Business Administration - Supply Chain and Operations Management (Co-op)

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Domestic students should apply online or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

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International students should apply online. Note: not all start dates are available to international students.

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Admissions - September 2023

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
  • Grade 12 compulsory English, C (min 60%) or U (min 50%), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1251) min 60%
  • Grade 12 Mathematics, C (min 60%) or U (min 50%), or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1375) min 60%
  • For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading

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Admission procedures

  • An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. Minimum average considered is 65%. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
  • Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of the academic strength.
  • A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission process. Minimum cutoffs apply.

Program requirements

  • Academic eligibility for a co-op work term is based on the term that occurs two terms prior to any work term. If this term is also a co-op work term, then work term eligibility will be based on the student’s achievement during the preceding academic term.
  • Should a student’s academic performance decline considerably (including cumulative missed courses) during the term just prior to any work term, the college reserves the right to withdraw the student from the upcoming work term.
  • In the case of back to back work terms eligibility to participate in consecutive work terms will be granted upon approval to participate in the initial work term.
  • Where two or more work terms occur back to back, should a student fail to achieve academic eligibility for the first work term, their eligibility for the second work term will be based on the term that occurs two terms prior to the second work term.
  • Students may only defer one work term regardless of the reason(s) (e.g. failed or missed work term).
  • Students who do not successfully complete their deferred work term will be removed from the co-op stream.
  • Since only one work term may be failed/deferred regardless of the reason(s), should a subsequent work term be missed/failed/unsecured (not successfully completed for any reason) the student will be immediately removed from the co-op stream.
  • Students who are discontinued are not eligible for co-op work terms.
  • In order to maintain eligibility or be considered for admission to the co-op stream, students must successfully complete all Year 1 courses (no failed courses) and attain a minimum cumulative average of 70% in the following courses:
    • COMP1056 Business Computing Applications 1
    • OPER1160 Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management
    • OPER1490 Systems Thinking & Success Skills
    • COMP1086 Business Computing Collaboration and Productivity
    • OPER1220 Supply Chain Management
    • OPER2200 Procurement
  • To be eligible for the first co-op work term, students must complete all Level 3 courses with no failures and attain a minimum cumulative average of 70% in the following courses:
    • ALL courses listed above as well as:
    • COMP2200 Business Modeling with Spreadsheets
    • OPER2020 Applied Business Processes
    • OPER2045 Master Planning
    • OPER2100 Systems Thinking and Professionalism
  • To be eligible for the second (if the first work term was deferred) and third co-op work terms, students must (in addition to previous requirements), complete all Level 4 courses (no failed courses) and attain a minimum cumulative average of 70% in the following courses:
    • MGMT2220 Project Management with Software Applications
    • MGMT2230 Business Analytics
    • OPER2225 Operations Management
    • OPER2235 Procurement Law and Case Study Analysis

Credit transfer

You might be eligible to enter a program at an advanced level, or be exempt from a course, if you have formal post-secondary education. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities.


Some Conestoga programs have pathways for current students, including certificate-to-diploma, diploma-to-diploma and diploma-to-degree opportunities. Learn more about pathways at Conestoga.

Articulation agreements

Conestoga partners with other post-secondary institutions, allowing students the opportunity to study elsewhere, usually in pursuit or an academic credential. Learn more about articulation agreements.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Through PLAR, Conestoga may credit prior learning or skills acquired through employment, formal and informal education, or life experiences. Learn more about PLAR at Conestoga.


The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College. Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.