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Online Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate
Advance Your Career as an Operations Expert

Online Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate

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Fulfill Your Career Aspirations in Supply Chain Management

Effective operations and supply chain management are critical for success in our global business world, and trained operations professionals are in high demand. Ohio University's online Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate is designed to help you understand the complexity, interdependence and importance of operations and supply management within organizations. Coursework is informed by our 90-plus years of experience delivering business education.

Upon completing the program, you'll be prepared to address operations and supply chain challenges by thinking strategically and using risk management principles to make informed business decisions. You'll also be qualified to pursue Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, a credential that can help you stand out in the job market.

Program Benefits

  • Pursue Six Sigma Green Belt certification
  • 100% online coursework
  • Asynchronous, part-time format
  • AACSB-accredited College of Business
  • Real-world application
  • Scholarships available

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Prepare to Succeed in Supply Chain and Operations Roles

OHIO's online Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate provides the specialized skills you need to manage supply chains at the regional, national and global levels. You'll be prepared to optimize complex operational processes in a wide range of jobs.

  • Management occupations are expected to grow 9% from 2020 to 20301
  • Business managers earn an average salary of $102,450 per year1

Supply Chain and Operations Manager Jobs

  • Inventory Manager


    per year2

  • Operations Analyst


    per year3

  • Operations Manager


    per year4

  • Supply Chain Manager


    per year5

Master Complex Operations Principles and Processes

7-Week Courses | 9 Total Credits

In three seven-week courses, students get an overview of key supply chain risk areas and build the specific skill sets needed to excel as an operations professional in any organization. Each graduate-level course includes an assignment or project that you'll execute in your current workplace, emphasizing real-world application. You can apply all nine certificate credits toward an OHIO Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree.


  • MGT 5020 Operations & Project Management
  • MGT 5021 Management of Lean Six Sigma Programs
  • MGT 5023 Supply Chain Risk Management

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No GMAT Required | No prerequisite courses

Fall A 2024Fall B 2024
Application Deadline: 08/12Application Deadline: 10/07
Classes Begin: 08/26Classes Begin: 10/21

To apply to OHIO's online graduate business certificate programs, you will need:

Online ApplicationApply now
Application Fee$35
Required DegreeBachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
Minimum GPA3.0
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all institutions attended
Additional RequirementsCurrent resume

Transfer Credit

You can transfer up to three credits into the graduate Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate program at Ohio University. Reach out to an enrollment advisor at 740.924.5725 to learn more.

When to Apply

Ready to become a Bobcat? We offer six start dates a year, so it's always a good time to apply. Apply today to get started.

Earn a Flexible, Affordable Online Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate

$7,461 Total Tuition (Ohio Resident) | $829 Per Credit (Ohio Resident) | Scholarships Available

Cost per credit hour

$829 (Ohio resident)

$848 (non-resident)

Total credit hours9
Total estimated cost, minus fees

$7,461 (Ohio resident)

$7,632 (non-resident)

Other costs to budget forYou may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your program.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

  • Scholarships

    The College of Business offers several different financial opportunities for our professional and online graduate students, including a corporate partner program scholarship, alumni scholarship, and a veteran and military scholarship.

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (one course per seven weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

Support for Military-Affiliated Students

Ohio University is a Military Collegiate Purple Star Award® school and has been named one of the nation’s top Military Friendly® schools for over a decade. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. In addition, student veterans and active military members are eligible to receive an incentive scholarship of up to 15% for eligible online graduate programs.

As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. To learn more about the military benefits available to you, contact us today.

It is not the intent of Ohio University to imply an endorsement by any service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Military Friendly Spouse School
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What You'll Learn

In this program, you'll study the complex planning and processes required to support both domestic and global supply chains. The skills you gain will prepare you for management-level logistics and supply chain careers across industries.

Program Outcomes

When you finish your program, you'll be able to:

  • Manage general operations, including inventory, capacity, process flow, and quality and process management
  • Manage Lean Six Sigma Improvement projects
  • Apply the DMAIC (define-measure-analyze-improve-control) improvement cycle
  • Conduct supply chain risk analysis
  • Develop mitigation plans

Learn From Industry Experts

Instructors in the online Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate have terminal degrees in their subject area and years of applied experience in operations consulting. In addition, the faculty members you work with in this program have all won awards from OHIO's College of Business for teaching or research.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Personalized attention
  • Individualized mentorship and support
  • Industry-connected faculty to broaden your professional network

Faculty Spotlight

Ashley Metcalf, Ph.D.

Director of Executive Education & Associate Professor of Operations Management

Ashley Metcalf has a background in chemical engineering with work experience in the management of high volume manufacturing at Kraft Foods and determining the manufacturability of next-generation products in R&D at Johnson & Johnson. Prior to her position at Ohio University, Metcalf's doctoral work included process improvement in healthcare, specifically examining cost-reduction and value-creation process changes in hospital respiratory care services.

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Ashley Metcalf

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