Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate

About the Supply Chain Certificate at Loyola Chicago

With markets that must align with both the needs of e-commerce and consumer and business expectations for quick availability, fast delivery, and the highest quality of service, global companies must have a high-performing supply chain and logistics system. Interruptions and volatility in the supply chain create economic hardships for companies and end users alike and impact the bottom line.

The Supply Chain Management Certificate program prepares business professionals to use advanced knowledge and skills in managing today’s supply chain and complex international networks.

Whether you are a current supply chain professional who wants to expand your targeted skills for career advancement, an emerging business leader who wants to add in-demand skills to your portfolio, or you want to switch to a new career focus, this certificate offers the supply chain fundamental skills you need to identify and develop creative and ethical solutions to supply chain challenges.

The certificate is also an ideal specialization for students who are currently pursuing a graduate business degree, and a great complement for MBA graduates who need to retool or enhance their resumes or who want to enhance their MBA with a supply chain management focus.

Program Structure

The supply chain fundamentals certificate can be completed in 9-12 months and on a full- or part-time schedule. Quinlan graduate programs follow a quarter system that runs for ten weeks; classes are held once a week. This is a hybrid program with in-person courses offered on weekday evenings or Saturdays at our Water Tower Campus in Chicago, and some courses available online.

Why Choose Loyola for a Supply Chain Management Certificate?

The Quinlan School of Business is among the 5% of the world's business schools that meet the rigorous standards of AACSB international accreditation. You’ll earn your certificate from a nationally ranked business school with a tradition of academic excellence.

Stand out in the marketplace

Loyola is one of only a few universities in the country that offers programs in supply chain management and one of the few AACSB-accredited programs in Illinois to offer graduate-level supply chain programs.

The flexible format allows you to complete your credential in one year or less.

The Loyola certificate program is aligned with Gartner’s Supply Chain Talent Attribute Model, an industry-recognized indicator of comprehensiveness.

Our program partners with Quinlan's Supply and Value Chain Center, whose 70 corporate members help ensure that our curriculum is driven by best-in-class industry practices.

Learn in an environment that values, teaches, and lives ethical principles. Loyola University emphasizes reflection, ethical awareness, and decision-making, and educates students in principled behavior in all walks of life.

All courses completed in the certificate program can be applied toward a Quinlan Next Generation MBA degree or the MS in Supply Chain Management.

Completing the certificate will put you in good company: Quinlan has a strong network of 30,000+ alumni who work in nearly every major corporation in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the Quinlan School of Business faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate program.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate program may vary from quarter to quarter, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your graduate and professional studies a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate totals $25275.00, or 15 credit hours at a cost of $1,685.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

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Please visit the Scholarships page on the Quinlan School of Business website for more detailed information about scholarships.

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Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Fall: July 15
Spring: January 15

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate include:

  • Official Transcripts

  • Resume/CV

Statement of Purpose Details

Recommended for applicants with a cumulative GPA under 3.0 and for applicants who may feel that one or more parts of their application is weak, the personal statement provides the admission committee with more insight on your candidacy.

Please discuss how Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business degree program and our focus on responsible leadership will prepare you to achieve your career goals. Your statement should be 2-3 pages in length, double-spaced.

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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Whether you’re a career changer or a veteran in the supply chain and logistics community, this program will develop the skills you need to understand and solve the complex challenges of moving goods globally — on time and on budget. With a focus on real-world supply chain issues and an emphasis on both theory and practical application, you will gain the technical expertise and management skills to start or accelerate your career.

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