Global Supply Chain Management Certificate

Expand your skills and earning power with a global supply chain graduate certificate. 

Portland State University’s graduate certificate in global supply chain management offers a flexible, affordable pathway to leadership roles in the supply chain and logistics industries.

This fully online, four-course graduate certificate enables graduate business students to specialize in global supply chain management. It’s also an excellent stand-alone credential for people who already work in the supply chain industry and seek to advance into management jobs.

Developed in collaboration with Nike, Boeing, Daimler, and other global manufacturers, PSU’s supply chain graduate programs are nationally ranked and widely respected. The graduate certificate is based on our global supply chain master’s degree, which is one of only three ISM-approved global supply chain management programs.

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Global Supply Chain Management Certificate: Why PSU?

  • Practical and relevant. Our global supply chain certificate equips you with high-impact expertise that employers value. You’ll work with emerging technologies and examine real-world case studies involving online commerce, sustainable product life-cycles and other current challenges facing global supply chain managers.
  • Connected to industry. Because PSU is located in an international manufacturing and retail hub, we’ve established unique relationships with global leaders in supply chain management. You’ll learn from the experts and have exceptional opportunities to build your professional network.
  • Taught by first-rate faculty. Instructors in our global supply chain management program have worked all over the world. They combine deep academic knowledge with professional experience and practical know-how, offering you an industry-led education. 
  • Interactive and collaborative. PSU’s user-friendly online platform promotes extensive interaction between students and faculty. You'll build relationships with peers and colleagues while maintaining the flexibility to balance courses with work and family responsibilities.

Global Supply Chain Management Certificate Highlights

  • The four-course online program is convenient and affordable for working professionals
  • Developed in partnership with Nike, Boeing, and other global supply chain industry leaders
  • Offered by PSU’s nationally-ranked School of Business
  • Approved by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and accredited by Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)

What Can I Do With a Global Supply Chain Management Certificate?

The supply chain management certificate qualifies you for advanced specialized roles. Graduates of the program pursue various career paths in industries such as retail, technology, apparel, aerospace, transportation, logistics, and freight. Roles include:

  • Logistics management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Transportation
  • Industry analysis
  • Project management
  • Independent consulting

Global Supply Chain Management Certificate Curriculum

Our graduate certificate in supply chain management consists of four online courses—three required courses, plus one elective.

The courses are:

  • Principles of Strategic Global Sourcing
  • Principles of Strategic Global Logistics
  • Business Analytics I


  • Business Analytics II
  • Supply Chain Modeling and Simulation