Organizations in virtually every industry rely on intricate supply chains that globally manage goods and services demands. Synchronizing the flow of products, information, and funds are becoming increasingly complex with products that move across continents daily and deadlines that directly affect a company’s profitability. This fast-paced industry requires professionals with strong and balanced quantitative, analytical, communication, and project management skills.
Offered 100% online, our graduate certificates are a convenient way to advance your skills without pressing pause on your career. You’ll earn the same certificate as students on campus, from the comfort of your home or office.
The Business School, grounded in a technology-focused university, has world-class expertise and educational resources in these areas, and thus is suitably poised to offer a graduate-level education to prepare students for their career choices and leadership in the field of supply chain management.
These four-course certificates are excellent preparation for taking the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM formerly APICS) Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and ASCM Certified Production and Inventory Management
Supply Chain Graduate Certificates Online
Supply Chain Analytics
WPI’s graduate certificate in Supply Chain Analytics provides the analytical tools and decision-making frameworks for employment as a supply chain analyst. The program can be completed on a part-time or a full-time basis.
The graduate certificate in Supply Chain Analytics requires completion of four courses: three required courses for a total of nine credits and one elective course totaling three credits.
Three Required Courses (9 credits)
OIE 542: Risk Management and Decision Analysis
OIE 559: Optimization Methods for Business Analytics
MKT 568: Data Mining Business Applications
One Elective (3 credits)
ACC 500: Accounting and Finance Fundamentals (1 credit)
ACC 502: Financial Intelligence and Strategic Decision Making (2 credits)
OIE 598: Special Topic – Supply Chain Simulation Modeling and Analysis
OIE 598: Special Topic – Financial Analysis of Supply Chain
Supply Chain Essentials
Design and manage an effective supply chain, and apply project management techniques
Improve the operational efficiencies of a supply chain and be able to interpret the implications of supply chain initiatives in terms of key financial performance metrics
Be able to apply supply chain analytics and conduct demand forecasting, aggregate planning, and sales and operations planning for a supply chain
Recognize and evaluate supply chain vulnerabilities and formulate approaches to mitigate supply chain risk
Assess fundamental dimensions of supply chain strategy, innovation, transformation, and organizational leadership
Evaluate and manage the sustainability of a supply chain
The graduate certificate in Supply Chain Essentials requires completion of four required courses for a total of twelve credits.
Four Required Courses (12 credits)
Info Session: Operations & Supply Chain Analytics
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