Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Admission to the Supply Chain 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.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE®) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT®). At least one score must be submitted.
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (where applicable). See 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

Deadlines are for Fall Admission Only

U.S. citizens or permanent residents: June 1
International students who reside inside the U.S.: June 1
International students who reside outside the U.S.: April 1

Important Notice: Applications received by the deadlines will receive priority consideration for admissions. Applicants who have missed their respective deadlines need to contact the program director first and admissions are considered based on the availability of seats.

Exceptions to GMAT/GRE Requirement

In order to qualify for GMAT/GRE waiver consideration a student must have:

An advanced degree (e.g., masters or higher)

OR

A combination of an undergraduate grade point average of 3.25 or higher

AND

Five years or more of significant industry experience. A letter from your supervisor detailing your responsibilities and a personal interview with the Program Director may also be required.

If you believe you qualify for a GRE/GMAT waiver, please download and complete the GRE/GMAT waiver consideration form and submit it with your application materials. These requirements are only guidelines. Waivers are not guaranteed and must be approved by the Admissions Committee whose decisions are final.

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 5 years or the successful completion of a statistics course in the past 5 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, calculator allowed.

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

INDEPENDENT STUDY PREPARATION

Students may choose to brush-up on their statistics skills prior to taking the Statistics Qualifier Exam by participating in an online self-paced course developed by the EBTM faculty. The online program is provided through the publisher of the textbook and can be accessed directly through their site for a cost of $80. Please contact the Program Director, Chaodong Han,  for the course code.