Supply Chain Management

Post-Graduate Certificate
Supply Chain Management

Program Overview

The Supply Chain Management post-graduate certificate is a 8-month program that provides hands-on education in the field of supply chain management. The program will provide students with the tools necessary to strategize solutions to complex problems and situations and will develop their competence in the areas of planning, sourcing, producing and delivering products and services. The program will prepare students with an existing bachelor's degree to understand and work in the supply chain management industry in Saskatchewan and Canadian public and private enterprise. Students will develop skills and knowledge in fields of procurement, negotiations, leadership, logistics, risk management and information systems. You will apply theory to real-world scenarios in business situations, case studies, group projects and role playing exercises.

This program has been approved for advanced standing towards attaining the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP™) designation.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and international transfer credit are not available for this program.

Transfer credit will be assessed for equivalent post-graduate courses completed at a recognized Canadian post-secondary institution.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

Graduates from Saskatchewan Polytechnic business programs are in demand. You will find opportunities in diverse occupations and sectors, including positions such as supply chain supervisors, production logistics coordinators, purchasing and inventory control workers and shippers and receivers.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Material ManagerPurchasing Managers (113)$55,300 - $141,300
Freight SupervisorSupervisors, Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Co-ordination Occupations (1215)$31,800 - $83,200
Warehouse SupervisorSupervisors, Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Co-ordination Occupations (1215)$31,800 - $83,200

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September and January
Note: For the January 2020 intake only, students will complete the program in an accelerated format.
Length: 32 weeks

Locations

  • Moose Jaw

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake. 

Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year. 

Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.

See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

<p><strong>2019/20 Academic Year</strong></p><p>$19,725</p>

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Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ADMN 601
Introduction to Procurement
3
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You will study the key concepts of purchasing for supply chain management. You will study the acquisition and sale of goods, services, materials, the purchasing cycle, and the integration and alignment of the purchasing function with an organizational strategy. Your studies will include a comparative analysis of centralized purchasing strategies, identification of best practices, and purchasing tools and techniques.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
BCOM 600
Business Communications
3
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You will practice written and oral communication skills managers use on the job. You will study how to write effective letters, emails, and reports. You will practice planning and conducting meetings and doing verbal presentations.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 125
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
LEAD 601
Leadership and Professionalism
3
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You will develop the knowledge and skills related to professionalism and leadership in the workplace. Additionally, you will create a professional development plan. You will learn key topics such as professional behavior and communication; stress, time and conflict management; leadership approaches and theories, as well as ethics.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): LEAD 600
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 605
Introduction to Supply Chain Management
3
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You will learn the key concepts and techniques used in the field of supply chain management. You will examine the relationships among strategic objectives, customer expectations, and process management. You will also explore the planning, sourcing and inventory elements of the supply chain management cycle.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
NGTN 600
Negotiation Skills
3
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You will develop negotiation skills needed for interactions with suppliers, customers, and multiparty arrangements in the supply chain industry. You will learn about stages of negotiations, sources of influence, and how to prepare and conduct the negotiations. In addition you will become familiar with various factors that impact negotiations including emotional and practical applications.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Semester 2

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ADMN 602
Strategic Procurement
3
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You will analyze the relationship between organizational goals and strategic procurement decisions. You will use spend analytics to determine the cost of ownership, manage vendor relationships and determine the cost of maintaining these relationships. You will develop approaches to analyze an organization’s contract management and category management strategies.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ADMN 601
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
COMP 602
Information Systems
3
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You will study the basic concepts of an information system and its application to the supply chain industry. You will learn about information systems, security, ethics, information technology, data resource management, trends in digital communications, and enterprise resource systems used in the supply chain industry.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MGMT 605, ADMN 601
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 606
Logistics and Distribution
3
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You will examine the logistics of supply chain management, the transportation of goods and materials, and the warehousing of goods and materials.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MGMT 605
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MGMT 607
Risk Management
3
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You will examine the use of risk mitigation tools and strategies to inform supply management decisions. You will practice identifying, prioritizing, and mitigating specific risks. You will develop risk mitigation plans for specific risk factors associated with a particular business’ supply chain. You will learn strategies to reduce risk and the impact of risk.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): ADMN 602(concurrent), MGMT 606(concurrent)
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
MKTG 600
Marketing Management
3
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You will gain an appreciation of the role of marketing management and marketing strategy to the survival and success of the organization within a competitive and dynamic business environment. You will create and present a comprehensive marketing plan for the marketing activities within a particular industry.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 132
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Student Awards

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