The Operations and Supply Chain Management Specialist (OSCM) program is designed for students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree with industry experience, or have a technical or science diploma with significant relevant industry experience.
The OSCM program will allow students to develop critical thinking and analytical skills, communication skills, effective project management abilities, teamwork and interpersonal skills. Students will attain a solid understanding of how to interpret and synthesize core business, financial and performance data to make informed decisions.
Focused OSCM content prepare students to apply best in practice processes and tools to a wide range of operations and supply chain areas, identify and assess performance improvement opportunities in a variety of industries, and competently support informed decision making. Note: This is a two-year program, though students can choose to complete the program in an accelerated form.
Faculty's website: kpu.ca/business
Department's website: kpu.ca/business/operations-supply-chain
In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:
- successful completion of a recognized undergraduate degree
- successful completion of a recognized technical or science diploma, along with a minimum of 5 years of related technical, scientific, operational, or supply chain work experience. (KPU will require a resume from these applicants to make an admission decision.)
The Post Baccalaureate Diploma program requires completion of the following 33 credits of courses with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
|BUSM 5100||Financial and Managerial Accounting for Managers||3|
|BUSM 5110||Managing Dynamic Teams||3|
|BUSM 5120||Project Management||3|
|BUSM 5130||Quantitative Methods for Business Management||3|
|BUSM 5140||Negotiations and Stakeholder Communications||3|
|OSCM 5100||Operations Management||3|
|OSCM 5110||Information Systems for Operations and Supply Chain Management||3|
|OSCM 5120||Quality Management||3|
|OSCM 5130||Productivity, Innovation, and Lean Systems||3|
|OSCM 5140||Supply Chain & Logistics Management||3|
|OSCM 5150||Applied Operations & Supply Chain Management Project||3|
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Operations and Supply Chain Management.
The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Operations and Supply Chain Management is offered with a Co-operative Education option for full-time students entering the program in the Fall term. This option requires an additional 10 credits of Co-operative Education courses. Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op option must meet the following requirements:
Declaration and Entrance Requirements
- Declaration of the Co-op option upon admission into the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Operations and Supply Chain Management
Work Term and Program Continuance Requirements
Procedures for enrollment in Co-operative Education work terms are outlined in the COOP course descriptions. Conditions for continuance in the program are:
- Completion of COOP 1101 prior to completing 12 credits
- Minimum GPA of 2.7
- Instructor Permission
Co-op Course Requirements
The Co-operative Education designation requires successful completion of the following courses:
|COOP 1101||Introduction to Professional and Career Readiness||1|
|COOP 1150||Co-op Work Semester 1||9|
Note: COOP courses must be completed in ascending numerical order. COOP courses may be used only to satisfy the Co-op designation and cannot be used to satisfy other curricular requirements of the program.
In addition to the requirements stated above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.
Upon successful completion of this program with co-operative education, students are eligible to receive a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Co-operative Education Option.
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