Global supply chain management

University of Missouri-Columbia
Graduate certificate
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The online graduate certificate in global supply chain management at Mizzou is a unique, interdisciplinary program with courses from the College of Engineering and Trulaske College of Business. In-depth course work prepares supply chain professionals for more mobility, security and capability within their field of work. The knowledge obtained from this graduate certificate is applicable to virtually all business and engineering domains.

This global supply chain management graduate certificate may serve as a stand-alone credential or be obtained within the master’s degree requirements for industrial engineering.

The prerequisite for the stand-alone certificate is a bachelor's degree and prior statistical course work. You will meet this requirement if you have an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited bachelor of science in business or an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET)-accredited bachelor of science in industrial engineering. If you're pursuing the stand-alone certificate, you must dually enroll in the Graduate School, be admitted to the global supply chain management graduate certificate program and receive graduate credit for 12 credits of stand-alone certificate courses.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in global supply chain management


University of Missouri-Columbia

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Engineering | Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Delivery mode

100% online


Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours


Estimated cost


*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Supply chain professional working on a laptop.

Career prospects

Potential careers include

  • Supply chain analyst
  • Commodity buyer
  • Transportation analyst
  • Indirect materials buyer
  • Production scheduler
  • Inventory analyst
  • Plant manager
  • Service procurement buyer
  • Operations analyst
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Median salary

Program structure

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in one year plus a semester.

Course work covers

  • Data analytics
  • Supply chain modeling and analysis
  • Operations strategy
  • Service system engineering and management


100% online

Calendar system


Typical program length

1 year plus 1 semester

Typical course load

2 classes per semester


The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

Faculty spotlight

James Noble

Dr. Noble is a professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department. Noble is currently working on research related to sustainable supply chains, logistics, distribution and integrated production systems,. He is a registered professional engineer in Missouri.

James Noble, PhD, PE
Professor, Professional Engineer
Anthony Ross

Dr. Anthony Ross is a professor in the Truslake College of Business. Ross conducts research and consults in the areas of inventory management, logistics network design, supply chain optimization, supply management and lean processes within manufacturing and service industry supply chains.

Anthony Ross, PhD
Leggett & Platt Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering