Professional Certificates

Grow your career and increase the value you bring to your organization. Penn State Executive Programs Certificates are ideal for professional development without lengthy time commitments!

Professional Credentialing

Certificates

Overview

Grow your career and increase the value you bring to your organization.

Penn State Executive Programs Certificates are ideal for professional development without lengthy time commitments!

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Details

  • Short time commitments
  • Taught by top-notch, graduate-level faculty and respected industry practitioners.
  • Bundle short courses into Professional Certificate Credentials.
  • Earn multiple Professional Certificates to attain the level of Professional Scholar or Executive Scholar.
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Certificate Programs Overview

Our two- and three-day short courses are taught by our best graduate-level faculty and respected industry practitioners. Professional Certificates require completion of several short courses—details vary by certificate.

Broaden your expertise to attain the level of Professional or Executive Scholar. These premium certificates reward your attainment of multiple professional certificates and demonstrate your commitment to expanding your enterprise knowledge.

Why Certificates?

Professional certificates are a win-win for both you and your organization. A professional certificate will prepare you for new responsibilities, address competency gaps to improve performance, or develop expertise in an intensive area of study. Your organization will improve its workforce without too much time away from the office and strengthen the pipeline by preparing future leaders.

Program discounts are provided for committing to a series at the start!

Note to Military Personnel: You should pursue certificates as a recourse for past custom programs such as MCLEP and Army Supply Chain Logistics programs. Contact us for guidance.

Professional Certificate Options

  • Professional Certificate in Strategy and Organizational Performance
    • Improve strategic decision making and leadership skills
    • Requires three short courses from our Leadership & Strategy Portfolio
    • Opt for a Professional Certificate in Strategy and Organizational Performance – Emphasis in Supply Chain by taking two short courses from our Leadership & Strategy Portfolio and one from Supply Chain Management
  • Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Operations
    • Understand the key functions within supply chain management
    • Ideal if you are new to supply chain responsibilities or want to learn about the specific issues in each key supply chain function.
    • Requires three Supply Chain Operations short courses
  • Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Management
    • Develop a holistic mastery of integrating and linking the functions of supply chain management
    • Learn about the tools and techniques to aid this goal
    • Ideal if you are in a managerial role in supply chain or related field.
    • Requires three Supply Chain Management short courses
  • Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Leadership
    • Learn to leverage a holistic supply chain approach to increase efficiency across the enterprise and entire supply chain
    • Ideal if you are in a senior supply chain executive role or related field that works closely with the supply chain in developing strategy
    • Requires three Supply Chain Leadership short courses
    • Opt for a Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Leadership – Emphasis in Organizational Performance by taking two Supply Chain Leadership short courses and one from Leadership & Strategy Portfolio
  • Custom Certificate
    • Custom, targeted learning plan
    • Requires four short courses completed over 18 months, with additional coaching sessions

Leadership & Strategy Certificate Options

Strategy and Organizational Performance Strategy and Organizational Performance - Emphasis in Supply Chain

(Take all 3)

(Take 2)

Short Course

Strategic Leadership
Leading in Complex Organizations
Finance for Strategic Decision Making

(Take 1)

Any Supply Chain Leadership Short Course

Supply Chain Certificates

Supply Chain Operations Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Leadership Supply Chain Leadership - Emphasis in Organizational Performance

(Take any 3)

(Take all 3)

(Take any 3)

(Take any 2)

Short Courses

Developing Strategic SC Leaders
Aligning SC Organizations
Building a Sustainable SC
Achieving SC Transformation
Processes & Tools for SC Success
Essentials of SC Management
Strategic Procurement & Purchasing
Introduction to SC Analytics
Transportation Operations & Sourcing
Forecasting & Inventory Management

(Take 1)

Any Leadership & Strategy Short Course

Custom Certificates

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You are unique, your role is specialized, and your aspirations are distinct. Work with us to select the courses that best map to your professional destination while you earn a Professional Certificate that demonstrates your targeted development commitment.

A Portfolio Director will work with you to create a specialized learning plan consisting of a 4-short-course schedule to be completed over 18 months. Each short course will culminate with a 2-hour coaching session between you and a faculty leader to help you apply the information in your workplace.

Premium Certificates

After you earn a professional certificate, consider continuing your education to earn a Premium Certificate at the level of Professional or Executive Scholar. You'll demonstrate your commitment to professional development, develop and broad base of enterprise knowledge, and earn a variety of additional benefits.

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