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Advanced Diploma of Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management
Advanced Diploma of Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management

Advanced Diploma of Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management

  • ID:GBC010043
  • Level:3-Year Undergraduate Advanced Diploma
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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

English requirements 

  • Provide proof that their secondary and/ or post-secondary studies were completed at a recognized institution where English is the primary media of instruction. The studies must be relevant to the admission requirements for the specific program (s) applied to (e.g. an advanced diploma or degree is required for certain postgraduate program)
  • Applicants with transcripts from an institution where the language of instruction is not English may meet English language proficiency requirements with one of the following proofs of language proficiency. The minimum test scores that are acceptable are listed below (as applicable). Please note: For admissions purposes, some programs require a higher score than the minimum stated below.
  • George Brown English for Academic (EAP) Program, Level 8
  • IELTS (Academic), 6.0, minimum 5.5 in each skill band
  • TOEFL, 80 (online) minimum 20 in each skill band
  • MELAB, 80
  • PTE (Academic), 54, overall minimum
    50 in each skill band
  • CAEL, 60 (overall)
  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency), 169 or more (with no individual skill below 162)
  • *NEW Duolingo English Test, 105

Course Information

Students in the advanced diploma Business Administration – Supply Chain and Operations Management program will be prepared to perform marketing forecasting, demand management, production planning and other functions, in careers that include logistics, transportation, warehousing, exporting, planning and forecasting. The supply chain and operations management courses in this program will allow graduates to demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities related to both business in general, and supply chain jobs in particular.

This learning experience will enable graduates to demonstrate:

  • Analysis of the impact of an organization's supply chain initiatives on its human resources management strategies, policies and practices.

  • Compliance of an organization with relevant national and internal law, regulations, safety requirements and professional standards.

  • Application of the knowledge of the functional components in the integrated supply chain including logistics, purchasing, distribution, transportation and warehousing.

  • Use of supply chain tools and resources, in order to comply with the requirements of supply chain management.

  • Interpretation of relevant financial documents and assessment of financial strategies that support an organization's supply chain.

Code: B122

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  • semester courses

  • BUS 1038, Business Concepts I, NONE

  • COMM 1007, College English, NONE

  • COMP 1010, Business Computer Applications I, NONE

  • HRM 1008, Fundamentals of HR Management, NONE

  • MARK 1020, Principles of Marketing I, NONE

  • MATH 1008, Math for Business & Management I, NONE


  • semester courses

  • ACCT 1036, Principles of Accounting, NONE

  • BUS 1040, Project Management, NONE

  • COMM 1034, Professional Communications I, COMM 1007

  • COMP 1115, Business Computer Applications II, COMP 1010

  • MATH 1095, Math for Business & Management II, MATH 1008

  • PSY 1129, Organizational Behaviour, NONE


  • semester courses

  • ECON 1032, Macroeconomics, NONE

  • MGMT 1018, International Business, MARK 1020

  • MGMT 4009, Operations Management, MATH 1095

  • STAT 1012, Business Statistics, MATH 1095

  • GHUM 1087, Successful Social Relations, NONE

  • Select One Business Elective


  • semester courses

  • ACCT 2031, Managerial Accounting, ACCT 1036

  • BUS 1041, Small Business Management, BUS 1038

  • BUS 1044, Business Law, NONE

  • BUS 1055, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, MGMT 4009 & COMP 1115

  • STS 1037, Career Planning & Development, NONE

  • Select One General Education Elective


  • semester courses

  • BUS 3012, Introduction to Freight Forwarding I, MGMT 1018 or MGMT 1035

  • MGMT 1017, Purchasing Practices, MGMT 4009

  • MGMT 1020, Management Decision Making, MGMT 4009 & ACCT 2031

  • MGMT 1030, Enterprise Resource Planning, BUS 1055

  • MGMT 1031, Supply Chain Strategy & Technology, BUS 1055

  • Select One General Education Elective


  • semester courses

  • BUS 3013, Introduction to Freight Forwarding II, BUS 3012

  • MGMT 3006, Strategic Analysis, MGMT 1020 & COMM 1034

  • MGMT 3015, Quality Improvement Lean/Six Sigma, NONE

  • Select Two Business Electives

  • Select One General Education Elective




  • Elective courses

  • CMMK 1114, Business Research & Report Writing, COMM 1034

  • CMMK 1127, The Business Media in Canada, COMM 1034

  • COMP 1113, Principles of E-Business, COMP 1010

  • MARK 2053, Negotiation Skills, NONE

  • BUS 1067, Field Education, By application only - applications available in SJC 103 & SJA 313A

  • HRM 2027, Coaching for Effective Performance Management, HRM 1008

  • ECON 1021, Environmental Economics, ECON 1031 or, ECON 1032 or, ECON 1034

  • CMMK 1156, Talking Business, COMM 1034

  • BUS 3015, Applied Business Planning, MARK 1020, ACCT 2031, MATH 1008 & HRM 1008

  • MGMT 3014, Field Based Advanced Coaching, HRM 2027 and by interview only

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

The Pre-Business program provides opportunities for students to develop skills necessary for admission to programs in the Centre for Business at George Brown College or other post-secondary institutions. This unique program provides a challenging learning environment and exposure to a broad cross-section of business fields.

This program offers a strong introduction to business and marketing plus foundation courses in math, English and general education. On completion of the program, students will be awarded advanced standing in Centre for Business diploma programs.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The supply chain management and logistics sector includes a wide range of organizations including retailers, distributors, consulting firms, service firms (hotels, restaurants), educational institutions, government agencies, transportation companies and manufacturing and production companies. Potential positions may include:

  • Procurement Officer

  • Customs Analyst

  • Forecasting and Demand Specialist

  • Logistics Analyst

  • Supply Chain Specialist

  • Purchasing Agent – Materials Management

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance

$743.99 for one-year coverage (Sept-August)
$508.83 for 8 months coverage (Jan-August)
$273.29 for 4 months coverage (May-August)

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