Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management Program (B122)

  • Program Name:
    Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Code: B122
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters)
  • Centre:
  • School: Management
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,298.00 *
  • Experiential Learning:

    Field Education Course (Optional)

  • Spring 2022 Delivery:
    Semester 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Choice

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Program Overview

Students in the Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management program in Toronto 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. The supply chain management courses in this program will allow graduates to demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities related to both business in general, and supply chain jobs in particular.

Full Description

Students in the advanced diploma Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management 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. The supply chain and operations management courses in this program will allow graduates to demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities related to both business in general, and supply chain jobs in particular.

This learning experience will enable graduates to demonstrate:

  • Analysis of the impact of an organization's supply chain initiatives on its human resources management strategies, policies and practices
  • Compliance of an organization with relevant national and internal law, regulations, safety requirements and professional standards
  • Application of the knowledge of the functional components in the integrated supply chain including logistics, purchasing, distribution, transportation and warehousing
  • Use of supply chain tools and resources, in order to comply with the requirements of supply chain management
  • Interpretation of relevant financial documents and assessment of financial strategies that support an organization's supply chain
Did you know? As of 2021, there were more than 900,000 workers in the Canadian supply chain sector labour force. Canada’s supply chain enables $1 trillion worth of goods movement and is ranked among the top 20 nations in the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index.

See how the supply chain management industry drives Canadian commerce with a variety of exciting and rewarding careers in this video by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council.

This Centre for Business program is part of our School of Management.

Supply Chain Canada - Who We Are


ACBSP Candidate for Accreditation

Your Field Education Options

This program (B122) is also offered with work experience. Students who wish to apply for Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management with Work Experience should apply to B162.

In addition to on-the-job work experience George Brown College endeavours to provide field education opportunities with real world challenges and clients. Find out more about field education at the Centre for Business.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Examine the connections between strategic objectives, stakeholder expectations, and supply chain functions, processes and roles, to support decision-making, problem-solving and coordination of tasks.
  2. Determine the value added and financial implications of supply chain decisions on overall business profitability, efficiency and stakeholder satisfaction.
  3. Ensure supply chain activities and transactions are compliant with relevant legal, regulatory and contractual obligations, and industry and organization standards and policies for quality, health, safety, accountability, social and environmental responsibility.
  4. Use risk mitigation tools and strategies to inform supply chain management decisions.
  5. Manage the acquisition and sale of goods, services and materials in accordance with best practices and public and private sector stakeholder expectations across a variety of industries.
  6. Plan and schedule material requirements and resource allocation and manage inventories for efficient production and fulfillment of customer orders and returns.
  7. Manage the efficient handling and movement of goods, services, materials and related information within and between supply chains.
  8. Contribute to the identification and management of continuous improvements to functions and processes within and between supply chains.
  9. Use available technologies to enhance work performance and support supply chain functions, processes, transactions and communications.
  10. Monitor relevant trends, emerging technologies, and local and global economic, political and environmental issues to enhance work performance and guide management decisions.
  11. Perform tasks in accordance with policies and procedures for workplace health and safety and industry standards and best practices for professional, ethical and accountable conduct and communications.
  12. Maintain relationships with a diversity of stakeholders to support the achievement of business goals.
  13. Apply strategies for personal, career and professional development.



Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B122 program, you need to complete 37 courses: 33 Mandatory courses, 1 Mandatory General Education Course and 3 General Education Electives.

Depending on the results of your placement tests, you may be required to take COMM 1003 (English Skills)* or CESL 1003 (English Skills-ESL)* before progressing to COMM 1007. Similarly, you may be required to take MATH1027 (Business Math with Remediation) before progressing to MATH 1008. COMM1003/CESL1003* and MATH 1027 do not count towards the 36 courses required for graduation, and you will be charged for these extra courses. Please speak to the Business Office staff if you need any assistance.

General Education Courses (Semester Three, Four, Five and Six): You must complete 4 General Education courses. 1 mandatory (“Successful Social Relations” - GHUM 1087) and 3 chosen from at least 2 of the following categories: Social Sciences (GSSC), Arts and Humanities (GHUM) or Science and Technology (GSCI).

