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Supply Chain Management Certificate: Optimize and Innovate

The Supply Chain Management certificate will introduce students to the importance of purchasing, logistics, warehousing, inventory and more. This certificate is ideal for students seeking a leadership role within the Supply Chain industry, students that work in a career that calls for collaboration with professionals in this field or students who want to become more knowledgeable on the supply chain management systems in general.

As an added perk, once you apply for a certificate you are accepted into Ashland University's MBA program and can continue taking courses toward your MBA degree.

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Supply Chain Management Certificate Credit Hours Prerequisites
MBA 503 Operations Management 3 None
MBA 570 Supply Chain Management 3 None
MBA 571 Logistics & Procurement 3 None
MBA 572 Supply Chain Strategy 3 None

Credit for Prior Learning

Have you already earned credentials in your field of study? Credit for prior learning allows students to earn credit for previously earned, industry-recognized credentials, providing students with up to 9 credits toward their graduate business degree.

Grow Your Career with an Ashland Graduate Business Certificate

Whether you are a new student looking to start graduate coursework with a micro-credential or an MBA alumnus looking to enhance your marketability, a graduate business certificate is a great addition to your academic and professional development.

  • Pursue a standalone certificate or integrate it into a full MBA degree.

  • If you already have an MBA degree, a certificate program provides in-depth coursework in a specific business content area.

  • If you’re interested in completing professional development or continuing education hours, completing a certificate program is a short-term goal with immediate ROI.

Expert Faculty

You’ll learn from world-renowned faculty. Seventy percent of our full-time faculty have doctoral degrees. They also have an average of 17.5 years of service at AU and they lead more than 11 different student organizations.

They are members in 25 different professional organizations, from the Association of Supply Chain Management to the Institute for Supply Management and everything in between!

Our faculty have earned a variety of specialized certifications, such as Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution and Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt. 

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Career Support

The university offers placement support, internships and career-oriented services to students who complete a graduate business certificate through the Career Center for Life Calling.

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