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Overview

With all areas of the supply chain increasingly impacting an organization’s competitiveness, today’s market demands skilled practitioners to support the management of complex supply chains. The Supply Management Training meets the professional development needs of practitioners with a series of tactical courses designed to provide a solid skills base.

Offered in cooperation with the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada Alberta (SCMA-AB), this program will equip practitioners with the necessary skills to support the supply chain function and the related business skills to help advance their careers.


Series at a Glance

Program structure

10 courses needed to graduate.

Location & Format

Classes held in downtown Edmonton.

Duration

1-2 years of part-time study.

Audience

The Supply Management Training program will be of interest to early to mid-career practitioners, as well as to individuals who work outside of the supply management field but have procurement, logistics, transportation, or operations responsibilities.

Those with supervisory/management responsibility seeking knowledge of their direct reports’ supply management functional areas would also benefit from these courses.

Learners in the Supply Management Training program come from positions such as junior buyers, purchasing assistants, production planners, warehouse clerks, material handlers, logistics administrators, and inventory co-ordinators, as well as associates, analysts, and specialists.

Program Plan

This part-time program is comprised of 10 courses. Typical course load is one to three courses per term, three terms a year. When following this structure, students can complete the program within one to two years.

Courses do not have to be taken in any specific order, allowing students to choose the courses that best fit their schedule in any given term. Evening, weekend, and weekday learning opportunities are available to accommodate a variety of schedules.

Complete all 10 courses to be eligible to receive your Diploma in Supply Management granted by the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA). Once you complete all courses, apply directly to SCMA for the diploma.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • ‎Technical courses


    (39 hours each)

    Introduction to Logistics
    Introduction to Operations Management
    Introduction to Procurement
    Introduction to Transportation


  • ‍Soft skills workshops

    (2–4 days each)


    Communication and Relational Skills
    Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation & Contract Management
    Negotiation Skills

  • Business mgmt seminars

    (2 days each)


    Introduction to Marketing
    Introduction to Business Planning
    Introduction to Accounting and Finance

Qualifications & Admission

Students are not required to apply for admission to the University of Alberta—only to register for each course on an individual basis. Once you complete all courses, apply directly to SCMA for the diploma.

There are no employment or education prerequisites for this program.

Courses are currently open for enrolment—register now!

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you register for your classes; courses are GST-exempt.
  • Some courses require a textbook at an additional cost.

Courses Offered

Take courses individually for professional development or complete them all to earn the SCMA’s Diploma in Supply Management.

Pre–reading is required for most courses. Be sure to purchase your course textbook in advance.

Register online or by phone at 780-492-3116 (toll-free 1-800-808-4784). You may also register by mail, fax, or in person.

Course schedules are also available in printer-friendly PDF format.

Technical courses

    Soft skills workshops

      Business management seminars


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