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Supply Chain Management

Post-Graduate Certificate
Supply Chain Management

Program Overview

The Supply Chain Management post-graduate certificate is a 10-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 area of planning, sourcing, producing and delivery products and services. The program will prepare students with an existing bachelor's degree in business or engineering 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. You will be provided with a mentorship opportunity while completing your capstone project.

Graduates from the Supply Chain Management post-graduate certificate may qualify for advanced standing toward the Supply Chain Management Association designation.

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

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
Freight SupervisorSupervisors, Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Co-ordination Occupations (1215)$31,200 - $83,200
Warehouse SupervisorSupervisors, Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Co-ordination Occupations (1215)$31,200 - $83,200
Material ManagerPurchasing Managers (0113)$52,000 - $150,100

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September

Length: 40 weeks

Locations

  • Moose Jaw

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Note:

Completion of the post-graduate certificate in Business Management, or an equivalent post-graduate certificate or master's degree in a business-related field, shall be considered as equivalent to an undergraduate degree in business for the purpose of meeting the admission requirements for this program.

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 books and supplies. For a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program, click here to access the Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus Tuition and Fee Schedules.

 

$19,900

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Courses

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Semester 1

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
ADMN 601
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 600
Leadership Development
3
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Your studies will focus on personal and professional leadership strategies, which include leadership techniques and principles, employee motivation and management, and personal and professional development.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 124
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 primary negotiation skills, and you will determine your best alternative to a negotiated agreement and your reservation point. You will assess your own readiness for negotiation and you will develop strategies to assess the other party. Your studies will include developing tools to prepare for negotiation in the supply chain context, identify challenges with multi-party negotiation, and recognize sources of power.
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 604
Cross-Cultural Management
3
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You will gain the expertise to leverage an organization’s diverse workforce to enhance its competitive advantage. Your studies will include the elements of culture that define societies, intercultural communication skills that support collaboration, and strategies that enhance organizational and personal efficiency and effectiveness.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Equivalent Course(s): MGMT 134
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
MKTG 601
Marketing for Supply Chain Management
3
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You will examine basics of marketing: marketing concepts, and the identification of new marketing opportunities. You will focus on concepts pertinent to supply chain management such as the cross-functional relationship between customers and the supply chain. You will develop critical marketing skills such as market segmentation, positioning strategies, marketing plan development and communication strategies. You will learn to use environmental scans and technology in the development of your strategic marketing plan.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): MGMT 605
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

Semester 3

Code
Name/Description
Credits
 
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, MGMT 606
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online
PROJ 601
Capstone Project
3
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You will apply the supply chain management concepts and principles to develop a significant initiative or project. Working individually or in small groups, you will use interpersonal, problem solving, and project management skills to propose, conceptualize, design, and demonstrate a supply chain management project that is both significant and relevant to your field of practice. You will manage and schedule the project with minimal direction. You will develop a presentation appropriate for an industry client and demonstrate the communication skills necessary to defend the specifications and the relevance of project in relation to the initial supply chain management problem.
Credit Units: 3
Course Hours: 45.0
Prerequisites(s): BCOM 600, ADMN 602, COMP 602, MGMT 606
Potential Learning Method(s): Lecture/Theory, Online

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