GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management is to provide the students with graduate level education in the fundamentals of Supply Chain Management (SCM), with particular emphasis on Department of Defense (DoD) and Air Force specific applications. In addition, lean operations related to Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) will be covered. Finally, statistical data analysis and basic quantitative modeling, to include linear programming, simulation analysis, and heuristics, are included. The objectives of this program are to educate Air Force Logistics Readiness Officers (LROs) in the above topics and to enable them to apply state of the art analytical and problem solving techniques to Air Force and DoD specific supply chain management problems, as well as enabling them to utilize the concepts of lean in similar situations.
DEGREE REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
MATHEMATICS REQUIRED: College Algebra
TEST REQUIRED: None
GPA REQUIRED: Overall 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
Waivers to the above criteria may be granted on a case by case basis. Therefore, individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria are encouraged to apply.
DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRICULUM
The curriculum consists of five graduate level courses for a total of 17 graduate credits. In addition, there is a Business Math Review course that is a non-credit course. This math review class is to be taken prior to the student enrolling in following courses, and is a self-paced, web based course. No additional electives or research hours are required for the certificate. Typically, the courses will be offered once a year and students will take one course per quarter. The courses will be offered via video teleconferencing (VTC), or alternative distance learning medium, and when possible, offered at the same time as in-residence. The courses are listed below. The Supply Chain Certificate program includes courses that may be applied to Department of Operational Sciences logistics master’s degree programs, depending upon the specific course and program.
POs: GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Our Program Outcomes (student knowledge/skills/abilities) produce graduate certificate conferees who exhibit:
1. The acquisition of a broad understanding of the principles and concepts of supply chain management and statistical concepts.
2. The ability to apply analytical techniques to SCM problems in the DoD environment.
3. Improved problem solving ability, critical thinking skills, and the ability to communicate.