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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 Overview

Program Overview

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The Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management Advanced Diploma will prepare students with necessary skills to effectively and efficiently run a business. 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.


During the three years of study students will acquire the expertise to improve productivity, develop a master production schedule, by using materials requirements planning (MRP), balance supply and demand, construct a detailed project management plan, and develop and implement quality management programs. Other areas of curriculum coverage include, but is not limited to …
•    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.
 

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

  • Completion of several SAP modules, an enterprise resource planning software that is recognize as being a world leader in supply chain application software, leading to a Certificate of Recognition in SAP.
  • Students will have the opportunity to gain unique, first-hand experience and practical knowledge of market research and strategic planning through participation in an International Capstone Project. 
  • The opportunity to gain experiential learning through external classroom exposure in the forum of field trips to local companies and college sponsored Faculty-Led International Programs (FLIP).

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 partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts in multiple majors
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (available at the Brampton, ON campus)
Bachelor of Science in multiple majors
Athabasca University Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Management, 3-year or 4-year
Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations
Conestoga College Bachelor of Business Administration - Inteernational Business Management
Davenport University  Bachelor of Business Administration - Management
Masters of Business Administration - Management
Guelph-Humber, University of Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Humber College Bachelor of Commerce
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration
Lakehead University Honours Bachelor of Commerce
Laurentian University General Bachelor of Arts in multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Arts in multiple majors
Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (online)
Nipissing University Honours Bachelor of Commerce (online)
Bachelor of Business Administration
Ontario Tech University (UOIT) Honours Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Honours Bachelor of Commerce (direct entry)
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Business Administration - Sustainability and International Business
Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management
Seneca College Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Commerce - Busness Management
Wilfrid Laurier University Honours Bachelor of Business Technology Management
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus Honours Bachelor of Arts

Windsor, University of

Honours Bachelor of Commerce
York University Honours Bachelor degree in any major

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario institutions, please also see ONTransfer.

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

  • Scheduler
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Inventory planner
  • Sourcing specialist
  • Quality control technician
  • Buyer
  • Transportation coordinator
  • Warehouse operator
  • Production coordinator
  • Inventory clerk
  • Distribution clerk
  • Customer Service

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 two co-op work 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 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. 

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

 

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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