Supply Chain Management Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Person-in-ChargeDavid Huff
Program CodeSCMGT
Campus(es)World Campus

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 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.

Effective Semester: Fall 2020
Expiration Semester: Fall 2025

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

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 Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, regardless of the number of credits or semesters completed. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Application Completion of the Graduate School certificate application.
  • Statement of Purpose Applicants must describe how professional experience and goals align with the Certificate in Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Risk Management, not to exceed 500 words.
  • Vita or Résumé Provide a one- to two-page listing of professional experience and education.

GRE or GMAT test scores are NOT required.

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Required Courses
SCM 800Supply Chain Management3
SCM 801Supply Chain Performance Metrics and Financial Analysis3
SCM 822Supply Management3
SCM 842Operations Management and Demand Fulfillment3
Total Credits12


Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Learning Outcomes

  1. SCM METHODS: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of best practices used in monitoring, managing and improving supply chains.
  2. SCM METRICS: Students will be able to identify and measure essential metrics that are key indicators of supply chain performance.
  3. SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN: Students will be able to identify key strategic issues for designing supply chains.
  4. SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCIALS: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of supply chain financial measures and be able to analyze how supply chain decisions impact the financial success of the enterprise.
  5. BUSINESS ETHICS: Students will be able to identify business and professional ethics associated with SCM, both domestically and internationally.


Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Kevin Linderman
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC) David J Huff
Program Contact

Michelle Kristen Rockower
219C Business Building
University Park PA 16802
(814) 865-5290

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