Courses

Courses

Please note: Certain courses may be completed in a different term than is listed below, or presented in a different sequence, depending on course schedule issued for each term. Scheduling of courses is subject to revision with appropriate notice to students in the program.


Term 1

 

Introduction to Logistics & Transportation
SCLP 1102 – 40 hours
This course introduces students to a definition of Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation. Topics include a general overview of the career paths available, networking/professional training opportunities, and how the changing global environment impacts the forward and reverse flows of goods and services. Students will also learn about the financial impact of logistics costs on an organization and the importance of information technology and transportation along the supply chain in order to make strong business decisions.

Introduction to Purchasing
SCLP 1103 – 25 hours
This course provides students with an insight into the demands placed on purchasing and supply chain managers by business stakeholders. Students will develop an in-depth understanding of the impact of purchasing and supply chain management on the competitive success and profitability of modern organizations, in addition to understanding the influence of purchasing on other major functional activities.


Introduction to Contract Law and Administration
SCLP 1106 – 25 hours
This course provides students with a broad introduction to the fundamentals of contract law with specific reference to various facets of the supply chain. Students examine the formation of contracts, the different types of contracts, the interpretation of contracts, contractual defects, and breaches of contract.


Microsoft Office
BSAD 1029 – 36 hours
Create professional and attractive documents with the Microsoft Office suite Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), and PowerPoint (presentations). This course assumes you have no prior knowledge and will benefit the beginner.


Business Communications
GBSC 1004 – 36 hours
Discover the fundamentals of interpersonal and group interaction, including written, verbal, and non-verbal communications. Explore effective speaking techniques and the art of verbal persuasion. Learn how to choose the best media and deliver effective messages in a variety of business situations. Keep yourself up-to-date with e-mail and voice-mail etiquette and the use of communications technologies.


Intercultural Strategies for Business
SCLP 1101 – 21 hours
As manufacturing operations and supply chains become ever more globalized, cross-cultural communication and employee intercultural skills have grown in importance for Canadian and international business organizations. This course enables students to understand how cultural patterns of interaction affect their relationships in business, and specifically in their industry, when working in environments that include people of diverse cultural, national, and language backgrounds.



Term 2


Inventory Control and Materials Management
SCLP 1203 – 40 hours
This course introduces students to methods for controlling inventory while developing decision-making skills for re-buying. Students learn essential vocabulary and skills for identifying and applying the basic principles of inventory management. Basic methods of planning and controlling inventory in manufacturing, institutional, distribution and retail environments are covered. The questions of what to stock are addressed through an examination of current and evolving technologies of inventory management.


Customs Issues and Procedures
SCLP 1206 – 40 hours
This course introduces students to the regulatory requirements of an import or export business. It examines the roles of the players, namely the importer, exporter, Canada Border Services Agency, and the customs broker, and how other government departments affect the importing and exporting of goods. Students will become familiar with the documentation that accompanies goods for inbound and outbound shipments.


Negotiations and Supplier Management
SCLP 1202 – 40 hours
This course gives students experience and tools to work in a Purchasing environment. Topics include types of supplier relationships, methods of negotiation and factors involved in developing lasting supplier relationships. Students will know which supplier relationships to nurture and which to minimize their time managing.


Project Supervision

BSAD 1016 – 29 hours
Develop skills on how to use MS Project as a tool for managing your projects. Obtain an overview of Project Management concepts. Have a solid understanding of Scope, Time, HR management and learn how us MS Project as an effective tool for managing these elements.

International Transportation and Trade
SCLP 1204 – 50 hours

This course builds on Introduction to Transportation and involves students in understanding how to minimize the costs involved in acquiring materials as well as delivering to customers. This course also introduces students to the importance of time management and capacity planning. Topics include packaging, lane saturation, partnering and reverse logistics, as well as how to effectively schedule resources (people, trucks, etc.) as well as communication skills for dispatching service providers to customer sites. Students will learn to make transportation related decisions that add value to the customers and reduce the overall operating costs for the business.


