Graduate Programs

Supply Chain and Operations Management

The Manning School faculty recently approved a new graduate management certificate in Supply Chain and Operations Management.

The certificate assists the aspiring individuals who wish to acquire additional academic credentials to advance within their organization or who wish to change their career paths and improve their competitive position in the job market. Especially, for many employees working in the technical and scientific fields without any operations / industrial engineering background, the program will provide them with the knowledge needed for decision-making roles within their technical or scientific fields. The program is to meet the needs of those mid-career professionals in non-operations positions, who require a greater understanding of operations to advance towards decision-making positions in their organizations, to communicate effectively with operations managers, to pursue new careers in industrial engineering or operations management, or to demonstrate the contribution of their unit and/or ideas to the organization’s value chain.

The certificate requires students to complete 12 hours of graduate study. This consists of four, three-credit Supply Chain and Operations Management courses. Graduate students in the certificate program who are subsequently accepted into the UMass Lowell M.B.A. program may apply certificate courses with grades of B or better to their M.B.A. degree.

Required Courses:

Total: 12 Credits; four 3-credit courses
Prerequisite Coursework 
Microeconomics (49.201) 
Statistics (49.211)
Operations Fundamentals (63.501)

Required: 3-credit courses
63.671 Operations Management
63.672 Global Supply Chain Management
63.673 Service Management
66.635 Project Management

Admissions Requirements:

Undergraduate degree and related experience in science, engineering, technology or business (other areas will be considered in consultation with the program coordinator).


For more information, contact Yao Chen.

For the latest course information please visit the UMass Lowell online academic catalog.