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Oregon State’s online supply chain program aims to meet rapidly growing industry needs

Students can earn a graduate certificate in as little as 9 months

A cluster of large yellow, orange, blue and green shipping containers are stacked several levels high against a bright blue, cloudy sky.

Oregon State University’s new online Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management will help students develop a mastery of international operations as they learn to use data-driven, critical thinking to provide goods to customers worldwide.

By Tyler Hansen
Nov. 29, 2018

To help answer a nationwide call for professionally trained workers who can manage global supply chains, Oregon State University now offers a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics Management 100 percent online.

In as little as nine months, students can earn an advanced business credential and establish themselves as in-demand professionals in a fast-growing industry in the service and manufacturing sectors and in government agencies.

Delivered online by Oregon State Ecampus, this program combines top-ranked faculty from OSU’s College of Business, leading-edge curriculum and a graduate student network with the flexibility of online learning. Those elements will enable students to acquire a solid mastery of international operations and learn how to use data-driven, critical thinking to provide goods to customers worldwide.

Over a quarter-million supply chain job openings each year

According to a 2018 report by MHI – the nation’s largest material handling, logistics and supply chain association – there will be 270,000 job openings per year in supply chain and logistics over the next five years.

Those who complete the graduate certificate will step into the job market a step above others, armed with the analytical and managerial skills to lead in an increasingly competitive global business environment.

The program is designed for professionals from a variety of backgrounds including those with an MBA who want to refresh their skill set; early career professionals looking to advance in the supply chain and logistics management field; and people who simply want to pursue opportunities in a rapidly growing industry.

About Oregon State University Ecampus: As a leader in online education, Oregon State Ecampus provides access to exceptional learning experiences that transform the lives of students in Oregon and around the world. OSU Ecampus delivers more than 50 bachelor’s and graduate programs and over 1,200 classes online and in a hybrid format. Oregon State is consistently ranked among the nation’s best providers of online education. Learn more about OSU degrees online at

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