Certificate of Mastery
in Packaging Management

New Session Deadline is July 28, 2023


SessiondatesApplication deadline
Summer SessionMay 22, 2023 - Aug. 11, 2023May 5, 2023
Fall Session 1Aug. 7, 2023 - Oct. 27, 2023July 28, 2023
Fall Session 2Sept. 25, 2023 - Dec. 15, 2023Sept. 15, 2023
Winter SessionDec. 4, 2023 - Feb. 23, 2024Nov. 24, 2023

The Industry's Most Comprehensive
Program Provides the Industry's Most Valuable Certification

Offered through Clemson University Center for Corporate Learning

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Weekly Agenda

The Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management is an online executive education program that can level up your career. The Certificate provides PROACTIVE LEARNING in the space of packaging development, material procurement, and organizational management.

Week 1: Global Competitive Landscape

Major companies, products and markets, including market share concentration, key success factors, current volumes and forecasts.

Week 2: Project Management Essentials

Core management skills such as project management, problem-solving, administrative and being financially savvy.

Week 3: Regulations & Corporate Sustainability

Introductions to the major regulatory agencies and applicable laws for packaging compliance in key industries.

Week 4: Material Management I

Fundamental material properties of Glass, Metal, and Polymers converted to packaging solutions.

Week 5: Material Management II

Fundamental material properties of fiberboard substrates converted to Paperboard and Corrugated packaging solutions.

Week 6: Break

Catch your breath! You’ve been working hard.

Week 7: Package Labeling & Finishing

Core printing processes and finishing techniques employed to apply brand assets and required labeling to packaging.

Week 8: Packaging Development Workflow

Stakeholders and best practices of packaging development across functions: R&D, marketing, sales, procurement, legal, distribution, quality control, manufacturing, warehousing, point-of-sale, and end-user.

Week 9: Capital Equipment & Manufacturing

Packaging line optimization and basic production equipment types. Strategies to increase production efficiency.

Week 10: Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Setting up a logistics plan, defining your distribution system, and developing test protocols to ensure successful and on-time delivery of your products.

Week 11: Leveraging Human Factors In Packaging

Triggers to influence perception, cognition, appeal and decision-making in your customers.

Week 12: Review & Final Exam

Review and test your knowledge on all that you have gleaned from the courses.

Education that is
Changing with the Times

Times are changing, and to stay ahead of the learning curve, it’s important that how we consume education changes as well.
In this video, Nan Johnston, Director of the Clemson Center for Corporate Learning, takes a moment to share her thoughts on the value of the Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management and how it can give you a competitive advantage in today’s market.

Certificate Overview at a Glance









Who is
My Instructor?

Dr. Julie Suggs
Academic Director

How much is the tuition for the
Certificate of Mastery in Packaging Management?

Only $7,000

Admission is by application only. Payment plans are available.

Are you a business owner? If you are looking to put one or more employees through this program, please contact us at 864-412-5000 or info@packagingschool.com.

Not ready to apply? No problem.
Fill out a form and download our Package Development Plan so you can get a taste of this amazing certificate program!

What are our Graduates Saying?

Clay Mitchell
Category Manager | American Paper and Twine

The CMPM program offers valuable insights into the latest packaging trends and processes. It also provides an excellent framework for project management. I highly encourage anyone who is interested in taking their packaging knowledge to the next level to take this course.

Scott Lansdale
R&D Packaging Engineer | MTF Biologics

The Certificate of Master in Packaging Management is a great way to improve your technical packaging skills and make use of online learning. I liked the fact that you can complete the courses at your own pace each week and have access to knowledgeable packaging professionals throughout the program. Highly recommended.


Are you ready to level up your career?
Are you ready to increase your packaging IQ?
Don’t wait, apply today!