Advanced Supply Chain Management (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)

Commerce & Business Administration
Length of Program
Two years
Credential Type
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
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. 

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. 


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.


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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 program GPA of 2.00 is required
  • In good academic standing
  • A minimum grade of "C" is required in BUSN 3386, 3388, and 3390*
  • Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements.  However, additional courses may need to be taken to replace these credits.  See Note 5 for details about replacement courses.
  • Time limit to complete the program graduation requirements: seven (7) years. Any courses completed outside of that time limit will not be usable. Students may seek the permission of the Department/Program to complete a credential outside the approved time limits.
  • Students can also take this program with a co-operative education option.

    Additional Graduation Requirements with Co-operative Education Option

    • Successful completion of 9 additional credits through Co-operative Education I (COOP 1100).
    • Students completing the Co-operative Education option will graduate with 69 credits.
    • 70% (49 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College.

Course Requirements:

Course Code Course Title Credits
Required Courses (See Note 1):
BUSN 1210 Management Essentials  3.00
BUSN 2429  Business Statistics  3.00
BUSN 3600 Project Management Essentials  3.00
CSIS 2200  Systems Analysis and Design  3.00
BLAW 3780  Negotiation Skills  3.00
BUSN 3380  Operations Management  3.00
CMNS 1210  Communicating and Working Effectively in Groups  3.00

Select one of the following two options:

CMNS 1115 or Business Communication  3.00
CMNS 1125 Public Speaking  3.00
Required Courses:   
BUSN 3386* Supply Materials Management  3.00
BUSN 3630 Managing Project Costs, Quality, Risks and Procurements  3.00
CSIS 3200 Applied Knowledge Management  3.00
BUSN 3314 Ethical Management and Decision Making  3.00
BUSN 3388* Supply Chain Planning  3.00
BUSN 3410 Global Supply Chain Management


BUSN 3312 Innovation and Change Management  3.00
BLAW 4720 Procurement Law and Contract Interpretation  3.00 

 Select one of the following two options:

 ACCT 3008  Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers  3.00 
 or COBA 4885 (See Notes 2-3)  Experiential Learning and Internship  3.00 
Required Courses:  
BUSN 3390* Continuous Improvement  3.00
BUSN 3640

Public Sector Partnering and Procurement

BUSN 4275 Business Strategy and Competitive Analysis  3.00 
Total Credits  60.00
Co-operative Education Option  
COOP 1100 (See Notes 3-4)
Co-operative Education I  9.00
Total Credits with Co-operative Education Option  69.00


1) The courses, above, have been listed in the recommended order for students to take them. To complete the program efficiently, students need to:

  • Make note of courses that are not offered every term to adjust their plans accordingly,
  • Take all pre-requisites prior to attempting to register for a given course, and
  • Understand which courses have additional minimum grade requirements in the prerequisites.
    • While C- is the normal minimum grade needed to be achieved in a pre-requisite course, some courses require higher grades in the pre-requisite course.
    • Students must know which courses require higher grades in the pre-requisite course so that they can achieve the necessary grade.
    • If students do not obtain the required grade in a pre-requisite course, students must retake the pre-requisite course to earn the grade required.

2) COBA 4885 (Experiential Learning and Internship) provides the opportunity for students to get unpaid work experience and course credit.

3) Students who would like to find out more about co-op or internship should send an email to the at the start of their program.

4) The Co-Op work term is a minimum of 420 hours of work and must be taken through Douglas College's Co-op program. The timing of the work terms is restricted to the following:

  • Can be undertaken only after completion of a minimum of two semesters, 18 credits.
  • Cannot be taken in the last semester of the program.

5) For replacement courses, students must:

  • Work within the requirement that, at least, 50% (15 credits) of the coursework in the post-baccalaureate diploma is at the 3000/4000 level;
  • Meet pre-requisites for the replacement courses (i.e., not expect pre-requisite overrides); and
  • Select from the following courses:
    • Any course from CBA (i.e., BUSN, ACCT, BLAW, COBA, CSIS, ECON, FINC, HOSP, or MARK) or
    • From outside CBA, the courses that are listed in the table below, or
    • A similar course, as approved by the Program Coordinator.


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.

Career Pathways

Career opportunities include: 

  • Advertising, marketing, public relations and sales managers 
  • Computer and information services managers 
  • Customs, shipping and other brokers 
  • Dispatchers and radio operators 
  • Facility operation and maintenance managers   
  • Inventory control manager
  • Inventory control worker
  • Material handlers 
  • Merchandise manager
  • Postal and courier services managers 
  • Procurement manager
  • Professional occupations in business management consulting 
  • Purchasing agents and officers   
  • Purchasing managers 
  • Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities 
  • Retail and wholesale buyers   Shippers and receivers 
  • Supervisors, mail and message distribution 
  • Transportation managers