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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- 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
- 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 iBT, IELTS, or PTE academic; or complete an intake interview.
There are three entry terms each year in January, May, and September.
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.”
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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.
Study on our Boston campus at the pace that works for you.
Earn your certificate from anywhere in our 100% virtual format.
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“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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