International Supply Chain Management (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)


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COBA 3200 is no longer being offered. Students who require this course in their program should take BUSN 3600 as an equivalency course.

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 the experience and skills to effectively diagnose problems and develop strategic plans for a successful global supply chain operation with the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma (PBD) in International Supply Chain Management.   

In this two-year program, you’ll study how global supply chains are set up; how to work with international suppliers; how to maintain optimum efficiency in the production, inventory control and delivery of goods in the international marketplace; marketing; international business management and more. 

Receive industry certifications  

Once you are a student in the International Supply Chain Management program, you will automatically be enrolled in the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Diploma program, a not-for-profit organization offering international business resources, training programs and certifications for global trade professionals. Once you graduate, you’ll receive an industry recognized FITT Diploma in International Trade upon completion of all requirements. 

Additionally, once you graduate, you’ll have the preparatory knowledge and training to take the exams for the internationally recognized industry certifications American Production and Inventory Control Society - Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (APICS – CPIM) and Lean Six Sigma. Once you complete a year of work experience in international trade, you may also apply for the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation.  

Three ways to get a practical education 

Earn money and get relevant work experience before you graduate with the optional Co-operative Education Program.  

Get essential career training that will prepare you for your future career with the Career Boost Program. 

Complete projects in the modern workplace with the  Business Internship Program

Please note that you must have a bachelor's degree in order to take a PBD in International Supply Chain Management at Douglas College. 

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

  • General College Admission Requirements
  • 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.

Please note:  to be successful in the program, it is strongly recommended that applicants have a solid foundation in Math and have achieved a grade of at least a C in Math 11 (Precalculus or Foundations).


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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.
  • Time limit to complete program graduation requirements: seven (7) years
  • A minimum grade of "C" is required in BUSN 3386, BUSN 3388, and BUSN 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 the Note 7 for details about replacement courses.
  • 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) 
ACCT 3008 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers 3.00
BUSN 1210 Management Essentials 3.00

BUSN 2429 (See Notes 2)

Business Statistics 3.00
MARK 1120 Introductory Marketing 3.00
Select one of the following two options:
BUSN 1200 Fundamentals of Business 3.00
ECON 1103 Globalization and the World Economy  3.00
Select one of the following two options: 
CSIS 1190 Excel for Business 3.00
FINC 1231 (See Note 3) Business Mathematics 3.00
Required Courses:  
BUSN 3100  Trade in the Global Marketplace 3.00

BUSN 3200

 Global Trade Finance  3.00

BUSN 3380

 Operations Management  3.00
BUSN 3410  Global Supply Chain Management  3.00
BUSN 3386  Supply Materials Management  3.00
BUSN 3390  Continuous Improvement  3.00
BLAW 3700  Fundamentals of International Trade Law  3.00
BUSN 3388  Supply Chain Planning  3.00
BUSN 3500 Business Entry Strategies, International  3.00
Select two of the following three options:
CSIS 2200 Systems Analysis and Design 3.00
MARK 4441 Marketing Research 3.00
COBA 4885 (See Notes 4-5) Experiential Learning & Internship 3.00
Required Courses:  
BUSN 3600 Project Management Essentials 3.00
BUSN 4275 Business Strategy & Competitive Analysis 3.00
MARK 3300 International Marketing 3.00
Total Credits  60.00
 Co-operative Education Option  
COOP 1100 (See Notes 5-6)  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) MATH 1160 may be substituted for BUSN 2429.

3) MATH 1125 may be substituted for FINC 1231.

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

5) 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.

6) 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.

7) 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.

1000-Level, Non-CBA Courses

ANTH 1100

ANTH 1160

CMNS 1104

CMNS 1115

CMNS 1125

CMNS 1210

CMNS 1216

CMNS 1217

CMNS 1276

CRIM 1160

EAES 1201

ENGL 1102

ENGL 1130

GEOG 1130

GLGC 1101

HIST 1170

INST 1100

PHIL 1101

PHIL 1102

PHIL 1122

POLI 1102

POLI 1103

PSYC 1100

PSYC 1200

SOCI 1125

SOCI 1145

SOCI 1155

2000-Level, Non-CBA Courses

ANTH 2230

CMNS 2115

CMNS 2125

CMNS 2316

CMNS 2317

HIST 2270

SOCI 2225

SOSC 2140


3000-Level, Non-CBA Courses

CMNS 3103

CMNS 3200

CMNS 3316

CMNS 3400

CMNS 3700

HIST 3325

LGST 3320

LGST 3330

LGST 3350

SOSC 3140

SOSC 3141















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.

More Information

You will have to pay an additional mandatory fee of $425 (plus applicable taxes) to cover FITT eBooks, credit transfer and examination fees. Upon successful completion of the PDD in International Business Management program, you must mail a copy of your official transcript to FITT and pass the two FITT assessments selected by Douglas College.

Career Pathways

Career opportunities include:

  • Account Co-ordinator 
  • Account Manager
  • Air Import Operations Assistant 
  • Air Import Operations Manager
  • Business & Industry Liaison 
  • Business Analyst 
  • Business Development Co-ordinator 
  • Business Development Manager
  • Distribution Assistant
  • Distribution Manager
  • Export Co-ordinator
  • Export Manager
  • Export Sales Representative
  • Foreign Trade Officer 
  • Import Buyer
  • Import Assistant Buyer
  • Import Co-ordinator
  • Import Manager
  • Import Sales Agent
  • International Account Specialist 
  • International Development Officer 
  • Inventory Planner or Manager
  • Logistics Supervisor 
  • Procurement Manager
  • Production Plant Manager
  • Product Sourcing Co-ordinator
  • Product Sourcing Manager
  • Purchasing Co-ordinator
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Sales Representative 
  • Warehouse Co-ordinator
  • Warehouse Manager