Certificate

Supply Chain & E-Commerce

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Build competitive supply chains by integrating advanced tech innovations. You’ll explore every link in a complex supply chain, and learn how to manage efficiently and effectively from end to end.

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Our certificates enable you to succeed in today's most in-demand fields. Apply your new skills from day one at work.

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Supply Chain & E-Commerce: certificate with four courses

Examine how competition, strategy and management shape supply chain success, learn the fundamentals of digital and physical logistics, and hone your management skills. Then, investigate how to make supply chains more sustainable in a changing world.

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management

    SCM2100 Introduction to Supply Chain Management

    3 course credits

    Introduction to Supply Chain Management is the first course in the Supply-Chain specialization. Learners examine how, as the world becomes more automated along with an increased use of sophisticated technologies, the traditional supply chain is set to evolve. The digital transformation of the supply chain will have an impact on supply agility as well as on the dimensions of costs, capital and service offerings. The ability to be adaptable, flexible, and integrated with technology are defining concepts for future supply chains. As supply moves forward, digital transformation will impact key supply function including: the physical flow of goods, warehouse automation, and smart logistics planning. Organizations such as Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Alibaba have complex supply chains that incorporate advanced technologies such as AI and robotics. Each of these organizations has revolutionized and re-shaped the approach to both logistics and supply chain management. A supply chain risk management strategy must now include considerations for non-traditional risks such as cyber attacks, biological attacks, and political attacks. In this course learners are provided with an overview of the field of supply chain management including the logistics management functions and the interrelationships among the different organizational functions. Learners examine effective supply chain strategies and logistics functions from a global perspective.

  • The impact of E-Commerce on the Supply Chain

    SCM3250 The impact of E-Commerce on the Supply Chain

    3 course credits

    Impact of E-Commerce on the Supply Chain helps learners understand how E-commerce, a reality for almost all organizations, has given rise to the need for evolution in supply chain management. The increased use of, and sophistication in, technology has driven consumers to demand goods and services in an almost instantaneous manner. The idea of waiting weeks to receive goods or the concept of services taking days to complete has been replaced by consumers demanding goods and services delivered as fast as they can perform the Internet search. This change in consumer behavior has made the supply chain a top priority for organizations. A real-time, highly visible, and highly accurate approach to key supply chain functions as they relate to e-commerce is needed.

    In this course, learners examine the principles and practices of e-commerce as they relate to the supply chain initiatives at the regional and global level, including an omni-channel approach as an effective way for organizations to manage the supply chain, and the role that e-commerce data has played in the evolution of supply chain management.

  • Transportation and Reverse Logistics Management

    SCM3200 Transportation and Reverse Logistics Management

    3 course credits

    Transportation and Reverse Logistics Management helps learners understand two key aspects of the supply chain process: transportation and reverse logistics. In moving goods and services within and across the supply chain, organizations need to adapt and respond in a timely and strategic manner. A key concern as the transportation industry evolves is the shortage of skilled labor balanced against the need for increased automation. Organizations will need to make strategic decisions regarding resource allocation. This course provides an overview of the transportation industry from a global perspective. Learners examine ways to apply global transportation strategies across the supply chain. This course also highlights best practices in reverse logistics, moving goods back through the supply chain.

  • Integrated Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Operations

    SCM4250 Integrated Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Operations

    3 course credits

    Integrated Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Operations explores different approaches needed by organizations as they evolve in the 21st century. A key aspect in creating sustainable operations is minimizing the use of natural resources. Two key components of an integrated supply chain are value creations and the reduction of waste across the entire chain. The supply chain is a complex network of independent functions within the organization that rely on each other. Integrating these functions requires a multifaceted approach addressing strategic, operational and technological capacities. As technology becomes more sophisticated, one way to increase the value of the entire supply chain is through the use of artificial intelligence. The first part of this course examines the principles, practices, and applications of integrated supply chain management. Achieving sustainable operations requires a concerted effort from organizations to shift their thinking to a triple bottom line approach: people, profit, planet. The Triple Bottom line approach requires organizations to examine ways to reduce waste by compartmentalizing the different aspects of growth with a focus on sustainability. The second half of this course examines the principles, practices, and applications of sustainable operations as they relate to UN SDG #12. Learners examine the wider framework of building sustainable operations by incorporating an integrated supply chain.

