Global Supply Chain Management Certificate

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In the global marketplace, companies armed with strong supply chains gain competitive advantages and capture market share. Accordingly, individuals who possess supply chain skills are in high demand. Firms are seeking individuals who can:

  • Create the right incentives and coordinate various supply chain activities to maximize value;
  • Lead in the strategic and operational alignment of global business practices;
  • Manage increases in supplier productivity and customer expectations of quality and responsiveness.

In short, companies need individuals certified in global supply chain management. The Katz Global Supply Chain Management Certificate prepares students to secure positions as managers or directors of corporate global supply chains. Position areas include supply chain management, sourcing and procurement, supplier relationship management, or supplier diversity management.

Curriculum

The Katz Global Supply Chain Management Certificate prepares students to secure positions as managers or directors of corporate global supply chains. Position areas include supply chain management, sourcing and procurement, supplier relationship management, or supplier diversity management.

Global supply chain management encompasses not only the design and planning of supply chain activities, but also the execution, control, and monitoring activities that help companies to build a competitive infrastructure and create net value.

As part of the certificate, students engage in experience-based learning through an applied project, specializing in either supplier diversity or supply chain management. Students may also develop additional depth in supplier diversity by completing an independent project with Katz's regional corporate partners.

Required Courses and Electives

Total Credits: 10.5 credits

Core Requirements (7.5 credits):

Courses Credits
BQOM 2533: Global Supply Chain Management 3
BMIS 2074: Strategic Information Technology in Global Supply Chains 1.5
BQOM 2534: Strategic Procurement and Sourcing Management 1.5
BQOM 2700: Project Course in Supply Chain Management or Supplier Diversity 1.5

 

Electives (3.0 credits):

Courses Credits
BOAH 2527: Cross-Cultural Management 1.5
BACC/BQOM 2549: Strategic Cost Analysis 1.5
BSEO 2511: Management of Strategic Alliances 1 1.5
BIND 2526: Business Process Redesign 1.5
BMIS 2591: E-Business Strategy 1.5
BOAH 2532: Negotiations, Teamwork, and Change 1.5
BMKT 2533: Business-to-Business Marketing 1.5
BQOM 2139: Six Sigma Theory and Practice
(Requires prior approval)
3

 

Full-time and part-time students are eligible to receive a Global Supply Chain Management Certificate when all of the following criteria are satisfied:

Completion of a combination of 7.5 required and 3.0 elective credits from the approved course list.
Grades of B or better for each course.
A minimum B+ average (3.250 QPA) across all certificate-related courses/credits.

Faculty Contact

James Kimpel
Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration
Information Systems and Technology Management
Office: 363 Mervis Hall
Phone: 412-624-2110
jfkimpel@katz.pitt.edu