You are required to make up any failed or dropped courses before you are eligible to graduate. You can make up these classes during the day, and some are offered in the evening through Continuing Education. Please check with the Business Office staff to ensure that the Continuing Education courses are equivalent to what is taught in the full-time program. Please note that some courses may not be offered in every semester. Our staff can assist you in any special timetable requirements you may have.

*COMM1003/CESL1003 courses will be replaced by COMM1000 Introduction to College Communication starting with Winter 2022 intake.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2021-2022


Code Courses Pre-requisite
BUS 1038 Business Concepts I NONE
COMM 1007 College English NONE
COMP 1010 Business Computer Applications I NONE
MGMT 1049 Supply Chain Management I NONE
MARK 1020 Principles of Marketing I NONE
MATH 1008 Math for Business & Management I NONE


Code Courses Pre-requisite
ECON 1032 Macroeconomics NONE
BUS 1040 Project Management NONE
COMM 1034 Professional Communications I COMM 1007
COMP 1115 Business Computer Applications II COMP 1010
MATH 1095 Math for Business & Management II MATH 1008
PSY 1129 Organizational Behaviour NONE


Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 1036 Principles of Accounting NONE
HRM 1008 Fundamentals of HR Management NONE
MGMT 1035 Global Trade Assessment MARK 1020
MGMT 4009 Operations Management MATH 1095
STAT 1012 Business Statistics MATH 1095
GHUM 1087 Successful Social Relations NONE


Code Courses Pre-requisite
ACCT 2031 Managerial Accounting ACCT 1036
BUS 1041 Small Business Management BUS 1038
BUS 1044 Business Law NONE
MGMT 2049 Supply Chain Management II MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
MGMT 3047 Ethical Supply Chain NONE
STS 1037 Career Planning & Development NONE
Select One General Education Elective


Code Courses Pre-requisite
BUS 3012 Introduction to Freight Forwarding I MGMT 1018 or MGMT 1035
MGMT 1020 Management Decision Making MGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT 2051 Transportation and Warehousing MGMT 2049
MGMT 3037 Supply Chain and Technology MGMT 2049
MGMT 3049 Supply Chain Management III MGMT 2049
Select One General Education Elective


Code Courses Pre-requisite
MGMT 1030 Enterprise Resource Planning MGMT 2049
MGMT 3006 Strategic Analysis COMM 1034
MGMT 3015 Quality Improvement Lean/Six Sigma NONE
MGMT 3025 Procurement MGMT 2051
MGMT 3027 Integrative Supply Chain Management Completion of Semester 5
Select One General Education Elective

General Education Electives

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

The supply chain management and logistics 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
  • Customs Analyst
  • Forecasting and Demand Specialist
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Purchasing Agent – Materials Management

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

Director, Commercial Warehouses, Wills Transfer Limited (*At time of filming)

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 our transfer guide.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,298.00 *

Additional Costs

*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2020. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2021 and at later dates.

International Students

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

Financial Assistance

This program is approved for OSAP funding, provided the applicant meets OSAP eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

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 (C, M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

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

Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.


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


Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in this program. Please review our English proficiency requirements.

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information regarding country specific admission requirements.  

How to Apply

Domestic students should apply through Ontario Colleges

International Students

Visit the How to Apply page for more information on how and when to apply. 

International students should apply through the George Brown College Online Application System.

Contact Us

Information Sessions

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Domestic Student Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at or visit the Admissions section.

International Student Admissions

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page.

Fees and Financial Information

For inquiries about OSAP, Bursaries, Scholarships and other financial inquiries, please contact the Financial Aid Office at or visit the Financial Aid section.

Entry Advising

For advice on the various program options and which program might be best suited for you, make an appointment to see an Entry Advisor. Please review these frequently asked questions.

Centre for Business

For questions regarding programs at the Centre for Business or if you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our knowledgeable staff are available to assist you.

For general inquiries, please contact the Centre for Business:
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (B122)

For inquiries related to this program (for example, course-specific information) please contact the Co-ordinator:

Robert Ruggieri, Program Co-ordinator

Linda Jin-Troendle, Chair, School of Management

International Students

Contact one of our international recruitment representatives specializing by country of origin by either booking a virtual meeting or submitting an inquiry. For more information visit the International Contact Us page

Visit Our Campus

This program is offered out of our School of Management and classes normally take place at our St. James Campus, mainly at 200 King St. E., and 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada, however for the winter 2022 term, classes will be held at our Casa Loma Campus.

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