The courses you'll take during Northeastern's Supply Chain certificate program will equip you with a thorough understanding of best practices in supply chain management.  You'll learn through a combination of class discussions, individual research projects, case analysis, and face-to-face interaction with supply chain leaders including executives from companies such as CEVA Logistics, Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., Penske Logistics, Raytheon, Staples, and UPS Supply Chain Solutions.

Certificate Requirements

The curriculum consists of 2 required courses and your choice of two or three electives.


Course Name Credits
SCHM 6201 Supply Chain Logistics & Operations 3
SCHM 6213 Global Supply Chain Management 3


Course Name Credits
SCHM 6211 The Transportation Industries 3
SCHM 6212 Executive Roundtable in Supply Chain Management 3
SCHM 6214 Strategic Sourcing 3
SCHM 6215 IT Applications in Supply Chain Management 3
SCHM 6221 Sustainability and Supply Chain Management 3
SCHM 6222 Managing Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Management 3
SCHM 6223 Managing Healthcare Supply Chain 3
SCHM 6224 Supply Chain Forecasting 3
MGSC 6206 Management of Service and Manufacturing Operations 3

Transferring Certificate Credit to Other Programs

You may transfer credits from certificate courses you complete with a 3.0 or above to our Part-Time MBA. Some course credits may also be applied to other MS programs at Northeastern. Click here for more transfer details.

Class Schedules

Classes are usually held on weekday evenings from 5:20–7:20 or 7:30–9:30 so you could potentially take 2 courses in one night and only commute to campus once a week. Saturday classes are offered as well. Summer schedules vary.

Special Considerations for International Students

International students must carry a full-time course load - at least 15 credits - to keep your student visa valid. Your curriculum would consist of three required courses and your choice of two electives from the list above. You can take one class online.