University of Maryland-University College

3501 University Blvd East, Adelphi, MD 20783-8010

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University of Maryland at University College offers a Certificate in Acquisition and Supply Chain Management for students and professionals in management and production whose career interests can be improved and complemented with studies in globalized production activities. Students will study the production process for goods or services and how organizations utilize supply chain management to minimize costs and increase quality and efficiency. Supply chain management utilizes multiple organizations and levels of production in combination with information systems and management to produce on a timely and cost-effective schedule.

Students will study the different types of supply chain systems as well as management roles in administrating those systems. Those classes include orientation to graduate studies in UMUC, purchasing and materials management, legal aspects of contracting, contract pricing and negotiation, strategic purchasing and logistics, and law, management, and technology in commercial transactions in a technological environment.

Through the program, students will develop the professional qualities and knowledge necessary career improvement and additional education in practice in international and supply chain management. Those qualifications include the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the process of global procurement and sourcing involving complex relationships within the context of contracts, including macroeconomic factors such as trade agreements, regional trade consortia, taxation, and duties, to demonstrate an understanding of contemporary and critical issues relating to international legal institutions, cultural differences, and cultural fluctuations, to demonstrate an understanding of operations and supply chain activities, as well as the influence of global, gas, and energy industries and their effect on supply.

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    Undergraduate degree

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    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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