Supply Chain Management

Program Snapshot

Help The World Operate With Precision

When you consider the means for an entire island to operate, you quickly get a sense of the importance of a reliable and efficient supply chain. 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 in supply chain management introduce all facets of supply chain management from theoretical and practical perspectives.

As efficient management of transportation and logistics is vital to economic growth, organizations are increasingly placing emphasis on improving their operations and supply chain performance. A degree in supply chain management at CBU involves the management of materials, finances and information as they move from manufacturer to the end user.

The four-year Bachelor of Business Administration program now offers students the opportunity to focus on supply chain management theory and practice, providing them with the foundations to understanding today’s global economy.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Develop an understanding of potential risks in global sourcing, including hidden costs of working alongside different geopolitical zones, cultural differences, time zones, currency exchange, and exposure to financial and political risks in some emerging economies.
  • Learn to identify potential markets, tap into skills or resources not readily or economically available on a local level, and develop alternative collaborators to achieve goals.

Why study at CBU?

Because we’re a close-knit community, we rely on the knowledge we draw from each other on a daily basis. That’s part of the reason teaching is a top priority at CBU. From accessible, friendly teachers who guide you to success, to our modern facilities where they share their experience with you, our faculty is world class. They focus on the work that takes place in the classroom. The work that will give you the runway you need to take off toward success.

Sample Courses

  • MGSC2103: Quantitative Methods
  • MGSC2104: Supply Chain Management
  • MGSC3101: Management Information Systems

Possible Career Paths

  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Procurement Specialist
  • General Management and Business

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Paid internships
  • Capstone project
  • Work alongside mentors


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