Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

Supply Chain Management

Start Something - Supply your expertise to the demands of the ever-evolving global market -- Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate -- Sharpen analytics skills and strengthen knowledge of this evolving field / Learn to leverage relevant technology to make supply chain faster and more efficient / Expand on expertise that is high in demand / Offered 100% online - four courses / Taught by world-renowned faculty from our #6 nationally ranked online MBA program
  • UNL MBA students: Earn a specialization in supply chain management

  • UNL Master's and Ph.D. students: Earn a minor in business comprised of supply chain management courses

  • Business professionals: Earn a certificate in supply chain management

Apply to UNL Graduate Admissions

Steps to Enroll Now

  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. cbagrad@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:

Fall 2015 1st session SCMS 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.

Full description in course bulletin


Fall 2015 2nd session 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.

Full description in course bulletin



Spring 2016 1st session SCMS 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.

Full description in course bulletin


Spring 2016 2nd session SCMS 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.

Full description in course bulletin


Summer 2016 SCMS 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.

Full description in course bulletin


Summer 2016 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.

Full description in course bulletin



The cost for these classes for the 2015-16 academic year is $531/credit hour. Textbooks not included.

MBA with a Specialization in Business Analytics
  • Business Professionals: Earn a certificate in business analytics
  • UNL MBA students: Earn a specialization in business analytics
  • UNL Master's and Ph.D. students: Earn a minor in business comprised of business analytics courses

Apply to UNL Graduate Admissions

Steps to Enroll Now

  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. cbagrad@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

Instructor - Schniederjans / Course Term - Fall A, Fall B, Spring A and Summer

Concepts Needed Prior to Taking Course:click for details
Skills and Abilities Gained in Course:click for details

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

Instructor - Schmidt / Course Term - Spring B

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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

Instructor - Ball / Course Term - Fall A

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Prereqs: ECON 215 or equivalent

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SCMS 853 Data Mining Applications

Instructor - Olson / Course Term - Fall B

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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.


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