Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management

What is supply chain management?

Supply chain management focuses on the network of companies engaged with cocreating value in ways that meet the customer or final consumer demands. Every organization in the network is a supplier to the endpoints of demand satisfaction. In today’s business climate, supply chain management, as an interdisciplinary field, has gained broad acceptance by both academics and practitioners. Supply chain management is considered a core discipline in business/industrial engineering education that draws heavily upon expertise in operations management, strategic management, marketing, logistics, transportation, information technology and supply management. It is not merely an effort to increase operational and cost efficiencies. Rather, the implementation of supply chain management approaches and tools have broad implications customer relationships, manufacturing/service operations flow, product development, returns management, demand planning and supplier relationships in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Certificate Requirements

The Global Supply Chain Management certificate requires a minimum of 15 credits of course work, consisting of nine credit hours of core courses and a minimum of six credit hours from the list of approved elective courses. A 3.0 GPA in the 15 completed hours is required to earn the certificate.

Required Coursework 

Nine (9) credit hours

MANGMT 4010 (3 CH): Operations Management. Managerial analysis of operating problems, with emphasis on planning and control systems.


IMSE 4350 (3CH): Production and Operations Analysis. Quantitative methods for forecasting, scheduling, and production control in manufacturing and service systems.

BUS AD 4500 (3CH) OR IMSE 4910 (3CH): Internship in Supply Chain Management. An industry-based learning experience that provides opportunities to apply supply chain management skills, concepts and theories in a practical context.
MANGMT 4070 (3 CH): Supply Chain Management. An examination of the concepts, processes and institutions that are fundamental to an understanding of supply chain management in a global environment.

Elective Coursework

Six (6) credit hours

Choose from the following
MANGMT 4090 (3CH): Purchasing and Supply Management. Focuses on the practical aspects of purchasing and supply management and discusses the links to logistics/distribution, to manufacturing, and to service company environments. The role of purchasing and supply management in strategic and operational contexts of the enterprise is addressed.
MANGMT 4080 (3CH): Managing Global Trade. Analysis, planning and implementation of international market strategy, global supply chains, and logistics systems.
MANGMT 4060 (3CH): Project Management Fundamentals. Application of predictive and agile project management methods and techniques for project breakdown, scheduling, resource allocation, and evaluation of project performance.
MRKTNG 4890 (3CH): Marketing Supply Chain Analytics. Data analytics techniques for managing the different stages in a supply chain. Includes the use of popular software for data analytics.
MANGMT 4210 (3CH): Management Science. Further development of models and quantitative analysis as applied to production management problems. Management research design and experimentation; computer applications; quantitative case analyses; individual industrial field studies.
IMSE 4330 (3CH): Material Flow and Logistics System Design. Modeling and analysis of structural and operational issues associated with material-flow system design.
IMSE 4360 (3CH): Supply Chain Engineering. Modeling and analysis of supply chain network design and management issues.
IMSE 4370 (3CH): Service System Engineering and Management. Quantitative models, concepts and solutions methods important in the design, control, operation and management of service systems.
IMSE 4380 (3CH): Six Sigma Methodology. An overview of the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology for analyzing and improving processes.