Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Online

Acquire the essential skills to become the logistics and supply chain expert your organization needs.

Apply by: 12/17/21
Start Class: 1/18/22
Overview

What our Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management offers you

$3,753 Total Tuition
5 months Duration
9 Credit Hours

The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management online program at Fitchburg State University helps you develop the specialized knowledge to analyze, manage, and improve supply chain performance in a wide range of industries. You will study Geographic Information System (GIS) applications, transportation and logistics management, supply chain competitiveness, and more.

Along with completion in as few as five months, this online supply chain management graduate certificate program provides an ideal stepping stone toward earning your Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management, which also is available 100% online. All nine credit hours from the certificate program can be applied toward the MBA program. Whether you're looking to add to your expertise or start an MBA, this certificate complements any career goals.

Online courses are designed and taught by the same degreed Fitchburg State faculty who teach on campus, many of whom are working professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for operations research analysts nationwide is expected to grow by 26% through 2028.

Upon program completion, you will be prepared for roles such as:

  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • Consultant
  • Procurement Director
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Analyst
  • Transportation Manager
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Director of Distribution
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • Consultant
  • Procurement Director
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Analyst
  • Transportation Manager
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Director of Distribution

In this online program, you will:

  • Apply tools that increases supply chain competitiveness
  • Utilize GIS (Geographic Information System) for effective decision-making
  • Understand the key functional areas in moving goods through the supply chain from manufacturing to the end consumer
  • Apply tools that increases supply chain competitiveness
  • Utilize GIS (Geographic Information System) for effective decision-making
  • Understand the key functional areas in moving goods through the supply chain from manufacturing to the end consumer

Upon program completion, you will be prepared for roles such as:

  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • Consultant
  • Procurement Director
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Analyst
  • Transportation Manager
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Director of Distribution
  • Supply Chain/Logistics Manager
  • Consultant
  • Procurement Director
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Analyst
  • Transportation Manager
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Director of Distribution

Accreditation

IACBE Accredited

Fitchburg State University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Also available

Fitchburg State offers a variety of specialized graduate certificate options. Check out all of our online graduate certificates or discover our highly specialized MBA online degree programs.

$3,753 Total Tuition
As few as 5 months Duration
9 Credit Hours

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Tuition

Discover the value of our low-cost tuition

Our online graduate certificate programs offer affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

$3,753 Total Tuition
$417 Per credit hour

Tuition breakdown:

$3,753 Total Tuition
$417 Per credit hour
Calendar

Upcoming dates for our online graduate certificate program

Fitchburg State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

12/17/21 Apply Date
1/18/22 Class Starts
SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineIntent to Enroll DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineDrop For Non PayLast Class Day
Fall A 20219/2/217/30/218/9/218/16/218/23/218/24/218/25/2110/20/21
Fall B 202110/28/219/20/2110/1/2110/8/2110/18/2110/19/2110/20/2112/16/21
Spring A1/18/2212/17/2112/27/211/10/221/11/221/12/223/6/22
Spring B3/14/222/14/222/21/223/7/223/8/223/9/225/1/22
Summer A5/24/224/19/224/29/225/16/225/17/225/18/227/4/22
Summer B7/11/226/10/226/20/227/4/227/5/227/6/228/28/22

Now enrolling:

12/17/21 Apply Date
1/18/22 Class Starts

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Admissions

What you need to know before applying

At Fitchburg State, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA not less than 2.8 on undergraduate coursework
  • Transcripts from all institutions previously attended

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission.

  • Submit graduate application and $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with official transcripts
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of not less than 2.8
  • Official transcripts of graduate-level coursework from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)*
  • Professional resume
  • Students with undergraduate GPAs of less than 2.8 may also be considered for admission based on their professional work experience and a letter of recommendation
  • No GMAT is required

Dual Concentration Options

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are currently enrolled in the MBA program may request to enroll in one additional concentration after their first semester. Students who have been approved for a dual concentration must:

  1. Complete the course requirements for each concentration (completed courses can only be counted once toward one concentration)
  2. Meet the requirements for the catalog year in which their dual concentration is approved
All concentrations are eligible for the dual concentration option; additional course charges will apply


Dual Concentration Request Form

To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Fitchburg State University
Admissions Office
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

International Students:

  • An English Proficiency test is required for natives of non-English speaking countries (see options below)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended*
  • General Foreign Credit Evaluation for degrees and coursework taken outside of the United States
  • GPA of not less than 2.5
  • Application fee ($50)
  • Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose (300 word minimum)

*All foreign transcripts must be formally evaluated before we are able to make an admissions decision. Graduate applicants are required to submit a "general" evaluation. We accept international evaluations from any NACES or AICE members or the Center for Educational Documentation (CED).

(https://www.naces.org/members or https://aice-eval.org/endorsed-members)

The following are suggested organizations which provide foreign credential evaluation services:

English Language Proficiency - Applicants can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores from one of the following approved exams:

  • TOEFL - minimum score requires TOEFL iBT 79, paper based-TOEFL 550
  • IEFLTS - minimum score required 6.5 overall band score
  • Duolingo English Test - minimum score required 105
  • PTE Academic Test - minimum score required 58

You are encouraged to contact the Fitchburg State International Admissions department if additional information is needed at 978-665-4399 or [email protected].

U.S. citizens with foreign education (from a non-English speaking country) will need to follow the international admission requirements (English proficiency testing excluded). Students in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa are not eligible for the program. I-20s are not issued for online programs.

TOEFL Code: 3518

IELTS Code: No code; please select Fitchburg State as a recipient.

Courses

The topics you'll study in our online graduate certificate program

For the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management online, the curriculum is comprised of 3 courses covering nine credit hours.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the essential skillsets of decision-making through spatial information visualization and thematic mapping, primarily through the application of a computing system known as Geographic Information System (GIS). Thematic maps show the spatial distribution of a particular phenomenon. Important aspects of map and decision making and effective cartographic techniques will be examined in a both lecture and lab. The class will use the widely-used professional GIS software program: ArcGISâ.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course presents core knowledge related to the areas of Transportation, Logistics and Distribution (TLD) management within supply chain operations. It provides deep insight into the key functional areas and complex activities required with moving goods through the supply chain from manufacturing to the end customer. Particular focus will include apparel distribution, operations servicing large retail customers, domestic and global transportation, and services meeting end-consumer requirements.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A supply chain is comprised of all the parties involved in fulfilling a customer request. The integrated management of this network is a critical part of a company’s success in today’s competitive environment. With increasing competition around the globe, supply chain management is both a challenge and an opportunity. All managers must have a strong understanding of supply chain management concepts and the ability to recommend improvements. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to the key concepts and techniques that will allow one to better understand how to analyze, manage, and improve supply chain processes for different industries and markets. Providing the student with skills to assess supply chain performance and make recommendations to increase supply chain competitiveness.

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