Term 3


Financial Accounting 1 - Part 1
BSAD 1084 – 24 hours
This introductory course in financial accounting reviews the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements. Topics include: Accounting concepts, recording transactions, adjusting accounts, preparing the statements and completing the accounting cycle, accounting for merchandising activities, and inventories and special journals.

Operations Management
BUSM 3200 – 42 hours
The course looks at the decisions firms need to make in order to run efficient, competitive, lean and profitable operations. In general, this course presents the fundamental issues in operations and supply chain management. This course looks at a company’s internal operations and processes and its position in a global supply chain, and the sourcing of parts, components, and materials on a global basis.

Essentials of Freight Forwarding
SCLP 1205 – 50 hours
Almost all supply chains are global in scope and very few companies can navigate the international intricacies on their own. This course builds on the basics and principles of freight forwarding and focuses on the issues that are inter-related to bringing the goods to market successfully. It covers commercial documentation requirements including import and export permits; cargo security; marine and transport insurance; international payments; costing and quoting; and the transportation of dangerous goods.

Professional Purchasing
SCLP 1105 – 40 hours
Students will develop an in-depth understanding of supply management and commodity strategy, supplier qualification, selection and management, and strategic cost management. Students will also learn why performance metrics are critical to purchasing performance, in addition to recognizing the future direction of purchasing and supply management.

Employment Strategies for the Current Labour Market
EXPE 2300 – 42 hours
Students will be introduced to the theory and practice of recruitment as well as labour market development. Topics will include the impact of demographics, the economy, and business growth on compensation levels and employment rate; personality typing; job application tools; analysis of appropriate language used in posting and responding to jobs; identification of key indicators and predictors to highlight potential hiring issues; theory and practice of behavioural and competency based interviewing; methods and resources to research and determine the relevance of organizational structure and culture on the selection process.



Term 4

Term Break



Term 5


Security, Compliance and Loss Prevention
SCLP 1104 – 25 hours
This course will provide students with knowledge of supply chain security, navigating the compliance landscape, and recognizing how to prevent against loss and damage due to these threats against the supply chain. Specific emphasis is placed on the provisions of the Canada Border Agency’s Partners-in-Protection (PIP) program for Canadian importers and their internal trade partners. This course will also focus on other internal programs used to secure the supply chain.

Economics - Micro & Macro
BSAD 1088 – 49 hours

This is an introduction to the issues, concepts, and theories of microeconomics and macroeconomics. It provides practice in applying economic reasoning to decision-making and forecasting problems in business, industry, and government. Topics include: supply, demand and price; elasticity and price regulation; production costs and decisions; market structures and pricing; national economic indicators, issues, performance, and policy; money, banking and interest; unemployment and inflation; and the global environment of trade and finance.


Human Resources Management
GBSC 1003 – 36 hour
The Human Resources Management Course provides an overview of the profession’s fundamental functions and competencies. It is designed for students interested in a career in Human Resources, and for supervisors or managers who want to improve their understanding and practice of Human Resource Management.

Marketing Skills for Managers
GBSC 1002 – 36 hours
Learn to identify and evaluate which marketing opportunities are necessary in order succeed in today’s competitive business environment. Develop a detailed strategic marketing plan and gain an understanding of different types of risk analysis for marketers. Learn to recognize target markets, understand market research, as well as explore packaging, distribution, and pricing principles.


Distribution Centre Management
SCLP 1207 – 36 hours

Distribution Center Management is designed to provide students with the knowledge of warehousing and distribution, plus deliver the skills required by an aspiring Warehouse/Distribution Manager to operate effectively. The course covers all of the key areas of distribution operations and the key activities involved in each area, with a focus on managing warehouse receiving and storage activities, managing warehouse order, dispatch and distribution operations, and the provision and care of warehouse resources. This course provides the knowledge required to minimize company expenses while maximizing profits and productivity, including effective skills for managing warehouse staff.


Term 6

Supply Chain & Logistics – Workplace Practicum
SCLP 1401
Students will practice hands-on learning in supply-chain-industry organization to gain a complete understanding of the requirements for success in the workplace. Students will apply training, knowledge, skills, and abilities in supply-chain related roles that will assist them in gaining employment upon graduation from the program.