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Operations and Supply Chain Management: Post-Baccalaureate Diploma


The Operations and Supply Chain Management Specialist (OSCM) program is designed for students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree with industry experience, or have a technical or science diploma with significant relevant industry experience.

The OSCM program will allow students to develop critical thinking and analytical skills, communication skills, effective project management abilities, teamwork and interpersonal skills. Students will attain a solid understanding of how to interpret and synthesize core business, financial and performance data to make informed decisions.

Focused OSCM content prepare students to apply best in practice processes and tools to a wide range of operations and supply chain areas, identify and assess performance improvement opportunities in a variety of industries, and competently support informed decision making. Note: This is a two-year program, though students can choose to complete the program in an accelerated form.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • successful completion of a recognized undergraduate degree


  • successful completion of a recognized technical or science diploma, along with a minimum of 5 years of related technical, scientific, operational, or supply chain work experience. (KPU will require a resume from these applicants to make an admission decision.)

Curricular Requirements

The Post Baccalaureate Diploma program requires completion of the following 33 credits of courses with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

  BUSM 5100 Accounting and Financial Management for Managers 3 credits
  BUSM 5110 Managing Dynamic Teams 3 credits
  BUSM 5120 Project Management 3 credits
  BUSM 5130 Quantitative Methods for Business Management 3 credits
  BUSM 5140 Negotiations and Stakeholder Communications 3 credits
  OSCM 5100 Strategic Operations Management 3 credits
  OSCM 5110 Information Systems for Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 credits
  OSCM 5120 Quality Management 3 credits
  OSCM 5130 Productivity, Innovation and Lean Systems 3 credits
  OSCM 5140 Supply Chain & Logistics Management 3 credits
  OSCM 5150 Applied Operations and Supply Chain Management Project 3 credits

Co-operative Education

The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Operations and Supply Chain Management is offered with a Co-operative Education option for full-time students entering the program in the Fall term. This option requires an additional 10 credits of Co-operative Education courses. Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op option must meet the following requirements:

Declaration and Entrance Requirements

  • Declaration of the Co-op option upon admission into the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Work Term and Program Continuance Requirements

Procedures for enrolment in Co-operative Education work terms are outlined in the COOP course descriptions. Conditions for continuance in the program are:

  • Completion of COOP 1101 prior to completing 12 credits
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Instructor Permission

Co-op Course Requirements

The Co-operative Education designation requires successful completion of the following courses:
  COOP 1101 Job Search Techniques 1 credit
  COOP 1150 Co-op Work Semester 1 9 credits
Note: These COOP courses must be completed sequentially. COOP courses can only be used to satisfy the Co-op designation and cannot be used to satisfy curricular requirements of the program.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the requirements stated above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Upon successful completion of this program with co-operative education, students are eligible to receive a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Co-operative Education Option.

At a Glance

School of Business

Program Type:

  • Post Baccalaureate

Credential Granted:

  • Post Baccalaureate Diploma

Offered At:

  • KPU Surrey  Surrey
  • KPU Civic Plaza Civic Plaza

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January

Intake Type:

  • Limited Intake  Limited intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time
  • Co-op  Co-op

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 33

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Jan-2017

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 13-Jun-2018

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