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Master the strengths of operations management and capture today's evolving market.

The Online Graduate Certificate in Operations & Supply Chain Management offers students an in-depth study of supply chain management, lean management, quality control, and other topics relevant in today’s rapidly evolving global market. Students pursuing this certificate will cultivate a more focused career path with strengths in managing logistics, sourcing, quality, and waste reduction.

Students will be able to apply concepts from operations and supply chain management to solve business problems including increasing operational efficiency, managing logistics, sourcing, and waste reduction. Additional topics students can choose from include project management, lean management, quality control and six sigma, and data management and warehousing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates job growth in General and Operations Managers to be 7.1% and Operations Research Analysts to be 30.2%, over the next 8 years. Additionally, the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation estimates job growth in the area of Business Operations Specialists to be over 4% over the next 8 years. Typical jobs in this area include supply chain manager, plant manager, materials manager, purchasing manager, operations research analyst, facilities coordinator, or quality assurance manager.

Admission Requirements

Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:

  1. Completed Graduate Application
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  2. $35 application fee
  3. One official transcript verifying receipt of an undergraduate degree and official transcripts of all academic work at the graduate level are required for all students (minimum GPA of 3.0)
  4. Statement of Purpose
  5. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Economics and Decision Sciences Division in the current graduate catalog.

The required coursework for the online Graduate Certificate in Marketing can be applied toward a Master of Business Administration with Operations & Supply Chain Management specialization.

For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Operations & Supply Chain Management, contact USD Online at 800-233-7937 or by e-mail at

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