Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management Program (with work experience) (B162)

2022-20232023-2024
  • Program Name:
    Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Code: B162
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
  • Centre:
  • School: Management
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,371.00 * †
  • International Tuition:
    $17,601.00 ** †
  • Experiential Learning:

    Work experience (co-op or internship) required

  • Spring 2023 Delivery:
    Semester 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Choice

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

Students in the Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (with work experience) 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 Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (with work experience) advanced diploma program will be prepared to perform marketing forecasting, demand management, production planning and other functions in supply chain management, in careers that include logistics, transportation, warehousing, exporting, procurement, 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.

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 2017, there were approximately 881,326 workers in the Canadian supply chain sector labour force.1 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 years.1

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 (B162) is part of our School of Management and is offered with Work Experience. Students wishing to apply for Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management without work experience should apply to B122.

1 Supply Chain Canada - Who We Are

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Program KPIs

PROGRAMYEARGRADUATE EMPLOYMENT (%)GRADUATE SATISFACTION (%)
B1622019-20N/A80
B1622020-2110050

Your Field Education 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 will 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 resumé.

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 demonstrates 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 co-ordination 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.

Courses

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B162 program, you need to complete 39 courses: 34 Mandatory courses and 3 General Education Electives and complete 2 Work Experience terms. Work Experience term can be Coop, Internship, Simulation, Consulting, or Research projects. 

Depending on the results of your placement tests, you may be required to take COMM 1000 (Introduction to College Communication) before progressing to COMM 1007.  Similarly, you may be required to take MATH 1027 (Business Math with Remediation) before progressing to MATH 1008. COMM 1000 and MATH 1027 do not count towards the 37 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 Four, Five, and Six): You must complete 3 General Education courses 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.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2022-2023

SEMESTER 1

CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 1038Business Concepts INONE
COMM 1007College EnglishNONE
COMP 1010Business Computer Applications INONE
MGMT 1049Supply Chain Management INONE
MARK 1020Principles of Marketing INONE
MATH 1008Math for Business & Management INONE

SEMESTER 2

CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ECON 1031MicroeconomicsNONE
BUS 1040Project ManagementNONE
COMM 1034Professional Communications ICOMM 1007
COMP 1115Business Computer Applications IICOMP 1010
MATH 1095Math for Business & Management IIMATH 1008
MGMT 4009Operations ManagementMATH 1095

SEMESTER 3

CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 1036Principles of AccountingNONE
ECON 1032MacroeconomicsNONE
STAT 1012Business StatisticsMATH 1095
PSY 1129Organizational BehaviourNONE
MGMT 2049Supply Chain Management IIMGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
BUS 1044Business LawNONE
BUS 1000Work Experience Prep Course*COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA

* This course is mandatory only for students taking the Work Experience Option (B162).

SEMESTER 4

CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 2031Managerial AccountingACCT 1036
STS 1037Career Planning & DevelopmentNONE
HRM 1008Fundamentals of HR ManagementNONE
COMP 2157Computer Applications Involving AnalyticsCOMP 1115
MGMT 2051Transportation and WarehousingMGMT 2049
MGMT 3015Quality Improvement Lean/Six SigmaNONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 1041Small Business ManagementBUS 1038
MGMT 1020Management Decision-MakingMGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT 3025ProcurementMGMT 2051
MGMT 3049Supply Chain Management IIIMGMT 2049 & COMP 2157
MGMT 1035Global Trade AssessmentMARK 1020
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

CodeCoursesPre-requisite
MGMT 1030Enterprise Resource PlanningBUS 1055
MGMT 3006Strategic AnalysisCOMM 1034 & MGMT 1020
MGMT 3037Supply Chain and TechnologyMGMT 2049
MGMT 3027Integrative Supply Chain ManagementCompletion of Semester 5
CMMK 1087Human SkillsNONE
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.

Director, Contract Services

Defence Construction Canada

Director, Commercial Warehouses, Wills Transfer Limited

(*At time of filming)

Educational Pathways

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 www.supplychaincanada.com.

For further information on future study options, see our Transfer guide.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,371.00 * †

International Tuition

$17,601.00 ** †

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 2021. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2022 and at later dates.

** Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in Fall 2022. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2023 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 $500 covers the cost of the Work Experience Preparation course and the first work experience semester. There is an additional fee of $500 for the second work experience semester.

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 and no OSSD)

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.

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in this program.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details.

