Supply Chain Management Extension Certificate

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CE Logo - Supply Chain Management - NAPThe 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 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
May 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.

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

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

Read an article about the program.

NEW! Join us for Career Possibilities: Supply Chain Management  

Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: EB1102

This session is open to prospective students, current students or individuals interested in learning more about opportunities in Supply Chain Management.

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: International Trends in Supply Chain
Presentation 6: The Student Experience at Mount Royal

Question and Answer session will follow the presentations

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

Space is limited so please register early!

Future Events
Oil and Gas Night: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
Career Possibilities: SCM: Tue., Dec. 2, 2014 & Tue., Jan. 27, 2015

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SCHEDULE    Total: 201 hours

Required Courses
Length
(hours)
PrerequisitesSemester
Offered
Grade ModeCost
Introduction to Supply Chain Management21NoAllLetter
Grade
$449
Introduction to Procurement Strategies21NoAllLetter
Grade
$449
Inventory, Warehousing and Analysis21Yes (both Intro courses)AllLetter
Grade
$449
Planning and Scheduling21Yes (both Intro courses)AllLetter
Grade
$449
Strategic Procurement21Yes (both Intro courses)AllLetter
Grade
$449
Technology and E-Procurement 21 Yes (both Intro courses)AllLetter
Grade
$449
Project Management: An Overview
15NoAllAttendance/
Letter Grade
$525
Supply Chain Management: Final Assessment Paper
30Yes (all required courses)AllLetter
Grade
 
$289
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.

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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. Fall Fee: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 70275
(Fee: $415)
OnlineAug. 5-Sept. 8  
CRN 90143
OnlineSept. 3-Oct. 8  
CRN 90537
4 classesSept. 9, 16
Sept.13, 20
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 90648
OnlineOct.  1-Nov. 5  
CRN 908814 classesOct. 14, 21
Oct. 18, 25
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 910134 classesNov. 12, 19
Nov. 15, 22
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.

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. Fall Fee: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 50654
(Fee: $415)
OnlineJul. 2-Aug. 6  
CRN 90144
4 classesSep. 23, 30
Sep. 27 & Oct. 4
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 90538
OnlineOct. 8-Nov. 12  
CRN 90649
4 classesOct. 28 & Nov. 4
Nov. 1, 8
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 90809OnlineNov. 5-Dec. 10  
CRN 910144 classesNov. 26 & Dec. 3
Nov. 29 & Dec. 6
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wed. &
Sat.

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. Fall Fee: $449 
CRN 70274
(Fee: $415)
OnlineJun. 30-Aug. 5  
CRN 90540OnlineOct. 8-Nov. 12    
CRN 910154 classesDec. 2, 9
Dec. 6, 13
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.

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 90206
4 classesOct. 14, 21
Oct. 18, 25
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 90650
OnlineNov. 12-Dec. 17  
CRN 910184 classesDec. 10, 17
Dec. 13, 20
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wed. &
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. Fall Fee: $449Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 70276
(Fee: $415)
OnlineAug. 5-Sept. 8  
CRN 90429
OnlineOct. 1-Nov. 5  
CRN 91016
4 classesOct. 7, 14
Oct.11,18
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 90539OnlineNov. 12-Dec. 16  
CRN 910174 classesNov. 18, 25
Nov. 22, 29
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.

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 90205
OnlineSept. 3-Oct. 14  
CRN 90651
4 classesOct. 28 & Nov. 4
Nov. 1, 8
6:30-9:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. &
Sat.
CRN 91019
OnlineNov. 5-Dec. 10  

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.
Fall: Deadline for submission is 12 noon, Dec. 16, 2014. No refunds after Sept. 15.

Subject code: XSCM 2000730 Hours. Fee: $270 
CRN 90246
Independent StudySept. 15-Dec. 16 
CRN 90652
Independent StudySept. 15-Dec. 16 

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

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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 90318
1 classSept. 116:30-9:30 p.m.Thu.

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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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Register
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403.440.3833 or 1.877.287.8001

Contact Us
cebusiness@mtroyal.ca
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.