Business Administration – Supply Chain Program (with work experience) (B151)

Business Administration – Supply Chain
School of Management
St. James Campus
3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
September, January
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Students in the Business Administration – Supply Chain (with work experience) program will be prepared to perform marketing forecasting, demand management, production planning and other functions, in careers that include logistics, transportation, warehousing, exporting, planning and forecasting. Graduates of this program will have demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities related to both business in general and the supply chain sector in particular.

Full Program Descriptions


Students in the Business Administration – Supply Chain (with work experience) program will be prepared to perform marketing forecasting, demand management, production planning and other functions, in careers that include logistics, transportation, warehousing, exporting, planning and forecasting. Graduates of this program will have demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities related to both business in general and the supply chain sector in particular.

See how the supply chain management industry drives Canadian commerce with a variety of exciting and rewarding careers, with the following video straight from the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council.


Did you know? As of 2014, there were approximately 820,364 workers in the Canadian supply chain sector1. Right now more than 27,000 supply chain positions in Canada sit unfilled, and another 66,000 openings are anticipated each year for the next five years2.

1 Canadian Supply Chain Sector CouncilSupply Chain Sector Facts and Figures
2 Careers in the Supply Chain

B121 - Photo of students

Field Education 


Your Field Study Options 

Work Experience (Co-op or Internship Work Term)

This program requires the successful completion of two semesters of work experience to graduate. This work experience is either co-op (paid) or internship (unpaid). Either one will give you the practical experience employers value.

George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed industry work experience opportunities they believe would provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can in turn be added to your resume.

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Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Program standards apply to all similar programs of instruction offered by colleges across the province. Each program standard for a postsecondary program of instruction includes the following elements:

  • Vocational standard (the vocationally specific learning outcomes which apply to the program in question),
  • Essential employability skills (the essential employability skills learning outcomes which apply to all programs of instruction), and
  • General education requirement (the requirement for general education in postsecondary programs of instruction).

The vocational and essential employability skills components of program standards are expressed in terms of learning outcomes. Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved and verified.

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Source: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website

Course Outline

Required Courses 

In order to graduate from the B121/151 program, you need to complete 36 courses:  29 Mandatory courses, 4 Business Electives, and 3 General Education Electives.  For the B151 program you need to take an additional course, the Work Experience Prep Course (BUS 1000) in semester 3, and complete 2 Work Experience (Coop or Internship) Terms.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2014-2015 PDF icon


Code Course name Pre-requisite
BUS1038 Business Concepts I None
COMM1007 College English None
COMP1010 Business Computer Applications I None
HRM1008 Fundamentals of Human Resources Management None
MARK1020 Principles of Marketing I None  
MATH1008 Mathematics for Business and Management I None  


Code Course name Pre-requisite
ACCT1036 Principles of Accounting None
BUS1040 Project Management None
COMM1034 Professional Communications I COMM 1007
COMP1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
MATH1095 Mathematics for Business and Management II MATH 1008
PSY1129 Organizational Behaviour None  


Code Course name Pre-requisite
ECON1032 Macroeconomics None
MGMT1018 International Business MARK 1020
MGMT4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
STAT1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations None
BUS1000 Work Experience Prep Course * COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
* This course is mandatory only for students taking the Work Experience Option (B151)
Select 1 Business elective


Code Course name Pre-requisite
ACCT2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
BUS1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
BUS 1044 Business Law None
BUS1055 Logistics and Supply Chain Management MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
STS1037 Career Planning and Development None
Select 1 General Education elective


Code Course name Pre-requisite
BUS 3012 Introduction to Freight Forwarding I MGMT 1018
MGMT1017 Purchasing Practices MGMT 4009
MGMT1020 Management Decision Making MGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT1030 Enterprise Resource Planning BUS 1055
MGMT1031 Supply Chain Strategy and Technology BUS 1055
Select 1 General Education elective


Code Course name Pre-requisite
BUS3013 Introduction to Freight Forwarding II BUS 3012
MGMT3006 Strategic Analysis MGMT 1020 & COMM 1034
Select 3 Business electives
Select 1 General Education elective

*This course is mandatory only for students taking the work experience option (B151).

Detailed course outlines
General Education Electives

Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

The supply chain sector includes a wide range of organizations including retailers, distributors, consulting firms, service firms (hotels, restaurants), educational institutions, government agencies, transportation companies and manufacturing and production companies. Potential positions may include:

  • procurement officer
  • customer brokerage employee
  • forecasting and demand management specialist
  • sales and marketing manager – supply chain
  • postal and courier service manager
  • retail and wholesale buyer

Take a closer look at potential careers in the supply chain management industry with these profiles on professionals in sourcing and procurement and warehousing and distribution roles.


Melinda Nycholat
Director, Contract Services
Defence Construction Canada



Brent Ellis
At the time of filming*: Director, Commercial Warehouses
Wills Transfer Limited

Learn more about all of the exciting careers in the supply chain management sector and check out interviews with industry professionals.

Future Study Options 

The Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council has established a National Accreditation Program (NAP) to recognize supply chain-related educational offerings that meet its national standard. The NAP standard – developed in partnership with the Canadian Standards Association and with significant input from supply chain stakeholders – reflects industry’s needs and educators’ best practices. For more information, visit

For further information on future study options, see

There are many pathways into the Business Administration - Supply Chain Advanced Diploma B151 (Work Experience) program including high school, work, the Business Diploma program and other college or university programs. After graduating from the program, students can go to work, or they can further their education through a graduate certificate, a professional credential or designation, or a college or university degree.

Tuition and Fees


$3,467.00 * †

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2014. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2015 and at later dates.

This program includes 2 Work Experience semesters. The tuition fee for this program does NOT include the cost of Work Experience semesters. The first Work Experience fee of $450 covers the cost of the Work Experience Preparation course and the first Work Experience semester. There is an additional fee of $450 for the second Work Experience semester.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older)

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit for more information.

English Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in these programs.

Applicants may be required to complete English testing to demonstrate proficiency.

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International students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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