Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate


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Supply chain management is the management of products, services, and information from suppliers to customers. An exciting, innovative, and forward-looking field, supply chain management incorporates the latest developments in technology, sustainability, and risk management to add value to businesses, consumers, and the economy in general.

Whether you are aspiring to a new career in this emerging profession, or you are a supply chain practitioner looking to enhance or formalize your knowledge, this lean, affordable, and focused program will help you find your opportunity. In addition to covering important fundamentals, it also has a strong practical emphasis. Essential concepts are brought to life by real-world examples, case studies and hands-on activities that allow you to apply what you've learned. The program also includes essential soft skills, such as communication, collaboration, and negotiation, which are critical to an effective, value-creating supply chain. Courses are taught by experienced instructors currently working as supply chain professionals, enabling you to learn from their experience

This accessible program has no admissions requirements or application process; anybody is free to register on a first-come, first-served basis. Designed for working professionals, courses are offered regularly throughout the year — in class and online. 


  • Formalize your knowledge in the field of supply chain management
  • Gain a recognized credential
  • Prepare for a career as a buyer, procurement specialist, contract administrator, transportation manager, or logistics and inventory manager

Program details

Format: Classroom and Online

Duration: Complete the 10 required courses (198 hours). Can be completed within 2 semesters up to a maximum of 3 years

The listed online course hours indicate the estimated time to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.  


Important Notice

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