The graduate certificate Supply Chain Foundations is a four-course long option that allows you to specialize in supply chain management. Completing this certificate will give you the skills to find a job or expand your career in many positions such as: transportation, inventory management, operations planning and control and many more.

Program at a Glance

Degree Program:

Supply Chain Foundations Certificate

Offered By:

University of Colorado Boulder


For tuition information, please contact our CU Online Enrollment Team at 303-860-5604.

For tuition information, please contact our CU Online Enrollment Team at 303-860-5604.

Credit Hours:




Turn a Professional Certificate into a Master’s Degree

If you’re interested in returning to school after some time, a graduate certificate is a great way to get started and immediately access knowledge that can be applied to your everyday life. A certificate also allows you to quickly demonstrate proficiencies to employers while adding value to your resume.

The Leeds School of Business provides the option to begin with a certificate en route to completing the master’s program, further progressing your knowledge of and marketability in the field. All you need to do is apply for your master’s degree before the end of your third class, and you’ll already be well on your way to developing an in-demand toolkit to enhance your career.

AACSB Accreditation 

The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is accredited by AACSB International, a global nonprofit association that is committed to providing excellence in education for future business leaders. This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, with less than five percent of the world’s business programs obtaining AACSB accreditation. As an AACSB accredited degree, our online BS in Business program must meet rigorous academic standards and commit to providing high-quality education through strategic curriculum design and dynamic thought leadership. When you earn your business degree from an AACSB accredited program, you’ll graduate with the confidence that you’ve received the best business education available and the valued credentials that employers are looking for. 

Accredited by AACSB International

Tuition and Fees

Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at the University of Colorado is a high-quality and affordable option for learners of all types. Tuition and fees are based largely on the degree program you enroll in.

The tuition amount assessed is determined based on which University of Colorado campus, school, or college is offering your degree program, as well as if it is at the undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.


The graduate certificate in Supply Chain Foundations is a four-course, 12 credit-hour program that allows you to specialize in the foundational aspects of supply chain management.

Admissions Requirements

Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the program. Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.

Admissions Requirements

  1. Online Application
  2. Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages)
  3. Transcript showing completion of an undergraduate degree
  4. Current resume
  5. One letter of recommendation
Required Courses

MSBX 5450 Transportation and Logistics

Examines critical elements of distribution and logistics management, including physical distribution, supply chain echelon planning, warehouse (transportation note) selection and location, material handling, inventory quantity and location, and other topics.

MSBX 5470 Procurement and Contracting

Examines principles and concepts of the acquisition process from commercial and governmental perspectives, focusing on the procurement process, including planning, source selection, solicitation writing, negotiations and oral discussions, contract preparation, and administration.

MSBX 5435 Planning and Production

At the core of GDP and productivity is the science of planning new products of services in design, bringing them to market and then producing and replicating it in a reliable, dependable, scalable fashion. The course takes an in-depth look at the mechanisms for supporting new product/process design in a scaled, often world-wide supply chain. (MRP, Six Sigma, Modeling Software, Heuristic Model use).

MBAX 6450 International Operations Management

Takes a broad comprehensive perspective on managing and operating in a rapidly growing global economy. Explores regional and national approaches to international operations including trade practices; penetration strategies; financial, marketing, services, and manufacturing operations; ethical and sustainability issues; and global competitive strategy. Compares global business practices in Asia, South America, Europe, and Africa.