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Supply Chain Management, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Course Delivery
    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

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Get the same diploma as on campus students

The online Supply Chain Management, 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, 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 who lead the conversation on whats 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 todays 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
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.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. 3.00 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:

  • Apply and be admitted to Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee
  • Submit one set of official transcripts from each college or university you have attended to Office of Graduate Studies
  • Apply and be admitted to the department
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Application Deadlines

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

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
GRBA 815Supply Chain Management Strategies3

Course Number: GRBA 815

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.

MNGT 931/SCMS 832Planning and Controlling Supply Chain Systems3

Course Number: MNGT 931/SCMS 832

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.

MNGT 995/SCMS 834Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management3

Course Number: MNGT 995/SCMS 834

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 831Advanced Enterprise Management Systems3

Course Number: SCMS 831

Analytical approach to the design, planning, and control of operations management systems, including domestic and international, manufacturing, and service operations.

SCMS 844Managing Logistics in the Supply Chain3

Course Number: SCMS 844

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.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $630.00
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1890.00

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $630.00
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1890.00

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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.

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