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Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate

Classroom or Online
E-mail:
cebusiness@mtroyal.ca
Information: 403.440.5069 or toll-free 1.888.392.3655
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Location: Lincoln Park Campus, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SCHEDULE

Required Courses
Length
(hours)
PrerequisitesSemester
Offered
Grade ModeCost
Introduction to Supply Chain Management21NoAllLetter
Grade
$415
Introduction to Procurement Strategies21NoAllLetter
Grade
$415
Inventory, Warehousing and Analysis21Yes (both Intro courses)AllLetter
Grade
$415
Planning and Scheduling21Yes (both Intro courses)AllLetter
Grade
$415
Strategic Procurement21Yes (both Intro courses)AllLetter
Grade
$415
Technology and E-Procurement 21 Yes (both Intro courses)AllLetter
Grade
$415
Project Management: An Overview
15NoAllAttendance/
Letter Grade
$499
Supply Chain Management: Final Assessment Paper
30Yes (all required courses)AllLetter
Grade
 
$270
Plus students must complete 2 of the following courses     
Effective Workplace Communication15NoAllLetter Grade$389
Managing High Performance Teams15NoAllAttendance$389
Negotiating Contracts15NoAllLetter Grade$475
Contract Development and Signing15NoAllLetter Grade$475
Contract Management and Compliance15NoAllLetter Grade$475
Total Program Hours/Cost201   ~$4,037-$4,209
Optional Course     
Preparing for the Final Assessment3NoAllAttendance$85
The above schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester.
Fall schedule and registration available in June. Winter schedule and registration available in November. Spring/Summer schedule and registration available in March.

scm_accreditation_logoThe Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate of Mount Royal University is accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council through its National Accreditation Program (the NAP). The accreditation was granted in July 2013 and is effective for three years.*

The NAP recognizes educational offerings in supply chain-related topics that meet the Council’s standards for accreditation, created with significant input from supply chain stakeholders. The standards are based on national and international best practices and principles, and include requirements for course/program needs assessment, design, development, delivery, and student evaluation. As an accredited program, the Supply Chain Extension Certificate of Mount Royal University has shown that it meets all of those standards.

Explore the fundamental topics and components of working within supply chains, including distribution, inventory and warehouse control, e-business and procurement strategies. If you are a supply chain professional, consultant or seeking a career in this growing field, acquire a broad overview of how different parts of the supply chain fit together and the critical role they play in the success of all organizations. Supply chain management is a business approach that focuses on integration and partnerships in order to meet customers’ needs in a timely manner, with relevant and high-quality products, produced and delivered in a cost-effective manner.

Wage subsidy program for employers who hire new supply chain workers.
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Earn Credit Toward a Degree/Diploma
Certain Extension Certificates have been developed in cooperation with the Mount Royal University credit faculties. These certificates have components which are transferable into various diplomas, applied degrees and degrees, provided applicants achieve the minimum required grade in the course(s) and meet the entrance requirements for the degree. Please see credit program websites for diploma, applied degree or degree entrance requirements.

Important Program Note
We strongly recommend completion of Introduction to Supply Chain Management and Introduction to Procurement Strategies before registering in the remaining Supply Chain Management courses

Textbook
Purchasing and Supply Management, 14th ed., available at the BookStore. This textbook is a reference for all Supply Chain Management courses and is a requirement for all certificate students.
Additional Course Materials
All additional required course materials are distributed online. To download additional required course materials, please visit the Course Materials page.

Technical Requirements
It is important that you are aware of the technical requirements for using the Blackboard online learning platform prior to registering for any online courses. Please refer to the following link for more information: Blackboard Technical Requirements

Online Course Expectations
The listed course hours indicate the estimated time for students to review the online learning units. The actual time spent completing assignments will vary depending on each student’s particular learning style and level of study skills.

Earning Your Extension Certificate
Complete the 9 required courses plus the Final Assessment Paper (201 hours) listed in the schedule above. The program can be completed in about 1 1/2 years and must be completed within 3 years.

Career Outlook
Calgary is a major hub for supply chain activity and forecast trends show enormous growth potential for many years to come. The demand for well-trained supply chain professionals is at an all-time high.

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Required Courses 

Introduction to Supply Chain Management 
Competitive success in today’s global economy can rely on how well your supply chain functions. Discuss the management of resources to design, procure, fabricate, produce, assemble, store, distribute, deliver, use, maintain, recycle and dispose of goods and services. Explore the importance of policies, processes and people.

Subject code: XSCM 2000121 Hours. Fee: $415
CRN 306994 classesMar. 11, 18
Mar. 15, 22
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 501524 classesApr. 29, May 6
May 3, 10
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 50479OnlineMay 5-Jun. 9  
CRN 70275OnlineAug. 5-Sept. 8  

Introduction to Procurement Strategies in Supply Chain Management
Acquire a comprehensive overview of procurement and inventory strategies and practices. Strategies such as fixed price, consignment, cost-plus and incentive are reviewed and linked to continuous improvement measurement practices.

