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Professional Certificate in Packaging Value Chain

Through world-class, instructor-led, 100% online education, the professional certificates offered via the M.S. in Packaging Value Chain program provide coursework leading to comprehensive understanding of the critical subsets of the packaging value proposition in the global context. Certificate students or scholars are prepared through an elite Learn by Doing, polytechnic experience to promote transference of learning to their workplace while providing them opportunities to assume leadership roles and advance their careers. The 100-percent online program is accessible to students around the nation and the globe.

You must apply separately for each Certificate program using the unique links provided below. Upon acceptance, you may enroll in all courses required for the individual Certificate or even individual courses (with Director approval). The entire program must be completed to receive a Certificate. Units for all successfully undertaken courses are transferable towards the MS in Packaging Value Chain degree upon meeting the separate requirements of the program.

The program will offer two professional certificates that can be completed in three to five months:

Packaging for Logistics & Supply Chains (Offered in Fall 2017 -- Application Deadline Sept 1, 2017):
This certificate provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the impact of commoditization of packaging on its value proposition through distribution, logistics and the supply channel operations on the global platform.

Packaging Value Chain (Offered in Winter 2018 -- Application Deadline Jan 2, 2018):
This certificate provides students with an introduction to the value proposition in the global packaging industry, essential codes of practice as well as marketing and sales concepts.


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