Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Certificate in Supply Chain Management
DEVELOP AND SUSTAIN COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Supply chain management professionals are in high demand due to competitive pressures and increased business complexity across the globe. In this 12-credit-hour online program, you’ll hone your analytical skills and discover how to leverage key concepts, tools and technologies to make supply chains faster, more flexible and more efficient.
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Through innovative coursework, you’ll learn about strategic supply chain design, 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.

EXPLORE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS COURSE SCHEDULE
Complete One Required Courses
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

GRBA 815

Strategic implications for the management and coordination of supply chains, including both internal and external operations and the information systems necessary for support. Relationships between operations and information systems and other functional areas of organizations, e.g., accounting, marketing, finance, and engineering/R&D are evaluated, along with relationships with other organizations in the supply chain, are emphasized.

Choose Three Elective Courses
ADVANCED ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS

SCMA 831

Analytical approach to the design, planning, and control of operations management systems, including domestic and international, manufacturing and service operations.

PLANNING AND CONTROLLING SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS

SCMA 832

Prerequisites: GRBA 815 (Supply Chain Management Strategies)

Taught predominately by the case method with a few classes for review and summary lectures. Concentrates on higher management decisions involving the manufacturing, service, and public sectors. Facilities planning, labor, aggregate planning, strategic planning, capacity management, and trade-off analysis.

ADVANCED TOPICS IN LEAN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

SCMA 834

Prerequisites: GRBA 815

Focus on the improvement of supply chain operations through the application of lean management principles. Topics include just-in-time, six-sigma, theory of constraints, and associated tools and applications. The course would be offered primarily in the online MBA program.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

SCMA 836

Planning and managing projects from initiation through implementation. Use of tools and techniques for bidding, planning budgeting scheduling, risk management and implementation.

GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

SCMA 839

Prerequisites: GRBA 815

Focus on global aspects of supply chain managing with primary emphasis on sourcing and distribution strategies. Topics will include sourcing strategies, concepts and tools. Specific issues include make versus buy decisions, supplier evaluation and selection, total cost of ownership, contracts and legal terms, negotiation, and purchasing ethics.

MANAGING LOGISTICS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

SCMA 844

Prerequisites: GRBA 815

Examination of physical distribution activities in the marketing mix from the viewpoints of both providers and users of components of logistics systems. Logistics problems of concern to the marketing manager include time and place utility concepts, spatial relationships of markets, channel design, transportation modes, and inventory management.

ADVANCED SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY

SCMA 847

Prerequisites: GRBA 815

Technological advancements to include radio frequency identification systems, automated storage and retrieval systems, distribution routing systems. Description of physical characteristics, potential to support supply chain management, and implications on inventory management within supply chains.

BUSINESS DATA MINING AND DESCRIPTIVE ANALYTICS

SCMA 853

Prerequisites: GRBA 851

Data mining applies quantitative analysis to support humans in identifying actionable information from large amounts of data. Actionable means that value can be obtained, which for businesses usually relates to making money. This course will focus on how data mining has been successfully applied in business. It will also describe in non-technical terms how the statistical and artificial intelligence-based tools commonly used in data mining work. The course will also address ethical issues related to use of information obtained through data mining.

Admission

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.

Upload Supporting Documents

All Supporting Documents including unofficial transcripts and test scores are uploaded directly via the graduate application.

You are required to submit an unofficial transcript from each post-secondary institution you have attended during the application review process.


Submit Official Transcripts

If you are admitted, you will be required to submit an official transcript sent directly from each institution you have attended to The Office of Graduate Studies. We recommend that you complete this task before your admitted term begins. A hold will be placed on your account if they do not receive your official transcripts by October 1 for the fall term, February 1 for the spring term and July 1 for the summer term. Students will have until that day to submit official transcripts or your admission will be rescinded.

Transcripts can be sent electronically to graduate@unl.edu or by mail to

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Graduate Admissions
1100 Seaton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0619

International Student Transcript Submission

If you are an international student, please refer to the Nebraska Office of Graduate Studies for transcript and document information.

International Transcript Information

Additional information on Application Requirements can be found at Graduate Studies website.

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Affordability
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 enrolled in our MBA programs, you can use your MBA electives to earn this graduate certificate at the same time.

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