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Domestic Student Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca 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 FinAid@georgebrown.ca 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:
Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (B122/162)

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

Robert Ruggieri, Program Co-ordinator
Email: rruggieri@georgebrown.ca

Linda Jin-Troendle, Chair, School of Management
Email: Linda.Jin-Troendle@georgebrown.ca

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 usually take place at our St. James Campus, mainly at 200 King St. E., and 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also take our virtual tour.

Social Channels:

Follow the Centre for Business on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management Program (with work experience) (B162)

2022-20232023-2024
  • Program Name:
    Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Code: B162
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
  • Centre:
  • School: Management
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,298.00 * †
  • Experiential Learning:

    Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required

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

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

Students in the Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (with work experience) 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 Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (with work experience) advanced diploma program will be prepared to perform marketing forecasting, demand management, production planning and other functions in supply chain management, in careers that include logistics, transportation, warehousing, exporting, procurement, 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.

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 (B162) is part of our School of Management and is offered with Work Experience. Students wishing to apply for Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management without work experience should apply to B122.

1 Supply Chain Canada - Who We Are

Accreditation

ACBSP Candidate for Accreditation

Your Field Education 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.

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.

Courses

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B162 program, you need to complete 38 courses: 34 Mandatory courses, 1 Mandatory General Education Course and 3 General Education Electives. For the B162 program you need to take an additional course, the Work Experience Prep Course (BUS 1000) in semester 3, and complete 2 Work Experience (co-op or internship) Terms.

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.

SEMESTER 1

CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 1038Business Concepts INONE
COMM 1007College EnglishNONE
COMP 1010Business Computer Applications INONE
MARK 1020Principles of Marketing INONE
MGMT 1049Supply Chain Management 1NONE
MATH 1008Math for Business & Management INONE

SEMESTER 2

CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 1040Project ManagementNONE
COMM 1034Professional Communications ICOMM 1007
COMP 1115Business Computer Applications IICOMP 1010
ECON 1032MacroeconomicsNONE
MATH 1095Math for Business & Management IIMATH 1008
PSY 1129Organizational BehaviourNONE

SEMESTER 3

CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 1036Principles of AccountingNONE
HRM 1008Fundamentals of HR ManagementNONE
MGMT 1018International BusinessMARK 1020
MGMT 4009Operations ManagementMATH 1095
STAT 1012Business StatisticsMATH 1095
GHUM 1087Successful Social RelationsNONE
BUS 1000Work Experience Prep Course*COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA

* This course is mandatory only for students taking the Work Experience Option (B162).

SEMESTER 4

CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 2031Managerial AccountingACCT 1036
BUS 1041Small Business ManagementBUS 1038
BUS 1044Business LawNONE
MGMT 2049Supply Chain Management IIMGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
MGMT 3047Ethical Supply ChainNONE
STS 1037Career Planning & DevelopmentNONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 3012Introduction to Freight Forwarding IMGMT 1018 or MGMT 1035
MGMT 1020Management Decision MakingMGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT 2051Transportation and WarehousingMGMT 2049
MGMT 3037Supply Chain and TechnologyMGMT 2049
MGMT 3049Supply Chain Management IIIMGMT 2049
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

CodeCoursesPre-requisite
MGMT 1030Enterprise Resource PanningMGMT 2049
MGMT 3006Strategic AnalysisMGMT 1020 & COMM 1034
MGMT 3015Quality Improvement Lean/Six SigmaNONE
MGMT 3025ProcurementMGMT 2051
MGMT 3037Integrated Supply Chain ManagementCompletion 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 www.supplychaincanada.com.

For further information on future study options, see our transfer guide

Educational Pathways (B162) There are many pathways into the Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management (with 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

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.

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 $500 covers the cost of the Work Experience Preparation course and the first Work Experience semester. There is an additional fee of $500 for the second Work Experience semester.

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

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 and no OSSD)

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.

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in this program.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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.

Student Success

Dinh Truong, 2014 Graduate

I could not have become who I am today without the people who are part of this community at George Brown. The experience you learn from this program, you can immediately apply it to the workplace when you’re looking for a job.Hear more about Dinh’s story in our video.

Contact Us

Information Sessions

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Domestic Student Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca 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 FinAid@georgebrown.ca 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:
Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (B122/162)

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

Robert Ruggieri, Program Co-ordinator
Email: rruggieri@georgebrown.ca

Linda Jin-Troendle, Chair, School of Management
Email: Linda.Jin-Troendle@georgebrown.ca

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.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also take our virtual tour.

Social Channels:

Follow the Centre for Business on Instagram and LinkedIn

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management Program (with work experience) (B162)

2022-20232023-2024
  • Program Name:
    Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Code: B162
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
  • Centre:
  • School: Management
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,394.00 * †
  • Experiential Learning:

    Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

Students in the Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (with work experience) 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 Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (with work experience) advanced diploma program will be prepared to perform marketing forecasting, demand management, production planning and other functions in supply chain management, in careers that include logistics, transportation, warehousing, exporting, procurement, 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.

