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

Program Overview

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

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. 3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  2. Completed coursework

    Statistics and Calculus. Request information or call to speak with an adviser about program prerequisites.

  3. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  4. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete and submit the online application for Graduate Studies
  2. Pay $50 application fees

Courses You’ll Take

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
GRBA 815Supply Chain Management Strategies3
Strategic implications for the management and coordination of supply chains, including both internal and external operations and the information systems necessary for support.  Relationships between operations and information systems and other functional areas of organizations, e.g., accounting, marketing, finance, and engineering/R&D are evaluated, along with relationships with other organizations in the supply chain, are emphasized.
SCMS 832Planning and Controlling Supply Chain Systems3
Taught predominately by the case method with a few classes for review and summary lectures. Concentrates on higher management decisions involving the manufacturing, service, and public sectors. Facilities planning, labor, aggregate planning, strategic planning, capacity management, and trade-off analysis. Prerequisite: GRBA 815.
MNGT 995/SCMS 834Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management3
Focus on the improvement of supply chain operations through the application of lean management principles.  Topics include just-in-time, six-sigma, theory of constraints, and associated tools and applications.  The course would be offered primarily in the online MBA program.
SCMS 844Managing Logistics in the Supply Chain3
Examination of physical distribution activities in the marketing mix from the viewpoints of both providers and users of components of logistics systems. Logistics problems of concern to the marketing manager include time and place utility concepts, spatial relationships of markets, channel design, transportation modes and inventory management. Prerequisite: GRBA 815.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$650.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$650.00

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1950.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$1950.00

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$650.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$650.00

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1950.00
Fees
$0.00
Total
$1950.00
Scott R. Swenseth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management

Scott Swenseth provides expertise in operations and supply chain management. He teaches courses in planning and control systems, logistics, sourcing and distribution, supply chain strategies and ERP, and previously taught courses in marketing and human resource management. Swenseth conducts research on the implementation of operations and supply chain management strategies and techniques; the effects of such implementations on other functional areas of organizations; and improved decision-making practices. Swenseth also serves as faculty advisor for Young Leaders in Supply Chain Management and has lead student teams in national and global competitions.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.