Global Supply Chain Management
Supply chain management is one of the fastest growing career fields in business. Specialists in this field have a deep understanding of the structures and rhythms of global supply chains, how to optimize them, manage costs and assure uninterrupted commodity, component, and product supplies, and streamline systems integration. Students undertaking this certificate will master the basics of international trade and regulations, transportation and logistics, customer service, order fulfillment, sales and operations planning, ecommerce/omni-channel, warehousing and inventory management, and, supplier relations, sourcing and purchasing. As organizations use supply chain management to achieve key strategic objectives, this concentration prepares students with knowledge and skills necessary to initiate, plan and implement supply chain projects, policies and systems successfully--globally.
The expected outcomes include:
- To assess global sourcing strategies
- To compare international logistics alternatives
- To evaluate global supply chains
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To be considered for admission to the Global Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate Program, you must submit evidence of the following:
- A bachelor's degree earned from an accredited institution
- At least one year of full-time professional work experience
- Principles of management and basic statistics and a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Applicants should allow 7-10 business days for review once all required application materials are received and sent to the College of Management Graduate Admissions Committee.
To be considered for admission you must submit:
- Graduate Application
- Non-refundable application fee (waived for graduates of Metropolitan State University)
- Official Transcripts
- Assessment Scores
- Current resume
- Goals Essay
See Applying to the Program for application packets, details on the requirements, deadlines and International Student application requirements.
Courses are accepted in transfer upon the approval of the Graduate Programs Director in consultation with discipline coordinators. A course is accepted in transfer only if it has been completed within the last five years from an accredited institution, no degree was granted, and a letter grade of B or better was earned in the course.
Prerequisites and Required Courses (16 total credits)
- DSCI 681 Operations Management (4 credits)
- DSCI 640 Supply Chain Management- Concepts and Techniques (4 credits) (Course pending approval--not listed under Course List)
- MKTG 652 Supply Chain Logistics (2 credits)
- MKTG 653 Global Sourcing (2 credits)
- IBUS 690 Doing Business Internationally (4 credits)