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Campus
Duration
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
School
Seneca Business

About the Program

This three-year advanced diploma program provides you with the in-depth understanding of how the increasingly strategic nature of purchasing influences other major functional areas of an organization. The program will help you pursue careers in purchasing, supply chain management, inventory management or logistics.

You will also build a practical understanding of contemporary management theory and learn about tools that are essential to managing the supply base of an organization. Your learning will be enhanced through seminars, plant tours, case analysis and business simulations. Your learning will be further advanced by current and industry expert faculty members.

Work Experience

Field Placement

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 Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Purchasing manager 

  • Supply chain lead

  • Inventory control specialist 

  • Procurement and supply chain associate  

  • Supply chain and logistics analyst 

  • Supply chain co-ordinator  

  • Supply chain analyst

Related Careers

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Supply chain

  • Purchasing 

  • Inventory control and management 

  • Leadership 

  • Decision-making

  • Ethics

  • Strategy formulation

  • Project management 

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

Professional Certification

As a graduate of this program, assuming you have met all the academic requirements, you will be eligible to acquire or apply for below mentioned professional certifications upon completion.

  • You will have met all the requirements for the Certified in Management (C.I.M.) designation. To be eligible, you will have had completed two years of managerial work experience and made the appropriate application to the Canadian Institute of Management.

Affiliations/Associations

The Association for Operations Management (APICS)

You have the opportunity to join the APICS Seneca Student Chapter, APICS is an international organization that offers field trips to local facilities and networking opportunities, The APICS Seneca Chapter also offers opportunities to take leadership roles and join case competitions.