Top-Ranked National Universities to Feature 100% Online Certificate Programs at 2010 APICS International Conference & Expo

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APICS Expo Attendees Can Visit University Alliance Partners at Booth 104 and Learn How to Attain Supply Chain, Project Management, Six Sigma and Other In-Demand University Credentials Online.

To succeed in the complex, rapidly evolving world of operations and supply chain management, professionals need to possess advanced skills and knowledge

University Alliance, the world’s leading provider of professional education online, will be showcasing 100% online certificate programs from its partner universities at the 2010 APICS International Conference & Expo, which will be held at the Wynn Las Vegas from October 18–20. Featured participants include the University of San Francisco (USF), Villanova University and the University of Notre Dame. Hosted by APICS – The Association for Operations Management, this annual event brings together operations and supply chain professionals from around the world, providing an opportunity for them to learn about the latest developments and best practices in operations management.

Visitors to the APICS Expo can meet with University Alliance representatives in Booth 104 to learn about several online certificate programs that are designed to help operations and supply chain managers expand their expertise and prepare to earn industry-recognized certification.

  • USF will spotlight its Master Certificate in Supply Chain Management program, which covers the body of knowledge required to pass the Certified Supply Chain ProfessionalSM (CSCPSM) exam from APICS and the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) exam from the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM).
  • Villanova will feature its popular master certificate programs in project management, Six Sigma and contract management. These programs prepare students to earn industry certification, including Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) and Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®). In addition, Villanova offers the industry’s only Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Sensei, Lean Black Belt and Lean Master Black Belt certifications available100% online. The contract management programs lead to Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) and Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) certification from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).
  • Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business will exhibit its Executive Certificate in Negotiation, which features unique online negotiation exercises that provide practical experience through one-on-one interactions with other program participants.

“To succeed in the complex, rapidly evolving world of operations and supply chain management, professionals need to possess advanced skills and knowledge,” said Adrian Marrullier, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of University Alliance. “Our partners’ online certificate programs empower these specialists with essential tools and strategies. Participants are able to earn career-boosting credentials from the nation’s leading universities – and gain a significant competitive advantage.”

Consistently ranked among America’s Best Universities by U.S. News & World Report, USF, Villanova and Notre Dame make it possible for working professionals to gain valuable knowledge and credentials on their own schedule. All certificate courses are led by noted experts in the fields of supply chain management, project management, Six Sigma, contract management and negotiation. Through University Alliance’s proven, video-based e-learning system, students enjoy 24/7 access to all course materials via streaming video, MP4 downloads and CD-ROM.

For more information on the 100% online certificate programs offered by USF, Villanova and Notre Dame, visit or stop by Booth 104 at the APICS Expo.

APICS, The Association for Operations Management, is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

About University Alliance Online
The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional online certificate programs from the nation’s leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA’s technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. All University Alliance partners are consistently rated among America’s best universities in national publications such as U.S. News & World Report and BusinessWeek. University Alliance partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, the University of San Francisco, Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, the University of South Florida, Florida Institute of Technology, the University of Scranton, Dominican University and Jacksonville University.


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