Business Administration – Business Operations Management

Program Code: 2507

School: School of Business

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

The Business Administration - Business Operations Management program at Centennial College will teach you how to run a business effectively and efficiently.

Through hands-on learning in environments that are similar to actual business settings, you will learn about:

  • Purchasing and inventory management;
  • Supply chain and logistics management;
  • Operations planning;
  • Direct supervision and quality assurance;
  • Analysis of operations processes to identify productivity improvements;
  • Application of business process re-engineering (BPR) techniques to simplify and streamline organizational processes;
  • Planning and designing of quality improvement programs;
  • Applying team-approach principles to effectively analyze and recommend solutions to operations problems.

You will also acquire the expertise needed to maximize productivity in these and other areas (like enterprise integration) while preparing for a career in virtually any service or goods manufacturing industry.

One of the most interactive aspects of this School of Business program will involve you learning to integrate manual and computer-based systems, like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, as they relate to supply chain management activities.

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 Principles of Marketing Progress Campus

Semester Note

*MATH128 prepares students for MATH119, 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.
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 Part 2 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
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 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 5
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-228 Leadership and Innovation 1 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 6
Course Code Course Title Location
BUSN-313 Career Action 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 2.0 (C Grade) required to graduate.

Program Highlights

  • The Business Administration – Business Operations Management program is one of many School of Business programs to share a three-semester curriculum that will give you a solid business/industry overview before specialization.
  • The advanced diploma with which you will graduate is recognized in Canada and abroad, reflecting high standards of learning.
  • After successfully completing the program, you will earn the highest graduating salaries in the School of Business.
  • You will also obtain a Certificate of Recognition in SAP, a leading ERP software.

Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio

You will develop a portfolio documenting your 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 supports available to you, please visit

Articulation Agreements

Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this program will 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.

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

University Degree
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Athabasca University Bachelor of Management, 3 Yr
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
Bachelor of Management
Conestoga College Bachelor of Business Administration - International Business Management
Davenport University BBA - Strategic Management
BBA - Management
MBA - Management
MBA - 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 Yr, direct entry
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Commerce - Entrepreneurial Management
Ryerson University Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management
Bachelor of Commerce - Business Technology Management
Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business

Educational Partners

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

The Business Administration – Business Operation Management 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
  • Operations Analyst
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Project Planner/Scheduler
  • Planning and Scheduling Coordinators
  • Quality Control Technicians
  • Logistics Coordinators
  • Buyers

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.

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 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 For more information go to 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

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

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 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

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.

Canadian Students International Students
Two-semester Tuition
$2,608.50 $2,608.50 $2,596 $12,400 $11,575 $11,575
Incidental and other Fees
$950 $895 $895 $1,530 $1,475 $1,475
Two-semester Total
$3,558.50 $3,503.50 $3,491 $13,930 $13,050 $13,050