SCM Finance Academy

Build the financial acumen you need to succeed in SCM

The SCM Finance Academy is an 8-week program designed to provide managers, directors, and high-potential employees the financial foundation they need to interpret results and make decisions that have an impact across the supply chain.

This first-of-its-kind program draws upon the industry-leading supply chain curriculum in the Haslam College of Business as well as learning that emerges from close relationships with peers and faculty.

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  • Taught in an asynchronous and synchronous online format, the program allows students to work through course material independently and synthesize key takeaways live with expert faculty support
  • Students select either their own or a publicly traded company to use during the program, enabling them to learn about financial positions and understand how their decisions impact results.
  • The course culminates with a formal assessment, and participants are awarded CEUs and UT Certification upon completion.
  • Interested in a Master’s in Supply Chain Management?  The academy provides valuable class credits (3) to fast-track your path to UT’s MS SCM Online degree. Combine it with either the Leadership or Planning academies for three more credit hours!

Program at a Glance

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Learn the financial skills and insights most desired by supply chain management leaders

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8 Weeks

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Flexible asynchronous and synchronous online format

What You’ll Learn

The SCM Finance Academy will be divided into 8 modules, including:


  • Finance and Why it Matters
    Learn how supply chain management impacts financial results and how financial literacy impacts your career
  • How to Read Income Statements
    Learn about the major components of an income statement—revenue, cost of goods sold and selling, and general and administrative expenses—and how Supply Chain Management impacts these components
  • Understanding the Balance Sheet
    Explore the components of a balance sheet, including assets, liabilities, and equity, and connect how supply chain management impacts each component
  • Deciphering the Statement of Cash Flow
    Explore how supply chain management impacts this critical element of any organization’s success
  • Measuring Performance
    Learn how to use financial metrics to better understand a company’s short term-liquidity, long-term financial strength, profitability and how well it manages its assets
  • Procurement’s Impact on Financial Results
    Uncover how procurement, which has a profound impact on a firm’s profitability and cash flow, impacts financial statements
  • The True Cost of Inventory
    Discuss the true cost of carrying inventory and its impact on a company’s financial results
  • Annual Planning

Cost and Key Dates

Cost: $2,495
September 9, 2024
Program Start Date
November 3, 2024
Program End Date



How to Enroll

We hope to see you in the SCM Finance Academy, where you’ll build relevant, foundational finance skills to grow in your career and drive value for your organization. When registering, select “Global Supply Chain” in the program category dropdown.

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