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

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Program Details

  • Program Code:2507
  • School:The Business School
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management program at Centennial College will focus on teaching you how to effectively and efficiently run a business.

Through hands-on learning in environments that are similar to actual business settings, the courses in this advanced diploma program will cover:

  • 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 quality improvement programs;
  • Applying team approach principles to effectively analyze and recommend solutions to operations problems.

You'll also acquire the expertise to maximize productivity in these and other areas, such as enterprise integration, while preparing for a career in any service or goods manufacturing industry.

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

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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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 can also lead to graduates of this program earning the highest graduating salaries in The Business School.

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 www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.

Articulation Agreements

Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Business Administration - 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 institutions 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 on ONTransfer.

University Degree
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts, multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Athabasca University Bachelor of Management, 3-year
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations
Bachelor of Management
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 - 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 Tech University Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), 3-year direct entry
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Commerce in 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
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 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
  • Ontario Tech University
  • 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 coordinator
  • Quality control technician
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Buyer

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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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 11or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

Co-op Option

Co-op Option

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Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete one work term 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 your future career.

To participate in this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the second semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled. When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one and two
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program as scheduled

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

Co-op Model Route

Fall Semester Intake
Fall Semester 1
Winter Semester 2
Summer Break
Fall Semester 3
Winter Semester 4
Summer Co-op Work Term 1
Fall Semester 5
Winter Co-op Work Term 2
Summer Break
Fall Semester 6
Winter Semester Intake
Winter Semester 1
Summer Break
Fall Semester 2
Winter Semester 3
Summer Semester 4
Fall Co-op Work Term 1
Winter Co-op Work Term 2
Summer Break
Fall Semester 5
Winter Semester 6
Summer Semester Intake
Summer Semester 1
Fall Semester 2
Winter Semester 3
Summer Semester 4
Fall Co-op Work Term 1
Winter Co-op Work Term 2
Summer Break
Fall Semester 5
Winter Semester 6

Learn more about co-op programs.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

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 Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,226.00 $3,947.00
International $14,502.50 $1,735.00 $16,237.50

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