Certificate Programs

Certificate Programs

General Information

• For the 2016-2017 academic year the tuition is $600/credit hour. Book costs are in addition to the tuition.
• Certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid.
• If you want to pursue a graduate degree after completing a certificate, the certificate courses can be used towards a graduate degree program.
• Applications for the certificate programs are reviewed on a continual basis.

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
    • Please note that under the Admission Objective you select “Non-Degree, Graduate Certificate Objective” and then select “Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Systems.”
    • You will receive an email prompting you to complete your department application in GAMES.
    • If you would like to apply to the MBA program and earn a specialization in supply chain management, please refer to the MBA admission requirements and application procedures.
  2. Registration codes for the certificate courses will be sent out from the Graduate Programs office approximately 30 days prior to the term start date.

Supply Chain Management Program Course Listing and Requirements

Successful completion of GRBA 815 Supply Chain Management Strategies plus three other 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.

GRBA 815 Supply Chain Management Strategies

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Three of the following courses are also required:

SCMA 832 Planning and Controlling Supply Chain Systems

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SCMA 834 Topics in Lean Supply Chain Management

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SCMA 844 Managing Logistics in the Supply Chain

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SCMA 831/MNGT 831 Advanced Enterprise Systems

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Please view the Online Course Schedule to determine when each of these courses will be offered.

The following courses may also be taken as part of the certificate program when offered:


Please refer to the UNL Course Bulletin for detailed descriptions of all supply chain management courses.

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
    • Please note that under the Admission Objective you select “Non-Degree, Graduate Certificate Objective” and then select “Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics.”
    • You will receive an email prompting you to complete your department application in GAMES.
    • If you would like to apply to the MBA program and earn a specialization in supply chain management, please refer to the MBA admission requirements and application procedures.
  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. Registration codes for the certificate courses will be sent out from the Graduate Programs office approximately 30 days prior to the term start date.

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.

Please view the online course schedule to determine when each of these courses will be offered.

GRBA 851 Business Analytics

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Prereqs: Permission of College of Business 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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For more information call or email Brandon Urry, Program Coordinator at 402-472-2338 or cbagrad@unl.edu.

Contact

Urry, Brandon
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P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405
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