SCMA Graduate Certificate Programs

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Are you interested in leveraging valuable knowledge to improve business performance? In each of our 12-credit-hour online programs, you will sharpen your analytical skills and learn to use cutting-edge technology to improve business efficiency. Taught by renouned faculty from our nationally ranked MBA program, both programs are delivered in a series of 8-week courses that are fully optimized for mobile and tailored to meet your goals.
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As big data and new technologies continue to transform all aspects of business, there is growing demand for employees with experience managing and analyzing data to make decisions and predictions that add organizational value.

The business analytics certificate program prepares you for success in this rapidly changing business environment and provides you with methods and tools applicable to virtually any industry. The critical skills taught have broad appeal for employers and create an edge in today’s competitive job market. No matter your undergraduate degree or career path, you’ll hone your critical thinking skills and discover how to use cutting-edge technology to develop solutions to business problems and improve performance. You’ll learn to work collaboratively with information technology and statistical specialists to collect, maintain and analyze data in support of decision-making.

Comprised of four courses total, you must earn a grade C or better in each to complete the certificate. The classes can be taken as pass/no pass, but pass is defined as C or better for this purpose.

Before applying, ensure you have met the prerequisites of a bachelor’s degree and an introductory statistics course with a grade of C or better. If you have not taken statistics, you can take ECON 215 or STAT 218 from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. If you are not in the Lincoln area, an equivalent course can be taken at another college or university. Refer to the transfer equivalency webpage linked below to make sure the course you take is applicable. Doing well in basic statistics is important to your success in the business analytics program.

Three Required Courses:
GRBA 851 - Business Analytics
ECON 817 - Introductory Econometrics
MRKT 850 - Data Driven Marketing Strategy

Choose One From the Following:
MRKT 845 - Advanced Marketing Analytics
SCMA 837 - Risk and Simulation Modeling
SCMA 851 - Predictive Analytics
SCMA 852 - Data Management and Organization
SCMA 853 - Business Data Mining and Descriptive Analytics
SCMA 854 - Advanced Descriptive Analytics
SCMA 855 - Prescriptive Analytics

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Supply chain management professionals are involved in all business processes from raw materials extraction to consumer purchase, ensuring the right product is in the hands of the right consumer at the right time. Competitive pressures and sophisticated consumers demanding innovative and speedy solutions characterize today’s global business environment. Understanding and optimizing business processes is the cornerstone of success and is the reason supply chain management professionals are in strong demand.

The supply chain management certificate program provides you with exposure to the key concepts, tools and technologies needed for a successful career in supply chain management. Coursework covers a wide array of important topics including strategic supply chain design, supply chain planning and forecasting, sourcing and procurement, logistics, distribution and inventory management, and lean management principles.

Comprised of four courses total, you must earn a grade C or better in each to complete the certificate. The classes can be taken as pass/no pass, but pass is defined as C or better for this purpose.

One Required Course:
GRBA 815 - Supply Chain Management Strategies

Choose Three From the Following:
SCMA 831 - Advanced Enterprise Systems
SCMA 832 - Planning and Controlling Supply Chain Systems
SCMA 834 - Advanced Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management
SCMA 836 - Project Management and Implementation
SCMA 839 - Global Supply Chain Management
SCMA 844 - Managing Logistics in the Supply Chain
SCMA 847 - Advanced Supply Chain Technology
SCMA 853 - Business Data Mining and Descriptive Analytics

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Because we review applications on a continual basis, you can start earning the certificate when it works best for you, whether that’s spring, fall or summer.

To apply, you will need to pay a $50 application fee and submit the following:

- Academic transcripts - Professional résumé - Three references names and contact information - TOEFL or IELTS exam (required for international students) or minimum English proficiency: TOEFL paper 550, TOEFL internet 79, IELTS 6.5.

Note that under the Admission Objective section, you should select “Non-Degree, Graduate Certificate Objective” and then select your desired certificate.

If you are a current student in our MBA programs, you will not need to apply to enroll in the certificate program.

Registration codes for the certificate courses will be sent out from the Business Graduate Programs office approximately 30 days prior to the term start date.

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Since certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid, we know cost is key. At a flat rate of $630 per credit hour, our certificate programs are some of the most affordable in the Big Ten.

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Completing a certificate can be a good way to get a feel for graduate level classes and diversify your expertise. Because the course credits you'll earn while completing a certificate are transferrable, you can roll your credits into a master's program later on. If you're already enrolled in one of our MBA programs, you can use your MBA electives to earn this graduate certificate at the same time.

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