Supply Chain Management

Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Classroom Program


9 months


UCR Extension

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Learn to execute the full scope of goods and services with a Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Management. From supplier to the consumer, every step in the process is regulated and detail-oriented, requiring a high level of accuracy, coordination, and communication. Equip yourself with knowledge in logistics, operations, purchasing, contracting, and related laws and regulations to master or build justification for advancement in a career in Supply Chain Management. In addition to learning tried-and-true principles and techniques for effective management of personnel, budgeting, and distribution systems, you'll also understand new challenges facing professionals in these roles, including e-commerce, emerging technologies, security, and global supply chain issues.

You can also build on these skills in either the Logistics or Purchasing Certificate Program by applying three units of selected coursework as an elective to the Supply Chain Management Certificate Program.

Designed For

Anyone involved in sourcing goods and services in any industry.

What You'll Learn

  • Enforce best practices of purchasing and logistics, including distribution systems, inventory control, traffic management, and contracting and subcontracting
  • Evaluate case studies to understand current trends and challenges facing those in supply chain mangement
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities in purchasing and logistics processes
  • Implement legal requirements, contract negotiation, price/cost analysis, and management of outside resources and suppliers
  • Examine logistics functions and facilitate interactions with personnel, facilities and equipment

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries, and can be found in suppliers, retailers, corporations, and government. They might include:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • Warehousing Manager
  • Operations Manager within Logistics or Supply Chain Organizations
  • Materials Movement Manager

Real People. Real Results.

“My experience at UCR Extension was great. My instructors worked in industry, not just academics, and were able to share real-world scenarios for the assignments we were learning and participating in. I took real-time experiences back to the office, and implemented the new knowledge immediately.”

Tracy Trettin

Administrative Operations Manager
UCR School of Medicine
Riverside, CA

Earning the Certificate

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

MGT X410.82

4 units

Legal Aspects of Purchasing

MGT X410.85

3 units

Quarter 2


Quarter 3

Current Issues and Case Studies in Supply Chain Management

MGT X410.8

4 units


Instructor Spotlight

“Supporting individuals in keeping pace with the changing requirements of the modern work environment is at our core. Collaboration, partnership, and community drive us to provide accessible, affordable education, and training for working adults. Whether you are an individual looking to advance your career, or an organizational leader interested in investing in your workforce, we are here for you.”

Kasey Wilson, Ed.D.

Director of Professional Programs
UCR Extension

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