Undergraduate Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management

About Our Certificate

The Undergraduate Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) will introduce students to many aspects in the field of supply chain. Supply chain management focuses on the network of companies engaged with co-creating 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 for customer relationships, manufacturing/service operations flow, product development, returns management, demand planning and supplier relationships in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Students who finish the 15 credit-hour curriculum with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA will receive the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management upon completion of their bachelor's degree.

Careers in Global Supply Chain Management

  • Distribution/Logistics
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Traffic/Transportation 
  • Sales
  • Fleet Operations
  • Purchasing
  • Planning
  • Import/Export Operations
  • Inventory Control
  • Warehousing 
  • Materials Handling 
  • Information Technology (IT)

This is an interdisciplinary program offered jointly with the College of Engineering. 

 

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This certificate program is available to all University of Missouri students.

 

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REQUIRED COURSES

(6 CREDIT HOURS)

Managerial analysis of operating problems, with emphasis on planning and control systems. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course. May require consent.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: MANGMT 3000
  • Course offered in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters

OR IMSE 4350: PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS ANALYSIS

Quantitative methods for forecasting, scheduling, and production control in manufacturing and service systems. Use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. 

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisites: IMSE 4210 and IMSE 4230. Restricted to IMSE students or by Departmental consent.
  • IMSE students should check with their advisor on when this course is offered.

An examination of the concepts, processes and institutions that are fundamental to an understanding of supply chain management in a global environment. 

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisite: N/A
  • Course offered in the Spring and Fall semesters

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

(6 CREDIT HOURS) - CHOOSE TWO

Application of predictive and agile project management methods and techniques for project breakdown, scheduling, resource allocation, and evaluation of project performance.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: MANGMT 3000
  • Course offered in the Spring and Fall semesters

International trade is the exchange of goods and services between countries giving rise to a world economy that is affected by global events. This course will focus on global trade management issues, procedures, requirements, and strategies. The implementation of international market strategy, global supply chains, and trade finance will also be explored. These topics will be examined by exploring trade factors that influence organizations and trade relations such as different cultural norms, government regulations, technology, resources, and logistics.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisite: N/A
  • Course offered in the Spring and Fall semesters

This course examines the critical role of the procurement function within the organization. The objective is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the purchasing/sourcing function, key issues and developments in purchasing and supply management within the context of SCM, and to identify ways that purchasing can make a positive contribution to the competitiveness of the firm. Topics include an intro to the field/role in SCM; developing global sourcing strategies using commodity/channel/category management; make-or-buy decisions; supplier identification and selection; contract and pricing practices; negotiation; spend analytics including value analysis for services; contract performance monitoring; traditional verse collaborative supplier development; cross-functional relationship management, and ethics.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisite: MANGMT 4010
  • Students should check with their advisor on when this course is offered.

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. Math Reasoning Proficiency Course.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisites or Co-requisites: STAT 3500 and ACCTCY 2258 or CMP_SC 1050 
  • Course offered in the Spring semester only

This course focuses on applying data analytic tools and techniques at various supply chain stages, specifically focusing on retailers. At the end of the course, the students will develop supply chain analytical skills for solving several marketing supply chain problems such as demand forecasting, inventory management, and sales and operations planning.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisite: STAT 3500 or equivalent
  • Course offered in the Spring semester only

 

Modeling and analysis of structural and operational issues associated with material-flow system design including facility location, warehouse/inventory systems, and distribution/transportation systems.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisites: IMSE 4210 and IMSE 4280
  • Students should check with their advisor on when this course is offered.

Modeling and analysis of supply chain network design and management issues including integration of production, inventory control, supplier selection, risk management and logistics network design.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisite: IMSE 4350
  • Students should check with their advisor on when this course is offered.

Service systems contribute to more than 75% of US GDP and provide close to 80% employment. This course introduces students to service system engineering and management and will discuss models, concepts and solution methods important in the design, control, and operation of service systems. In addition, this course will provide students the ability to apply industrial engineering and operations research tools for analyzing service enterprises, including supply chain engineering, financial engineering and revenue management.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisite: IMSE 4210 or instructor's consent 
  • Students should check with their advisor on when this course is offered.

An overview of the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology for analyzing and improving processes. Requires completing a Six Sigma Green Belt project.

Course Details:

  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Pre-requisites: Grade of C or better in IMSE 2110 or IMSE 4110 or STAT 4710
  • Students should check with their advisor on when this course is offered.

INTERNSHIP COURSE

(3 CREDIT HOURS)

Students must complete three credit hours of a supervised internship from the following choices:

  1. BUS_AD 4500: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - INTERNSHIP
  2. IMSE 4910: INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING INTERNSHIP

**BUS_AD 4500 and IMSE 4910 are both offered in the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. 

The internship must consist of:

  • A minimum of 120 hours on-the-job experience AND
  • Supply Chain Management-related activities that can include: 

                  - Logistics

                  - Operations

                  - Transportation

                  - Purchasing/Sourcing

                  - Distribution/Sales

                 - Warehousing

                 - Materials Handling

                 - Import/Export Operations

                 - Inventory Management

                 - Production

                 - Information Technology (SCM-related)

                - Supply Chain Analytics

    **Internships that qualify for this certificate will need to be approved by the Program Director as a part of the application process. All majors should contact the Undergraduate Certificate Administrator regarding the internship component.

    Please submit the application no later than the cut-off date in the semester of your graduation:

    • Spring - May 1
    • Summer - July 31
    • Fall - December 1

    CONTACT US

    Undergraduate Certificate Administrator

    Halsey Lecure

    Undergraduate Global Supply Chain Management Certificate Director

    Aldis Jakubovskis