Supply Chain Management is delivery-focused, coordinating the end-to-end flow of an organization’s goods, information and money, and ensuring that an organization successfully turns inputs to outputs in an efficient manner.
What you will learn
The major prepares students to deal with the management of all activities directly related to the design and delivery of services, manufacturing and production of goods, and management of supply chains.
Supply chain management professionals are detail-oriented and constantly think about how to make processes more efficient.
A first-year schedule sample
All first year commerce students will take a common set of classes before entering a specialization, such as operations management, in their second year.
|COMM 100.3||Business Communication|
|COMM 101.3||Introduction to Business|
|COMM 104.3||Foundations of Business Statistics|
|COMM 105.3||Introduction to Organizational Behaviour|
|MATH 121.3||Mathematical Analysis for Business and Economics|
|COMM 204.3||Introduction to Marketing|
|COMM 211.3||Human Resource Management|
|COMM 229.3||Personal Financial Management|
|English Writing Requirement|
|level non-COMM Elective|
* These are elective courses. You'll have a number of courses to choose between.
The Course and Program Catalogue has the complete and official listing of required classes and their descriptions for this program.
Here are just a few of the classes you might take while you complete this degree:
COMM 205: Introduction to Operations Management
Introduces students to concepts and decision-making techniques used in the design, planning, execution, control, and improvement of operations of world-class manufacturing and service companies. It begins with introductory issues such as operations strategy and forecasting, continue with design topics such as product design, capacity planning, process design, facility layout, work design, and location planning, then covers quality management and control, and finally ends with planning decisions such as inventory management, aggregate planning, material requirements planning, just-in-time systems, scheduling, and supply chain management. Time permitting, project management and waiting line management may be covered too.
COMM 393: Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Decisions
Deals with modelling business problems to help managers make better decisions regardless of their functional areas. It introduces students to analytical decision making tools including linear programming, integer programming, network models, decision analysis and simulation. Spreadsheets will be extensively used for solving managerial problems.
COMM 491: Purchasing and Supply Management
Introduces fundamentals of purchasing and supply management, including terminology, concepts, procedures, and models. It includes purchasing objectives and organization, operating procedures, specification, supply search and supplier selection, price determination, bidding and negotiation, forward buying, cost and value analysis, outsourcing, legal and ethical issues, supplier relations and partnerships, warehousing, inventory control models, and material requirements planning. The first 2/3 of the course concentrates on purchasing, while the remaining 1/3 focuses on inventory control systems. Purchasing uses decision-making cases, whereas Inventory Control emphasizes quantitative problems and models. Where appropriate and available, selected software programs will be used.
Students from around the world choose to study at the Edwards School of Business because we offer hands-on experiential learning in every area of study. You go beyond analyzing cases and into communities, graduating with legitimate consulting experience on your résumé.
Our four year B.Comm. degree helps students develop the critical thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork skills that employers demand.
At Edwards, we have a dedicated academic and career services student advisory team which means you can book an appointment to see an advisor within a day (using our online booking system).
Our young, vibrant faculty consistently earn prestigious teaching awards, attesting to their investment in your learning.
Supply chain management graduates are very influential in the business world. When it comes to deciding how to produce a certain automobile or ordering the right amount of product, they are the ones in charge. There are job opportunities in areas such as distribution and logistics, purchasing, quality assurance, inventory control and warehousing.
Supply chain management graduates may continue their professional development with careers in the following areas:
- Business forecaster
- Layout design specialist
- Logistics manager
- Project manager
- Quality control manager
2017 Co-op Student: Operations Co-op Student, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery
"The faculties undying passion (especially that of Dr. Keith Willoughby) for the field of Operations Management is what inspired me to pursue OM as a major. It is quickly becoming a recognized asset in many industries, and we are one of the select few universities to offer it as a distinct major. Pursuing this unique profession led to an amazing Co-op placement for Mission Hill Family Estate Winery in Kelowna, BC. It allowed me to experience an industry that is foreign to Saskatchewan, and gave me the opportunity to assist with innovative changes within the company."
|Canadian students||International students|
Tuition will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed (2023-2024 Canadian dollar rates).
Student fees are used to fund specific student benefits, including health, vision and dental coverage, a bus pass, recreational programs and fitness centre access.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,500-$2,500 per year.
Bachelor of Commerce
The Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) degree is a four-year program offered by the University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business.
All undergraduate students admitted to the Edwards School of Business are required to complete a common first-year of studies. In January of your second year, you'll apply to a specialization in Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing or Supply Chain Management.
While you complete your Bachelor degree, you can also enhance your experience with the following options:
Edwards Career Services, in the Edwards School of Business, provides career-related services to all our business students. We are responsible for the co-operative education program for 3rd year undergraduates and an MBA Internship Program for MBA students. Our office also partners with the main campus career centre to provide services and interview space to our business students and the employers recruiting them.
Edwards students have an opportunity to pursue studies around the world. Taking university classes in another country will broaden your horizons, enrich your university experience and open your employment opportunities globally.
Edwards School of Business have study agreements with a number of universities (in Austria, Australia, France, Sweden, Thailand and many other locations) where you can study a pre-approved set of classes and credit will transfer back to the B.Comm. degree program.
The University of Saskatchewan offers multiple second degree programs that allow you to earn two degrees in a shorter time frame than if you took each individually. Along with a Bachelor of Commerce, you could also earn a:
- Juris Doctor (Law degree)
- Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Science
Speak with an academic advisor if you are interested in this option.
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