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Why Pursue a Graduate Certificate in Operations and 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 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.

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Interested in learning more about UTSA’s Carlos Alvarez College of Business Operations and Supply Chain Management program? Register to attend an upcoming Information Session where you’ll have the opportunity to review application procedures, learn admissions requirements and ask questions.

Operations and Supply Chain Management + and Other Disciplines = Master's Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies 

Earn a Master’s Degree

Are you ready to take your career and academic journey to the next level? Combine this program with another eligible certificate to earn a master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies! Take advantage of the opportunity to customize your degree to align with your professional and educational goals.

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.

For international students, please note that student visas are not issued at UTSA for non-degree-seeking students, including certificate programs. For more information, visit our international students admission page.

Operations and Supply Chain Management (CERT)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from an 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
  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
  English Language Proficiency 550 TOEFL Paper / 79 TOEFL Internet / 6.5 IELTS / Duolingo 100
*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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Application Deadlines

Although this certificate offers summer admission, coursework options in the summer are limited. Students are encouraged to apply for fall or spring admission.

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 and Supply Chain Management (CERT)
Timing on Admission Decision: Timing on Admission Decision: Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on a rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
Application Deadlines for: Priority International Domestic
Fall 2024 June 1 August 1
Spring 2025 November 1 December 1
Summer 2025 March 1 May 1

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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.

Current Graduate Students Interested in the Operations and Supply Chain Management Certificate

An online application is not required for current UTSA graduate students. Please contact the Graduate Program Advisor, Daisy Saucedo (, to complete a request to enroll in this Graduate Certificate 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
Leslie Brilliant, UTSA Senior Program Manager, Carlos Alvarez College of Business

Senior Program Manager

Leslie Brilliant