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 2017, there were approximately 881,326 workers in the Canadian supply chain sector labour force.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 years1.

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 (B162) is part of our School of Management and is offered with Work Experience. Students wishing to apply for Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management without work experience should apply to B122.

Supply Chain Canada - Who We Are

Accreditation

ACBSP Candidate for Accreditation

Your Field Education 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.

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.

Courses

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B162 program, you need to complete 37 courses: 30 Mandatory courses, 4 Business Electives, and 3 General Education Electives. For the B162 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.

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/CESL 1003 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.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2020-2021

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 1038Business Concepts INONE
COMM 1007College EnglishNONE
COMP 1010Business Computer Applications INONE
MGMT 1049 Supply Chain Management INONE
MARK 1020Principles of Marketing INONE
MATH 1008Math for Business & Management INONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ECON 1032MacroeconomicsNONE
BUS 1040Project ManagementNONE
COMM 1034Professional Communications ICOMM 1007
COMP 1115Business Computer Applications IICOMP 1010
MATH 1095Math for Business & Management IIMATH 1008
PSY 1129Organizational BehaviourNONE

SEMESTER 3

undamentals of HR Management

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 1036Principles of AccountingNONE
MGMT 1018International BusinessMARK 1020
HRM1008Fundamentals of HR ManagementNONE
MGMT 4009Operations ManagementMATH 1095
STAT 1012Business StatisticsMATH 1095
GHUM 1087Successful Social RelationsNONE
BUS 1000Work Experience Prep Course*COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
Select One Business Elective

* This course is mandatory only for students taking the Work Experience Option (B162).

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 2031Managerial AccountingACCT 1036
BUS 1041Small Business ManagementBUS 1038
BUS 1044Business LawNONE
MGMT 2049Supply Chain Management IIMGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
MGMT 3047Ethical Supply ChainNONE
STS 1037Career Planning & DevelopmentNONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 3012Introduction to Freight Forwarding IMGMT 1018 or MGMT 1035
MGMT 2051Transportation and WarehouseMGMT 2049
MGMT 1020Management Decision MakingMGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT3037Supply Chain Strategy & TechnologyMGMT 2049
MGMT 3049Supply Chain Management IIIMGMT 2049
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
MGMT 1030Enterprise Resource PlanningMGMT 2049
MGMT 3027Integrated Supply Chain ManagementCompletion of Semester 5
MGMT 3025ProcurementMGMT 2051
MGMT 3006Strategic AnalysisMGMT 1020 & COMM 1034
MGMT 3015Quality Improvement Lean/Six SigmaNONE
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 www.supplychaincanada.com.

For further information on future study options, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide

Educational Pathways (B162) There are many pathways into the Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management (with 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

Domestic Tuition

$4,394.00 * †

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 2019. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2020 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 $500 covers the cost of the Work Experience Preparation course and the first Work Experience semester. There is an additional fee of $500 for the second Work Experience semester.

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

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

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

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.

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in this program.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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.

Student Success

Dinh Truong, 2014 Graduate

I could not have become who I am today without the people who are part of this community at George Brown. The experience you learn from this program, you can immediately apply it to the workplace when you’re looking for a job.Hear more about Dinh’s story in our video.

Contact Us

Information Sessions

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Domestic Student Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca 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 FinAid@georgebrown.ca 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:
Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (B122/162)

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

Robert Ruggieri, Program Co-ordinator
Email: rruggieri@georgebrown.ca

Elizabeth Speers, Director, Centre for Business
Emailespeers@georgebrown.ca

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 take place at our St. James Campus, mainly at 200 King St. E., and 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also check out our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management Program (with work experience) (B162)

2022-20232023-2024
  • Program Name:
    Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Code: B162
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    3 years (6 semesters in-class, 2 semesters work experience)
  • Centre:
  • School: Management
  • Location: St. James Campus
  • Starting Months: January, September
  • Domestic Tuition:
    $4,336.00 * †
  • Experiential Learning:

    Work Experience (Co-op or Internship) Required

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Overview

Program Overview

Students in the Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (with work experience) 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 Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (with work experience) advanced diploma program will be prepared to perform marketing forecasting, demand management, production planning and other functions in supply chain management, in careers that include logistics, transportation, warehousing, exporting, procurement, 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.

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

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 (B162) is part of our School of Management and is offered with Work Experience. Students wishing to apply for Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management without work experience should apply to B122.

