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As advances in technology and disruptive global events transform the economy, businesses find increasing value in employees who can analyze and coordinate supply chains, which are at the core of every organization. Nebraska Business can help you develop the skills necessary to meet this growing demand. The course credits you’ll earn are transferrable, so you can also roll your credits into master’s program at Nebraska, including our MBA with a specialization in supply chain management.
This course enables students to better develop and sustain a company’s competitive advantage through effective supply chain management. Students will learn how to create value for customers through supply chains, operations, and information systems, and develop an understanding of the relationships between operations, supply chain management, and other parts of the organization. Students will also gain an understanding of how effective operations and supply chain management can support corporate level strategies. This course is a prerequisite for most other supply chain management courses.
This course provides an introduction to several important business analytics topics and discusses how they can be used to support decision-making in all areas of business, as well as government, education, and agriculture. A prerequisite for all other business analytics courses, GRBA 851 covers methods used to describe data, make predictions and enable decision-making.
This course discusses how information systems and technology are used to support operations and supply chain management, including designing, planning, and controlling of manufacturing and service systems. Students will explore and learn some of the latest trends in information systems and technology, and gain an understanding of how those systems can improve supply chain performance.
Prerequisites: GRBA 851
There are three categories of analytical tools: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive. Predictive analytics extends statistical and/or artificial intelligence methods to provide forecasting capability. In today’s environment, predictive analytics typically involves applying knowledge management to analyze large quantities of data. This course exposes students to the analytical methods and statistical programming languages, such as R, commonly used for predictive analytics in business.
Project management involves managing people and resources to accomplish a new activity. This course introduces techniques used for planning and managing projects, from project initiation through implementation. Students learn a variety of tools and techniques used for budgeting, planning and scheduling, risk management, and project implementation.
Data mining applies quantitative analysis to support humans in identifying actionable information from large quantities of data, which helps organizations make better decisions. Descriptive analytics involves the examination of data to discover patterns and other types of knowledge. This course focuses on successful applications of descriptive data mining in business and describes the statistical and artificial intelligence tools commonly utilized. The course also addresses ethical issues related to the use of information obtained through data mining.
Simulation is the process of building a computer model of a system or a decision-making problem and experimenting with the model to obtain insight into the system’s behavior or assist in making a decision. This course covers the simulation of business systems that are subject to uncertainty and risk. Upon completion, students will be able to carry out the entire process of designing a simulation model, implementing it in appropriate software, executing the simulation, collecting and analyzing output data, and using the results of the analysis to evaluate alternative decision scenarios.
There are three categories of analytical tools: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive. Prescriptive analytics focuses on the use of data generated by descriptive and predictive analytics to achieve an organization’s strategic and operational goals. Since data is increasingly available in today’s business environment, integrating that data into decision-making is essential for efficiency improvement and profit generation. This course introduces students to the analytical methods and software commonly used in optimization modeling, enabling them to prescribe recommendations to improve performance and study what-if questions in business problems.
$650 per credit hour
12 total credit hours required*
Nebraska's graduate certificate programs offers exceptional value, combining fair cost and strong preparation for career advancement. The flat cost of $650 per credit hour applies to all students, regardless of where you live. Although the program is F1 visa exempt, international admission requirements no extra charge.
*Based on 2022–23 Tuition Rates
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.
Application deadlines are July 1 for the fall semester, November 1 for the spring semester and April 1 for the summer semester.
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