This certificate is aimed at equipping students with knowledge of supply chain practices used by companies around the world. The courses are structured to provide extensive conceptual and applied information about enterprise-level systems and supply chain management. The curriculum is jointly offered by the Decision Sciences faculty in the Barton School of Business and the Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering faculty in the College of Engineering.

This program requires satisfactory completion of four courses from the following required and elective lists of courses.

Required Course (3 credit hrs)

  • DS 865 Supply Chain Management OR IME 783 Supply Chain Management

Elective Courses: Choose 3 courses (9 credit hrs)

  • DS 725 Global Procurement and Outsourcing
  • DS 790 Global Logistics and Transportation
  • DS 870 Risk Management in Global Supply Chain
  • DS 890S Integrated Supply Management (AKA, a prep course for CPSM certification)
  •  DS 825 Lean Practices in Supply Chains OR IME 767 Lean Manufacturing
  • DS 833 Supply Chain Analytics OR IME 833 Supply Chain Analytics
  • IME 664 Engineering Management
  • ECON 803 Quantitative Analysis of Business Conditions and Forecasting OR IME 880Y Forecasting and Analytics
  • IME 890 Independent Study in Engineering OR IME 990 Advanced Independent Study

Master's Degree

If you're interested in pursuing a master's degree upon completing your certificate, courses marked with an asterisk count toward required courses in the Management Science and Supply Chain Management master's program.

Grade Requirements

All courses will be graded. No S/U grading permitted. No grade lower than a B is acceptable. No course substitutions are permitted.

For more information contact Dr. Mehmet Barut at