Advanced Supply Chain Management (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)

Domestic Applications Available

Winter 2023: Currently accepting applications

Summer 2023: Currently accepting applications

Fall 2023: Applications open Oct 3, 2022

New Westminster
Learning Format
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements


Gain internationally relevant knowledge and skills with the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Advanced Supply Chain Management. Courses cover topics including quantitative modeling, warehousing, transportation, knowledge management, logistics, global sourcing, project management, inventory planning, accounting, law and contract, business strategy and more. You’ll also gain skills in business communications, report writing, teamwork, ethics and negotiating. 

Stand out in the job-market with professional designations 

You’ll graduate ready to take the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation exam, which is Canada’s most sought-after supply chain management professional accreditation. Douglas is one of the top non-master degree programs in Canada, officially recognized by Supply Chain Canada, to prep you for SCMP designation, with 77% of SCMP’s credit hours being built into our Advanced Supply Chain Management program. 

You’ll also be ready to take the Certified in Planning and Inventory Management exam, which will show future employers that you have the resilience and agility to manage supply chain risks in an ever-changing world.  

Get paid, full-time work experience while you study 

Put your skills to work by joining the optional Co-operative (Co-op) Education Program, which alternates semesters of study with paid, full-time work in your field. You’ll earn money while gaining experience, building your resume and getting an employer reference, all before you graduate. To participate in Co-op you need to plan two semesters in advance, so we strongly recommend contacting the Co-op Office at the start of your program. 

Future education 

If you'd like to continue your education, all Advanced Supply Chain Management classes transfer into the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management with a Concentration in Supply Chain Management at Douglas College.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

• Successful completion of 60 credits

• 70% (42 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

• A minimum grade of “C” for each individual course is required

• Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits.

• A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required 


Course Requirements:     
Course Number Course Title Credits
Select one course from the following two options:     
CMNS 1099 Workplace Writing Skill Review 3.00
CMNS 1125 Public Speaking 3.00
Required Courses:    
CMNS 1210 Communicating and Working Effectively in Groups 3.00
CSIS 2200 Systems Analysis and Design 3.00
BUSN 2429 Business Statistics 3.00
BUSN 1210 Management Essentials 3.00
BUSN 3380 Operations Management 3.00
BUSN 3600 Project Management Essentials 3.00
BUSN 3314 Ethical Management and Decision Making


BUSN 3312 Innovation and Change Management 3.00
BUSN 3410 Global Supply Chain Management 3.00 
BLAW 3780 Negotiation Skills 3.00 
BUSN 3386 Supply Materials Management 3.00 
BUSN 3388 Supply Chain Planning 3.00 
BUSN 3640 Public Sector Partnering and Procurement 3.00 
BUSN 3630 Managing Project Costs, Quality, Risks and Procurements 3.00 
BUSN 4275 Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis 3.00 
BLAW 4720 Procurement Law and Contract Interpretation 3.00
ACCT 3008 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers 3.00
CSIS 3200 Applied Knowledge Management 3.00
BUSN 3390 Continuous Improvement 3.00
Total Credits   60.00






















Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

1. General College Admission Requirements
2. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution of a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.

Recommendation: Completion of Pre-Calculus or Foundations of Math 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C+ is highly recommended.


You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Career Pathways

Career opportunities include: 

  • Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities  

  • Purchasing managers 

  • Advertising, marketing, public relations and sales managers 

  • Postal and courier services managers 

  • Computer and information services managers 

  • Supervisors, mail and message distribution 

  • Customs, ship and other brokers 

  • Shippers and receivers 

  • Inventory control workers 

  • Dispatchers and radio operators 

  • Facility operation and maintenance managers   

  • Transportation managers 

  • Purchasing agents and officers   

  • Material handlers   

  • Retail and wholesale buyers   

  • Professional occupations in business management consulting

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.