Supply Chain Risk Management Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Person-in-ChargeKevin Linderman
Program CodeSCRM
Campus(es)World Campus

The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Risk Management is offered by the Smeal College of Business. Risk Management is becoming increasingly essential for Supply Chains. This certificate will provide students with foundational knowledge of Supply Chain Risk Management theory and best practices. The graduate certificate is a 12-credit program that can be completed in one calendar year.

Effective Semester: Fall 2022
Expiration Semester: Fall 2027

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.

Other admissions requirements include:

  • 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
IST 564Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management3
SCM 863Managing Supply Chain Risk and Resiliency3
IST 803Cybersecurity Foundations3
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

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate competency in the foundational concepts of supply chain management
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate competency in the foundational concepts of knowledge management
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate competency in the concepts and practices of risk management


Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head David J Huff
Program Contact

Michelle Kristen Rockower
(814) 865-5290

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