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 $1183 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


Course Start Date End Date Registration Deadline
577-LBSC: Operations Balanced Scorecards November 2, 2020 November 29, 2020 October 4, 2020
*Course dates subject to change


Course Start Date End Date Registration Deadline
550-LSCM: Strategic Supply Chain Management January 4, 2021 January 31, 2021 December 6, 2020
558-LGSC: Green Supply Chain February 15, 2021 March 14, 2021 January 18, 2021
575-LRKM: Risk Management March 29, 2021 April 25, 2021 March 1, 2021
571-LSMI: Strategic Management I May 10, 2021 June 6, 2021 April 12, 2021
559-LOSL: Outsourcing and Logistics June 21, 2021 July 18, 2021 May 24, 2021
551-LMOC: Leading People Through Organizational Change August 2, 2021 August 29, 2021 July 5, 2021
576-LTIN: Technology and Innovation September 13, 2021 October 10, 2021 August 16, 2021
577-LBSC: Operations Balanced Scorecards October 25, 2021 November 21, 2021 September 27, 2021

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