For individuals aiming to enhance their strategic supply sustainability and operational effectiveness.

Participants will explore all aspects of supply chain management (SCM) strategy in their organizations, from relationships between logistics and SCM, to supply chain mapping, performance measurement using a balanced scorecard, and implementation of supply chain management.

Supply chain managers are in a natural position to spearhead sustainability initiatives—by using resources to meet current needs without compromising the ability to meet future needs. Students will examine traditional industry models as well as those that encompass new concepts such as value constellations and business ecosystems.

Online certificate of completion requirements

The Supply Chain Management online certificate of completion is made up of eight online courses worth one credit each (see schedule). All eight online courses must be completed to earn the Supply Chain Management online certificate of completion.


Fees are $1108 per course which includes all materials, and Graduate Student Association fees of $13 per credit. AU alumni (degree holders only) will receive a 20% reduction.

Transfer credit available

All eight online courses can transfer to a Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management (GDLM). You will need to complete ten additional credits to satisfy requirements to earn the GDLM.  In addition, three online courses may transfer for one three-credit elective within Athabasca University’s online MBA for executives should you meet the entry requirements and be accepted into the MBA.

What will you learn?

You will gain understanding, knowledge, and fluency in:

  • purposes and methods of supply chain mapping; how supply chain mapping differs from process mapping.
  • introductory logistics with special emphasis on integrated logistics and logistics outsourcing.
  • issues related to developing sustainable or ‘green’ supply chains.
  • principles and scope of the triple bottom line (environmental, economic and social).
  • types of 3PLs, relationships with 3PLs and 4PLs.
  • upstream (purchasing) issues and downstream (marketing and distribution.
  • change management strategies to implementing effective change within your organization.
  • appraising organizational resources and conduct industry analysis using strategy frameworks.
CourseStart DateEnd DateRegistration
576-LTIN: Technology and InnovationSep 16, 2019Oct 13, 2019Aug 18, 2019
577-LBSC: Operations Balanced ScorecardsOct 28, 2019Nov 24, 2019Sep 29, 2019
*Course dates subject to change
CourseStart DateEnd DateRegistration
550-LSCM: Strategic Supply Chain ManagementJan 6, 2020Feb 2, 2020Dec 8, 2019
558-LGSC: Green Supply ChainFeb 17, 2020Mar 15, 2020Jan 19, 2020
575-LRKM: Risk ManagementApr 6, 2020May 3, 2020Mar 8, 2020
571-LSMI: Strategic Management IMay 18, 2019Jun 14, 2020Apr 19, 2020
559-LOSL: Outsourcing and LogisticsJun 29, 2020Jul 26, 2020May 31, 2020
551-LMOC: Leading People Through Organizational ChangeAug 10, 2020Sep 6, 2020Jul 12, 2020
576-LTIN: Technology and InnovationSep 21, 2020Oct 18, 2020Aug 23, 2020
577-LBSC: Operations Balanced ScorecardsNov 2, 2020Nov 29, 2020Oct 4, 2020
*Course dates subject to change


  • Receive 2/3 tuition reimbursement
  • Up to $10,000 per employee available
  • Up to $300,000 per year per company
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