Business - Purchasing

CODE: 1282

Prepare for a career in the growing field of supply chain and logistics management. Develop the skills necessary to make key decisions about price and quality when sourcing suppliers and materials. Learn how to influence decisions and adapt to ensure organizations keep a competitive advantage. Gain advanced standing in the Supply Chain Management Professional designation program with Supply Chain Canada and qualify for transfer credits to many related Conestoga College programs.

Start Date: September 5, 2023

Length: 2 years

Credential: Ontario College Diploma


Graduates will find success in the public, industrial, retail/wholesale, and service sectors and may also assume leadership roles in purchasing/procurement, resource planning and control, supply chain management, logistics, warehousing and distribution management. 

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What's in it for me?

Gain the skills you need to help a company stay at the top of their game!  

Businesses today are under unprecedented competitive pressures from around the world. The Business - Purchasing diploma program develops graduates with the skills necessary to contribute to the cost management, adaptability, and quality efforts in their organizations, thereby ensuring a competitive advantage and long-term profitability. 

With small class sizes, dedicated instructors, leading-edge course design, and the flexibility to study any time or place, Conestoga Online makes continuing your education and advancing your career possible. 

Pathway Opportunities

An agreement exists with Supply Chain Canada that provides advanced standing in the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation program. In addition, graduates may qualify for transfer credits that could be used for exemption from certain components of the CSCMP graduate program.

As part of the requirements for the NIGP (National Institute for Governmental Purchasing) designation programs, CPPB (Certified Professional Public Buyer) and CPPO (Certified Public Procurement Officer), those students who have chosen and completed the optional Public Purchasing Course will comply with the requirement.

They may also write the first CPIM (Certified in Production Inventory Management) exam towards their certification through ASCM (the professional Association for Supply Chain Management). Graduates can receive exemptions from the business course requirements within the Certified Logistics Professional designation (CCLP) program, administered by CITT (Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation
). Graduates receive full credit toward completion of the Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management three-year advanced diploma should they wish to complete it.

Additional Info

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