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.
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*Cost vary due to elective course selection.
*Varies by student due to number courses taken per quarter.
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.
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Upon completion of the specialized Supply Management certificate from UC San Diego Extension, nine units can be transferred towards a Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management through the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, which offers the master's degree program fully online.
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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 858-534-8133 or Email: PurchMgtProgram@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
Supply Chain Management Services
UC San Diego Health
Associate Professor of Innovation, Technology and Operations
Rady School of Management
Former Manager of Contract and Compliance
Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain
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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. "