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Supply Chain Management Certificate

The business skills you need, when you need them. Certified.

At no time in history has there been more demand for professionals which possess excellent communication, leadership, decision-making, and business-analytical skills.

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Apply today to start next term on Saturday, January 11, 2020

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.

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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.

Top Reasons

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Networking

Our expert and esteemed faculty are members of professional organizations and the community.

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Flexible Schedule

Most classes meet on campus or online, utilizing an engaged learning structure in both environments.

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Be Competitive

Our comprehensive courses prepare you with practical experiences and knowledge that will provide you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Certificate Program Information

Certificate completion requires enrollment in four graduate level courses (a total of 12 credit hours) to immediately leverage skills and concepts learned upon certification.

Supply Chain Management

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, six sigma, theory of constraints; and concepts surrounding sustainability like triple bottom line, cradle-to-cradle strategy and reverse logistics. 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 Greenbelt 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 focus on both the efficiency and effectiveness metrics that reward both the supply chain professionals and their organizations.

Supply Chain Management Certificate Delivery Options

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Saturday-hybrid

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.

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Online

Enjoy the flexibility of online delivery! A two-day orientation introduces you to the faculty members and students in your cohort, then you complete coursework online, only coming to campus the last Saturday of each semester for presentations and final exams.

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How to Apply

Admission Requirements

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:

  • At least three years of significant managerial or military experience
  • Beta Gamma Sigma membership
  • An earned terminal degree (e.g. DBA, PhD, JD)
  • Hold an active CPA license
  • Please note, to be eligible to receive the certificate, students must attain a minimum 3.00+ GPA.

Testimonials

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.

Chuck DuVal, Ph.D., Finance
Associate Professor
Anne and Bill France Chair in Business

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.— Lauren Kenny, MBA ’18

 

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 at a rate of $1,034 per credit hour. 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.

Curriculum

Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions

BUS 6230 Lean/Six Sigma Processes

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..

BUS 6240 Supply Chain Management

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.

BUS 6250 Operations Management

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.

BUS 6360 Leadership and Organizational Behavior

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.

Terms Offered

  • Fall Start Timeline: Leadership and Organizational Behavior (fall or spring), Lean/Six Sigma Processes (spring), Supply Chain Management and Operations Management (summer)
  • Spring Start Timeline: Lean/Six Sigma Processes (spring), Supply Chain Management and Operations Management (summer), Leadership and Organizational Behavior (fall or spring)
  • Summer Start Timeline: Supply Chain Management and Operations Management (summer), Leadership and Organizational Behavior (fall or spring), Lean/Six Sigma Processes (spring)

How to Apply

Apply today to start next term on Saturday, January 11, 2020

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid considerations.

Complete the Online Application

Apply Now

Admission Requirements

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:

  • At least three years of significant managerial or military experience
  • Beta Gamma Sigma membership
  • An earned terminal degree (e.g. DBA, PhD, JD)
  • Hold an active CPA license
  • Please note, to be eligible to receive the certificate, students must attain a minimum 3.00+ GPA.

Program Contact

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Kamalie Dodson

Associate Director of Adult and Graduate Admission
phone 863.680.5022
send text to 863.576.5087