Conestoga College Logo - Home Page

Business - Purchasing

Ontario College Diploma
Program Code:
Business and Hospitality
Accelerated Delivery:
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

About the Program

Do you like to spend other people's money? Influence and enable decisions? Then a career in Purchasing may be for you!

This two-year purchasing program is designed to prepare the graduate for a professional career in the growing field of supply chain and logistics management. Graduates of this program will find success in the public, industrial, retail/wholesale, and service sectors. Graduates of this program may also assume leadership roles as business professionals in areas such as purchasing/procurement, resource planning and control, supply chain management, logistics, warehousing and distribution management. The central theme in the program curriculum is total cost of ownership. 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.

Articulation agreements exist with the Supply Chain Management Association Ontario (SCMAO) which provides advanced standing in the Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) designation graduate program. Students will also have the foundation for preparation to write the Principles of Effective Public Purchasing Certificate, which is accredited by the Ontario Public Buyers Association. 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), graduates will have completed a post-secondary course in Public Buying. They may also write the first two CPIM (Certified in Production Inventory Management) exams towards their certification through APICS (a professional association for Supply Chain and Operations Management). 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.
Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus
SEP,  2017 Doon Open
Back To Top