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Be the Solution.

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

The online Operations & Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificate 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 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.

Students need to meet prerequisite requirements to be eligible for the advanced courses in this certificate program. These courses include undergraduate coursework in statistics, calculus, and information systems. The Beacom School of Business offers these courses both as online undergraduate courses and online graduate-level foundations courses. Challenge exams are also available.

Admission Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Economics and Decision Sciences Division in the current graduate catalog. Additional requirements exist for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admission Requirements.

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 605-658-6200 or by email at


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