Graduate Certificate in Operations & Supply Chain Management Online

Equip yourself with practical insights into functional areas of the business enterprise and operations control. Enhance your ability to design and manage efficient operations across the supply chain in today’s global organizations.

Apply by: 5/13/24
Start class: 6/3/24

Program Overview

See where the UIS Online Operations & Supply Chain Management Certificate can take you

Total Tuition $4,140*
Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 9

Drive your career forward, faster with the online Graduate Certificate in Operations & Supply Chain Management from the University of Illinois Springfield. This online supply chain management certification program teaches you theories and practices critical to managing complex global operations systems.

In the 100 percent online coursework led by experienced faculty, you will develop an in-depth understanding of business processes, procedures and strategies used to transform various inputs into finished goods and services. You will also explore the fundamentals of lean operations and quality systems that help continuously improve productivity, quality, customer satisfaction, and profits. Learn popular applications used in supply chain and logistics management, including Six Sigma, KAIZEN™, SPSS®, Minitab® and Lingo®.

Graduates of the online Operations & Supply Chain Management Certificate will:

  • Develop the ability to apply lean principles and tools, along with adequate qualitative and quantitative methods to make operational adjustments that will improve organizational performance
  • Gain an understanding of the essential role of operations and supply chain management in relation to productivity, quality and efficiency, as well as the key factors that drive the performance of a supply chain
  • Learn Six Sigma, KAIZEN, Lean Management, SPSS, Minitab, Lingo and DMAIC methodology
  • Develop the ability to apply lean principles and tools, along with adequate qualitative and quantitative methods to make operational adjustments that will improve organizational performance
  • Gain an understanding of the essential role of operations and supply chain management in relation to productivity, quality and efficiency, as well as the key factors that drive the performance of a supply chain
  • Learn Six Sigma, KAIZEN, Lean Management, SPSS, Minitab, Lingo and DMAIC methodology

Career opportunities:

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Facilities Coordinator
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Plant Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Facilities Coordinator

Note: Students in the online certificate program are not eligible to participate in the GA programs or to use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Accreditation

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The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Total Tuition $4,140*
Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 9

Accreditation

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The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Tuition

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Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

*Total cost is estimated at $1,380 per course based on a semester fee schedule. Students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GA programs or to use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $4,140*
Per Credit Hour $460
*Total cost is estimated at $1,380 per course based on a semester fee schedule. Students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or to use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $4,140*
Per Credit Hour $460

Calendar

Stay on track and finish faster with our convenient online pathway

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your certificate quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 5/13/24
Next Class Start Date 6/3/24
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 2024-2nd Half3/18/242/26/243/5/243/13/243/17/245/11/248 weeks
Summer 2024-1st Half6/3/245/13/245/21/245/29/246/2/247/27/248 weeks
Fall 2024-1st Half8/23/248/2/248/12/248/18/248/22/2410/19/248 weeks
Fall 2024-2nd Half10/21/249/30/2410/8/2410/19/2410/20/2412/14/248 weeks
Spring 2025-1st Half1/13/2512/16/241/2/251/8/251/12/253/15/258 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 5/13/24
Next Class Start Date 6/3/24

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Admissions

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • No GMAT required

Applicants to the UIS Online Operations & Supply Chain Management Certificate must meet one of the following requirements for admission.

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. No GMAT required for 2.5 GPA or higher.

Courses

View the topics you will study in your online operations & supply chain certification program

For the online Operations & Supply Chain Management Certificate program, you must complete three courses totaling nine credit hours. You may complete prerequisite courses ACCT 311 or ECO 315 concurrently with certificate coursework or BUS 322 before starting the certificate program, as advised. The use of a Windows-based PC is preferred for this program.

Based on admission - students will take BUS 522 or ECO 315 or ACC 311
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
For students whose objectives are to develop an understanding of uses of accounting information for planning, control, and decision making. Emphasizes accounting processes and measurements, significance and limitations of financial statements, and managerial accounting concepts and applications.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Essential micro and macroeconomic concepts as they apply to administrative decisions. Principal theories and analysis of efficient resource allocation as related to economic decisions of individuals, public and private organizations, and society.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Operations management concerns the production and delivery of goods and services. This course focuses on those business processes, procedures and strategies used to transform various inputs into finished goods and services. Focus is on both understanding how the provision of goods is organized and managed and recognizing potential areas of improvement in the management or production of goods and services. Also of major study will be how operations management interfaces with other functional areas and the various issues and problems that traditionally arise in the field of operations management, including those related to technology, globalization, and ethics. Students who have not completed Managerial and Finance Accounting, Microeconomics and/0r Macroeconomics will be placed in ACC 505.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts and techniques in lean operations and quality systems for continuous improvement. Lean processes focus on creating value by relentlessly pursuing waste elimination. Quality systems incorporate practices that deal with the elimination of process variations for zero defects. These concepts provide an integrated method to both service and manufacturing sections for improving quality, productivity, customer satisfaction, and profitability.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A supply chain is a network of companies producing and delivering goods and services from raw materials to end consumers. Supply chain and logistics management consists of designing and managing business processes across the supply chain. This course introduces students to contemporary issues in supply chain management, including supply chain strategy, supply contracts, risk mitigation strategies, flexible logistics systems, service supply chains, sustainability and the role of IT.
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