Why ODU for Supply Chain Management?

This certificate program is designed to help working professionals advance their careers. You'll develop and enhance your supply chain management, leadership, and planning skills.

The program consists of four graduate courses that expose you to:

  • supply chain management and logistics,
  • transportation management,
  • strategic sourcing and supply management, and
  • distribution center management.

ODU is the only U.S. university that offers maritime and supply chain management undergraduate and graduate programs.

ODU works with organizations to offer students career connections and opportunities throughout Hampton Roads and around the world.

Are you interested in the maritime aspects of supply chain management? Take a look at our online Maritime, Ports and Logistics Management graduate certificate.

Want to learn more? Contact us!

Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours (four courses):
    • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
    • Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing Management
    • Distribution Center and Material Handling Management
    • Transportation Management

If you're considering an MBA, this Supply Chain Management certificate can be a valuable addition to your education. You can add this certificate to our online MBA program.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$571 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Bright Outlook

Employment of logisticians is projected to grow 28 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than average.
— Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, March 2023

Careers in Supply Chain Management

A graduate certificate in supply chain management can give you the skills and knowledge to step into leadership positions in logistics, transportation, imports/exports, shipping, warehousing, and more.

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

To take this certificate, you'll apply to ODU as a non-degree seeking graduate student. You must include a resume as part of the application.

Meet Your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.