International Supply Chain Management (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)

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

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 Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in International Supply Chain Management program, you will automatically be enrolled in the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) Diploma program and receive an industry recognized FITT Diploma in International Trade upon completion of all requirements.

FITT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses. Endorsed by the World Trade Centers Association and the Canadian government, the FITT program sets a standard of excellence for global trade professionals across Canada and around the world. FITT’s accredited programs impart knowledge and practical skills that help future trade practitioners, like you, to develop the skills required for success in today’s competitive global markets. 

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), CSCP and Lean Six Sigma, as well as for the industry-recognized FITT Diploma in International Trade. Once you complete a year of work experience in international trade, you may also apply for the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation. 

Graduate job-ready with the Career Boost program

Designed for post-degree students, the Career Boost program prepares you for part-time paid or volunteer positions that complement your studies. You’ll participate in career-building workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, career fairs, networking with employers, peer-led leadership meetings and more. Once you graduate, you’ll get the continued support, skills and knowledge you need to find a full-time job in your field.

Get work experience while you study

Put your skills to work by joining the optional Co-operative 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.

In the Business Internship Program, you’ll apply the theory and knowledge you’ve learned in class into a real-world business setting. During your unpaid part-time internship, you’ll be assigned tasks and projects that junior management, marketing, business, administrative and/or sales employees complete in the modern workplace. 

To be accepted into the internship program or the Co-op program, you must contact the Career Centre early in your studies at Douglas College. 

Job opportunities

Surveys show that 89 percent of our International Supply Chain Management degree graduates are working in the field after graduation. (Source: B.C. Student Outcomes). 

Please note that you must have a bachelor's degree in order to take a PBD in International 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- in each individual course is required
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
FINC 1231 (See Note 1) Commercial & Financial Math 3.00
BUSN 2429 (See Note 2) Business Statistics I 3.00
Choose one course from the following two options:
BUSN 1200 Fundamentals of Business 3.00
ECON 1103 Globalization and the World Economy 3.00
Required Courses:  
ACCT 3008 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers 3.00
BUSN 1210 Management Essentials 3.00
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 3500 Business Entry Strategies 3.00
BLAW 3700 (formally BUSN 3700) Fundamentals of International Trade Law 3.00
BUSN 3386 Supply Materials Management 3.00
BUSN 3388 Supply Chain Planning 3.00
BUSN 3390 Continuous Improvement 3.00
BUSN 4275 (See Note 3) Business Strategy (CAPSTONE) 3.00
CSIS 2200 Systems Analsyis and Design 3.00
COBA 3200 Project Management 3.00
MARK 1120 Introductory Marketing 3.00
MARK 3300 International Marketing 3.00
MARK 4441 Marketing Research 3.00
Total Credits   60.00

Note 1: MATH 1125 may be substituted for FINC 1231

Note 2: MATH 1160 may be substituted for BUSN 2419

Note 3: BUSN 4275 should be taken in the last semester



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).


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:

  • Warehouse Manager
  • Distribution Manager
  • Production Plant Manager
  • Inventory Planner or Manager
  • Logistics Supervisor

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.