Climb the ladder of success

Supply chain management is the behind-the-scenes network that gets things from here to there. It includes manufacturing, shipping, delivery, and everything in between and it is a vital part of the economy. If you’re looking for a way to have an impact, earn a graduate certificate in supply chain management.  

Designed for busy professionals who want to move up the ladder without going back to school full-time, this online graduate certificate program will give you the know-how to succeed in supply chain.  

Our graduate certificate program in supply chain management is also well suited to current graduate students who want to learn more about the role of supply chain in today’s business landscape.

Graduate certificates


  • Core courses are 100 percent online.
  • Only four courses required to complete the program.
  • Can be completed in eight to 12 months.
  • $2,549 per course – international or domestic.
  • No GMAT/GRE required.


Our online graduate certificate in supply chain management provides foundational concepts and applied technical skills that supply chain professionals need to manage a global supply chain effectively. The certificate requires four courses, including three core requirements and one elective. The core courses cover the following subjects:

  • Strategic process analysis and improvement.
  • Strategic logistics management.
  • Purchasing and supply management.

Review the supply chain certificate requirements. With approval of the director of graduate education (DOGE), all 12 supply chain management credits may be applied later to an Ivy master’s degree at Iowa State University.

For more information, contact an advisor at

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Apply to the program

Online application

Applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree. Two years of work experience is preferred, but not required. Entrance to the program is on a rolling basis. Applications must be received by the application deadlines.

Application deadline

Admission materials should be submitted by:

Fall: June 15
Spring: November 15
Summer: March 15

To apply, submit your:

  • Resume.
  • College transcripts.
  • Statement of purpose.

For questions or more information about how to apply, contact an advisor at

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Graduate Student Services

Ivy College of Business
1420 Gerdin Business Building
2167 Union Drive
Ames, Iowa 50011


Send us an email or call 515-294-8118.