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        Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Planning

        Plan your future now: Become a supply chain leader 

        The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Planning places emphasis on the concepts of strategic planning, informed decision-making and supply management trade-offs.  Learn skills to analyze issues related to building supply chain networks and evaluate various strategies that can help improve supply chain performance. Understand issues related to market uncertainty and be prepared to tackle your next supply chain challenge.

        Our practice-focused certificate program will expand your understanding of supply chain issues, share industry best practices, and help you with strategic planning. 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 Planning?

        The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Planning will help you:

        • Understand the importance of fit between business strategy and supply chain capabilities.
        • Analyze issues related to developing distribution and fulfillment networks. 
        • Devise appropriate analysis to undertake aggregate planning and make capacity allocation decisions.
        • Deal with issues related to supply chain uncertainty and leveraging supply chain coordination. 

        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
          • BUSI 7120—Quantitative Decision Making
          • SCMN 6600—Supply Chain Planning
          • ISMN 6370—Project Management
        • 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.

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        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 Planning

        Begin your application today and designate your interest in either the on-campus or online (distance) program by choosing either Certificate/Graduate—Supply Chain Planning for on-campus or Certificate/Graduate—Supply Chain Planning, 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