Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (Co-op)

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Program Code: 2517

School: School of Business

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 9 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Progress Campus

Email: business@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

Centennial College's Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (Co-op) program prepares you for running a business in the service or goods manufacturing industries.

In environments similar to real business settings, you attend Supply Chain and Operations Management courses that balance theory and hands-on learning — and result in the knowledge to effectively and efficiently operate a business. Theses courses cover:

  • Purchasing
  • Inventory management
  • Supply chain and logistics management
  • Operations planning
  • Direct supervision
  • Quality assurance

Aside from these key areas, this School of Business program also covers how to:

  • Maximize productivity in other areas, like enterprise integration
  • Analyze operations processes in order to identify productivity improvements
  • Apply business process re-engineering (BPR) techniques to simplify and streamline organizational processes
  • Plan and design quality improvement programs
  • Apply team-approach principles to effectively analyze and recommend solutions to operations problems

An important interactive component of this Supply Chain and Operations Management program is learning how to integrate manual and computer-based systems, like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, as they relate to supply chain management activities.

Co-op

The co-op aspect of this Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management program will provide you with hands-on experience while you work three terms as an employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for future careers.

While you will be responsible for securing a co-op job, you will have the support of Centennial College’s Career Services and Co-op Education staff. These departments will work closely with you in the job searching process. They will also promote the program to a wide variety of organizations, businesses and industries.

This program's paid co-op terms see you:

  • Network with a range of professionals
  • Obtain first-hand exposure to roles carried out in human resources, management, marketing, operations, and accounting and finance
  • Learn how management roles are organized in private business, partnerships, corporations or public organizations in small-to-medium or large settings

Centennial College's Career Services and Co-operative Education department staff works with you to ensure your co-op experience is fulfilling. While assisting you with the sourcing of and preparation for co-op work placement opportunities, they collaborate with a wide variety of organizations in business and industry to promote the program.

Co-op Placement Requirements

  • Completion of COOP-221 Employment Pre-placement
  • Completion of courses from semesters 1, 2, and 3
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171 College Communications 2
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater by the end of semester 3
Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-119 Fundamentals of Business Progress Campus
COMM-160/161 College Communication 1 Progress Campus
COMP-106 Applied Business Software 1 Progress Campus
HRMT-301 Human Resources Management Progress Campus
MATH-128 Mathematics of Finance I - E Progress Campus
MKTG-116 Marketing Progress Campus

Semester Note

MATH 128 prepares students for MATH 119, which is a required course for most School of Business Diploma programs. Applicants who test between 21/45 and 35/45 in the MATH Assessment test will be exempted from MATH128, and will take MATH118. Students who score 36/45 or higher will be exempted from MATH128 and MATH118 and will take MATH119.

Students with an English assessment score of 170/171 may take COMM170/171 in the first semester.
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/171 College Communication 2 Progress Campus
COMP-126 Applied Business Software 2 Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
MATH-119 Mathematics of Finance 1-E Progress Campus
OMGT-129 Introduction to Supply Chain and Business Operations Progress Campus
OMGT-229 Project Management Principles Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
ACCT-123 Financial Accounting Concepts Progress Campus
BUSN-333 Business Culture and Collaborative Practices Progress Campus
COOP-221 Employment Pre-placement Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
INTL-220 International Business Concepts Progress Campus
OMGT-220 Purchasing Supply Management with SAP Progress Campus
OMGT-226 Materials Management Progress Campus

Semester Note

COOP WORK TERM Following Semester 3
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-225 Intro to Research Methods and Data Analysis 1 Progress Campus
ECON-205 Principles of Microeconomics Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
MGMT-324 Integrated Business Planning Progress Campus
OMGT-222 Productivity: Standards and Measures Progress Campus
OMGT-228 Supply Chain Management Progress Campus

Semester Note

COOP WORK TERM Following Semester 4
Semester 5
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-228 Leadership and Innovation Progress Campus
BUSN-331 Business Law Progress Campus
ECON-206 Principles of Macroeconomics Progress Campus
ELECT-B Professional Business Elective Progress Campus
OMGT-331 Quality Assurance Progress Campus
OMGT-335 Production Planning with SAP Progress Campus

Semester Note

COOP WORK TERM Following Semester 5
Semester 6
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-313 Careers Progress Campus
BUSN-332 Business Strategy Progress Campus
ELECT-B Professional Business Elective Progress Campus
OMGT-333 Integrated Logistics with SAP Progress Campus
OMGT-334 Service Operations Management Progress Campus
OMGT-337 Enterprise Resource Planning Progress Campus

Semester Note

Minimum Program GPA of 2.0 (C Grade average) required to graduate.

Program Highlights

  • The Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management program provides you with a solid business and industry overview before specialization.
  • In addition to your diploma, you have the opportunity to obtain a Certificate of Recognition in SAP, a leading ERP software.
  • This program is recognized in Canada and abroad, reflecting high standards of learning. It may also lead to graduates of this program earning the highest graduating salaries in the School of Business

Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio

Students will develop a portfolio documenting their engagement with the College's signature global citizenship and equity competencies. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio, opportunities for international travel and the available supports, please visit www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.

Articulation Agreements

Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Supply Chain and Operations Management program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program.

Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, details for which are searchable here.

University Degree
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Art, multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Athabasca University Bachelor of Management
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
Conestoga College Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Management
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - Strategic Management
Bachelor of Business Administration - Management
Master of Business Administration - Strategic Management
Kookmin University Bachelor Degree
Lakehead University Bachelor of Commerce
Laurentian University General Bachelor of Arts Degree, multiple majors
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), multiple majors
New Brunswick, University of Bachelor of Applied Management
Nipissing University Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Business Administration
Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) - 3-year, direct entry
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) - Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Commerce - Entrepreneurial Management
Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business
Ryerson University Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management
Bachelor of Commerce - Business Technology Management

 

Educational Partners

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.

The Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (Co-op) program's educational partners are:

  • Algoma University
  • Laurentian University
  • Nipissing University
  • Royal Roads University
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Windsor

Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Career Outlook

  • Materials manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Operations analyst
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Quality control technician
  • Buyer
  • Inventory analyst
  • Planning and scheduling coordinator

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

  • Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees.

Co-op Requirements

  • Completion of 80% of the courses from semesters 1 and 2
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171 College Communications 2
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater by the end of semester 2, which must be maintained for the duration of the program
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will register for the Employment Preparation course (COOP221), in semester 3

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $1,300.00 $4,067.00
International $12,400.00 $2,845.00 $15,245.00