Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission to the Project, Program and Portfolio Management Post-baccalaureate Certificate program will be competitive and the eligibility requirements to be admitted into the program are:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university* in a relevant field and/or three years post-bachelor's experience working in supply chain related areas is recommended. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a scale of 4.00) or equivalent on the most recent 60 units of graduate or undergraduate work.
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (where applicable). Additional Information for International applicants.
  • Applicants must submit a resume and a one-to-two page statement describing their past relevant experience, their career goals, and how they expect this program to support their career goals.
  • Two reference letters are required attesting to the applicant's ability to withstand the rigors of a graduate education.

*See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.

Those students who have no background in statistics or those having a BS degree more than 5 years old will have to take a course in statistics - EBTM 501 - Applied Business Statistics prior to taking classes in the program.

All application materials can be sent online via the "Apply Online" link on the right hand side of this page. Please note that new students are only admitted to the program in the Fall semester.

Admission Deadlines

The deadline to apply for the fall term is August 1. Priority will be given to students whose application and materials have been received by July 1. The deadline to apply for the spring term is January 2.


Statement on Statistics Requirement

Validating Statistics Background 

Students may validate their background in statistics by providing an official transcript that shows either completion of an undergraduate degree that included a statistics course within the past five years or the successful completion of a statistics course in the past five years.

Waiving the EBTM501 - Applied Business Statistics Course

Students who do not have transcripts attesting to their background in statistics may qualify for a waiver by successfully completing a Statistics Qualifier Exam. The exam is administered by the program director and may be scheduled directly with the program director. It is a two-hour written exam. Calculators are allowed.

The exam is graded by EBTM faculty and pass/fail results are provided to the student.

Preparation for Stats Qualifier Exam

Students may choose to brush-up on their statistics skills prior to taking the Statistics Qualifier Exam by participating in a free online self-paced course. Contact the program director for more information.