The Operations and Supply Chain Management certificate curriculum includes the study of network relationship integration, quality and process improvement methods, and project management with the goal of maximizing the effective use of a firm’s resources. Graduates may learn Lean Management strategies and Six-Sigma techniques which enables them to apply theory in service of day-to-day processes and procedures. Students will gain competencies needed to apply the science of getting things done, to the practice of managing logistics, sourcing, quality, scheduling and production.
Students need to meet prerequisite requirements to be eligible for the advanced courses in this certificate program. These courses include undergraduate coursework in production and operations management (required for program) and statistics (required if students wish to take DSCI 727, and marketing (if students wish to take DSCI 527). The Beacom School of Business offers these courses both as online undergraduate courses and online graduate-level foundations courses. Challenge exams are also available.