This certificate program is designed for students who already have an associate or bachelor's degree. The program presents students with the theoretical background needed to function in today's dynamic supply environment. Students receive a general supply chain management education with course work in purchasing, logistics, production/operations management, negotiating, freight management, accounting and business law. Graduates are better prepared for careers in business and industry that deal with the issues of supply chain management. Courses included in this program serve as the foundation of study for the four modules leading to the A.P.P. and C.P.M. designation. Typical students considering this course of study are employed in or seeking employment in areas of business in manufacturing or service that deal with the supply management process.

This program is available to be completed 100% online.

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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at

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Program Learning Outcomes

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  1. Written Communication. Demonstrate effective written communication for an intended audience that follows genre/disciplinary conventions that reflect clarity, organization, and editing skills.
  2. Oral Communication: Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication for an intended audience that is clear, organized, and delivered effectively following the standard conventions of that language.
  3. Math/Financial. Apply general math skills to analyze general business operations.
  4. Business Fundamentals. Demonstrate the ability to identify and understand basic theories, principles & practices, and terminology related to each functional area of business.
  5. Critical Thinking. Apply knowledge in the decision-making and problem-solving process.
  6. Diversity. Interpret and explain the importance of diversity in the global workplace.
  7. Ethics. Identify the foundations and importance of ethics and social responsibility, and how business integrates this into their ongoing operations.
  8. Purchasing & Supply Chain. Gain a basic knowledge of the concepts, processes and practices within the purchasing & supply chain function.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
BADM-1020 Introduction to Business 3
ACCT-1311 Financial Accounting 3
BADM-2120 Logistics Management 3
BADM-2162 Introduction to Supply Management 3
ECON-2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
BADM-2110 Production/Operations Management 3
BADM-2181 Supply Management 3
BADM-2240 Negotiations 3
BADM-2601 Global Commerce and Communication 3
MARK-2010 Principles of Marketing 3
Select one of the following: 3
ACCT Program Elective (See below list)
BADM Program Elective (See below list)
MARK Program Elective (See below list)
 Credit Hours18
 Total Credit Hours33


ACCT-1341Managerial Accounting3
BADM-2151Business Law3
BADM-2760Global Trade and Finance3
BADM-2780Global Marketing and Distribution3
MARK-2261Integrated Marketing Communications3

MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement.  These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016.  Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.