Key Skills

SustainabilitySupply ChainCritical ThinkingEntrepreneurshipLogistics ManagementForecastingInventoryE-commerceSoftwareSupply Chain ManagementDigital TransformationLogistics Planning

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Raise global supply chain management IQ

  • Gain a competitive edge with an understanding of the impact of digital transformation on the physical flow of goods, warehouse automation, and smart logistics planning
  • Build soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking
  • Make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence: 94% of Nexford learners increased in confidence at work
  • Build a network of global professionals from 85+ countries working at firms like Google, Deloitte, and EY
  • Earn a degree as well as digital badges as you go – including credentials from LinkedIn Learning

Demonstrate skills with stackable credentials

Nexford’s curriculum is designed to equip you with a competency-based education (CBE). Competencies are skills and abilities – the things you need to know and be able to do. CBE is a program of study based on the mastery of specific skills tied to careers.

The best part? Our stacked credential model means that you can start with a certificate and fold those into a larger degree. You can even earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree whilst working towards achieving a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. So, even if you start small, you’re on your way to a degree!

This means that you are continuously rewarded with additional credentials, and at no extra cost.

Gain skills you will use in your career tomorrow

How you learn

Your certificate starts on the first of the month. Each course consists of six modules, each module will take you one week to complete and each course is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

The online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. The courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google. Plus, you get a Microsoft 365 license at no extra cost.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars. Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

How to apply

We’re no ordinary university! We make things simple so you can focus on what’s important: your goals! At Nexford, you can start learning straight away and send us your documents later (in exceptional circumstances). If you’re unable to immediately provide us with your transcript or diploma, you can just upload your government-issued ID and pay your application fee.

What happens next? After your first course starts, you’ll have 60 days to send us your missing information, such as a diploma or grade transcript. Please take advantage of our English test (at no cost), and achieve the minimum score outlined in our admission requirements.

  • We need proof of your graduation. For intermediate certificates (undergraduate level), this can either be your high school graduation or college graduation. Alternatively, proof of your General Educational Development certificate (GED) or equivalent exam, such as HiSET or TASC: valid copies of your official diploma and transcript in English. For advanced certificates (graduate level), we need proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution with a valid copy of your official diploma and transcript in English.
    Documents not in English must be accompanied by official translations, such as those provided by a validated institutional official or embassy.
  • To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to Nexford University undergraduate/graduate programs, you’ll need to provide one of these:
    1. An official transcript from a high school or equivalent certificate (e.g. HiSET, TASC, etc.)
    2. A minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years

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How much it costs

At Nexford, you can earn a certificate for as little as $90 per month. We adjust fees to your local market, meaning a low monthly fee for a quality program.

Pay as you go, month by month. There’s no upfront cost, and you can cancel any time.

Fixed monthly tuition means the faster you go, the less you pay. Take more than one course and you could earn your certificate in as little as 6 months.

Check our tuition page to see how much you’ll pay per month for your certificate.

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What support will I receive?

When you have a dedicated team on your side, you'll never be alone studying at Nexford. Hailing from many different countries and with online education expertise, our faculty provides you world-class support. Ask them questions during one-to-one office hours or live chat, email them any time, and get individual feedback on your assessments.

At Nexford though, you'll do more than just learn. Alongside your studies, you'll receive access to all of our career services: beginning when you enroll, and ending... well, never.

From early career planning to personal branding to job applications, we'll be alongside you every step of your program. Even after you've graduated our support doesn't stop, as we'll continue to bring you lifelong learning opportunities — including LinkedIn Learning & the Nexford Digital Library.

Your career success is at the heart of everything we do. Discover our career services, and see how you'll come away from Nexford with more than just a certificate. 

More about Nexford’s online programs

Are you an experienced professional looking to advance with an MBA degree program? Perhaps you’re an early career professional wanting to kick-start your career with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business? Build skills in two to six months with our advanced and intermediate certificates and short courses, the choice is yours. Choose your program and submit your details to find out more about Nexford's online programs.

Certificates FAQs

Certificate admission requirements

Intermediate certificates (undergraduate level)

Proof of graduation

This can be either your high school graduation, or college graduation. Alternatively, proof of your General Educational Development certificate (GED) or equivalent exam, such as HiSET or TASC: valid copies of your official diploma and transcript in English. If your documents are not in English, don’t worry our team will get them translated. If you do not have an official translation readily available, we’ll handle it for you!

We offer a translation service at no cost. This simplifies the process for you, so you can concentrate on finding your documents. Just leave the translation to us.

English proficiency

If you’ve graduated from an institution where the primary language of instruction was English, we will rely on your transcript to prove English proficiency.

If your prior education was not in English, we’ll need to confirm English proficiency as part of our process to ensure you’re equipped to succeed at Nexford.

To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to Nexford University undergraduate programs, applicants must complete one of the following:

  1. Provide Nexford with an official transcript from a high school (or of their General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent certificate e.g. HiSET, TASC, etc)
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in English language by achieving at least a minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years, by submitting an official score report during the admission process. (See Minimum Score Required for English Proficiency section)
  3. Take the EF SET English test 100% online and achieve a minimum passing score, you’ll be able to take this test while you complete your Nexford application, at no additional cost.

