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Global Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate

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Certificate Stacks into the M.B.A Master’s Program.
Industry Experienced Faculty
Tuition Benefit for Active Military and Veterans
Certificate Overview Open Accordion

Graduate Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management

If you’ve ever thought about how your cereal – from ingredients to final product – landed in your breakfast bowl, you’ve thought about the supply chain. Nearly every aspect of daily life is supported by this industry. If you work in a role related to supply chain, you know it’s one thing to understand how the gears fit together, it’s another thing to create the chain and manage it well while navigating growth, suppliers, customers, international trade, and new technology.

A graduate certificate in Global Supply Chain Management will teach you the foundational aspects of supply chain management, ethics, risk management, innovation, and sustainability, and prepare you for higher levels of management and directorship. Supply chain professionals are in high demand. Professionals who have a strong understanding of supply chain management have many lucrative career opportunities.

Why Choose CSU's Program?

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Our carefully crafted curriculum covers essential topics such as product development, demand forecasting, logistics, trade compliance, and customer service, ensuring you gain a holistic understanding of global supply chain management.
  • Industry-Relevant Skills: Learn to leverage purchasing, manufacturing, and logistics to support strategic and tactical activities. Acquire expertise in ethics, risk management, innovation, and sustainability, preparing you for the challenges of the modern business world.
  • Flexible Learning: Our program is compatible with the College of Business MBA degree requirements, allowing you to seamlessly integrate this certificate into your MBA studies, enhancing your skills and credentials.
  • Expert Faculty: Benefit from the guidance of experienced faculty members who bring real-world insights and industry expertise to the classroom, enriching your learning experience.

Program Highlights

  • Demand-Driven Education: The demand for supply chain management professionals is skyrocketing, driven by factors like global market expansion and the rise of e-commerce. By joining our program, you position yourself at the forefront of this growing industry.
  • Career Advancement: Whether you're an MBA student aiming for career progression or a professional from diverse disciplines, our certificate signals to employers that you are prepared to lead and innovate in the realm of supply chain management.
  • In-Depth Coursework: Dive deep into supply chain concepts with foundational courses, then explore specialized areas such as procurement, operations, logistics, negotiations, and sustainability, gaining a well-rounded skill set valued by employers worldwide.

Your Path to Success Starts Here

Elevate your career prospects and make a meaningful impact in the world of global supply chain management. Join the CSU College of Business online graduate certificate in Global Supply Chain Management and gain the expertise needed to thrive in this ever-evolving industry.

Tuition Benefits

The Colorado State University College of Business offers special tuition benefits for the following:

  • Colorado residents are eligible for a 5% tuition benefit.
  • Active military, honorably discharged veterans, military spouses, and military dependents are eligible for a 15% tuition benefit.
  • Corporate partners may qualify for 10% off the cost of tuition. Reach out to CSU’s admissions team to learn if your company offers a corporate partner tuition benefit.
  • Alumni of CSU Fort Collins are eligible for a 15% tuition benefit.
Career Information Open Accordion

Wondering how your opportunities will change with this certificate? Employment opportunities within this field are predicted to increase by 18% in the next 10 years. This is likely because of how many industries this field supports, therefore leaving plenty of jobs available.

Additionally, those with a degree/and or certificate in Global Supply Chain Management make a median salary of $77,520 as of 2022. This annual amount is enough to generously support a Colorado lifestyle and a lifestyle in most areas. Jobs can include:

  • Operations Manager
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Logistician
  • Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerk
  • Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Manager
Curriculum Open Accordion

To earn this graduate certificate, you must complete all four required courses. Please note that you must be admitted into this program for the certificate to appear on your official University transcript.

Required Courses

Elective Courses (Choose 1):

Program Total Credits: 9-10

*This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course maybe counted only in one certificate.

How to Apply Open Accordion

Application Deadlines

Fall semester July 31
Spring semester January 1

Start your application online and upload materials directly into the online system. You can save your progress and return any time.

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1 Review Admission Requirements

Graduate certificate applicants generally must meet or exceed the following criteria:1

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year institution in any field
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from your most recent degree completed2
  • International applicants: minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores3
  1. While we encourage our students to meet the minimum criteria, failure to meet one may be offset by strengths in other areas, as determined by the Graduate Program Committee.
  2. Please submit an academic performance explanation if your GPA was lower than 3.0.
  3. A minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 86 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a minimum of PTE score of 58 is required for all certificates except Accounting Ethics and Auditing, which requires a minimum Internet-based TOEFL score of 95 or minimum IELTS score of 7.0.

2 Complete Online Application

Complete the online graduate application and pay the nonrefundable application processing fee (payable online). As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed until it is complete and all required materials have been received.

  • Choose "Global Supply Chain Management (Certificate)" when choosing the Program of Study. (Note: You must first select "Certificate" at the top.)

3Request Transcripts

Request one official transcript from the institution where you earned your bachelor’s degree. Transcripts must be received directly from the originating institution to be considered official. Transcripts from Colorado State University are not required.

Electronic (preferred):
Digital Transcripts must be submitted by the originating institution using a secure service such as parchment, eScrip-Safe, the National Student Clearinghouse, or e-Quals. Transcripts received via emails are considered unofficial.

Use institution code 4075 for Colorado State University or if the secure service requires an email address.

Mail (if necessary):
Graduate Admissions
Colorado State University – Office of Admissions
1062 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1062

Check Your Application Status

View your application status at any time to ensure your application checklist is complete or to check on updates.

Once your complete application, including supporting materials, is received, the department admission committee will review your application and notify you of their decision.

For International Applicants

Proof of English language proficiency is required for applicants from countries or United States territories where there are official languages other than (or in addition to) English. This includes the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.

Learn more about English language proficiency requirements.


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Program Details

$660-998/credit (depending on course) ($660 - GES, $998 - BUS/MGT)
Same in-state tuition for all.
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Certificate Awarded
Graduate Certificate in Global Supply Chain Management
Time Frame
1 Year

Application Dates

Fall semester
July 31
Spring semester
January 1

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