Supply Chain Management (Certificate)


Supply Chain Management Systems, Cert

Online 12 cr

Discover how to make your supply chain faster, more efficient and more resilient in today’s dynamic and global economy.


At the heart of business, supply chain management professionals are involved in all processes from raw materials extraction to consumer purchase. The Certificate in Supply Chain Management can help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in this growing, high-demand field. Delivered 100 percent online through 8-week, mobile-optimized courses, the program provides flexible career opportunities. While pursuing this certificate, you’ll have access to a leading career center and engage with Big Ten faculty. 

Designed by faculty with real-world experience, the curriculum consists of four courses focused on the theory and practice of supply chain management. The knowledge you’ll obtain is important for firms in all industries as they seek to enhance both efficiency and customer service, in order to build a sustainable competitive advantage. Through coursework covering topics such as strategic supply chain design, supply chain planning and forecasting, sourcing and procurement, logistics, distribution and inventory management, sustainability, and lean management principles, you’ll gain exposure to the key concepts, tools and technologies used in the field. You’ll learn how to create innovative, hands-on solutions while preparing for success in a variety of career paths. Since the course credits you’ll earn are transferable, you can also roll your credits into a master’s program, including our highly-ranked MBA program.

Graduate Admission Requirements

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • One set of transcripts.
  • If the student’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.
  • If International: upload copies of all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    * Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Major Admission Requirements

  • MBA students wishing to pursue the certificate will not be subject to additional screening. Students seeking just a certificate will be reviewed by a faculty committee based on:
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3.0 GPA recommended*, but we will review candidates holistically (please see below). 
  • Letter of interest: Please include your background and professional goals. 
  • Professional resume: Include relevant work experience, skills, professional and community involvement, and education.
  • Three References: All references must be former or current supervisors or professors. Nebraska will contact your references only if the committee deems it necessary. You do not need to include letters of recommendation.
  • Prerequisites: You are expected to have developed proficiency in using Microsoft Excel before they begin the program.

    *We recommend applicants have three or more years of professional work experience. Students with less than a 3.0 GPA, but who have significant work experience (5+ years of professional experience) will be considered for the certificate program. 

Admission Deadlines

July 1 for Fall. November 1 for Spring. April 1 for Summer.

NOTE: When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed



Campus Address

301 Howard L. Hawks Hall

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