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APU Partners with Institute for Supply Management

Charles Town, WV, August 24, 2011American Public University (APU) today announced that it has established a cooperative relationship with Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM). Under the terms of the agreement, ISM certification holders may be eligible to receive academic credits towards undergraduate and graduate programs at APU.

“We value the industry knowledge and expertise embodied by ISM certifications,” said Humberto Coronado, PLS, APU manager of strategic relationships for transportation and logistics. ”We’re pleased to help ISM members build on these credentials by offering quality, affordable online education opportunities that provide the opportunity to pursue higher education degrees in less time while they continue working to help advance their career.”

APU, part of nationally- and accredited American Public University System, offers academic degrees and certificates in areas including transportation and logistics management, reverse logistics, management, hospitality management, international relations and homeland security, among many others*. APU’s transportation and logistics management degrees* build knowledge in the fields of transportation, logistics, and supply chain management by providing students with the principles of management, economics, finances, and components of global air, maritime, logistics, and transportation systems. Students learn IT and security processes and standards which are impacted by transportation and logistics management.

ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) credentials. The CPSM® gives supply management professionals a career edge as well as demonstrates a level of knowledge needed to positively impact their organization’s supply operation. For more information on the CPSM® designation and how it can benefit you and your employer, contact ISM Professional Credentials online at or e-mail

About Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)

Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM exists to lead and serve the supply management profession and is a highly influential and respected association in the global marketplace. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD) qualifications, and is a member of the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM). 

*For more about APUS programs, including the graduation rates for each program, median debt of students who completed each program, and other important information -- visit

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