Supply Chain Management

Learn to efficiently manage the flow of products from raw material sourcing to manufacturing, transportation, and inventory management in the graduate certificate in Supply Chain Management. Explore the six pillars of supply chain management and learn how they intersect with other skillsets like logistics, IT, and financial planning. You’ll work with industry leaders to create plans that deliver products in the most cost-effective, streamlined way possible.

The graduate certificate in Supply Chain Management is offered jointly between the Daniels College of Business, University College, and the Transportation Institute at the University of Denver.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 9
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
4 Course Certificate
As few as 6 months
6 Course Certificate
As few as 12 months
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Top 100 University

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Skills You'll Learn

Apply the six pillars of supply chain management to real-world issues

Analyze and develop sustainable systems for distributing a variety of products, including closed loop supply chain

Manage processes with cutting-edge technology


Specialized Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses)

Concentration Courses

The U.S. Department of Education requires that institutions provide students with information regarding total costs for tuition and fees, graduation rates and debt-to-earnings ratios for Gainful Employment Programs (Title IV). The University of Denver has provided this information here.

Sample Schedule

Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program. Note this sample schedule is for the six-course Graduate Certificate.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 3 3 0 0

Take a Course Before You Apply

We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Supply Chain Management

Harvard Business Review found U.S. supply chain employs 37% of the workforce and over 40 million people. These supply chain jobs have higher than average salaries and contribute to much of the innovative activity in the economy.

According to Supply Chain Management Review, one-third of organizations globally plan to make sustainability-related improvements to their supply chain due to pressures from customers and to unlock financial benefits.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that demand for logisticians is expected to grow 7% through 2026. Employment is for logisticians is expected to increase as organizations need to.

Job Titles

Director of Supply Chain
Chief of Supply Chain Operations
Systems Support Manager
Purchasing Manager
Transportation Manager
Supply Chain Manager
Operations Analyst

Supply Chain Manager Salary: National Average


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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.


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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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