Technology and globalization have transformed the world of supply chain management—creating a substantial need for skilled operations leaders. By earning your Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management, you’ll build your repertoire of strategies for optimizing supply chains from end to end, helping you create a competitive edge for your organization.

Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Program Overview

  • Program Structure: 4–5 courses
  • Class Schedule: Monday–Thursday evenings at 5:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., or 100% online
  • Time to Complete: 8 months when studying full-time; 8 months to 3 years when studying part-time; 5 months to 2 years when studying online
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Unique Features

145+

countries represented by Northeastern students and faculty

12 or 15

credits may be applied toward a future MBA

Top 50

among national universities (U.S. News & World Report)

3

study options

  • Learn innovative ways to improve the quality of your offerings and reduce costs in a global, digital supply chain environment
  • Specialize your studies with electives that are relevant to your goals, such as supply chain analytics or supply chain for healthcare
  • Build your confidence and experience through applied project work and case studies—key components of Northeastern’s practice-oriented approach to learning
  • Access expert career guidance from an experienced counselor at Northeastern’s office of Employer Engagement and Career Design
  • Build the foundation for a future master’s degree from Northeastern—you may be able to apply your earned certificate credits toward an eligible master’s program

Admissions

  • GMAT Required? No.
  • Where do I apply? Apply using this application. D’Amore-McKim leadership has temporarily paused enrollment for online study of this certificate while we build the curricular framework for the next generation of this online program.
  • Interview required? International applicants who are not native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency. You may demonstrate this in one of two ways: submit your test score from TOEFL iBTIELTS, or PTE academic; or complete an intake interview.

There are three entry terms each year in January, May, and September.

Deadlines & Decisions

Find the deadlines and decision dates you need to know. Submit your application by the earliest date possible for priority consideration.

Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and you’ll find the cost per credit listed next to “D’Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”

At Northeastern, we value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community, which is vital to learning and discovery.

Clubs and Organizations

Northeastern has many opportunities for you to be engaged with our community. Examples include the following:

Graduate Students of Color Collective

The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.

Grad Q

Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.

Campus Resources

We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, and many more.

Curriculum

You can study for your Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management full-time, part-time, or 100% online.

In all formats, you’ll be learning from world-renowned faculty—industry leaders, leading consultants, and founders of startups—and you’ll study alongside a diverse group of students with a mix of industry and academic backgrounds.

Through core coursework and electives, you’ll explore the most reliable, cost-effective ways to manage supply chains in a fast-moving business landscape, preparing yourself to handle digital disruption with agility and confidence. You’ll learn forward-thinking business practices for . . .

  • Sourcing materials
  • Assembling products
  • Managing inventory
  • Delivering products
  • Communicating with vendors
  • Meeting customers’ needs

Choose Your Format

Study on our Boston campus and complete the program in eight months. Full-time study is F-1 visa compliant.

Meet Some of Our Students

“I sharpened my ability to think critically about high-level problems facing different types of companies, and the impact that they have on not only the primary consumer but further through the supply chain.”

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