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        Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Operations

        Sharpen your skills in Supply Chain Operations

        The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Operations is designed to provide specialized education for executives and professionals working in or planning to transition to the supply chain field. The curriculum places emphasis on the concepts of operational planning, inventory control and process management.

        Our operations-oriented program will expand your understanding of supply chain tactics, tools, and techniques. You will have the chance to receive a top-ranked education and to move up in your career. 

        Why a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Operations?

        The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Operations will help you:

        • Understand the importance of operational planning and resource management.
        • Analyze issues related to warehousing and inventory management.
        • Devise appropriate analysis to undertake process improvement initiatives.
        • Be able to integrate technology into supply chain processes. 

        Certificate Details

        • Admissions

          You must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college. Although, a four-year equivalent collegiate educational program is required, the Graduate School will determine whether non-traditional programs are acceptable. Appropriate work experience is desired but not required.

          Current Auburn University graduate students who are not enrolled in the Master of Science degree in Supply Chain Management are also eligible to apply.

          How to Apply
          Start your application on the Graduate School Online Application. The following materials should be uploaded with your application:

          - Professional resume
          - Unofficial transcripts from every institution attended (official transcripts will be required for students accepted into the program)
          - GMAT/GRE scores are not required.

          International applicants should submit all required materials at least 90 days before the first day of class of the semester in which the student wishes to begin graduate study. Domestic students should submit all materials at least 45 days before the first class day. However, most academic units make admission decisions several months in advance. Thus, applicants should check with the department to which they seek admission to determine when materials should be submitted. Contact April Hurley at for more information about deadlines.

          For more frequently asked questions about the application process, please visit the Graduate School website.

        • Curriculum

          The program requires the completion of 4 courses (12 total credit hours):

          • BUSI 7150—Operational Excellence
          • SCMN 6720—Quality and Process Improvement (requires statistics course prior to enrollment)
          • SCMN 6500—Inventory and Warehouse Management
          • SCMN 6390—Integrated Business Processes
        • Tuition

          This certificate is a 12 credit hour program. Tuition for online students is $950 per credit hour (regardless of residency). 

          *Tuition is reviewed annually and subject to adjustment. Graduate students enrolled in less than 9 hours are charged according to the Tuition Rates Per Credit Hour schedule. Student Financial Services provides a Tuition Calculator  and current Estimated costs of Attendance at Auburn University.

          Due to federal guidelines and regulations, Graduate Certificate programs do not qualify for financial aid.

          Note: In addition to tuition, on-campus students pay $222 per credit hour in graduate professional fees.

        Graduate Career Services

        Ready to step into the job market? Graduate Career Services will help you become career-ready.

        Graduate Career Services

        Apply for a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Operations

        Begin your application today and designate your interest in either the on-campus or online (distance) program by choosing either Certificate/Graduate—Supply Chain Operations for on-campus or Certificate/Graduate—Supply Chain Operations, Online for online. You may apply to enter the program at the beginning of any semester (fall, spring, or summer).


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        April Hurley

        April Hurley

        Student Services Coordinator