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Operations and Supply Chain Management

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Fall A 2022


7.5 Weeks






Operations and Supply Chain Management

Explores supply chain management topics including environmental, project and supply chain processes. Designed for working professionals with some exposure to the supply chain industry.

W. P. Carey Certificate in Foundations of Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management is focused on data-driven changes that help an organization run more efficiently, infuses adaptability throughout the business operation, and often results in more sustainable business practices. Unlock the foundational and advanced knowledge you need to tackle, resolve, and manage complex problems that confront supply chain managers with the Certificate in Foundations of Supply Chain Management from ASU.

The credential can either be completed on its own for no academic credit, or applied as 12 hours of completed courses upon successful admission to the Online MS-SCM program. A reflection of ASU's reputation for innovation, the professional credential is a precursor to the material you'll learn in the Online MS-SCM, and allows you to earn a qualified professional credential in addition to your master's degree.


  • Expert instruction by the Department of Supply Chain Management at the W. P. Carey School of Business, consistently ranked among the top 3 for undergraduate and MBA supply chain specialties by U.S. News & World Report
  • Take courses one at a time for 7 1/2 weeks, 100% online
  • Credential cost: $3,000; cost when completed courses are applied to master’s degree: $4,000
  • Completed credential can count as 12 hours of course credit toward Online MS-SCM degree

About the Online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management

Increased competition from global competitors, the opening and closing of new markets, the need for sustainable business practices, the regulatory environment — any one of these examples of the complexity of the current economic environment is enough to make any business leader shudder. How can support vendors, service providers, customer concerns, product safety, and profit margins connect in a way that gets your product to the right consumer?

The Online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (Online MS-SCM) can prepare you to be a leader in this fast-paced and increasingly important and competitive field. The Online MS-SCM is delivered by the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU — one of the leaders in supply chain education. Courses are delivered 100% online, with the opportunity to engage with faculty and your classmates, so you can share your ideas and learn from others' perspectives. In each class, you'll build key strengths that will help you advance your knowledge — and your career in supply chain management.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should I contact for more information?

Email or for more information.

Who is this certificate designed for?

These courses are designed for working professionals with some exposure to the supply chain industry

Can I use financial aid for these courses?

Unfortunately, federal financial aid is not available for certificate or professional development programs.


Meet the instructors

Dr. John Fowler, Faculty Director, Professor & Motorola Professor in International Management

John Fowler is the Motorola Professor of Supply Chain Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He served as the department chair of supply chain management from 2011-2016. Prior to that he was the Avnet Professor of Industrial Engineering at ASU. His research interests include discrete event simulation, deterministic scheduling, and multi-criteria decision making. He has published more than 120 journal articles and more than 100 conference papers.