Your Field Education 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.

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.

Courses

Required Courses

In order to graduate from the B162 program, you need to complete 37 courses: 30 Mandatory courses, 4 Business Electives, and 3 General Education Electives. For the B162 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.

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/CESL 1003 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.

Printable Curriculum Planner 2019-2020

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 1038Business Concepts INONE
COMM 1007College EnglishNONE
COMP 1010Business Computer Applications INONE
HRM 1008Fundamentals of HR ManagementNONE
MARK 1020Principles of Marketing INONE
MATH 1008Math for Business & Management INONE

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 1036Principles of AccountingNONE
BUS 1040Project ManagementNONE
COMM 1034Professional Communications ICOMM 1007
COMP 1115Business Computer Applications IICOMP 1010
MATH 1095Math for Business & Management IIMATH 1008
PSY 1129Organizational BehaviourNONE

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ECON 1032MacroeconomicsNONE
MGMT 1018International BusinessMARK 1020
MGMT 4009Operations ManagementMATH 1095
STAT 1012Business StatisticsMATH 1095
GHUM 1087Successful Social RelationsNONE
BUS 1000Work Experience Prep Course*COMM 1007 & 3.0 GPA
Select One Business Elective

* This course is mandatory only for students taking the Work Experience Option (B162).

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
ACCT 2031Managerial AccountingACCT 1036
BUS 1041Small Business ManagementBUS 1038
BUS 1044Business LawNONE
BUS 1055Logistics & Supply Chain ManagementMGMT 4009 & COMP 1115
STS 1037Career Planning & DevelopmentNONE
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 3012Introduction to Freight Forwarding IMGMT 1018 or MGMT 1035
MGMT 1017Purchasing PracticesMGMT 4009
MGMT 1020Management Decision MakingMGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031
MGMT 1030Enterprise Resource PlanningBUS 1055
MGMT 1031Supply Chain Strategy & TechnologyBUS 1055
Select One General Education Elective

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
BUS 3013Introduction to Freight Forwarding IIBUS 3012
MGMT 3006Strategic AnalysisMGMT 1020 & COMM 1034
MGMT 3015Quality Improvement Lean/Six SigmaNONE
Select Two Business Electives
Select One General Education Elective

Detailed course outlines

List of General Education Electives

Electives

Business Electives (Semester Three and Six):

Elective courses
CodeCoursesPre-requisite
CMMK 1114Business Research & Report WritingCOMM 1034
CMMK 1127The Business Media in CanadaCOMM 1034
COMP 1113Principles of E-BusinessCOMP 1010
MARK 2053Negotiation SkillsNONE
MARK 3007Services MarketingMARK 2049
HRM 2027Coaching for Effective Performance ManagementHRM 1008
ECON 1021Environmental EconomicsECON 1031 or, ECON 1032 or, ECON 1034
CMMK 1156Talking BusinessCOMM 1034
BUS 3015Applied Business PlanningMARK 1020, ACCT 2031, MATH 1008 & HRM 1008
MGMT 3014Field Based Advanced CoachingHRM 2027 and by interview only

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

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 www.supplychaincanada.com.

For further information on future study options, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

$4,336.00 * †

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 2018. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in Fall 2019 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.

International Students

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

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

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

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.

Course Exemptions

Some college and university credits may qualify you for exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

English Language Proficiency

Proficiency in English communications is necessary for success in this program.

Please visit georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more details

International (Visa) Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

International Students

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

How to Apply

Apply To

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.

Student Success

Dinh Truong, 2014 Graduate

I could not have become who I am today without the people who are part of this community at George Brown. The experience you learn from this program, you can immediately apply it to the workplace when you’re looking for a job.Hear more about Dinh’s story in our video.

Contact Us

Information Sessions

On-campus information sessions are held on a regular basis. Come and have your questions answered. Learn about the program content and career options, meet your friendly professors and staff, and experience what it is like to be in a George Brown College classroom. Sign up for an upcoming session.

Domestic Student Admissions

For inquiries about domestic admission requirements, admission deadlines, or the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@georgebrown.ca 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 FinAid@georgebrown.ca 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:
Email: business@georgebrown.ca
Phone: (416) 415-5000 ext. 2160

Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management (B122/162)

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

Robert Ruggieri, Program Co-ordinator

Email: rruggieri@georgebrown.ca

Colin Williams, Chair, School of Management

Email: c.williams@georgebrown.ca

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 take place at our St. James Campus, mainly at 200 King St. E., and 290 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada.

Campus tours are offered on a regular basis. Sign up today! You can also check out our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.