The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management online program 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 9 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.
Fitchburg State University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).
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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
Fitchburg State offers a variety of specialized graduate certificate options. Check out all of our online graduate certificates.
Tuition and Fees
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.
|Program||Per Credit Hour||Per Course||Per Program|
|Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management||$417||$1,251||$3,753|
- Application fee: $50
- Visit the student accounts website for a breakdown of tuition and fees
Fitchburg State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.
|Session||Program Start Date||Application Deadline||Document Deadline||Intent to Enroll Deadline||Registration Deadline||Payment Deadline||Drop For Non Pay|
|Fall B 2020||10/29/20||09/21/20||10/02/20||10/09/20||10/19/20||10/20/20||10/21/20|
|Spring A 2021||01/19/21||12/18/21||12/28/21||01/04/21||01/11/21||01/12/21||01/13/21|
|Spring B 2021||03/15/21||02/12/21||02/22/21||03/01/21||03/08/21||03/09/21||03/10/21|
Ready to take the next step toward earning your degree online from Fitchburg State?
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. The requirements include:
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
To submit official documents by mail, send them to:Fitchburg State University
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
- TOEFL or IELTS scores required for natives of non-English speaking countries
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended*
- General Foreign Credit Evaluation
- 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. Following are suggested organizations which provide foreign credential evaluation services:
- The Center for Educational Documentation
- The World Education Services
- Educational Credential Evaluators
- International Documentation Center
You are encouraged to contact the Fitchburg State International Admissions department if additional information is needed at 978-665-4399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. citizens with foreign education (from a non-English speaking country) will need to follow the international admission requirements (TOEFL excluded). Students with the following visa are not eligible for the program:
TOEFL Code: 3518
IELTS Code: No code; please select Fitchburg State as a recipient.
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For the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management online, the curriculum is comprised of 3 courses covering 9 credit hours.
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.
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: ArcGIS®
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.