Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management professionals are involved in all business processes from raw materials extraction to consumer purchase, ensuring the right product is in the hands of the right consumer at the right time. This program provides exposure to the key concepts, tools and technologies needed for a successful career in supply chain mangement. The certificate coursework covers a wide array of important topics, including strategic supply chain design, supply chain planning and forecasting, sourcing and procurement, logistics, distribution and inventory mangement and lean management principles.

Develop the expertise required to manage complex supply chains in today's global economy
  • Prepare for a career in this growing, high-demand field

  • Sharpen analytical skills and strengthen knowledge of supply chain management

  • Learn to leverage relevant technologies which make supply chains faster and more efficient

  • Offered 100% online in four eight-week courses

  • Taught by renowned faculty from our nationally ranked MBA program

Steps to Enroll Now in the Supply Chain Management Certificate Program

  1. Complete an application for admission
    > If you would like to apply to the MBA program and earn a specialization in supply chain management, please refer to the MBA admissions requirements and application procedures
    > Non-degree seeking and/or certificate students should complete the application for Admission to Graduate Study
  2. Contact CBA’s Graduate Programs Office to obtain a class code for enrollment -- burry2@unl.edu or call 402-472-2338. Registration begins 30 days prior to the start of the class.
  3. Once you have completed steps 1 – 3, you can enroll via MyRed

Supply Chain Management Program Course Listing and Requirements

Successful completion of GRBA 815 Supply Chain Management Strategies plus three of the other four offered courses with at least a C or better in each class is required. Classes can be taken pass/no pass, but pass is defined as C or better for this purpose.

The other four courses include:

SCMA 832 Planning and Controlling Supply Chain Systems

Taught predominately by the case method with a few classes for review and summary lectures. Concentrates on higher management decisions involving the manufacturing, service, and public sectors.

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GRBA 815 Supply Chain Management Strategies

Strategic implications for the management and coorindation of supply chains, including both internal and external operations and the information systems necessary for support.

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SCMA 834 Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management

Focus on the improvement of supply chain operations through the application of lean management pricniples. Topics include just-in-time, six-sigma, theory of constraints, and associated tools and applications.

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SCMA 844 Managing Logistics in the Supply Chain

Analytical approach to the design, planning, and control of operations management systems, including domestic and international, manufacturing and service operations.

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SCMA 831/MNGT 831 Advanced Enterprise Systems

Analytical approach to the design, planning, and control of operations management systems, including domestic and international, manufacturing and service operations.

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GRBA 815 Supply Chain Management Strategies

Strategic implications for the management and coorindation of supply chains, including both internal and external operations and the information systems necessary for support.

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Business Analytics

The business analytics certificate program is designed to assist students in developing the ability to solve practical business problems by applying analytical techniques to data. Business Analytics (GRBA 851) and Econometrics (ECON 817) provide the necessary background in statistical and analytical methods. Those courses offer an overview of key statistical concepts and techniques, including multivariate methods, while incorporating hands-on data analysis. The remaining two courses, Strategic Database Marketing (MRKT 850) and Data Mining (SCMA 853) are hands-on with a focus on problem-solving. The examples discussed in these two courses will demonstrate how to apply specific statistical and analytic techniques to a variety of practical problems. The courses in this certificate program will expose students to software and programming languages used for statistics and data analysis in industry.

Business Analytics student Kurtis Charling '15 - Lindsay Corporation, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Develop a broad understanding of important topics in business analytics and how they can be used to support decision-making in business, government, education and agriculture

  • Learn to use data to explore past performance and improve future performance

  • Offered 100% online in four eight-week courses

  • Taught by renowned faculty from our nationally ranked MBA program

Steps to Enroll Now for Business Analytics Certificate Program

  1. Complete an application for admission
  2. Ensure that you have met the pre-requisites of a bachelor's degree and an introductory statistics course with a grade of C or better. If you have not taken statistics, you can take UNL’s ECON215 or STAT218. For students who are not in the Lincoln area, an equivalent course can be taken at a college or university in your local area. Refer to UNL's transfer equivalency webpage to make sure the course you take has been evaluated as being equivalent to UNL’s ECON215 or STAT218. Doing well in basic statistics is important to your success in the business analytics program.
  3. Contact CBA’s Graduate Programs Office to obtain a class code for enrollment -- burry2@unl.edu or call 402-472-2338. Registration begins 30 days prior to the start of the class.
  4. Once you have completed steps 1 – 3, you can enroll via MyRed

Required Courses to Complete Business Analytics Program

GRBA 851 is required as the first course in the program, as it explains what business analytics is, why it is so important and how to use it. It also includes an overview of the principles, concepts and applications of business analytics. Upon completion of GRBA 851, the other three courses may be taken in any sequence.

GRBA 851 Business Analytics

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Prereqs: Permission of CBA Graduate Programs Office

Broad understanding and knowledge of important business analytic topics and how they can be used to support decision making in all business areas, government, education, and agriculture.

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ECON 817 Intro to Econometrics

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Designed to give undergraduate and master's level economics students an introduction to basic econometric methods including economic model estimation and analyses of economic data.

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MRKT 850 Strategic Database Marketing

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Prereqs: ECON 215 or equivalent

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SCMA 853 Data Mining Applications

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Prereqs: GRBA 851

Data mining applies quantitative analysis to support humans in identifying actionable information from large amounts of data.

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The cost for these classes for the 2016-2017 academic year is $600/credit hour. Books are extra.