As an open enrollment program, there are no application or admission requirements and students may enter the program at any time. Courses are taught throughout the year at the University of Redlands, regional campuses across Southern California including Rancho Cucamonga and San Diego.
The program is open to current and future purchasing, materiel, logistics, facilities and warehouse managers and professionals. Individuals in other related fields including transportation and traffic management, trucking, rail and shipping professionals are also encouraged to consider this concentrated field of study.
Members of the Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Advisory Committee have been selected from private and public organizations as well as industry-related professional associations including the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM), the California Associate of Public Purchasing Officers (CAPPO) and the Southern California Distribution Managers Association (DMA).
The role of the Advisory Committee is to help 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.
Following the University's decades-long tradition in professional business education, the Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate program is staffed by practitioner faculty who combine years of professional expertise with the ability to teach and train others. Faculty are continually reviewed by students and administrators to ensure they provide the most up-to-date and relevant information in the field. Faculty generally have a graduate degree in management, or a related field, and a commitment to continuing education in the profession.
Courses offer full academic credit, and students may be able to apply these units toward an undergraduate or graduate degree at most colleges and universities. All degree programs have unique requirements, so students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor at their home institution to ensure the applicability of the program to their degree.
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