Supply Chain Management - Global Logistics
Available as a one-year program
One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate
- Start Date
September and May entry
Find your career
There's a huge demand for supply-chain specialists with the knowledge to facilitate international trade. There are opportunities in retail operations, logistics companies, transportation industry, distribution centres, and the public and private sectors, working as a:
- Purchasing agent or officer
- Inventory specialist
- Compliance specialist or manager
- Supply chain supervisor
- Customs agent, broker or specialist
- Tracking and scheduling coordinator
- Logistics coordinator
- Demand planner
Loyalist’s program is accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council through its National Accreditation Program, a national standard of quality assurance in education and training. The accreditation was granted in November 2017 and is effective for three years.
This program has been approved by Supply Chain Management Association of Ontario (SCMAO) for advanced standing towards attaining the Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation.
Is it for you?
This is a terrific field for college and university graduates who possess:
- Exceptional organizational skills
- A keen attention to detail
- Strong initiative
- An interest in other cultures
What employers say
“With the expanding international reach of our supply chains and customer markets, this new International Trade and Logistics Management program is exactly what businesses today need. The changing and ever-more stringent government requirements being placed on imports and exports make this program, and its graduates, a must-have in today’s business environment.”
Senior Director of Supply Chain, Sybron Dental
Advisory Board Member, Loyalist School of Business and Management Studies
Prepare hands on for a career in supply chain management concentrating on trade compliance and logistics planning:
Gain a depth of knowledge in customs, including compliance, risk management and the global movement of goods.
Navigate international customs and business practices.
Get applied knowledge of project management including planning and reporting, scheduling techniques, element interdependencies, and project costing and crashing.
Explore consultative selling and marketing intelligence.
Learn first hand during local field trips and presentations by guest speakers.
Gain critical workplace experience with a four-week field placement.
- First Year - Semester One
- LAWS1013 Business Transportation Law
- This course is intended to introduce students to the legal elements of transportation in relation to the movement of dangerous goods as well as required documentation, training and transportation planning and application.
- HRPG3004 Management Accounting
- The course introduces students to the concepts, tools and terminology necessary for the management role of planning, controlling and decision-making within an organization. Topics include resource planning, flexible budgets, direct costing, relevant costs and the contribution approach.
- HRPG3002 Organizational Theory and Design
- Organizations come in a variety of forms and structures. They also use different processes and have varying numbers of employees. All of these variables play an important role in helping the organization achieve its strategic objectives. This course examines the interplay of leadership and human behavior in the context of today’s workplaces including, organizational design principles, open tech systems, organizational effectiveness, intergroup dynamics, conflict power and political systems, effect of technology on human systems and how to design and implement effective organizational change.
- BUSI3024 Principles of Buying
- This course provides a critical view into the purchasing elements of world of Supply Chain Management. Topical focus will relate to supply organizations, quality, supplier relations, sourcing, price and cost management and the role of transportation. The scope of this course will include the private and public business sectors.
- BUSI3011 Project Management
- This course engages students with its hands-on approach and in-depth coverage of currently utilized, industry recognized project management software systems including Microsoft Office Project. Through the exploration of these systems, students acquire foundational project management knowledge, in the areas of project planning, defining scope, priorities, and work breakdown structure, creating scheduling estimates for timing and project costs, developing project networks and communicating project information, identifying compliance and risk issues, assigning resources, identifying potential efficiencies and tracking progress.
- BUSI3005 Supply Chain and Logistic Management (EDI)
- This course encompassess activities and techniques utilized in supply chain and logistics management including customer service, distribution planning, transportation planning, transportation forecasting, logistics documentation, purchasing and third party chain management.
- LOGS3000 Tariff Classification
- This course is intended to familiarize the student with the general rules of classification, which will allow the learner to correctly classify commodities being imported/exported.
- First Year - Semester Two
- MRKT1008 Consultative Selling/Marketing Intelligence
- This course is intended to familiarize students with the world of marketing from a consulting perspective. The course will focus on understanding the role of marketing, the role of the consultant and the management of business and marketing information.
- HRPG1000 Information Systems
- Technology has changed the way we gather, disseminate and interpret data in business. Hence, management demands have increased the need for automated human resources and supply chain management systems. This course will allow participants to gain an understanding of the requirements of an effective information systems, its design and effective business decision making.
- BUSI1018 International Business
- The geography of business continues to expand. This course provides an introduction to the global marketplace. Students will examine the impact of cultural issues upon marketing, logistics and human resource strategies.
- LOGS1000 Origins
- This course is intended to introduce students to the rules of origin, which will allow learners to properly determine the correct country of origin.
- LOGS1001 Valuation
- This course is intended to familiarize students with the rules of valuation, which will allow the learner to determine the appropriate value of goods being imported into Canada.
- First Year - Semester Two (Electives)
- LOGS1004 Applied Project
- Course description not available
- WKPL1008 Placement
- Integration of formal learning practices with developmental learning opportunities helps to enhance and consolidate the knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes of emerging professionals.
- Select 1 courses from above
*Courses subject to change.
SCMP Designation Program
As a graduate of Loyalist's full-time Supply Chain Management – Global Logistics post-graduate program, you may be eligible for advanced standing into the certified Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) Designation Program.
How much will it cost?
Approximate costs (2019 – 20)
- Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
- Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,301
- Total: $4,023.08
- Additional Program Costs: $974 - $1,148
Additional costs, such as supplies, travel and parking, may be incurred during workplace visits, etc.
*Please visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a list of the many services, activities and items included within the ancillary fees, and the related policies.
Bursaries and financial assistance
Loyalist has a number of scholarships, bursaries and academic awards available to students. Our Financial Aid Office can help you explore your options, or assist you with a student loan.
- Degree or diploma in a related field
Applicants with a degree or diploma in an unrelated field, or significant related work experience, will be considered on an individual basis
Prior learning assessment and recognition
Applicants with work experiences or other types of non-credentialed learning may be eligible for credits at Loyalist. Graded credits (as opposed to exemptions) are granted. Click here for more information about our assessment and credit challenge process.
Click here for information about how to apply, international student fees and more.
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