The importance of supply chain management has never been more crucial due to instability in global supplies and transportation. Designed to help business leaders overcome these challenges, this certificate program teaches analysis, design, implementation and control of operational systems. The program’s practical content can be applied to organizations in any industry, including hospitals, governmental agencies, service providers and manufacturers.

Who will Benefit

Business professionals with 3 years of general working experience.

Learning Objectives

The program heavily uses analytical techniques to develop critical thinking and to sharpen decision making skills. The readings and lectures are purposefully designed to meet these objectives:

  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of the processes and operations needed for manufacturing and distribution of goods and providing services; and how business processes are integrated throughout of the organization.
  • Develop managerial competence in making decisions in the design, planning, operation and control of operational and distribution systems.
  • Learn how to solve problems using mathematical models.

General Information/Custom Programs: FIU Business Executive Education can create custom training programs specific to the needs of your organization. Please connect with us by submitting the inquiry form below or contact us 305.348.4217 or

Elevate your Operations and Supply Chain Management expertise

Gain the knowledge and understanding of the processes needed for manufacturing and distribution of goods and providing services.

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Your program fee includes:

  • Digital Access to Educational Materials
  • Digital Access to Instructional Resources
  • Optional, one office hour with expert guide
  • Florida International University Certificate of Completion

SAMPLE Schedule, approximately 9 weeks, self-paced

Approximately 42 hours of course work with up to 4 months to complete the program.


Estimated Time Commitment



5 hours

Operations Management and Value Chains


5 hours

Supply Chain Design, Outsourcing Decisions


5 hours

Business Operations


4 hours

Management and Value Chains


5 hours

Forecasting and Demand Planning, Capacity Management


5 hours

Managing Inventories in Supply Chains


4 hours

Supply Chain Management and Logistics


4 hours

Resource Management and Scheduling


5 hours

Operations Scheduling and Sequencing


  • Operations Management and Value Chains
  • Supply Chain Design
  • Forecasting and Demand Planning
  • Capacity Management
  • Managing Inventories in Supply Chains
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Resource Management and Scheduling
  • Operations Scheduling and Sequencing

Program Faculty & Experts

  • Sushil K. Gupta

    Sushil K. Gupta
    PayCargo Professor, FIU Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

Financial Assistance & Discounts

FIU Executive Education programs are designed to enhance your management skills and boost your career success. Because our certificate programs are non-credit and do not lead to a degree, they do not qualify for traditional student financial aid. However, financial assistance is available in a variety of methods:

  • Private student loans are available for our programs through SallieMae. We strongly recommend participants submit their loan application at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the program to ensure completion of the loan. 

    To apply for a SallieMae loan, please follow the steps below:

    • Notify us via email at – Please provide your full name, telephone number and the course you wish to take.
    • Visit SallieMae SMART Option Loan to finalize your loan application process:
      • From the home page, choose “Career training student loan”
      • Under “Degree/certificate of study” choose “Certificate”
      • Under “Major/specialty” choose “Continuing Education”
    • Apply for the loan to match the exact program fee.
    • Once your loan is approved and certified, we will notify you with next steps.
    • We periodically offer special discounts via the FIU Executive Education newsletter. To sign up please register here
    • FIU Alumni, Students and Staff: 10% discount available:
      • Please email us at prior to registering for your program, to obtain your discount code.
      • Please be sure to use your email address when registering. 
    • Group Discount for Organizations: 15% discount is available to companies and organizations registering a minimum of three (3) employees. Please contact us via email at so we may guide you through the registration process.
  • Employer Education Benefits: Ask your employer if it provides education benefits to employees. In many cases and under certain conditions, employers may offer up to $5,250 in tuition/fee assistance to employees tax-free. For more information and latest updates, visit or ask your employer to visit this IRS web site.

    Training Grants for Employers: Employers may qualify for employee training grants from the state of Florida. These grants are used to help employers pay the cost of training and re-skilling employees. For more information, visit CareerSource Florida.

  • Check this section regularly for updates on scholarships and grants available to FIU Executive Education learners.

    PEO Program for Continuing Education: Grant of up to $3,000 to women whose education was interrupted and who now seek a degree or certificate that leads to employment.

  • For general information regarding Financial Aid (FAFSA) or the Veterans GI Bill, please contact FIU Financial Aid at or Veterans Affairs at

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All Programs for Individuals

FIU Executive Education programs for individuals are delivered virtually by an instructor on evenings and weekends. The short programs, in such areas as human resources, project management, Lean Six Sigma, finance and more, can also be taken fully online at your own pace.