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Earn. Land. Do. A Better Job with a graduate certificate from the #1 SCM School in the country.

A graduate certificate can help you land a great role in Supply Chain Management, a rapidly-growing industry with professional opportunities across the globe. When you do your very best to drive your career forward, you set yourself up for a future that has never looked brighter.

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Elements of Global Supply Chain Management Gtraduate Certificate: Apply by August 11, 11 Credits, 100% online.

Attend the Best School in the Country

Our world-class faculty and strategic business partnerships are no surprise when you consider that we’ve been ranked #1 for our undergraduate SCM program by U.S. News & World Report since 2010.

Our courses, located within the Broad College of Business, are developed with an understanding of what business leaders are looking for so you can get straight to work. For over forty years, the MSU Supply Chain Management Council has collaborated with our department. Some of our current members include:

A Better Industry Outlook

Jobs in the Supply Chain Management industry are:

• Growing fast: 154% faster than the national average.*

• Jobs in SCM have a median yearly income of $100k.*

• Thousands of jobs are available around the world.

• Employees with just one certification, certificate or credential earn 17% more than those without.*

• The industry reports overall high levels of job satisfaction.

*Data from the 2022 Supply Chain Salary and Career Report, Association for Supply Chain Management and ONET: Occupational Information Network entries for Logisticians and related titles.

Earn. Land. Do. In Just Two Semesters.

The Elements of Global Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate is designed to be completed in just nine months, online, while you work in your current job. Five, graduate-level courses taught by our award-winning SCM faculty on key topics include:

• Business

• Analytics

• Procurement

• Logistics

• Operations

At $880 per credit hour, the entire graduate certificate is $9,680.

Class List

  • 801 - Intro to Business and Supply Chain (2 credits)

    Semester: Fall of every year, Summer of every year

    Credits: Total Credits: 2 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2

    Restrictions: Approval of department.

    Description: Introduction to business and communication skills necessary to compete successfully in a global environment. Basic business vocabulary and practices especially those related to the functions of supply chain management activities including procurement, manufacturing, and logistics.

    Effective Dates: FS23 – Open

  • 803 - Intro to Supply Chain Analytics (3 credits)

    Semester: Fall of every year, Summer of every year

    Credits: Total Credits: 3 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3

    Prerequisite: SCM 801 or concurrently

    Restrictions: Approval of department.

    Description: Statistics topics including random variables, regression, forecasting, and index construction. Introduction of quantitative and statistical methods used for decision making. Discussion of different sources for supply chain data and their use in decisions.

    Effective Dates: FS23 – Open

  • 805 - Intro to Procurement (2 credits)

    Semester: Fall of every year, Spring of every year

    Credits: Total Credits: 2 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2

    Prerequisite: SCM 801 and SCM 803

    Restrictions: Approval of department.

    Description: Introduction of strategic sourcing and supply chain management enterprise implications. Integration and coordination of sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, and logistics for global competitiveness.

    Effective Dates: SS24 – Open

  • 806- Intro to Logistics (2 credits)

    Semester: Fall of every year, Spring of every year

    Credits: Total Credits: 2 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2

    Prerequisite: SCM 801 and SCM 803

    Restrictions: Approval of department.

    Description: Introduction to logistics and transportation services including order fulfillment, distribution operations, warehousing considerations, operation of transportation services, and third-party logistics providers.

    Effective Dates: SS24 – Open

  • 807 - Intro to Operations (2 credits)

    Semester: Fall of every year, Spring of every year

    Credits: Total Credits: 2 Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2

    Prerequisite: SCM 801 and SCM 803

    Restrictions: Approval of department.

    Description: Overview of the planning and control functions required to match supply and demand in a manufacturing firm. Importance of coordination of plans across an organization and the information systems utilized for these functions.

    Effective Dates: SS24 – Open

Better Mondays Ahead

Have you been thinking about changing industries? Maybe you’re concerned about the direction your career is heading in. The Elements of Global Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate is designed for those looking for a fresh start in the SCM field. Do you have a background in Agriculture & Natural Resources, Economics, Mathematics, or Engineering and want to incorporate supply chain? Make this the year you shift your career.