Supply Chain Analytics (Certificate)

Supply chain disruptions are inevitable. Now more than ever, companies are focusing on building resiliency and shifting away from prevention. Resilient supply chains view challenges as opportunities — a time to innovate and strengthen their business. Our fully online graduate certificate in supply chain analytics does the same. It provides you with an opportunity to build on your analytic and tech skills — advancing your career and moving forward.

Gain Expertise Fast, Meet the Demand, with a Supply Chain Analytics Graduate Certificate from Saint Mary’s

Resilient supply chains work by understanding and leveraging data. At Saint Mary’s, our fully online supply chain analytics graduate certificate program explores this dynamic and focuses on analytics, artificial intelligence, and strategic thinking. In as little as one year, you can earn a master’s-level certificate from a regionally and nationally ranked university with a diverse portfolio of analytics programs. Our analytics programs in the School of Business and Technology provide students with valuable skills, insights, and connections — meeting the current needs and modern demands of business.

Saint Mary’s partners with the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA), the global standard for business analysis, to incorporate industry-leading training and course material into the program. You’ll have access to the Business Analytics Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®) guide and a curriculum that covers best practice analytics techniques and core competencies. By combining real-world experience and relevant curriculum with a leading industry analytics organization, you’ll gain the know-how to manage big data and move any business forward with strategy and innovation. You’ll also gain knowledge to prepare you for industry certification offered by IIB™, including the ECBA™, CCBA™, and CBAP™.

Moving Business Forward, Advancing Your Career Further

Supply chain analytics involves critical thinking, adaptability, creativity, and resilience. Deepen your skills and develop a solid understanding of new trends and technology in supply chain analytics. Learn modern, agile technologies to give any business the edge needed to respond quickly. Gain insights with AI and identify patterns in supply chain data with machine learning. As a graduate of this program, you’ll be able to apply geospatial analysis (GIS), implement green logistics to minimize the ecological impacts, and examine omnichannel, SCaaS, and blockchain technologies.

"The Saint Mary's graduate certificate in supply chain analytics teaches hands-on skills to build a resilient supply chain. Learn how technology and artificial intelligence plays a role in building the next-gen supply chain system."

 - Michael A. Ratajczyk, MA, CBIP, Program Director, B.S. and M.S. in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

Career Outlook

Timing is everything, and the urgent need for competent and trained supply chain professionals with the most advanced technical skills and AI-driven insights is booming at a staggering rate. 

  • The demand for logisticians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2020 to 2030, with about 24,50 new job openings each year.1
  • According to Industrial Distribution Magazine, women in the supply chain workforce increased 39% from 2020 to 2021.2

Valuable Industry Connections

Our program is designed with input from industry professionals from global companies to ensure a highly relevant education that will give you a competitive edge. Our faculty also have valuable real-world experience, many currently working for Fortune 500 companies. You’ll learn from senior business analysts, data scientists, and department heads. Not only will you receive top-notch instruction, but you’ll also have the opportunity to expand your professional network while building your career. 

Meet Your Current and Future Goals

Do you want to be the “go-to” person for ideas and expertise? Don’t wait! 
As you work toward completing your graduate certificate, you’ll build a set of highly-desired skills you can apply immediately in your current role. The supply chain analytics graduate certificate is designed for students already in a supply chain role, needing up-to-date, relevant skills in artificial intelligence and advanced technology.

Take your future even further at Saint Mary’s. Once completing the program, take your education to the next level with a full master’s degree from Saint Mary’s. The credits earned in this certificate program can be applied toward our accelerated online MBA program, ranked the best online MBA program in Minnesota,3 or one of the following convenient, affordable graduate programs: 

M.S. in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics 
M.S. in Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics 

Program Outcomes

  • Equip candidates with the skills and knowledge of supply chain systems focusing on analytics, artificial intelligence, strategic thinking, and resiliency.
  • Learn how to optimize supply chains and develop contingency plans.
  • Demonstrate professional, ethical, collaborative, and intentional leadership practices. 
  • Develop technological competencies in machine learning, expert systems, and geospatial analysis. 
  • Identify and classify supply chain risk and develop risk response plans.
  • Apply data to link production, distribution, purchasing, and service. 
  • Improve communication, strategic planning, negotiation strategies, and business processes throughout the supply chain. 

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Logisticians at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/logisticians.htm (visited December 21, 2021). 
2 Industrial Distribution, Study: Women Comprise 41% of 2021 Supply Chain Workforce at https://www.inddist.com/home/video/21521068/women-comprise-41-of-2021-supply-chain-workforce (visited January 19, 2022). 
3 U.S. News & World Report, Best Online MBA Programs at https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/mba/rankings?location=mn&institution-type=private (visited January, 2022).

Connect With Us

Molly Bigelow

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

Admission - College

Rochester Campus

Campus Box: # 12

(507) 457-8602

mbigelow@smumn.edu

Molly Bigelow
Karen Chapple

Enrollment Counselor

Admission - SGPP

LaSalle Hall - TC Campus, LSH 120

(612) 728-5197

kchapple@smumn.edu

Michael Ratajczyk, M.A.

Associate Professor of Business

Business and Communication

Program Director

Aquinas Hall, AH 250F

Campus Box: # 1434

(507) 457-1698

mratajcz@smumn.edu

Areas of Expertise: Buisness intelligence and data analytics

Meet Michael Ratajczyk