Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Undergraduate Certificate
Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) is one of the fastest-growing and most important professions in today's global economy. Complex global supply chains are the foundations of many organizations, large or small. Logistics management is the oversight of the movement of goods and materials to and from an organization while supply chain management is the coordination of production, inventory, location, and transportation among the participants in the development of the goods.
The certificate program will allow students to develop skills such as purchasing inputs, managing transportation, designing and locating facilities, monitoring logistics-related processes, and managing imports and export. The courses also provide students with an understanding of the strategic impact of these activities.
To receive an undergraduate certificate (at least 15 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
Please be aware that federal financial aid is not available for some certificates, if the certificate is pursued and completed as a stand-alone certificate (i.e., not completed concurrently with a degree program). See the "Details" tab for additional information.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
Students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion
|Highest Mathematics Required
|Some online/blended coursework
The Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Certificate program provides students with the tools and information required to build a career in one of the fastest-growing and most important professions in today's global economy. Logistics management is the oversight of the movement of goods and materials to and from an organization while supply chain management is the coordination of production, inventory, location, and transportation among the participants in the development of the goods. The six-course program will teach students the fundamental LSCM concepts and terminology. It will explain how to manage a "green" logistics and supply chain across a "global" network. The capstone course will help students understand the relationship between three dynamics.
- An organization's overall business strategy intended to deliver customer value.
- Ever-more-rapid technological change.
- The organizations' LSCM strategy.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Develop a sound strategy for logistics and supply chain management and align that strategy in support of the strategy of the firm as a whole.
- Describe the potential ethical and legal impacts of logistics and supply chain activities on global and global communities, and develop mitigation plans.
- Describe the potential environmental impacts of logistics and supply chain activities on local and global communities, and develop mitigation plans.
- Utilize the basics of accounting to make sound financial decisions in the area of logistics and supply chain management.
- Apply electronic technologies to facilitate logistics and supply chain activities.
- Communicate effectively using the format and style expected in business.
- Work effectively as both a member and a leader in a team environment.
This certificate may be pursued and completed concurrently with a degree program or as a stand-alone certificate. Federal financial aid cannot be used if the certificate is completed as a stand-alone certificate.
Students enrolled in this certificate may not enroll in or pursue the following due to the number of overlapping units:
- Applied Science - Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bachelor of Applied Science
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also successfully complete. For prerequisite information, click on the course or see your advisor.