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International Supply Chain Management (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma)

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IMPORTANT NOTICE Students starting this program in the Fall 2019 semester or later will be required to have a program GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to graduate.
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Business
Credits: 60.0
Length: Two years
Campuses: New Westminster, Coquitlam
Credential: Post-Baccalaureate Diploma
Admission Type: Open Enrolment - Additional Admission Requirements
Learning Format: Full-time, Part-time
Offered: Fall, Summer, Winter
program overview

The world of global commerce is full of opportunity for those prepared to become business leaders. The PBD in International Supply Chain Management will help you get there. Specifically, you’ll learn about importing and exporting, market research to develop market entry strategies, supply chain management, managing in international environments, legal and financial aspects of international trade business. Also, you'll learn industry relevant job skills and preparatory knowledge to attain industry certifications (APICSCPIM, Lean Six Sigma, FITT-CITP). These certifications are internationally recognized and should introduce you to additional employment opportunities.

All students enrolled in the PBD International Supply Chain Management will be automatically enrolled in the FITT Diploma program and receive an industry recognized FITT Diploma in International Trade upon completion of all requirements. Students will pay an additional mandatory fee of $425 (plus applicable taxes) to cover FITT eBooks, credit transfer and examination fees. Upon successful completion of the PBD in International Supply Chain Management program, students must mail a copy of their official transcript to FITT and pass the two FITT assessments selected by Douglas College. Once students complete a year of work experience in international trade, they may apply for the Certified International Trade Professional (CITP) designation.

FITT, or the Forum for International Trade Training, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing international business training, resources and professional certification to individuals and businesses. FITT offers the only international business training programs and related professional designation (CITP®|FIBP®) endorsed by the World Trade Centers Association and the Canadian government, setting the 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.

APICS, or the American Production and Inventory Control Society believes in fostering the advancement of end-to-end supply chain management through a body of knowledge, innovative research, systems and methods to create value for customers, members and organizations.

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 of a 2.00 GPA 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
BUSN 3700 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

admission 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).

program cost

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.

curriculum 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.