At no time in history has there been more demand for professionals which possess excellent communication, leadership, decision-making, and business-analytical skills.
This certificate is designed to address challenges to an organization’s internal supply chain and its external suppliers and customers. Supply chain management spans the spectrum from the origination of raw materials to the consumption of finished products and services, and the reintroduction of materials back into another supply chain.
The program thus addresses issues revolving around technologies such as additive manufacturing, blockchains, Internet-of-Things; process improvement methodologies like lean processes, six sigma, theory of constraints; and concepts surrounding sustainability like triple bottom line, cradle-to-cradle strategy and reverse logistics.
Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.
Accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the mark of excellence in business education earned by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide.
Our expert and esteemed faculty are members of professional organizations and the community.
Most classes meet on campus or online, utilizing an engaged learning structure in both environments.
Our comprehensive courses prepare you with practical experiences and knowledge that will provide you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
The supply chain management course emphasizes the importance of processes and relationships while the operations management course reinforces the functional aspects of managing an organization. The lean and six sigma certification course provides a pathway to earning the Yellow Belt Certification by incorporating both theory and an industry-oriented practicum. The leadership of self and organization class brings forth, along with other management concepts, theories and application on change management that serves as a source of competitive advantage for organizations and their supply chains. In a nutshell, the supply chain management certificate focuses on both the efficiency and effectiveness metrics that reward both the supply chain professionals and their organizations.
"Our Supply Chain Management certificate program is taught by industry professionals to allow participants to gain the necessary skills to maintain a competitive edge in an ever-changing marketplace, increase earning potential, and gain knowledge on the latest industry trends and best practices in a rapidly growing career field."
Pursuing a concentration has allowed me to broaden my industry knowledge and explore concepts in greater depth. It also enabled me to better differentiate myself as a job candidate in a competitive marketplace.
Taking the Supply Chain Management course with Professor Ramey was key to my finding success in the CSCMP SCPro Bridge Exam program. Being exposed to the key tenants of supply chain management in class as well as using the text from CSCMP as our core learning materials gave me a head start, making my preparation for the certification exam a great experience.
FSC has a strong partnership with local businesses, creating coursework with an emphasis on live cases. I appreciate that FSC focuses its academic curriculum around real-world business issues. This approach adds purpose beyond the classroom.
So much of the work focuses on real-life experiences. You work on projects with area businesses. That helps you know what to expect in your everyday work life.
Classes meet on campus two Saturdays per month, with the remaining coursework completed online, ideal for working professionals who still want face-to-face interactions and networking opportunities.
All coursework is completed online. With access to virtual advising, this option is ideal for working professionals who travel or require the convenience of an online delivery.
Florida Southern College attracts students who demonstrate the academic ability and strong motivation to succeed in challenging graduate courses. Applicants must have completed the graduate non-degree certificate application and submit official transcripts from an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with a minimum 3.00+ GPA. The GPA requirement may be waived for applicants that meet any one of the following criteria:
The GPA requirement may be waived for applicants that meet one of the following criteria:
Please note, to be eligible to receive the certificate, students must attain a minimum 3.00+ GPA.
Due to SEVIS guidelines, we cannot consider international students for this track due to the fully online delivery method.
The essay should not exceed 2000 words, and should explain how your interest in pursuing an MBA degree at Florida Southern College relates to your professional/career goals. Your essay should also describe any experiences that have prepared you for success in our program.
Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
Certificate completion requires enrollment in four graduate level courses (a total of 12 credit hours) to immediately leverage skills and concepts learned upon certification.
Quality and continuous improvement are the foundations on which businesses survive and grow. It is no longer a luxury, but a necessity, for all businesses and economies to continuously improve the quality of goods and services they produce. Quality improvement over time tends to increase customer satisfaction, lower the total cost of the goods and services, and enhance the reputation of the firm. Towards this end, the course aims to introduce the essential concepts, tools, and methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma..
This course prepares students to view the supply chain from the general manager’s point of view. Logistics and supply chain management is all about managing the process and continuous improvement. The design of a logistics system is critically linked to the objectives of the supply chain. This course focuses on understanding 1) how logistical decisions impact the performance of the firm as well as the entire supply chain,2) the link between supply chain structures and logistical capabilities in a firm or the entire supply chain, and 3) how to effectively design and manage the processes, assets and flows of material and information required to satisfy customers’ demands. On the revenue side, supply chain decisions have a direct impact on the market penetration and customer service. The course examines how the combination of enterprise information infrastructure and the internet have paved the way for a variety of supply chain optimization technologies.
Students will learn to explain management systems, project management, quantitative principles, and techniques for the effective planning and utilization of resources within an organization. Emphasis is placed on applying critical thinking skills to solve problems and managerial decision making for the improvement of operational processes and productivity. Apply management theories and resource management practices to successfully lead a dynamic organization. Demonstrate the ability to collect and analyze information and data in order to formulate analytically sound decisions for the planning and utilization of resources. Analyze and apply the strategic decision-making and operational planning process for effectual policy making within an organization. Conduct an analysis of appropriate financial and economic data necessary to support organizational decision making.
An examination of leaders and leadership at the individual, group and organizational levels. Also provides conceptual frameworks for group dynamics, diagnosing performance problems, designing appropriate organizational interventions, and securing stakeholder commitment.
The Post-Baccalaureate Supply Chain Management Certificate is not associated with certification or licensure through any national agency.
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
Courses completed for the graduate certificate are viewed as non-degree credits and are charged at a rate of $675 per credit hour. Students can apply certificate credits towards the FSC MBA degree program by submitting an MBA application. They would also need to cover the balance of the MBA per credit hour rate of $1035 for any certificate credits already completed. Courses must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of B in the certificate program and would accelerate completion allowing you to earn your degree in as few as three semesters.
*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.
Yes. Assignments are due weekly and there is no requirement to login at specific time frames.
There are 3 different time blocks for Saturday courses: 9:00 to 11:45 AM, 12:45 to 3:30 PM, and 3:45 to 6:30 PM.
Yes. Our Flex Saturday-hybrid delivery allows you to take both Saturday-hybrid and Online courses. If you started with our fully Online delivery, you are able to switch to our Flex Saturday-hybrid delivery.
We recommend students take one course each term, but students can take up to two courses per term if they want an accelerated progression. We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your preferred timeline.
Yes. To be considered for a test waiver, you must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA meet one of the following criteria:
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