Supply Chain Management - 385

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Picture of a cargo ship at a loading station
Program Length ~ 2 years - 4 years (click here for annual course schedule)
Cost ~$450 per course + textbooks
Intakes Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Process Students must apply and be accepted prior to registering


Supply Chain Management is set to be an integral part of almost every organization. Advance your skill-set in this complex and fast-paced business environment.

Study the processes and requirements to acquire goods and services

  • Learn how functional areas with an organization interact to design, make, buy, deliver,  goods or services for consumers
  • Examine supply chain within the goods and services sectors and learn how to help companies build a competitive advantage
  • Build capstone projects that support industry challenges
  • Simulation and case study course work
  • Career ready outcomes that forward the graduate into the supply chain industry


This program is endorsed by the Hamilton Port Authority.


Continuing Education at Mohawk

Students can take just one or as many courses in the Program of Studies as they would like. If students complete all required courses from the Program of Studies, they can apply for the certificate. Visit Continuing Education for further information on our programs. For information on credentials and how they differ from one another visit Continuing Education Credentials.

Online Experience

Students have free access to Microsoft Office 365, (which includes Microsoft Office 2013) Lynda, and many other technological resources described below.

Financial Information

With Continuing Education, each course is priced individually and students only pay for the course(s) they choose to register for. For financial assistance related inquiries please click here or contact 1-844-767-6871Image removed.. Keep in mind, course prices do not include textbook fees. Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks

Student Services

Peer Tutoring:

Students can access up to three hours of FREE peer tutoring per week of additional academic support, from a student who has successfully completed the course. For more information, click here.


Our Accessible Learning Services Counsellors, Accessibility Support Officers, and Learning Skills Advisor/Adaptive Technologist work with students with disabilities to develop a personalized program of services and academic accommodations. For more information, click here.

Library Resources:

Find out about library computers available and how to borrow laptops and Chromebooks. For more information, click here.

  • Prior approval for this certificate is necessary.
  • University degree or college diploma (two year or longer) including most Business programs, Computer Science, or Humanities and Social Sciences OR an acceptable combination of related work experience and postsecondary education (as determined by the college).
  • Please complete the application page and include either a copy of online course marks or a digital transcript to receive a conditional offer.
  • Original, official transcripts (in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution) must be submitted in order to receive an official, and final, offer for the program.
  • If Applicable:

    • Applicants declaring permanent resident or Convention Refugee status in Canada, must submit a copy of their Permanent Resident Card (PR card) along with their application.
    • All applicants submitting international transcripts must also provide an official and sealed credential evaluation report. This can be coordinated through any of the following:
    • An official English Language Proficiency score report outlining a minimum grade of 7 in all components.
    • Other information or documents may be requested to determine your eligibility.

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Below is the current Program of Study as of Fall 2018. Please note this same program is offered through both Full Time Studies and Continuing Education at Mohawk College.

For information on the textbooks needed for the upcoming term please visit our Textbook Search site.

Click on the course number below to check current availability and for registration information

Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
BUSN10186 Project Management for Supply Chain Apply project management methodologies in the supply chain environment. Evaluate project management schedules in terms of resource management, stakeholder alignment, risk management, and customer impact. Demonstrate effective communication with outside agencies. Demonstrate project management software to complete assignments. 70 hours.
BUSN10187 Supply Chain Operations Review the key strategic, tactical and operational issues in converting resource inputs into outputs of goods and services. Illustrate how functional areas within an organization interact to design, make, deliver, and service products or services for customers. 56 hours.
BUSN10188 Production Planning for Supply Chain Examine the problems and the mathematical models related to the internal and external logistics of production and distribution systems. 56 hours.
BUSN10189 Purchasing for Supply Chain Examine the role of a purchaser in a supply management environment. Explain the responsibilities and current tools of purchasing managers in manufacturing with a focus on B2B purchasing and its role in an integrated supply chain system. 42 hours.
BUSN10190 Customer Relationships in Supply Chain Utilize customer relationship management (CRM) model for managing company interactions with current and future customers. Use technology to organize, automate, and synchronize sales, marketing, customer service, and technical support. 42 hours.
BUSNIB102 Global Supply Chain Management Outline the various aspects of the storage, movement and management of product inventories across borders. Assess the legal environment and the practical aspects of managing inventory coupled with an updated real-world logistics perspective. 42 hours.
BUSN10191 Warehousing, Logistics & Outsourcing Explore how to optimise the flow of goods within a firm and between upstream suppliers and downstream customers with a view to optimising business processes, Capital expenditures and operating budgets. 42 hours.
BUSN10192 International Business Environments and Operations Navigate the complex, fast moving and international business of moving goods between owners and jurisdictions. Explore the different modes of freight movement and how to optimize their use based on cost, reliability, and speed. 42 hours.
BUSN10193 Materials Management for Supply Chain Optimize materials management from end to end. Review approaches that provide excellent opportunities for improved integration between inventory, finance, and marketing. 42 hours.
BUSN10194 Supply Chain Value Streams Learn how the elements of a supply chain system impact profitability and return on investment. Use the simulation exercises to examine how companies use strategy and tactics to blend their core competencies with outsourcing to support their competitive advantage. 56 hours.
BUSN10195 Operating Standards & Supply Chain Audits Examine how supply chains and government agencies use standard operating procedures (SOP) to support efficiency, effectiveness, quality and protection of society. Explore how supply chain partners use audits of each other's SOPs to ensure that quality agreements are enforced. 42 hours.
CRED10117 Career Development in the Supply Chain Industry

Develop networking and personal selling skills relevant for a career in supply chain and operations management. Apply the skills and knowledge gained to solve real world challenging problems in the area of supply chain management. Interact with industry leaders and gain industry specific knowledge. 84 hours.

Please note you must apply and be accepted into this program before registering for courses. Please see "Admission and Registration" tab for more information and to apply.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.