Supply Chain Management Certificate

http://grad.towson.edu/program/master/scmg-ms/

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
Program Director: Chaodong Han
410-704-4658
chan@towson.edu

Similar to the Master of Science in Supply Chain Management, the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is designed to develop supply chain professionals who can manage, analyze and control activities across the entire supply chain—from upstream procurement to downstream distribution channels. The types of employers targeted by this program include companies, consulting firms and government agencies that need to achieve competitive advantage and cost efficiencies by improving their supply chain performance. This program has been designed by benchmarking the content and courses against industry credentialing offerings so that graduates of the program can proceed to professional certification based on the knowledge gained in the program.

Graduates with a supply chain management background can pursue careers as purchasing specialists, contract administrators, procurement officers and managers, supply chain management professionals, business analysts, demand managers and more. In fact, the majority of U.S. jobs fall somewhere in a supply chain, whether it is procurement, logistics and operations, marketing, or sales and service.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

This program admits fall term only.

Admission requirements for the Post Baccalaureate Certificate are the same as the Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Supply Chain Management is a 15-unit program and includes five of the six required courses in the Master of Science Degree in Supply Chain Management. Students who complete the certificate program can continue onto the master’s degree program if they so choose.

The required courses in the post-baccalaureate certificate program include:

EBTM 602INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT3
EBTM 610OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
EBTM 620PROCUREMENT AND SOURCING3
EBTM 710LOGISTICS AND DISTRIBUTION3
EBTM 720SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS3
Total Units15
  1.  Demonstrate knowledge of methods to manage, analyze and control supply chain activities
  2.  Demonstrate creative thinking and problem solving skills in a supply chain setting
  3.  Apply software solutions to develop creative alternatives to supply chain problems

EBTM 501 APPLIED BUSINESS STATISTICS (3)

Statistical data analysis for managerial decision making. Includes an examination of summary measures, probability, random variables and their distributions. Presents estimation and hypothesis testing, including z-test, t-test and chi-square test, correlation and linear regression analysis, and their applications to business problems. The use of statistical data analysis is an integral part of this course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

EBTM 602 INTRODUCTION TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (3)

Basic concepts and strategies adopted in SCM. Primary focus is to develop a good understanding of strategic, tactical and operational issues of SCM and become familiar with the integration of various SCM entities. Topics include: supply chain strategy and deplaning, supply chain operations, procurement, supply chain risk management, supply chain coordination and integration, global SCM, supply chain revenue management, coordinated product design chain and SC, and supply chain information technologies. Prerequisites: EBTM 501 or successful completion of the Statistics Proficiency Exam; graduate standing.

EBTM 610 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3)

Demonstrates the significance of efficient and effective management of operations for competitiveness and success in manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include: Overview of the field, capacity management, facility location, Six-sigma quality, statistical quality control, sales and operations planning, inventory control, lean production. Prerequisites: EBTM 501 or successful completion of the Statistics Proficiency Exam; graduate standing.

EBTM 620 PROCUREMENT AND SOURCING (3)

Topics include purchasing decisions and strategy, the legal aspects of purchasing, negotiation product and service quality, lean purchasing, supplier selection and evaluation, supplier relationship management, and special purchasing applications such as health care purchasing, government purchasing, professional service purchasing, transportation service purchasing. Prerequisite:EBTM 501 or successful completion of the Statistics Proficiency exam; graduate standing.

EBTM 710 LOGISTICS AND DISTRIBUTION (3)

The study of logistics system and distribution network and related firm strategy in the context of supply chain management. Topics include inventory, logistics network, warehouse management, transportation infrastructure and management, packaging and material handling, outbound logistics, distribution management, reverse logistics, and international logistics. Prerequisite: EBTM 602.

EBTM 720 SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS (3)

Addresses analytics applied in different stages of supply chain and focuses on how technology is used to collect and analyze data to support decision making in the supply chain. Topics include supply chain decision support systems, supply chain optimization technologies, supply chain intelligence, supply chain visibility and collaborative technologies, and other emerging supply chain technologies. Prerequisite: EBTM 602.

EBTM 750 PROGRAM AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (3)

Managing portfolios and programs from a strategic firm perspective. Principle areas of focus within program management will be strategic alignment, benefits management, stakeholder and communication management, risk management and leadership. Principle topics within project portfolio management will include project portfolio methodology, establishing a governance process, project selection techniques, and application of methods to optimize and balance a project portfolio. Using a case study and software tools, students will explore the importance of using organizational strategies to align projects, and apply practices to create portfolio and programs to leverage organizational assets. Prerequisites: EBTM 604 and EBTM 625.