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UMGC Teams Up with Association for Supply Chain Management

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ADELPHI, Md. (March 28, 2023)—A new alliance between University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), a leader in innovative and high-quality academic programs, and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the largest association for the supply chain industry, will lower the cost and increase the speed to a bachelor’s degree for the association’s members and their families.

Under the agreement, UMGC will offer non-credit prep courses for the association’s industry-certification exams. The university will also accept successful completion of exams as transfer credit through its prior learning assessment process. In addition, ASCM members and their families will receive a UMGC tuition discount.

“We are proud to invest in ASCM and its members and their families as they invest in themselves,” said UMGC President Gregory Fowler. “Our historic mission with educating students in the workforce and helping them achieve their goals through innovative learning experiences is a perfect match for ASCM and its efforts to foster learning and career development to advance the global supply chain.”

UMGC offers more than 125 undergraduate and graduate degree or certificate programs—all of which are available online. UMGC also uses digital resources, replacing the need to purchase publisher textbooks for most courses.

“We greatly appreciate UMGC’s commitment to the global supply chain industry and are excited to welcome the university into the ASCM academic partner network,” said Douglas Kent, executive vice president of corporate and strategic alliances. “The combination of education and certification will fully prepare these UMGC students to embark on successful and rewarding careers as supply chain professionals.”

UMGC was founded with a mission to serve adult students in the workforce and the military and has a long history of innovation in reaching students where they are, including as a pioneer of internet instruction, piloting its first online classes in 1994. The university has received numerous awards for its groundbreaking work in developing fully online degree programs, including in high-demand fields such as cybersecurity, business, data analytics, health care, and education.


About University of Maryland Global Campus:

University of Maryland Global Campus was founded more than 75 years ago specifically to serve the higher education needs of working adults and military servicemembers. Today, UMGC is the largest provider of postsecondary education in Maryland and continues its global tradition with online and hybrid courses, more than 175 classroom and service locations worldwide, and more than 125 degrees and certificates backed by the reputation of a state university and the University System of Maryland. For more information, visit


About ASCM

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global pacesetter of organizational transformation, talent development, and supply chain innovation. As the largest association for supply chain, ASCM members and worldwide alliances fuel innovation and inspire accountability for resilient, dynamic, and sustainable operations.

ASCM is built on a foundation of world-class APICS education, certifications, and career resources, which encompass award-winning workforce development, relevant content, groundbreaking global standards, and a diverse community of professionals who are driven to create a better world through supply chain.