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Operations and Supply Chain Management

The online certificate in operations and supply chain management is accredited by AACSB and offers you an in-depth study of supply chain management, lean management, quality control and other topics relevant in today’s rapidly evolving global market.

Apply the Science of Getting Things Done

You 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. This certificate offers students an in-depth study of network relationship integration, quality and process improvement methods, and project management, which maximizes the effective use of a firm’s resources. Topics include process flow diagrams, current and future state value stream maps, constraint theory, effective process configuration, operational decision-making, and managerial strategies leveraging computing technologies. Graduates will be prepared to apply the science of getting things done, to the practice of managing logistics, sourcing, quality, scheduling and production.

Position yourself for a successful career with a wide range of job opportunities from supply chain manager, purchasing manager, operations research analyst to facilities coordinator or quality assurance manager.


Degrees & Offerings

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Certificate
  Online

The operations and supply chain management certificate will help students develop skills relevant to all industries. Students will benefit from in-depth study of supply chain management, lean management, quality control and other topics relevant in today’s rapidly evolving global market.

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For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to USD Graduate Catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.

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Our faculty are experts in their fields, bringing practical experience working in different business, finance, marketing or accounting firms.
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Accounting & Finance

Accounting and finance are among the most needed skill sets in the business world. The Division of Accounting and Finance prepares students through hands-on-experience in and out of the classroom so they can lead successful financial careers in any field.

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Economics & Decision Sciences

Analyzing and applying data is both one of the greatest opportunities and challenges modern business professionals face, and USD's Division of Economics and Decision is there to help you embrace that challenge head on.

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Get to know your professors in the Beacom School of Business.
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Kathryn Birkeland

Assoc Dean, School of Business
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Thomas Tiahrt

Assoc Prof Decision Sciences
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Mark Yockey

Interim Dean, Beacom
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Kate Amundson

Program Assistant I
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Mike Allgrunn

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Chad Birger

Instructor
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Chet Barney

Associate Professor,Management
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Klaus Beckmann

Associate Professor
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Daniel Crook

SBDC Business Consultant
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David Carr Ph.D.

Chair, ECON & DSCI
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Erin Cornelsen

Instructor
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Marti Carlson

Executive Asst. to the Dean
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Tyler Custis

Assistant Professor
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Karen Davies

Instructor in Accounting
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Derek Franken

Instructor
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Emma Groninger

Asst. Director of Recruiting
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Bart Hanus

Associate Professor
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Carly Heard

Dir, Beacom Student Services
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Marcella Hurley

PTAC Program Manager
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Matthew Heard

Instructor
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Scott Jackson

Asst. Professor Acct.
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Eric Kinnamon

Assistant Professor
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Alice Liu

Asst. Professor of Finance
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Chelsea Limoges

Coordinator Executive Ed
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Koni Lamprecht

Program Assistant II
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Maria Leach

Associate Professor
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Morgan Larson

SBDC/MTS Business Advisor
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Stephanie Larscheid

Executive Director
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Tammy Loos

Adjunct BADM 101 UF1
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Yi Liu

Asst. Professor of DS
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Elizabeth Manser Payne

Assistant Professor
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Reed Muehler

Instructor of Managment
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Stoen Mollman

Assoc. Dir. SBIR for SBDC
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Tom Martin

Instructor Op Mgmnt
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Paul Ordyna

Asst. Professor of Accounting
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Program Asst. I - PFB
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Emily Quinn

Instructor in Marketing
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Carole South-Winter

Assoc Prof HSAD
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Jewel Shepherd

Associate Dean - Graduate Programs
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Kyle Schoenfelder

Academic Advisor
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Dan Tracy

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Bob Weyrich

Pierre Regional Director
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Henry Wiedrich

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Mandie Weinandt

Director of CTL
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Rand Wergin

Associate Professor
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Sebastian Wai

Assistant Professor
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MTS Business Advisor
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We Are... Wherever You Are

That's why we're committed to bringing our knowledge to you. USD serves the largest number of online students in the state of South Dakota. With competitive online tuition rates, we offer the same price whether you’re out-of-state or an in-state resident.

Take classes at your own pace, enroll in an online class today!
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A Growing Industry

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates job growth in General and Operations Managers to be 7.1 percent and Operations Research Analysts to be 30.2 percent, over the next eight years. Additionally, the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation estimates job growth in the area of business operations specialists to be over four percent over the next eight 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.
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Become a Master

Graduate certificates are a focused graduate-level set of coursework you can take advantage of to gain the most up-to-date research in your field. The coursework from this graduate certificate can be applied toward earning your advanced graduate degree from USD when you are ready. 

Surprisingly Affordable

Whether you’ve recently completed your undergraduate degree, or you want to kick your career up a notch, graduate school is the next logical step. The good news is there is funding for both online and on-campus students to get you through your program. 
GA (Resident*)
Online
Non-Resident
Tuition (1 cr.)
180.3
340.15
470.45
654.05
GAF Fee (1 cr.)
55.3
55.3
0
55.3
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More About Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change and may vary depending on the program or department. Visit the Graduate Tuition & Costs page for more information.

* Graduate Assistant (GA) rates are available for resident, non-resident and online students.

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