Certificate in Supply Chain Management


Students seeking this certificate must be admitted to the Graduate School in a degree program or in nondegree category A status. All Graduate School policies relative to admissions apply.

Because international students must maintain a full course of study, they will not be issued an I-20 to pursue any part-time certificate program. They may, however, obtain a certificate while concurrently pursuing a graduate degree.

Students pursuing the graduate certificate must file an application for admission to the certificate program before half of the required credit hours are obtained. Requests for admission are reviewed by the program faculty and the dean of the Graduate School.

A few courses in this certificate program may require completion of a prerequisite course. Please consult with the graduate coordinator to discuss your application.

Program Requirements 

This certificate is aimed at equipping students with a knowledge of supply chain practices used by companies around the world. The courses are structured to provide extensive conceptual and applied information about supply chain management. The curriculum is jointly offered by the decision sciences faculty in the School of Business and the industrial, systems and manufacturing engineering faculty in the College of Engineering.

This program requires satisfactory completion of four courses from the following list of courses. In addition to these requirements, students must meet the Graduate School’s requirements in order to earn this certificate.

Course Title Hours
Required Course
IME 783Supply Chain Management3
or DS 865 Supply Chain Management
Elective Courses
Select three courses from the following9
Global Procurement and Outsourcing
Logistics and Warehouse Analytics
Risk Management in Global Supply Chains
Integrated Supply Management
Engineering Management
Lean Manufacturing
Lean Practices in Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Analytics
Supply Chain Analytics
Forecasting and Analytics
Quantitative Analysis of Business Conditions and Forecasting
Independent Study in Industrial Engineering (must relate to the supply chain topic)
Advanced Independent Study
Total Credit Hours12