Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management

It's time to take your packaging education to the next level.

The Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management (CMPM) is issued by Clemson University’s Center for Corporate Learning. The CMPM offers business professionals the opportunity to sharpen leadership skills, learn advanced marketing techniques, develop methods for successful project execution, build solid ROI decision making processes, and devise a profitable business strategy.


Program Dates:  

  • Spring Class: April 9- June 30, 2018. In person graduation July 13, 2018

TUITION: $7,000 (your company may offer reimbursement, ask your HR department)

TIME COMMITMENT: We've organized the CMPM so that busy people (like you) can fit it into your schedule. But it does take commitment. The Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management is a 12-week online program, broken down into ten courses. Each course requires approximately six hours of your time with an additional ten hours for a project and an assessment.

REQUIREMENTS: The CMPM is offered in English-only. In order for students to get the most out of the experience, the ability to speak, write and read in English is mandatory. There are no minimum education or work experience requirements. You must fill out the application below to be considered for enrollment.

DEADLINES - Spring Term

  • Regular Admission Deadline- Friday, February 16, 2018. Decisions released Monday, February 19, 2018.
  • Late Admission Deadline- Friday, March 16, 2018. Decisions released Monday, March 19, 2018.

NOTE: We prioritize earlier applications and may offer rolling admissions. If you are accepted, securing your seat is on a first come, first serve basis. A $500 down payment is required to reserve your seat.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Managing Director, Sara Shumpert, via sara@packagingschool.com or call 864-986-3033 for more details.



The Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management is a 12-week online program, broken down into ten courses:

  1. The Global Competitive Landscape

  2. Regulations and Corporate Sustainability 

  3. Material Management I

  4. Material Management II

  5. Package Labeling and Finishing 

  6. Packaging Development Workflow 

  7. Capital Equipment and Manufacturing

  8. Logistics and Supply Chain Management 

  9. Packaging as a Sales Vehicle

  10. Leadership and Effective Project Management



Are you a driven, strategic leader who would like to gain an executive education in packaging? Apply today!

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Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management

Graduation of the program is based on the following:

  • Completion of 10 courses
  • Assessment of an ongoing project
  • Score of 85 or greater on the final exam 

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