Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management

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Become a Business Leader in One of the Fastest Growing Fields in the Nation

EKU’s 100% online certificate in global supply chain management provides students with the knowledge and skillsets needed to effectively manage the core supply chain areas of planning, sourcing, making, and delivering. Graduates are prepared to take on key roles and solve crucial problems to keep organizations competitive in a global market.

Program At-A-Glance


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12 Credit Hours

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Benefits of EKU Online

Learn essential skills for today’s business environment. Our fully accredited online programs are made up of the same high-quality courses and taught by the same experienced professors as the on-campus programs.

  • Accredited by AACSB International
  • Courses related to all aspects of GSCM (SCOR Model)
  • Generous scholarships & extensive internship opportunities
  • Access to a global network of SCM executives
  • Free textbooks for undergraduate students
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members and their spouses
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Fast-track opportunities for students with 80 or more credit hours
  • Dedicated advisors who provide personalized graduation plans
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Career Opportunities

From major corporations to independent businesses, a degree in business can open the door to a variety of challenging and financially rewarding careers. This versatile degree builds critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills, and prepares students for key positions in a number of areas.

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EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as supply chain network design, logistics, strategic procurement, and operations management

The global supply chain management certificate can be added to most bachelor’s degree programs. Course prerequisites are required to complete as a standalone certificate. See course listings in EKU’s undergraduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

A total of 12 credits are required to graduate. Complete degree requirements information about the global supply chain certificate is available in the University undergraduate catalog.

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.

BUS 306 – Essentials of Supply Chain (3)
Strategic management of operations and supply chain with overall objective of global optimization. Topics include: strategic planning, demand forecasting, quality management, fulfillment, capacity planning, transportation management, logistics, distribution center management, project management, and inventory management.

MGT 375 – Supply Chain Planning (3)
The integration of key business processes from end-user through original suppliers that add value for customers and other stakeholders. Topics include integration and strategic partnering, procurement and outsourcing strategies, value-added services and international challenges.

MKT 315 – Logistics (3)
Movement and storage of goods, coordination and control of inventory, customer service, packaging, materials handling, facilities location, flow of information, and transportation.

MKT 431 – Strategic Procurement (3)
The purchasing process as it focuses on supply efficiency and effectiveness relating to the fit between purchasing objectives and strategies and organizational objectives and strategies.


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Call or email Enrollment Advisor Kaitlin Kirkpatrick for information about the EKU Online Risk Management and Insurance, Business Administration, Finance and Public Accounting Bachelor’s Degree programs.

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Application Deadlines


Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A July 5 August
Fall B August 31 October
Spring A November 30 January
Spring B January 31 March
Summer A April 5 May
Summer B  May 31 June


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EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.

Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

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