Supply Chain Management (Post-Degree Diploma)

Domestic Applications Available

Winter 2024: Currently accepting applications

Summer 2024: Currently accepting applications

Fall 2024: Applications open on October 2, 2023

Commerce & Business Administration
Length of Program
One year
Credential Type
Post-Degree Diploma
New Westminster
Learning Format
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements


The Post Degree Diploma in Supply Chain Management is designed for students who have a bachelors’ degree and are interested in pursuing a career in a supply chain role (purchasing/procurement, warehousing, transportation, production/quality and/or inventory planning).

The program is designed to suit all bachelors’ degree holders regardless of concentration, and will provide internationally relevant skills. The program provides students with industry relevant job skills and preparatory knowledge to attain an industry certification in Planning and Inventory Management from the Association for Supply Chain Management.

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 valuable work experience through the Business Internship program  

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, you must contact the Career Centre early in your studies 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.

Completion of Foundations of Math 12 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.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 70% (21 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • In good academic standing
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required
  • 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 will need to be taken to replace these credits. See Note 3 for details about replacement courses.
  • Time limit to complete the program graduation requirements: four (4) 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.

Course Requirements:

Course Code Course Title Credits

Required Courses: (See Note 1)

BUSN 1210 Management Essentials 3.00

BUSN 2429

Business Statistics 3.00
CSIS 2200 Systems Analysis and Design 3.00
BUSN 3380
Operations Management 3.00
BUSN 3390* Continuous Improvement 3.00
BUSN 4275 Business Strategy & Competitive Analysis 3.00
BUSN 3386* Supply Materials Management 3.00

BUSN 3388*

Supply Chain Planning 3.00

Select one of the following two options:

BUSN 3410

Global Supply Chain Management


BUSN 3600

Project Management Essentials


Select one of the following two options:

ACCT 3008

Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers


COBA 4885 (See Note 2)

Experiential Learning & Internship


Total Credits



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 gain unpaid work experience and course credit. Students who would like to find out more about internship should email the at the start of their program.

3. For replacement courses, students must:

  • Work within the requirement that, at least, 50% (15 credits) of the coursework in the post-degree 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:

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