Online Supply Chain Management Certificate of Completion

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. All eight online courses must be completed to earn the Supply Chain Management online certificate of completion. Online LMD courses can be taken in any order.


Fees are $1196 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.

Note: All Fees are payable in Canadian dollars and are subject to change.

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.

Course Schedule

2022 Course Schedule

Course Start Date End Date Registration Deadline
550-LSCM: Strategic Supply Chain Management January 10, 2022 February 6, 2022 December 13, 2021
558-LGSC: Green Supply Chain February 21, 2022 March 20, 2022 January 24, 2022
575-LRKM: Risk Management April 4, 2022 May 1, 2022 March 7, 2022
571-LSMI: Strategic Management I May 16, 2022 June 12, 2022 April 18, 2022
559-LOSL: Outsourcing and Logistics June 27, 2022 July 24, 2022 May 30, 2022
551-LMOC: Leading People Through Organizational Change August 8, 2022 August 24, 2022 July 11, 2022
576-LTIN: Technology and Innovation September 19, 2022 October 16, 2022 August 22, 2022
577-LBSC: Operations Balanced Scorecards October 31, 2022 November 27, 2022 October 3, 2022
*course dates subject to change

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