Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate

Move on to projects that capture your enthusiasm and jumpstart your career.

Learn the 21st century approach to supply chain management and be a next-generation problem solver by using the Six Sigma DMAIC process. In this dynamic program, the University of Denver brings you world-class expertise to increase your exposure to top leaders in academia and industry and prepare you to meet the challenges of the changing global business environment.

The program starts from the beginning: teaching the basic principles of supply chain management, from sourcing to finished goods, to communicating with suppliers and customers. Then as we delve deeper, you’ll work directly with faculty to customize the curriculum to your interests while connecting science and technology to supply chain. We provide extensive opportunities for hands-on experience, working on real projects and helping businesses to solve their supply chain challenges. At the end of the program, you’ll have the experience and contacts you need to dive straight into your new career.

Supply chain managers are crucial to all businesses that make and sell products, and to every one of us who buys things. With this program, you can increase your knowledge, advance your career, and make a positive impact on daily lives by being a 21st century problem-solver using supply chain management as your foundation.

This program takes place entirely online with live, interactive discussions led by expert faculty with practitioner experience. Students can choose between a four-course certificate or a six-course expanded certificate with two elective courses.

The graduate certificate program in Supply Chain Management is offered through the Daniels College of Business, Transportation Institute, and University College at the University of Denver, combining expertise in business, transportation and logistics, and online learning for professionals.

 

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  • Concentration Courses
    • TRAN 4100 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
      • This course will provide a broad overview of the discipline of supply chain management, providing to students an understanding of "people, processes, and technologies" related to the field. Supply Chain Management is the discipline that brings together B2B and B2C markets, and the University of Denver's model defines this as an end to end system within six pillars that has a goal of a "cradle to cradle" system. Participants will learn of the key operating, financial, and technical measures and tools of supply chain management, which is necessary to be a successful professional in the field. Specific current and future trends will be covered, including the implications across local, national and global systems. The focus will be on learning and applying how supply chain will continue to transform in the future, but from an understanding of the end to end system and its principles as the foundation.

    • TRAN 4110 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Planning
      • According to the Six Pillars of Supply Chain program design at the University of Denver, the system can only succeed if it acts as an integrated system. This course focuses on the first three pillars of the supply chain management system, design, source, and schedule, the steps that are taken before a product is made. Supply Chain Planning is focused on how agents in the front end of the supply chain system are centered on how to create, procure, and plan/forecast within the overall process within and across companies. Students are exposed to concepts and practical examples of how front-end activities are achieved within the overall supply chain model. The course introduces concepts and tactics in product and supply chain design, strategic sourcing, forecasting, demand planning, and supplier management. Prerequisite: TRAN 4100.

    • TRAN 4120 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Execution
      • This course focuses on the final three pillars of the supply chain management system, make, deliver, and sustain, the steps that are taken as and after the product is made. Supply Chain Execution is focused on how agents in the back end of the supply chain system are centered on how to make, deliver and reuse within the overall process within and across companies. Students are exposed to concepts and practical examples of how back-end activities are achieved within the overall supply chain model. The course introduces concepts and tactics in materials resource planning (MRP), manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, distribution, retailing and sustainability. Upon completion of this course, the student will understand how these three pillars are critical to an overall successful supply chain strategy. The student will be introduced to how to apply these concepts and practical applications within a real-world market environment. Prerequisite: TRAN 4100.

    • TRAN 4130 Supply Chain Management Practicum
      • This course provides opportunities for students to apply concepts covered in the first three courses of the program to an individual project through the completion of a structured problem-solving exercise in an area of study related to the student’s specific area of interest. Potential topics will either relate to one of the six pillars in the SCM model, or a specific area of interest as a special topic, such as sustainable supply chains, supply chain structure, supply chain risk management, etc. Upon completion of this course, the student will possess a deeper understanding in an area of focus related to application of the student’s future interests. The student will be introduced to how this topic area can be applied in a company in a real market setting. Prerequisites: TRAN 4100, TRAN 4110, TRAN 4120.

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