Program Overview

This Certificate is Pending Approval.  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.

Program Outcomes

The expected outcomes include:

  • To assess global sourcing strategies
  • To compare international logistics alternatives
  • To evaluate global supply chains

More information about this program

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Admission Criteria

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.
Application Requirements

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.

Transfer Credits

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.

Additional Information

Prerequisites and Required Courses (16 total credits)


  • DSCI 681 Operations Management (4 credits)

Required Courses

  • 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)

How Admissions Works

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Course List


Prerequisites (4 credits)

  • DSCI 681 Operations Management for Services and Manufacturing
    4 credits

    The growing interdependence of business functions such as marketing, accounting, finance, information systems, and engineering requires effective and efficient operations management strategies and practices. The main objective of this course is to develop basic skills and knowledge necessary for managing the operations function in both manufacturing and service delivery firms. Special emphasis will be placed on contemporary issues facing operations managers such as supply chain structure and strategy, enterprise resource planning issues, product and process design, process management, value chain, and lean systems. Another objective of this course is to develop analytical skills necessary to identify and solve problems in the operations management arena.

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Requirements ( 16 total credits)

Required Courses (12 credits)

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  • MKTG 652 Supply Chain Logistics
    2 credits

    This course examines those activities involved in planning, implementing and controlling the flow of raw materials, in-process inventories, and finished goods from the point of origin to the points of consumption at the lowest total costs. Topics emphasized include inventory management, transportation, warehousing, information systems, performance measurement, materials handling, customer services, and the overall management of logistical functions.

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  • MKTG 653 Global Sourcing
    2 credits

    Global competition makes it increasingly important for American firms to contract with foreign companies in order to establish efficient and reliable sources of industrial materials and supplies. Topics include starting a global buying program; dealing with foreign cultures, business practices, monetary systems, and related legalities; writing international purchase orders; controlling global logistics costs; and U.S. programs designed to benefit importing buyers.

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  • IBUS 690 Doing Business Internationally
    4 credits

    This course will bring together the full range of factors influencing companies doing business across borders that were covered in the required IBUS 611 ? globalization, political economies, culture, ethics, legal systems, trade, investment, currency issues, market entry, production, logistics and marketing ? and apply them to management decision-making in national and regional operating environments around the world. The syllabus may be modified at short notice to accommodate current world events impacting the international business environment.

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