Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate

Program Description

In today’s dynamic business environment, organizations must compete on the basis of overall supply chain performance.  As the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic (including the rollout of life-saving vaccines) taught us, Supply Chain Management expertise is of vital importance. Modern business professionals, no matter their discipline, need a sophisticated understanding of supply chains, supply chain management (SCM), SCM strategy, purchasing and supply management, operations, logistics, transportation, inventory management, supply chain information systems, and sustainability. The focus of the Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate is to provide students with a comprehensive foundation in the important concepts, tools, and practices of Supply Chain Management. 


Admission Requirements

Same as college and university requirements.
The SCM Graduate Certificate program may be pursued concurrently with other programs at the University of Memphis. To be approved for the program, students must complete an application form and submit it along with a current graduate transcript to the Marketing and SCM Department for review.
Non-degree seeking graduate students may also pursue this certificate program of study. To be approved for the program, these students must submit evidence of this non-degree-seeking graduate student status, along with the completed application form, to the Marketing and SCM Department for review.
Admission to this certificate program is not an implied acceptance into any other program in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics.


Program Requirements

The Supply Chain Management (SCM) Graduate Certificate is composed of the following four 3-credit courses (12 credits).


Graduation Requirements

  1. To obtain the certificate, a student must complete all four of the required courses with an average grade of 3.0 (B) or higher, for a total of 12 credits.
  2. In the semester of graduation, the student must submit an Intent to Graduate form to the Graduate School and a Graduate Certificate Candidacy form to the College Director of Graduate Studies by the deadline specified by the Graduate School. 


Retention Requirements

 Students in the certificate program must comply with all retention standards of the Graduate School at the University of Memphis. All students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Should the student’s cumulative GPA fall below that mark, a period of one semester will be allowed to correct the deficiency. Students failing to improve their GPA to an acceptable level in that time will be dismissed from the program.

Contact Us
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Ernie Nichols

To apply, please visit the Graduate Admissions website

* Means that a class can be substituted out to replace that class, if given permission.

** Means the course can be offered online some semesters.