UC San Diego Extension remains committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned many of our courses to an online or live online format. Live Online classes are fully online with live virtual class meetings each week using our Zoom conferencing system or Virbela virtual reality software. Online classes will have pre-recorded lectures each week and guided assignments from the instructor. We will resume in-person classes when it is deemed safe to do so.
Today's Purchasing and Supply Management professionals, as a member of the management team, will be expected to guide their company through the evaluation and deployment of contemporary best practices to solve supply issues that go well beyond the simple buying transaction.
Some electives available in-class.
Selection of Lean Six Sigma as elective incurs additional fee.
Must complete within five years.
The Specialized Certificate in Supply Management is intended to help individuals with responsibility for buying goods and services in research, healthcare, public service, retail and manufacturing environments to keep abreast of contemporary solutions in this dynamic field. The program is beneficial for participants who currently have supply responsibility and wish to advance their career, as well as those individuals who want to explore this profession as a new career.
Coursework stresses the practical information and techniques needed to solve real supply issues. Students will learn underlying theories, how to apply the latest research findings, then to develop solutions, just as they would in their workplaces, through vigorous discussion and consensus building. Students quickly learn the value of their own experiences and the power of consensus-based decisions through case studies.
Program curriculum is recognized by the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) as a basic primer for Supply Management professionals, and the principles reviewed can help you to prepare for ISM's professional certification.
"I gained both personally and professionally. At work, I am able to apply new strategies to improve partnerships with suppliers and engineers and offer better support to customers. I am better prepared to negotiate and know which strategies to follow or contracts to use in order to successfully manage certain projects.
Personally, I had a lot of fun and met amazing people and quality instructors who have helped guide our career paths." - Catalina Ciobanu
Student Spotlight: Catalina Ciobanu
Upon completion of approved UC San Diego Extension Supply Management coursework, as outlined in the Transfer Course Requirements, nine units can be transferred towards the Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management through the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, which offers the master's degree program fully online.
Number of courses: Approximately 5 courses
Total units: 15 units needed
Estimated cost: $3,395 (Students that elect to take Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt will incur additional fees; please see course page for exact tuition fee.)
Minimum time to complete: 9 months*
Delivery: Online delivery. Select electives available in-class.
*Students have up to five years from the start of program to complete it although it can be completed in as little as nine months.
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable.
It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
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Business, Professional & Legal Programs. Call 858-534-8136 or Email: SupplyManagement@ucsd.edu
UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.
VP Procure to Pay
Senior Procurement Specialist
Director, Supply Chain Management
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Associate Professor of Innovation, Technology and Operations
Rady School of Management
Former Manager of Contract and Compliance
Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain
Yes! Students can take this program fully online in the convenience of your home or office. All of the required courses and most of the electives can be completed in a fully online environment. Some elective options also have traditional in-class formats as well. For online courses, all assignments, tests and quizzes can be completed online and submitted through Blackboard, our online learning platform.
Most, but not all, of our online courses are asynchronous, which means that you can login and complete your work anytime 24/7. The lessons for each week are accessible via Blackboard, our online learning management system. While you can view the lectures and participate at your preferred time, you may have weekly assignments, quizzes and/or tests that are due on specific dates.
UC San Diego Extension has a number of financial resources to assist students. Please visit our Financial Resources page for information about staff and faculty discounts, programs for the unemployed or under-employed, private student loans and more.
If you are a veteran who served in our armed forces, you may be eligible to use your veteran education benefits to cover some or all of your program tuition. Please review our Veterans Education Benefits page for details.
Are you a member of the San Diego Chapter of the Project Management Institute? If so, you are eligible for a 20% tuition discount on our introductory Supply Management I course. To request your discount, please complete this required request form at https://forms.gle/CEAjJFENq6NNZja37
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" As a direct benefit, I got an offer from a local company in a position of supply chain specialist. This program helped me establish the foundation of supply chain management. "