Students Obtain Professional Certification from APICS


July 14, 2010

Marquette’s Management Department strives to prepare students for the immediate priorities of prospective employers, enhancing students’ ability to add value quickly. One way we do this is to make the curriculum mirror real-world situations. Another is to provide students the opportunity to obtain the certification that real-world practitioners get.

Rockwell-Automation, a member of the Center for Supply Chain Management’s Advisory Board, has provided the financial support for students to obtain professional certification from APICS.

APICS -- The Association for Operations Management -- is a not-for-profit international educational organization respected throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs. With more than 70,000 individual and corporate members in 20,000 companies worldwide, APICS is dedicated to using education to improve the business bottom line.

One of the certification programs APICS offers is Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). Students who pass the various CPIM programs are reimbursed the cost of these exams by a grant from Rockwell.

To date, five OSCM majors have successfully completed twelve certification exams:

  • Kimberly Halleran: all five certifications
  • Patrick Jackson: four certifications
  • Kristina Hunt: one certification
  • Nicholas Biskelonis: one certification
  • Joe Kozenski: one certification

Additional OSCM students are preparing to take the exam in the upcoming semester, and we look forward to announcing additional certifications in the 2010/2011 academic year.