Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Centennial College's Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (Co-op) program prepares you to run a business in the service or goods manufacturing industries.
In this advanced diploma program, you'll learn in environments similar to real business settings, attend Supply Chain and Operations Management courses that balance theory and hands-on learning and acquire the knowledge to effectively and efficiently operate a business. Theses courses cover:
- 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.
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 search 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 firsthand exposure to roles carried out in human resources, management, marketing, operations, 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.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ACCT-123||Financial Accounting Concepts|
|BUSN-225||Research Methods and Data Analysis 1|
|BUSN-333||Business Culture and Collaborative Practices|
|GNED||General Education Elective|
|INTL-220||International Business Concepts|
|OMGT-220||Purchasing Supply Management with SAP|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ELECT-B||Professional Business Elective|
|OMGT-333||Integrated Logistics with SAP|
|OMGT-334||Service Operations Management|
|OMGT-337||Enterprise Resource Planning|
|ACCT-222||Management Accounting 1|
|ACCT-224||Corporate Finance 1|
|ACCT-334||Corporate Finance 2|
|BUSN-325||Research Methods and Data Analysis 2|
|HRMT-302||Recruitment and Selection|
|HRMT-307||Human Resource Planning|
|HRMT-309||Human Resource Management Systems|
|HRMT-310||Occupational Health and Safety|
|HRMT-311||Compensation and Benefits|
|HRMT-312||Employee Training and Development|
|INTL-221||Customs Services and Compliance|
|INTL-303||International Financial Institutions and Trade Finance|
|INTL-334||International Trade and Commercial Law|
|INTL-336||International Management: Negotiation and Strategy|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- 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 can 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.
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.
|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|
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.
- Materials manager
- Supply chain manager
- Operations analyst
- Logistics coordinator
- Quality control technician
- Inventory analyst
- Planning and scheduling coordinator
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- 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
- 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.
- 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
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|