In Canada, the supply chain is one of the most essential sectors of the economy involving more than 767,000 workers from a range of occupations and industries. Cape Breton University’s newly designed courses introduce all facets of supply chain management from a theoretical and practical perspective.
Organizations increasingly place emphasis on improving their operations and supply chain performance. This is because efficient management of transportation and logistics is vital to economic growth. That’s why the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Supply Chain Management program at CBU involves the management of materials, finances and information as they move from manufacturer to the end user.
CBU is the only school on Canada’s East Coast to offer the SCM diploma. And with professors who are conducting leading-edge research and an energetic campus environment, CBU will become more than your university – it will become your home away from home. The supply chain is one of the most essential sectors of the economy in Canada. CBU gives you the opportunity to apply your acquired skills to real-life projects through a business internship or capstone project to help you get your career started with real experience. CBU offers a unique program that includes core business courses such as Marketing and Accounting (among others), in addition to Supply Chain Management courses. The program also offers the potential for facilitated internship work experience based upon meeting minimum requirements.
What skills will I gain from this program?
Learn to identify potential markets and develop alternative collaborators to achieve sustainable competitive advantage
Gain an understanding of information technology tools for effectively coordinating the activities of supply chain stakeholders
Gain an understanding of how strategic sourcing constitutes an integral part of a procurement strategy
Understand risks in global sourcing which can include cultural differences, currency exchange volatility, and exposure to financial and political risks
Possible Career Paths
Supply Chain Analyst
Inventory Analyst Planner
Supply Chain Manager
Experiential Learning Opportunities
12-week work placement / internship
Capstone project that reflects real-world knowledge