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Business Administration - Purchasing and Supply Management

Business Administration - Purchasing and Supply Management

Program Code:BAO
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Summer
Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

Finding success in today's multi-dimensional workplace requires strong management skills. In the Business Administration – Purchasing and Supply Management program, you'll focus on the management function, building the skills and concepts necessary to develop into a successful manager.

You will spend the first four semesters building a practical grounding in contemporary management theory. Your final two semesters will be spent gaining the essential tools necessary to manage the supply base of an organization. Upon graduation you will understand how the increasing strategic nature of purchasing influences other major functional areas. Courses in enterprise resource planning, quality, inventory management, purchasing and logistics will equip you with concrete skills to take to your future employer.

You'll also benefit from our relationships with a variety of employers who help keep the program (and your skills) up to date and relevant to the demands of today's organizations. Students with the desire and the minimum GPA requirement will have the opportunity to participate in a field placement program to gain practical work experience in the supply chain field. Your learning is enhanced through seminars, plant tours, case analysis and business simulations.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

After studying in the Business Administration – Purchasing and Supply Management program, you will be able to offer employers specialized skills related to supply chain, purchasing and inventory control and management. Significant changes in practices and technology have led to an increased demand for workers with current and relevant supply chain skills. Expect to begin a career in purchasing, supply chain management, inventory management or logistics, working for government or private sector companies.

Affiliations/Associations

In addition, you have the opportunity to join the Seneca Student Chapter of The Association for Operations Management (APICS), an international organization that offers field trips to local facilities and networking opportunities with guest speakers from various industries, for free. There are leadership positions available with the APICS Student Chapter. Students have the chance to participate in the APICS Canadian Case Study Competition held each year. In the past, Seneca teams have won this competition and travelled to the International Competition to compete.

The Business Administration - Purchasing and Supply Management program has developed strong partnerships with two leading industry certification bodies. Through our partnership with The Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) you will receive a Student Passport (cost: $30.00 + HST) and opportunities to participate in networking events and attend conferences and workshops. This is an invaluable chance for you to meet and network with professionals in the field.

Professional Certification

Certificate in Management and Administration (C.I.M.):

In 2009, Seneca became the first institution in Canada to have full–time programs accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management (C.I.M.). Upon graduation from the Business Administration – Management program you will have met all the requirements for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) designation once you have completed two years of managerial work experience and made appropriate application to the Canadian Institute of Management.

Canadian Professional Sales Association (CPSA):

Graduates will have completed all educational requirements and can submit an application to the Canadian Professional Sales Association to receive a Professional Sales Certificate (PSC). Graduates will have also met all the educational requirements for the CPSA's professional designation Certified Sales Professional (CSP).

Transfer Pathways

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):

Toronto

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Ryerson University• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management – Direct Entry
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Technology Management – Degree Completion
Seneca College• Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resources Strategy and Technology
• Bachelor of Commerce, Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Business Management
• Bachelor of Commerce, International Accounting and Finance
• Bachelor of Commerce, Financial Services Management
Tyndale University College• Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration, Business Administration – Co-op, Business Administration – Health & Human Services, Business Administration – International Development)
York University• Bachelor of Administrative Studies (BAS)

Ontario

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Algoma University• Bachelor of Business Administration
• Bachelor of Business Administration (Brampton)
Carleton University• Any Relevant Major
Laurentian University• Honours Bachelor of Commerce
Nipissing University• Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce
University of Ontario Institute of Technology• Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) (Honours) – Direct Entry
University of Ottawa• Bachelor of Commerce
University of Windsor• Bachelor of Commerce – Honours Business Administration

Canada

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Okanagan College• Bachelor of Business Administration
Royal Roads University• Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management or Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business

U.S.

University/CollegeDegrees Available
University at Buffalo• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
D'Youville College• BSc - Accounting or Management
Davenport University• BBA – Management
Northwood University• Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), with majors in Marketing, Management or Accounting
Robert Morris University• Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (BSBA)

International

University/CollegeDegrees Available
Birmingham City University• BA (Hons) Business Administration (Top-up)

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
PPS100 Professional Presentation Skills
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
 
Semester 2
ACC106 Accounting I
MAN200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CAP500 Career Planning
CSS300 Customer Service Solutions
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management
OPM400 Production & Operations Management - Manufacturing & Services
SMS310 Data Analysis Tools for Business
 
Semester 4
ACC212 Financial Analysis
BUS400 Business Economics
CRM400 CRM & Selling
MAN400 Introduction to Project Management
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 5
IBM600 International Business Management
MGS521 Business Ethics and Values
OPM500 Business Logistics - Supply Chain Management
OPM600 Purchasing and Materials Management
OPM610 Production Scheduling and Inventory Management
 
Semester 6
ERP500 Enterprise Resource Planning
MAN600 Developing Business Plans
MGS522 Negotiation Strategies for Business
OPM510 Total Quality Management
OPM620 Advanced Purchasing and Materials Management

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
PPS100 Professional Presentation Skills
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
 
Semester 2
ACC106 Accounting I
MAN200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CAP500 Career Planning
CSS300 Customer Service Solutions
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management
OPM400 Production & Operations Management - Manufacturing & Services
SMS310 Data Analysis Tools for Business
 
Semester 4
ACC212 Financial Analysis
BUS400 Business Economics
CRM400 CRM & Selling
MAN400 Introduction to Project Management
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 5
IBM600 International Business Management
MGS521 Business Ethics and Values
OPM500 Business Logistics - Supply Chain Management
OPM600 Purchasing and Materials Management
OPM610 Production Scheduling and Inventory Management
 
Semester 6
ERP500 Enterprise Resource Planning
MAN600 Developing Business Plans
MGS522 Negotiation Strategies for Business
OPM510 Total Quality Management
OPM620 Advanced Purchasing and Materials Management

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
EAC150 College English 3
PPS100 Professional Presentation Skills 3
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
SMS202 Microcomputer Business Applications II 3
SSC100 or
ISC100
Success Strategies for College, or
Introduction to Seneca Studies
2
2
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC106 Accounting I 3
MAN200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 5
MRK108 Introduction to Marketing 3
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CAP500 Career Planning 1
CSS300 Customer Service Solutions 3
EAC594 Business Communication for the Digital Workplace 3
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
OPM400 Production & Operations Management - Manufacturing & Services 3
SMS310 Data Analysis Tools for Business 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC212 Financial Analysis 3
BUS400 Business Economics 3
CRM400 CRM & Selling 3
MAN400 Introduction to Project Management 3
MGS350 Management Studies: Canadian Business Law 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
IBM600 International Business Management 3
MGS521 Business Ethics and Values 4
OPM500 Business Logistics - Supply Chain Management 4
OPM600 Purchasing and Materials Management 4
OPM610 Production Scheduling and Inventory Management 4
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ERP500 Enterprise Resource Planning 4
MAN600 Developing Business Plans 3
MGS522 Negotiation Strategies for Business 4
OPM510 Total Quality Management 4
OPM620 Advanced Purchasing and Materials Management 4

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Cindy Cyrus
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22806
Cindy.Cyrus@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Kevin Gumbs
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22489
Kevin.Gumbs@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Aaron Bradley
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22462
Aaron.Bradley@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Aniko Murtescu
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22675
Aniko.Murtescu@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Mary Drane
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26224
Mary.Drane@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Acting): Mike Sparling
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26975
Mike.Sparling@senecacollege.ca
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