their degrees with focused, graduate-level courses in supply chain management. Students are either relatively new to supply chain management and desire a foundational knowledge of supply chain management complexities as well as a strong understanding of how companies leverage their supply chains to achieve competitive advantage, or they are experienced supply chain management professionals who wish to update their knowledge of current thinking and best practices through interaction with faculty engaged in broad-based research and consulting.

At a Glance

Degree Requirements

15 credit hours including the required capstone course (SCM 532)

Required Core (12 credit hours)
SCM 502 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
SCM 520 Strategic Procurement (3)
SCM 521 Supply Management and Negotiation (3)
SCM 541 Logistics in the Supply Chain (3)

Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
SCM 532 Supply Chain Cost and Design Issues (3)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the W. P. Carey School of Business.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. evidence of a minimum of two years of full-time work experience
  4. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

Career Opportunities

The certificate program in supply chain management includes the essential academic preparation for students who are interested in pursuing professional careers in purchasing and procurement, operations or logistics.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook (2019) states, employment for supply chain managers is projected to grow 4 to 6 percent between 2018 and 2028.

Career examples include

  • logistics manager
  • purchasing analyst
  • supply chain analyst
  • supply chain manager
Contact Information

WPC Graduate Programs | MCRD 350
wpcareymasters@asu.edu | 480-965-3332

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3 year programs

These programs allow students to fast-track their studies after admission and earn a bachelor’s degree in three years or fewer while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students should talk to their academic advisor to get started.

4+1 year programs

These programs allow students to accelerate their studies by combining undergraduate with graduate coursework, which may allow them to earn a bachelor’s and a master's degree in as few as five years (for some programs).

Each program has requirements students must meet to be eligible for consideration. Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. During their junior year, eligible students are advised by their academic departments to apply.
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