Subject code: XSCM 2000221 Hours. Fee: $415
CRN 31277
OnlineApr. 7-May 12  
CRN 307014 classesApr. 1-8
Apr. 5-12
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 500754 classesMay 20, 27
May 24, 31
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 50654OnlineJul. 2-Aug. 6  

Inventory, Warehousing and Analysis in Supply Chain Management
Explore the concepts and issues of working with inventory and warehousing, including inventory strategies, quality specifications and purchasing logistics services. Discuss and apply inventory management strategies, identify quality specifications and evaluate logistics service impacts on inventory and warehousing.

Subject code: XSCM 2000321 Hours. Fee: $415
CRN 308894 classesApr. 1, 8
Apr. 5, 12
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 506454 classesJun. 10, 17
Jun. 14, 21
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 70274OnlineJun. 30-Aug. 5  

Strategic Procurement in Supply Chain Management
Examine strategic procurement topics such as global sourcing, outsourcing, supplier relations and capital goods acquisition. Discuss the importance of methods for measuring strategic outcomes.

Subject code: XSCM 2000521 Hours. Fee: $415
CRN 306187 classesMar. 10-316:30-9:30 p.m.Mon., Thu.
CRN 50523OnlineMay 26-Jun. 30  
CRN 505244 classesJun. 3, 10
Jun. 7, 14
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.

Planning and Scheduling in Supply Chain Management
Planning and scheduling are critical components of working within supply chains. Course topics include forecasting and demand planning. Examine the critical implications of warehousing and transportation in successful supply chain planning. 

Subject code: XSCM 2000421 Hours. Fee: $415
CRN 312704 classesApr. 22, 29
Apr. 26, May 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 503524 classesJun. 10, 17
Jun. 14, 21
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 70276OnlineAug. 5-Sept. 8  

Technology and E-Procurement in Supply Chain Management
In supply chains, as in most industries, the use and importance of technology and the Internet is growing. Investigate and apply the use of technology, e-procurement and e-commerce. Recall the sourcing process from design to payment, including outsourcing options, and assess the cost of the supply chain process.

 Subject code: XSCM 2000621 Hours. Fee: $415
CRN 307034 classesMar. 18, 25
Mar. 22, 29
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 312714 classesApr. 22, 29
Apr. 26, May 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 50522OnlineMay 12-Jun. 16  
CRN 502414 classesMay 20, 27
May 24, 31
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.

Supply Chain Management: Final Assessment Paper
To finalize your certificate requirements, complete a case analysis paper (written case report) to be critiqued and graded by qualified instructors. The grading system is based on your ability to incorporate supply chain concepts, practices and principles acquired in the previous nine courses. Guidelines are provided to assist you in your case report preparation.
Download a PDF version of the Student Information Guide to the Final Assessment that includes FAQs, grade breakdown and submission requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of the previous nine Supply Chain Management courses is required prior to registering in this course.
Note: Winter deadline for submission is 12 noon, Apr. 24, 2014. No refunds after Jan. 13.
Spring deadline for submission is 12 noon, Jun. 25, 2014. No refunds after May 24.

Subject code: XSCM 2000730 Hours. Fee: $270
CRN 30264Independent StudyJan. 13-Apr. 24
CRN 30892
Independent StudyJan. 13-Apr. 24
CRN 50098Independent StudyMay 5-Jun. 25
CRN 50472Independent StudyMay 5-Jun. 25

Project Management - An Overview
Classroom format - course description OR
Project Management Online Module 1: Overview and Initiating Processes
Online format - course description


NEW!  CHOOSE 2 OF THE FOLLOWING
to complete your certificate requirements:

Managing High Performance Teams
Course description

Effective Workplace Communication
Course description

Negotiating Contracts
Course description

Contract Development and Signing
Course description

Contract Management and Compliance
Course description

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Optional Course

Preparing for the Final Assessment
Are you preparing to write the Final Assessment Paper for the Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate? This workshop is designed to provide additional support beyond what is presented in the Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate courses. Find out from instructors who mark the Final Assessment papers what is required to be successful.
Note: This course is not required for the certificate.
Course materials: Distributed online via Blackboard.

Subject code: XSCM 100013 Hours. Fee: $85+GST
CRN 502071 classMay 39 a.m.-12 noonSat.

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Student Testimonials 

“This course was excellent. It helped me switch careers and get into the oil and gas industry. I found a job towards the end of the certification and I'm currently applying many of the concepts learned throughout the program.”

- Pedro Acosta, Buyer/Expeditor, Toyo Engineering Canada Ltd.

“This was a great course and has really helped me with my professional career. I highly recommend this course to all who are interested in supply chain or procurement. The instructors are awesome!”

- Jill Vandenburg

“An exceptional program that presents concepts and techniques that can be successfully applied and implemented immediately into the workplace.”

- Nick Choy, Penn West Exploration

"Being a full-time employee with a family, this program allowed me to educate myself without over-stressing.”

- Corrie Alexander, SCM Logistics

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