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Supply Chain Management

Graduate Credit Certificate Program

David Huff
489B Business Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: 814-865-1655 
Fax: 814-863-7067
E-mail: scm-mps@smeal.psu.edu

The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management is a 12-credit online professional development program focused on building competence across the foundations of supply chain management. Through integration of strategic procurement, supply management, manufacturing, service operations, and demand fulfillment, this year-long program positions students to manage and enhance the value of today's complex supply chains. In addition to core supply chain principles, topics in ethics, performance metrics, financial analysis, and information systems are covered. The certificate program starts with basic supply chain concepts that professionals are expected to know and then uses a best-practices approach to build supply chain skills and analytical capabilities. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must apply for admission to the certificate program via the Graduate School application for admission.  Admission requirements are stated in the GENERAL INFORMATION section of the Graduate Bulletin. International applicants must satisfy the English proficiency requirement

Applicants should have at least two years of professional experience along with an understanding of basic accounting and microeconomic terms and principles. Spreadsheet skills and knowledge of business statistics are necessary for successful participation in the program. 

Along with the submission of the online application and the nonrefundable application fee, the following is required: 

  • Official Transcripts and Grade Point Average (GPA) - Applicants must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in the final two years of undergraduate studies or in your most recent gradaute degree is required. 
  • Resume - Applicants must upload their current resume with the online application.

List of Courses Included in the Certificate: 

BA 803 - Business Ethics (1)

SCM 800 - Supply Chain Management (4)

SCM 801 Supply Chain Performance Metrics and Financial Analysis (1)

SCM 812 - Demand Fulfillment (2)

SCM 822 - Supply Management (2)

SCM 842 - Manufacturing and Service Operations Planning (2)

Effective Date: Fall Semester 2016
Expiration Date: Fall Semester 2021

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2016

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