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Supply Chain Management Certification Online Graduate Courses in Operations

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Register By: May 11 Classes Start: May 13

Operate in Supply Chain Management

  • $637 per credit (18 credits total)
  • Complete in less than a year
  • Start your path toward an advanced career
  • Upskill for the role you want
  • Gain competency in an essential business segment
  • Keep supply chain production in motion

Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Program Overview

The Operations and Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate online at Southern New Hampshire University is designed to introduce you to key concepts, strategies and processes used in the production of goods, from securing raw materials to distributing them to customers. You'll explore such areas as transportation planning, technology, inventory control, warehouse management, quality control and procurement, as you gain marketable skills in operations and supply chain management.

Courses are taught by experienced operations and supply chain management professionals who know how to connect theory with practical, real-world application.

An operations and supply chain management graduate certificate from SNHU empowers you with the strong foundation you'll need to pursue a new career, advance in your current career or further your studies to gain new skills.

Learn how to:

  • Use information systems to organize business needs
  • Set up transportation planning

Career Outlook

As operations and supply chain management spending continues to outpace the rest of the economy, career opportunities with traditional manufacturers and retailers, operations and supply chain management consulting firms and transportation providers should remain strong.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of logisticians – those who analyze and coordinate an organization's supply chain – is projected to grow 28% through 2031, which is much faster than the average growth rate for all U.S. occupations.1 With reported median annual pay of $77,030 in 2021, salaries for these roles also far exceed median annual wages for all U.S. workers ($45,760).1

The operations and supply chain management graduate certificate program prepares you to compete for this growing number of high-paying jobs.

The curriculum for graduate certificates is designed to give you skills you can use right away so you can jump into or back to your job, ready to go, and benefit the organization today.

Clare Greenlaw with the text Clare GreenlawClare Greenlaw, a lead faculty at SNHU, explained the certificate program "moves quickly from academic study to application and use, so you’re very hands-on."

"Employers appreciate that because... it will be an immediately useful skill set for them," he said.

Given the complexity of the work, operations and supply chain managers who can hit the ground running are highly valued in the field.

Those with qualifying skills and education could position themselves for success in the United States military services or armed forces. These fields are always in need of qualified professionals who can plan and direct the movement of needed supplies and workers.

Earning a master's degree online can help prepare you for the tech-driven demands of today's workforce. Many businesses are conducted online and rely on remote connections to make their organization run. Supply chain managers play a huge role in the success of these operations, as they help ensure that materials and products are ready at the right time and at the right price.

Understanding the Numbers
When reviewing job growth and salary information, it’s important to remember that actual numbers can vary due to many different factors — like years of experience in the role, industry of employment, geographic location, worker skill and economic conditions. Cited projections do not guarantee actual salary or job growth.

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Courses & Curriculum

The program's coursework provides excellent insight into the warehouse management decision-making processes used to successfully bring goods to market. You'll be introduced to mathematical, probabilistic and statistical tools available to industrial organizations, the importance of information systems and the internet, and the role that other departments play in the life cycle of goods.

Our certificate programs are available to those who have completed a bachelor's degree or higher. Don't have a business background? SNHU's foundation course Mathematics and Statistics for Business can help get you to where you need to be to earn this certificate.

You'll need to complete 18 course credits: adding up to 4 required courses and 2 electives that you can choose from a list of graduate-level courses in Quantitative Studies and Operations Management. Some course options may include International Supply Chain Management and Six Sigma Quality Management.

Another option for one of those 2 courses is an internship in operations/project management. Not only is this a great source of experience for your skills and your resume, but it could help you make connections that you can use in the future. An internship opens the door to more opportunities to succeed in your career and could make the most out of your certificate program.

With the required courses, you can learn the foundation of the subject, and with your selection of additional courses, you can hone your education based on what's most important to you, your position and your goals.

Tuition & Fees

At SNHU, we’re committed to making education more accessible, by making it more affordable.

Beyond low tuition rates, we help our students save through transfer credits, credit for prior learning, grants and scholarships, tuition assistance and more. U.S. service members, both full and part time, as well as the spouses of those on active duty are also eligible for a 25% tuition discount.

This certificate is not eligible for federal financial aid. Students seeking alternatives to federal financial aid can explore tuition assistance, grants and scholarships, as well as private loans. To learn more about private loans, visit our Funding Your Education with Student Loans page.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,911 $637 $9,555 
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)*
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
*Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Additional Costs:
No Application Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course). Foundational courses may be required based on your undergraduate course history, which may result in additional cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

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University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

This program and its concentrations are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Student achievement data can be found on College Navigator.

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