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Global Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate

About The Program

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 graduate certificate prepares students with knowledge and skills necessary to initiate, plan and implement supply chain projects, policies and systems successfully--globally.

Student outcomes

A student achieving a Certificate in Project Management will be able to:

  • Assess global sourcing strategies.
  • Compare international logistics alternatives.
  • Evaluate global supply chains.


How to enroll

Program eligibility requirements

  • Must have earned a baccalaureate degree.
  • Prerequisite undergraduate course in statistics with grade of B or higher or completion of MBA Math.

International Students

This is not a degree-granting program, therefore applications from international students studying on an F-1 student visa cannot be accepted into this program.

Application instructions

Metro State University is participating in the common application for graduate programs (BusinessCAS). Applications are only accepted via the CAS website.

CAS steps

  1. Select the term for which you are seeking admission (below), and navigate to the CAS website. Open applications include:
  2. Create or log in to your account and select the Global Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate program.
  3. Carefully review all instructions and complete all four sections of the application.

Specific application requirements for individual programs can be found on each program page in CAS. Carefully read the instructions that appear throughout the application pages. You can only submit your application once. If you need to update information you have submitted, please notify

Application fee

A nonrefundable $58 fee is required for each application.
Applications will not be processed until this fee is received.

Active-duty military, veterans, and Metro State alumni can receive an application fee waiver. Contact

Courses and Requirements


Prerequisites (4 credits)

DSCI 681 or Instructor's consent

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.

Full course description for Operations Management

Requirements (12 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.

Full course description for Supply Chain Logistics

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.

Full course description for Global Sourcing

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.

Full course description for Doing Business Internationally

This course will cover the fundamental concepts in supply chain management, including the forward and backward flows of materials, information, and money. Different configurations of supply chains will be examined, along with the fit of different supply chains to different organizational environments. Techniques for analyzing supply chains and their effectiveness will be examined, including qualitative and quantitative models. Specific topics include concepts and methods in supply chain strategies, planning and operations, inventory and information management, warehousing and materials handling systems, logistics, distribution and transportation systems, distribution strategies, supply chain design, and information technology. Integration of functional areas such as purchasing, materials management, and distribution is addressed.

Full course description for Supply Chain Management: Concepts and Techniques