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Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management

The Certificate in GSCM is an affordable option for domestic and international candidates who need to gain or upgrade their supply chain management skills to meet current market demands as well as prepare for the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) certification.

This Certificate program is suitable for those students who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree and are interested in managing or working in various aspects of the global supply chain.

The program will prepare students to optimize and support the business, as well as design innovative operating models and cost reduction strategies.


Application Process

  1. A completed application form and non-refundable application fee
  2. Evidence of an interview with an admission counselor
  3. Official transcripts showing a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Normally, a grade point average of approximately 3.0 or higher in upper division undergraduate work is expected


By completing the certificate program in GSCM, students develop a deep understanding of the following:

  • The methods used to design and operate supply chains in modern organizations
  • How to manage assets strategically in order to gain or sustain competitive advantage and business value
  • SCM management principles, tools, and techniques
  • Strategic management of operations and assets as well as their role in organizations

Program Completion Time

This certificate is based on a sequence of 4 three-unit graduate courses for a total of 12 units, which would require enrollment for at least two terms. Courses are based on 11-week term schedules that run in Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. This completion time does not account for any pre-requisite courses a student may need if they do not possess the appropriate background.

Admission Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in business or related fields. Other backgrounds will be considered, based on their career interests and work experience.
  • Prerequisite courses are available to those students who do not have a business background but would like to transition towards a career in SCM:
    • MBA 505 Enterprise, Management, Organization and Strategy


The curriculum consists of four courses in total. The following is a required course:

  • Fundamentals of Global Supply Chain Management

This course must be taken first in the certificate program. Students will also choose three electives from the choices below:

  • Global Strategic Sourcing
  • Managing Global Production and Operations
  • Total Quality and Service Management
  • Logistics and International Trade
  • Supply Chain Strategies including Planning and Network Analysis

Tuition & Fees

Fall 2018 - Summer 2019
Tuition Alumni: $420 per credit
Non-Alumni: $520 per credit
Technology Fee $55 per term
$275 maximum per academic year
Application Fee $25 online
$50 paper
Late Registration Fee
for registration submitted after the add/drop deadline
Late Transaction Fee
for employer reimbursement applications
received after the second week of the semester
Transcript Fee $5.00 minimum
Additional fees may apply, refer to the Registrar's site

All fees are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to change, delete or add to this pricing schedule as deemed appropriate. Transcripts and diploma will not be released for any student who has an outstanding balance owed to Cal Lutheran.