Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Online

Prepare for executive-level roles when you learn how to optimize the delivery of products and services from distribution centers to end users with advanced supply chain management expertise.

Apply by: 4/29/24
Start class: 5/12/24 Apply Now

Program Overview

Discover what our online Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management can do for you

Enhance your business acumen with a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management online from St. Cloud State University. Acquire innovative supply chain strategies and solutions when you deepen your understanding of data processing software, inventory management tools and distribution network design.

In this innovative program, highly engaged faculty utilize real-world case studies to facilitate hands-on application of your advanced supply chain management expertise in a supportive learning environment. Whether you want to specialize your business expertise or jumpstart your MBA, this Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management will help you gain marketable supply chain management expertise quickly and affordably.

Upon completing this Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management online program, you will be able to:

  • Apply tools that increase supply chain competitiveness
  • Understand the key functional areas in moving goods through the supply chain from manufacturing to the end consumer
  • Survey and discuss inventory management, placement and replenishment techniques
  • Comprehend distribution network design and transportation problems related to matching supply and demand to meet customer needs
  • Gain standard and advanced analytical techniques used to transform data into actionable business intelligence
  • Acquire hands-on experience with these techniques and be exposed to the innovative ways firms are using analytics to improve supply chain management processes
  • Apply tools that increase supply chain competitiveness
  • Understand the key functional areas in moving goods through the supply chain from manufacturing to the end consumer
  • Survey and discuss inventory management, placement and replenishment techniques
  • Comprehend distribution network design and transportation problems related to matching supply and demand to meet customer needs
  • Gain standard and advanced analytical techniques used to transform data into actionable business intelligence
  • Acquire hands-on experience with these techniques and be exposed to the innovative ways firms are using analytics to improve supply chain management processes

Career opportunities:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • General and Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager/Buyer
  • Production/QA Manager
  • Inventory Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Transportation, Storage and Distribution Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Sales Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manger
  • Compliance Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • General and Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager/Buyer
  • Production/QA Manager
  • Inventory Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Transportation, Storage and Distribution Manager
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Sales Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manger
  • Compliance Manager

Graduate programs also available:

St. Cloud State offers additional graduate certificates and a Master of Business Administration online. Check out our MBA and other graduate certificate online programs.

Total Tuition $5,700*
Program Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 9

Accreditation

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The Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Less than 6% of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold AACSB business accreditation. We are one of two business schools in Minnesota to hold AACSB accreditation for 45+ years, showing a long-standing record of excellence.

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Tuition

Take advantage of our affordable tuition

Our online graduate certificate program offers the same tuition to all in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is affordable and includes all fees.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $633.33
Total Tuition $5,700*

Calendar

Stay on track with our convenient course schedule

The online graduate certificate program from St. Cloud State features 7-week courses and multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that is best for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition Deadline
Spring B3/10/242/26/243/4/243/6/243/19/24
Summer A5/12/244/29/245/5/245/8/245/21/24
Summer B7/7/246/17/247/1/247/3/247/16/24
Fall A9/1/248/19/248/26/248/28/249/10/24
Fall B10/27/2410/14/2410/21/2410/23/2411/5/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 4/29/24
Class Starts 5/12/24

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Admissions

Review the requirements for your online certificate in supply chain management

Our streamlined admissions process makes it easy for you to get started right away. Please read the admission requirements to ensure you qualify.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 2.75 undergraduate GPA**
  • No GMAT required
*Students who have below a 2.75 GPA may still be considered for admission. A holistic review of the application and required documentation will be completed. Upon review, an interview with the MBA Program Director may be requested.

Application Requirements

  • Professional resume
  • Contact information for two professional references
  • $78 application fee
  • Short-answer questions, limit to 1200 characters/about 200 words (Note: counter in the system counts characters):
    • How will this graduate certificate contribute to your personal or professional growth?
    • As a graduate student, what do you aspire to contribute to the certificate courses and your fellow students?

Transcripts

Please submit transcripts from all colleges attended. We will accept unofficial transcripts at the time of application; however, official transcripts will need to be submitted before the end of the first term in the program. St. Cloud State staff will download official transcripts for graduates of St. Cloud State and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

Non-St. Cloud State/Minnesota State transcripts may be ordered through the records office and delivered electronically to:

  • Parchment – St. Cloud State University >> Graduate Admissions
  • National Student Clearinghouse – St. Cloud State University >> Graduate Admissions

Official paper and international transcripts may be mailed to:

School of Graduate Studies
720 4th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Courses

Here’s what you will study in our Graduate Certificate Supply Chain Management online

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management online, you must complete three courses (nine credit hours).

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Integration of core business processes and human resources to manage the flow of materials from suppliers to end users. Effective and efficient sourcing of outside goods and services. Critical analysis of cross-functional processes and overall value chain for goods or services. Sustainable buyer-supplier relationships.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Transportation, logistics, and warehousing for sustainable delivery in omni-channel environments. Understanding of links in core business processes to ensure the effi cient and effective delivery of products and services. Inventory management, placement, and replenishment techniques. Distribution network design and transportation problems related to matching supply and demand.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Organization of information architecture in support of data driven decision making and optimal supply chain performance. Standard and advanced analytical techniques to provide actionable business intelligence. Hands-on experience with advanced analytical techniques. Discussion of innovative applications of analytics to improve supply chain management processes.
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