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Graduate Certificate in Operations & Supply Chain Management

The global supply chain is vast and integrates networks of tiered suppliers, manufacturers, warehouses, retail outlets or service providers. According to, Supply Chain Management includes the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion (operations) and all logistics management activities. It also includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners (e.g. suppliers, intermediaries, third party service providers, and customers), which requires supply and demand management within and across companies.

UTSA’s curriculum supports students acquiring competency in the conceptual, systematic, and analytical tools required for both manufacturing and service-oriented industries.

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Operations & Supply Chain Management (CERT)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions, submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 562 TOEFL Paper / 84 TOEFL Internet / 7 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries)
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
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Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation if applicable must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Operations & Supply Chain Management (CERT)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
Priority April 1 October 1 March 1
International June 1 November 1 April 1
Domestic July 15 December 1 April 15

Funding Opportunities


Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.

  • 3M
  • Amazon
  • AT&T
  • BioBridge Global
  • Caterpillar
  • C.H. Robinson
  • City Public Service
  • Dell
  • DHL Supply Chain
  • H-E-B
  • Home Depot
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Rackspace
  • Tower Semiconductor
  • USAA
  • Valero
  • Integrated Global Supply Chain Management (required)
  • Demand and Forecasting Management
  • Effective Project Management
  • Lean Operations and Six Sigma
  • Logistics System Analysis
  • Logistics Systems Management
  • Management and Control of Quality
  • Service Management and Operations
  • Advanced Production / Operations Management
  • Pricing and Revenue Management
  • Supply Chain Analytics

Graduate Advisor of Record

Kefeng Xu, PhD