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Curriculum

The Penn State Smeal Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management curriculum consists of six courses designed to build your competence across the foundations of supply chain management. Courses are offered in a convenient, online format that gives you flexibility of learning from your home or office on your own time, while connecting with supply chain peers around the world.

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Each course is 13-14 weeks in duration, spanning the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Certificate Program Courses Per Semester
SemesterCourse NameCreditsCourse
Fall Supply Chain Management 4 credits SCM 800
Fall Supply Chain Performance Metrics & Financial Analysis  1 credit SCM 801
Spring Supply Management 2 credits SCM 822
Spring Manufacturing & Service Operations Planning 2 credits SCM 842
Spring Business Ethics 1 credit BA 803
Summer Demand Fulfillment 2 credits SCM 812