Jun 15, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management


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Business Graduate Committee


Program Chair

Beverley Hollingsworth, Ph.D.

Program Advisors

Denise Simion, Ph.D.
 

Committee

Beverley Hollingsworth, Ph.D. Chair

Michael Greenwood, Ph.D.

Denise Simion, Ph,D.

Kwahng Kimm Ph.D. 

Renee Scapparone D.B.A

James Page, Ph.D.

Marian Simion, Ph.D.

Marie Hunte, M.S.

James Monette, MBA

Patrck Malone, J.D., MBA

Brain Webb, MBA

 

Certificate Overview


The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management is made up of the three-course Supply Chain Management Concentration in the Fitchburg State University MBA program. Students enrolled in this program will gain an understanding of a number of advanced concepts in supply chain and management.

Students who successfully complete the graduate certificate in Supply Chain Management and then become admitted to the MBA program at the University may apply those credits to the Supply Chain Management Concentration in the MBA at Fitchburg State, and with just seven additional courses, satisfy the requirements for the MBA.

The certificate cannot be taken concurrently with the MBA program.

The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management is available either online or as a hybrid option on-campus.

Certificate Learning Outcomes - Supply Chain Management


  • Students will be able to apply basic graphic and data visualization concepts such as color theory, and symbolization, use analysis to address geospatial problems and/or research questions, apply mathematical concepts, including statistical methods to data to be used in geospatial analysis, and demonstrate proficiency in the use of GIS tools to effectively communicate and present project results in oral, written, and graphic forms.
  • Students will be able to identify contemporary issues facing carrier management including profitability, industry consolidation, security, insurance availability and labor shortage, explain how supply chain management has a financial impact on companies, investigate current trends in supply chain management, and explore how global and domestic issues impact the supply chain.

Total for Certificate - 9 Credits


Admissions Standards and Criteria


Admission into the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management will be the same as admission into the MBA program.

We are accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). To enroll in the Master of Business Administration Program, a student must submit documents as outlined in the graduate admissions section as well as:

  • An undergraduate GPA not less than 2.8 (students below a 2.8 must also submit a letter of recommendation to be considered for admission)
  • TOEFL scores for natives of non-English speaking countries

Applicants to the Online/Accelerated MBA program who hold a bachelor degree in business are usually ready to begin the graduate-level coursework immediately, assuming that they have a suitable academic background. Professional experience is also a suitable foundation for graduate work. Students who do not hold a bachelor degree in business, or do not have the equivalent in professional experience, may wish to take courses at the undergraduate level to build a stronger foundation for graduate level work. Determination is made by the Graduate Program Chair.

Note - Students admitted to the MBA program or already enrolled in the MBA are not eligible for the certificate stand alone option.

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