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Graduate Business Certificate in Supply Chain Management & Logistics

This graduate business certificate increases marketability, strengthens knowledge in an area vital to business and leadership, and enhances earning potential.

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Matthew R. Bice, PhD

Dean of Graduate and Online Education

Supply Chain Management & Logistics


Supply chain management is key to integrating supply and demand management to meet organizational and business objectives and to drive customer satisfaction.

Enroll now: 30% discount (off $637 per credit hour) for new students.

This program is excellent preparation for the Council of Supply Chain Management SCPro Level One Certification Exam, an industry certification that assesses comprehensive knowledge of supply chain management.

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Prepare for a leadership role in industry, government service, or a nonprofit organization.


This certificate is directly relevant to all aspects of business. Being able to understand the whole supply chain and learning to optimize it is an important part of any student’s future in this field.

Key Roles in the Field

  • Supply chain manager
  • Transportation manager
  • Material planning manager
  • Logistics analyst
  • Operations analyst or manager
  • Procurement analyst or manager
  • Purchasing specialist
  • Inventory control administrator
  • Supply chain business analyst


Many organizations today recognize the growing need for supply chain and logistics managers.
Industry and manufacturers of all sorts of goods and services, health care systems, government, and even academia employ supply chains. Supply chain management is an essential element in most businesses and organizations that provide goods or services, especially with the nature of a global economy.

Dr. Jeffrey Hart, instructor


SCM 510 Supply Chain Concepts & Design

This course examines the supply chain from a holistic perspective, linking key concepts and strategies with the integration of essential activities and stakeholder roles and functions. Emphasis is placed on supply chain planning, forecasting, and management of integrated supply chain activities required for the efficient and effective flow of products, information, and finances to satisfy consumers. This course is a pre-requisite for all other SCM courses.

SCM 520 Supply Chain Strategy & Innovation

This course investigates the development of supply chain strategies which integrate with and support organizational goals to promote customer care while increasing supply chain competitiveness, efficiency, responsiveness, and resilience.  Focus is on an analysis of seven widely used principles of Supply Chain Management that enable organizations to concentrate on the customer while coordinating key activities across their enterprise, and collaborating with stakeholders to enhance customer service, reduce operating costs, and improve the organization’s financial position.

SCM 530 Procurement & Manufacturing for Supply Chain Excellence

This course assesses the role of operations management and its effective integration with other activities in the supply chain.  Supply management & procurement, manufacturing, and service operations are explored as they relate to linking market demand to supplier identification and selection, sourcing activities, as well as manufacturing planning, processes & control, and quality & performance management.  The critical role of technology in managing operations is also discussed.

SCM 570 Integrated Logistics Management

This course investigates the planning, coordination, and implementation actions required for distribution of finished goods and services to the customer.  Focus is on analysis of efficient inventory, warehousing, transportation, and fulfilment activities to facilitate the balancing of demand and supply across an organization’s supply chain.

SCM 580 Supply Chain Integration

This course examines the management and integration of supply chain planning, procurement, production, distribution, customer interface, and the role of supply chain information and technology.  Effective alignment of demand and supply, as well as supply chain flows (product, information and monetary), and customer and vendor relationships are explored.  Integrated supply chain best practices are analyzed through a series of case studies. This course is a capstone for all other SCM courses.

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Enrollment Requirements

  • Completed application form (choose NDS: nondegree seeking)
  • Official or unofficial transcript indicating a bachelor’s degree conferred from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • Payment of all tuition and fees
  • Access to email and Internet

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Military Advanced Education named Baker University one of America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities. Veterans and active-duty service members and their spouses may qualify for tuition discounts.

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