Purchasing, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management Certificate

4 Courses, 12 Credits

Develop the important leadership, supervision, and process improvement knowledge you need for purchasing, logistics, and supply chain management. The program emphasizes the development of individual leadership skills. Upon completion, you will be able to understand, analyze, and deploy proven solutions to some of the most complex issues facing today's purchasing, logistics, and supply chain management professionals.

Required Certificate Courses

BUSCS 310 Supply Chain Management Principles and Practices (3 Credits)

Survey of supply chain management, including defining the scope of service, procurement, purchasing, and materiel management. Business concepts include return on investment, value chain principles, contracts and legal issues, and operations management.

BUSCS 311 Supply Chain Management Logistics (3 Credits)

Examine transportation and distribution concerns, including production scheduling, third-party logistics, calculating costs of services, warehousing, material management, analyzing value of services, staffing and supervision, and technology.

BUSCS 312 Supply Chain Management Procurement (3 Credits)

Explore procurement management and contract administration, including procurement policies and procedures, supplier selection, cost analysis, contract negotiation, strategic sourcing, bidding and requests for proposals, and overall project management.

BUSCS 313 Supply Chain Management Practicum (3 Credits)

Capstone experience focusing on the application of industry best practices. Topics include aligning supply chain management operations with business practices.

Prerequisites: two of the following courses: BUSCS 310, BUSCS 311, or BUSCS 312.

This program of study is offered in partnership with the University of Redlands School of Business. Interested in seeing business degree programs?

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Adjunct Faculty

The School of Continuing Studies instructors have years of project management experience and offer direct access to the expertise needed for maximum retention of course concepts. They have long-standing success in establishing project strategy and deliverables, developing and delivering solutions, and managing diverse project teams.

The faculty lead engaging courses that translate directly into real-world applicability. Get to know the Project Management faculty.

Purchasing, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management Advisory Committee

Members of the Purchasing, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management Advisory Committee come from private and public organizations. The advisory committee helps to:

• shape the curriculum
• lead the development of future offerings
• identify trends in the discipline
• expand partnership opportunities with organizations and professional associations
• identify adjunct faculty and guest speakers to teach in the program, mentor students, and expand the University's reach to new audiences.