Graduate Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management
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Global Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate
To gain a competitive edge in today's emerging marketplace, companies need professionals who know how to streamline diverse, supply-side activities on a global scale. Our Graduate Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management can give you the fundamental knowledge you need for a career in global supply chain management. Whether you interests lie in the area of logistics, operations research, or operations and supply chain management, our Global Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate can help you get the knowledge you need.
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Graduate Certificate Availability
Learn on campus, online or a mix of both
At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 80+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.
Study at Keller on campus, online or a mix of both
We give you the flexibility to attend classes at any of our 80+ campus locations, take all of your graduate courses online or even do a combination of both.
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Explore online learning
At Keller, we offer online graduate classes taught with the same focus on personal attention and academic rigor as classes taught on campus. And because courses are offered online, you can schedule working on your education around working on your career not the other way around.
On campus and online
For those students who need the flexibility of studying online to balance work, school and life, but also want a classroom experience, we offer a mix of both on campus and online learning. Take some courses online and some at a location convenient for you, whichever best fits your schedule.
Tuition, fees and expenses†
Global Supply Chain Management1
- Total Required Credit Hours: 24
- Number of Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Courses: 8
- Tuition per Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Course: $2,298
- Textbook and Materials Expense2: $1,400
Note: Tuition for Canadian residents enrolled in U.S.-based programs delivered online is charged in Canadian dollars at rates shown.
† Effective beginning July 2012.
1 Availability varies by location.
2 At average estimated per-course expense for textbooks and materials of $175; average estimated per-course expense does not apply to exam-prep courses, the per-credit-hour cost for which includes textbook and materials expense.
Experience the real value of a graduate education
Not only will you be learning skills that could help you rise to the top of your field, you'll also be gaining a valuable credential that may affect your entire career. A graduate education could change your earning potential, ability to be promoted and more.
There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.
Global Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate Requirements
Total program length varies based on the number of courses taken per 8-week session. That means that if you take 1 class per session, you could earn your graduate certificate in as few as 16 months.
Total credit hours: 24
Global Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate Coursework
Our graduate certificate coursework is designed so that you can earn the credentials and core competencies you need to move forward in your career. You can earn a standalone graduate certificate or you can transfer the qualifying credit hours toward earning a master's degree.
Click on a course name below for its full description.
- Foundations in Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM520) – 3 credit hours
- This course focuses on core concepts and techniques required for directing and controlling processes that convert resources into goods and services. Coursework emphasizes integrating all aspects of the supply chain so that the quantity of goods being produced or acquired is accurate, and both time- and cost-efficient. No prerequisite
- Global Supply Chain Resource Planning and Management (GSCM530) – 3 credit hours
- This course examines concepts and methods of directing and controlling processes that result in optimal supply chain efficiency. Demand management and forecasting; master production scheduling; material requirements and capacity resource planning; the Theory of Constraints; distribution requirements planning; and inventory management are emphasized. Prerequisite: GSCM520
- Relationship Management, Procurement and Sourcing Strategy (GSCM540) – 3 credit hours
- This course provides an overview of sourcing relationships, including their strategy and implementation. Coursework examines the role of supply management across a global, upstream corporate value chain consisting of suppliers and outsourcers. Topics include make versus buy versus partner decisions; supplier evaluation, selection, assessment and quality assurance; the sourcing/procurement and partnering processes; relationship management; and purchasing ethics. Prerequisite: GSCM520
- Logistics, Distribution and Warehousing (GSCM550) – 3 credit hours
- This course examines physical supply and distribution systems critical to efficient integrated supply chains. Coursework addresses analytical and managerial methods applied to key components of facility location and materials management; logistics; distribution; transportation; warehousing; channel selection; logistics information systems; metrics and assessments; total cost analytics; and freight management. Prerequisite: GSCM520
- Supply Chain Management Decision Support Tools and Applications (GCSM560) – 3 credit hours
- This course emphasizes analyzing supply chain information. Coursework examines supply chain design and integration; constraint, inventory and advanced demand management; and risk pooling. Prerequisite: GSCM520
- Accounting and Finance: Managerial Use and Analysis (ACCT504) - 3 credit hours
- This course introduces core accounting and finance concepts and tools needed by managers. Topics are presented from a user perspective and include transaction analysis; financial statement analysis and interpretation; financial ratio analysis; job-order costing; cost-volume-profit analysis; and operational, cash and capital budgeting. No prerequisite
- Leadership and Organizational Behavior (MGMT591) - 3 credit hours
- This course examines inter- and intrapersonal dynamics as they affect achievement of corporate goals. Topics include theories of organizational behavior concepts and applications, including motivation, group dynamics, organizational communication processes, leadership, power, authority, team building and organizational development. Managing change in a complex domestic and international environment is also emphasized. Students are provided with a solid foundation for examining organizational behavior in a systematic manner. No prerequisite
- Strategic Management in a Global Environment (MGMT599) - 3 credit hours
- This course presents a structure for formulating and implementing long-range corporate plans in the context of broad strategic issues that affect the firm. Students refine environmental assessment skills, craft strategies and study global competitive issues to enhance their ability to think strategically and develop sustainable competitive advantages. Prerequisites: ACCT504 and either ENTR550 or MKTG522; or ACCT504 and permission from the appropriate academic administrator
GET QUICK ANSWERS TO TOP QUESTIONS
What's the average total number of credit hours required for a program?
The total number of credit hours that you'll be required to take varies by program, and our courses average three-semester-credit hours. Our MBA program requires 16 courses, our Specialized Master's Degree Programs require 13 - 15 courses and our Graduate Certificates require 7 - 9 courses.
Do certain programs require more credit hours than others?
Yes, credit hour requirements do vary among degree programs because the course requirements vary among degree programs. Visit the graduate degree program page and click on the degree program that you're interested in to see specific coursework requirements.
How many programs does Keller offer?
Keller offers a wide range of graduate degree programs — an MBA with 19 concentrations, 7 Specialized Master's Degree Programs and 15 Graduate Certificates — in important business fields from accounting and finances to information systems and human resources.