Note: Admission Officers may request alternative supporting materials that might assist the university in certifying the applicant’s English proficiency status. All outcomes based on the supporting materials provided, will remain within the learners record according to the university records retention policy.

Minimum score required for English proficiency

You will need one of the following:

Undergraduate Degree
English Proficiency QualificationMinimum Score Required
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Paper-based Test (PBT)500
EF SET50
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)61
International English Language Testing System (iELTS)5.0
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Test44
Eiken English Proficiency ExamPre-1
ACT COMPASSLevel 3
Exams identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)B-2


Advanced certificates (graduate level)

Transcript

We need proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution with a valid copy of your official diploma and transcript in English. If your documents are not in English, don’t worry our team will get them translated. If you do not have an official translation readily available, we’ll handle it for you!

We offer a translation service at no cost. This simplifies the process for you, so you can concentrate on finding your documents. Just leave the translation to us.

We may ask you to certify that your undergraduate degree meets the university’s qualification standard and refer you to an external agency to evaluate your credit.

English proficiency

If you’ve graduated from an institution where the primary language of instruction was English, we will rely on your transcript to prove English proficiency.

If your prior education was not in English, we’ll need to confirm English proficiency as part of our process to ensure you’re equipped to succeed at Nexford.

To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to Nexford University graduate programs, applicants must complete one of the following:

  1. Provide Nexford with an official transcript from a college or university
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in English language by achieving at least a minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years, by submitting an official score report during the admission process. (See Minimum Score Required for English Proficiency section)
  3. Take the EF SET English test 100% online and achieve a minimum passing score, you’ll be able to take this test while you complete your Nexford application, at no additional cost.

Note: Admission Officers may request alternative supporting materials that might assist the university in certifying the applicant’s English proficiency status. All outcomes based on the supporting materials provided, will remain within the learners record according to the university records retention policy.

Minimum score required for English proficiency

You will need one of the following:

Graduate Degree
English Proficiency QualificationMinimum Score Required
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Paper-based Test (PBT)530
EF SET60
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)71
International English Language Testing System (iELTS)5.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Test50
Eiken English Proficiency ExamPre-1
ACT COMPASSLevel 3
Exams identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)B-2



How long does each course take?

Each certificate has a number of courses, and each course should be finished in a set timeframe.

You have eight weeks to complete each course. Nexford is 100% online, which means you can log in when it suits you.

While you're learning, your personal Success Advisor will help you stay on track.

Are the certificates recognized internationally?

We are a licensed, degree-granting institution of higher education. We’re licensed the Higher Education Licensure Commission in Washington DC. All institutions of higher education licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC).

We're also accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC), which is an independent body based in the UK.

Each university sets its own credit transfer policy. To find out whether a specific school or university will transfer credit from your Nexford coursework, you should reach out to their admissions’ or registrar’s office to inquire.

Are courses and certificates credit bearing?

Yes, all Nexford courses and certificates are credit bearing.

How do courses and certificates work?

Don't want to commit to a full degree? Learn the skills you need in a fraction of the time with a course or certificate.

Courses let you learn one specific area of business, at a level that suits you (intermediate or advanced).

Certificates are built as a series of courses so you'll gain a collection of skills you can use. Finish a certificate in 3-6 months (the time it takes depends on how many courses you take).

What do I get with a certificate?

As well as an official diploma, you'll get a series of badges you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

As well as this, you'll get a series of skills you can use at work (or at jobs in the future).

Tell me about the learning experience

Your certificate is made up of a number of courses. Each course contains five modules and a final assessment so you can practice your skills. Our modules contain interactive content, including videos, blog-length articles, electronic flashcards and case studies.

Will I get support while I'm learning?

Everyone at Nexford benefits from our system of support. Our dedicated team of faculty and advisors is available 24/7 to answer questions, discuss content, and help you meet your goals within your course.

You also have the option to attend orientation. It's a great way to get familiar with the online learning environment. Access your dashboard and take your six orientation modules to understand where you'll take courses, view your grades and explore your resources.

Do I need to have a degree already?

Not necessarily! You can enroll in a certificate without having a degree. But if you're enrolling in an Advanced certificate, you may struggle if you don't have enough business experience. That's why we recommend people work in their field for a few years before they enroll in an Advanced certificate.

Instead, enroll in an Intermediate certificate to get a solid grounding in the topic you choose!

Do I need to have work experience?

No. Relevant work experience is helpful, but not required.

If you're advanced in your field, you should choose from Advanced certificates.

If you're just starting out, or want to reskill in another area, choose from Intermediate certificates.