Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate

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Important Notice

The Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate is being revised for Fall 2015. Any courses in the current certificate completed before August 31, 2015 will be recognized for credit toward the revised certificate.

Fall 2015 registration opens June 8, 2015. Details about the revised certificate will be available at that time.

CE Logo - Supply Chain Management - NAPThis program 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 3 years.*

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.

Program Notes

  • We strongly recommend completion of Introduction to Supply Chain Management and Introduction to Procurement Strategies before registering in the remaining Supply Chain Management courses
  • The listed online course hours indicate the estimated time to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent completing assignments may vary.

Earning Your Extension Certificate
Complete the 9 required courses plus the Final Assessment Paper (201 hours).

Program Completion
Can be completed within approx. 1.5 years up to a maximum of 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.

Earn Credit Toward a Degree/Diploma
This program is eligible for transfer credit. For more information, contact Business and Professional Education at or 403.440.6861.

Textbook (Required)
Purchasing and Supply Management, 14th ed., available at the BookStore. This textbook is a reference for all Supply Chain Management courses. We do not recommend that students purchase the e-book option of this textbook as it is only available to you for a 6-month period

Course Materials
All additional required course materials are distributed online. Click here for information on how to access your course materials.

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Join us for Career Possibilities: Supply Chain Management

Date: Monday, June 8, 2015
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Moot Court (EA1031)

This session is open to prospective students, current students or individuals interested in learning more about opportunities in Supply Chain Management, Contract Management & Lean Management and Continuous Improvement

This information session will feature the following presentations:

Presentation 1: The Supply Chain Extension Certificate
Presentation 2: The Advanced Supply Chain Extension Certificate
Presentation 3: Bachelor of Business Administration - Minor in Supply Chain Management
Presentation 4: Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)
Presentation 5: Lean Management and Continuous Improvement
Presentation 6: Contract Management and Contract Management: Business Law

Question and Answer session will follow the presentations

To attend Career Possibilities: Supply Chain/Contract Management, please click here.

Space is limited so please register early!

Upcoming dates: Look for upcoming dates in September and November



Required Courses
Grade ModeCost
Introduction to Supply Chain Management21NoAllLetter
Introduction to Procurement Strategies21NoAllLetter
Inventory, Warehousing and Analysis21Yes (both Intro courses)AllLetter
Planning and Scheduling21Yes (both Intro courses)AllLetter
Strategic Procurement21Yes (both Intro courses)AllLetter
Technology and E-Procurement 21 Yes (both Intro courses)AllLetter
Project Management: An Overview
Letter Grade
Supply Chain Management: Final Assessment Paper
30Yes (all required courses)AllLetter
You must also complete 2 of the following Optional Courses
Effective Workplace Communication15NoAllLetter Grade$399
Managing High Performance Teams15NoAllAttendance$399
Negotiating Contracts15NoAllLetter Grade$475
Contract Development and Signing15NoAllLetter Grade$475
Contract Management and Compliance15NoAllLetter Grade$475
Total  Hours201    
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.

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: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50091
4 classesApr. 28, May 5
May 2, 9
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
CRN 50270
OnlineJun. 1-Jul. 6  

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: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 31071
4 classesApr. 7, 14
Apr. 11, 18
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Tue. &
CRN 50037
4 classesMay 19, 26
May 23, 30
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &

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: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50371
OnlineMay 19-Jun. 22  
CRN 506644 classesJun. 2, 9
Jun. 6, 13
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m 

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: $449
Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 310764 classesApr. 21, 28
Apr. 25-May 2
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
CRN 50297OnlineMay 11-Jun. 15  

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: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50214
OnlineMay 25-Jun. 29  
CRN 506654 classesJun. 16, 23
Jun. 20, 27
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &

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: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 31078
4 classesApr. 7, 14
Apr. 11, 18
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
CRN 50147
OnlineJun. 15-Jul. 20  

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.

Subject code: XSCM 2000730 Hours. Fee: $289Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50052Independent StudyMay 4-Jun. 1 
CRN 50269
Independent StudyJun. 1-29 
CRN 70250Independent StudyJul. 6-Aug. 28 

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

Optional Courses

Choose 2

Managing High Performance Teams

Effective Workplace Communication

Negotiating Contracts

Contract Development and Signing

Contract Management and Compliance

Also Available

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 designed to help you prepare to write your Final Assessment Paper. It is not required for the certificate.
Course materials: Distributed online via Blackboard.

Subject code: XSCM 100013 Hours. Fee: $85+GST 
CRN 506631 classJun. 69 a.m.-12 noonSat.

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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403.440.5069 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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*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.