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Online Supply Chain Management Certificate (Noncredit)



Number of modules



4 Months
(Five weeks per module)


Open to all
(single module option)

Next Start Date

8 January 2024

Program Fees

(or $1,400 for a module)

In light of the ongoing supply chain crisis, there is a critical and immediate need for a better understanding of all aspects of supply chain management and its flow across the board. Gain the knowledge needed to keep up with contemporary demands by obtaining a credential from a recognized institution that equips professionals with skills that can be applied to logistics, manufacturing, procurement and quality assurance positions.

The noncredit Supply Chain Management Certificate from Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning (EELL) gives participants a better understanding of how supply chains are currently being reshaped by firm-driven innovation, consumer preferences, emerging technology and evolving public policy. Participants will also investigate how big data and other emerging technologies are impacting the future of the supply chain. Darden EELL gives participants the flexibility to register for the full certificate, which can be completed in four months, or register for one five-week module at a time.

Noncredit Supply Chain Management Certificate participants will study alongside Doug Thomas, a supply chain thought leader and expert researcher who also teaches coursework in the UVA Darden School of Business MBA, Executive MBA and Ph.D. programs.

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“The COVID-19 crisis, post-pandemic economic effects and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine have exposed the vulnerabilities of today’s global supply chains. They have also made heroes of the teams that keep products flowing in a complex, uncertain and fast-changing environment.”

McKinsey & Company,
Future-proofing the supply chain, 2022

Program Video

In this video, faculty member Doug Thomas dives into some of the main benefits of our noncredit Supply Chain Management certificate program. You’ll get a quick introduction to what the curriculum covers and how you can apply this knowledge to your supply chain career.

Program Outcomes

By the end of the noncredit supply chain certificate, participants will have the tools needed to help create supply chains of the future. They will be able to:

  • Understand the supply chain from end-to-end, including customer demand, distribution and suppliers.
  • Use key models and methods of analysis to analyze supply chains.
  • Investigate how big data and other emerging technologies will impact supply chains.

Frequently Asked Questions

This noncredit Supply Chain Management Certificate allows you to hone your expertise in order to design and manage supply chain plans with future needs in mind. The program provides an opportunity for supply chain management professionals to develop the solutions-oriented mindset needed to advance within the industry.

Those who continue their path in supply chain management can head towards titles such as:

  • Logistics coordinator
  • Supply chain specialist
  • Procurement analyst
  • Logistics manager
  • Transportation logistics specialist
  • Purchasing manager
  • Warehouse manager
  • Senior logistics manager

The noncredit certificate in supply chain management is an excellent investment for anyone who wants a better understanding of the end-to-end supply chain and to develop an analytical skill set to work more strategically within the industry. In addition, you will gain a better understanding of how big data and other emerging technologies affect the supply chain, which will allow you to prepare for inevitable changes in the supply chain.

Participants will complete this noncredit certificate in four months, or they may opt to register for one module at a time and complete the certificate on their own schedule. The certificate is made up of three modules, each taking five weeks to complete. Participants should expect to dedicate three to five hours per week to the noncredit certificate program.

Yes. You will receive a certified, noncredit digital certificate issued by the Darden School Foundation by email within a few weeks of successfully completing the program.


The noncredit Supply Chain Management Certificate is asynchronous, with coursework consisting of video modules, readings, discussion forums and quizzes. The program may also include live sessions. This certificate utilizes NovoEd, a collaborative, cohort-based learning platform. Participants will leave the program with relevant know-how of the evolving supply chain landscape, including the end-to-end cycle of a supply chain and the tools used to analyze it.

The certificate is taught by Doug Thomas, a leader in the field, and coursework stems from the UVA Darden School of Business MBA, a highly ranked national program.

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Doug Thomas

The increase in demand for supply chain skills over the last five years.

Lightcast, 2023