Supply Chain Management Systems, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Systems

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 12
    Credits
  • $650.00
    In-State
  • $650.00
    Out-of-State

Why Pursue This Program

The online Supply Chain Management Systems, Graduate Certificate is designed to provide students with exposure to key concepts, tools and technologies needed for a successful career in supply chain management. 

Students choose the Supply Chain Management Systems, Graduate Certificate program because: 

  • The curriculum combines core competencies in-demand with employers.
  • World-class Big Ten faculty offers dynamic online learning experiences and courses backed by scholarly research that lead the conversation on what's next in business. 
  • Courses are offered entirely online in convenient 8-week increments. 

Coursework in a wide array of important topics allows students to sharpen analytical skills and focus on cutting-edge technology to improve business efficiency. Topics include: 

  • Strategic supply chain design
  • Supply chain planning and forecasting
  • Sourcing and procurement 
  • Logistics
  • Distribution and inventory management
  • Lean management principles 

Career Outlook: Supply chain management professionals are involved in all business processes from raw materials extraction to consumer purchase, ensuring the right product is in the hands of the right consumer at the right time. Competitive pressures and sophisticated consumers demanding innovative and speedy solutions characterize today's global business environment. Understanding and optimizing business processes is the cornerstone of success and is the reason supply chain management professionals are in strong demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects supply chain jobs are on the rise at twice the rate of other jobs in the U.S. 

Career paths may include: 

  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Transportation Manager
  • Process Engineer
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Purchasing Agent

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.

Flexibility

Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.