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Supply Chain Management

Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)

Learn how to get the most out of your degree and prepare for your future career.

The Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) degree is a four-year direct-entry program. The first two years provide you with general business knowledge; all students take an introductory course in each of the major specializations before selecting a major in the middle of year two.

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. 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.

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Learn more about some of the required major-specific courses for this degree. View the course and program catalogue or meet with an academic advisor to understand all major requirements.

Year 1 COMM courses

The courses listed here and in the Course and Program Catalogue are not necessarily offered each year and do not represent the totality of your requirements.


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
COMM 121.3 | Business Mathematics
COMM 204.3 | Introduction to Marketing
COMM 211.3 | Human Resource Management
COMM 229.3 | Personal Financial Management


You choose
  • One course (3 cu) to fulfill your english language requirement
  • One course (3 cu) to fulfill your 100-level non-COMM elective requirement

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What will I learn?
  • Be a business professional ready to build nations
  • Understand areas of purchasing, supply chain management, analytics, modeling, forecasting, project and logistics management
  • Gain the skills required to be ready to pursue a professional designation (Project Management Professional – PMP or Supply Chain Management Professional - SCMP) upon graduation
  • Become innovative and creative in your pursuit of operational excellence in improving processes
  • Pursue a wide array of job opportunities in distribution and logistics, purchasing, quality assurance, inventory control and warehousing

Gain relevant experience


Create local and global connections


Get career ready

  • Check out Edwards Career Services and meet with a career advisor to receive guidance and access resources related to achieving your career goals
  • View the Edwards School of Business tab within CareerLink to review resources and the calendar of career events as well as part-time summer and job postings
  • Build an amazing resume and prepare for upcoming interviews with Edwards Skills First
  • Take a career assessment to learn more about your strengths, personality, interests, and values
  • Develop your LinkedIn profile to begin building your professional brand
  • If you are new to Canada, participate in the Edwards International Career Development Program. Information will be emailed to eligible students in November
  • Access USask Career Services for additional support with career exploration and job search
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Explore your major

Learn more about some of the required major-specific courses for this degree. View the course and program catalogue or meet with an academic advisor to understand all major requirements.

Year 2 COMM courses

The courses listed here and in the Course and Program Catalogue are not necessarily offered each year and do not represent the totality of your requirements.


COMM 201.3 | Introduction to Financial Accounting
COMM 203.3 | Introduction to Finance
COMM 205.3 | Introduction to Operations Management
COMM 207.3 | Statistics for Business Decisions
COMM 210.3 | Introduction to Managerial Accounting
COMM 213.3 | Management Information Systems
ECON 111.3 | Introductory Microeconomics
ECON 114.3Introductory Macroeconomics


You choose
  • Two courses (6 cu) to fulfill your non-COMM elective requirements
Year 3 COMM courses

The courses listed here and in the Course and Program Catalogue are not necessarily offered each year and do not represent the totality of your requirements.


COMM 304.3 | Introduction to Business Law
COMM 306.3 | Ethics and Strategic Decision Making
COMM 347.3 | Indigenous Business in Canada


You choose
  • Three courses (9 cu) from the Supply Chain Management Major Requirements
  • One course (3 cu) from any level non-COMM elective OR 300-level or higher COMM elective
  • Three courses (9 cu) as free senior electives (200-level or higher non-COMM OR 300-level or higher COMM)

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Add to your major

Choose from a variety of options to complement your major.

Gain relevant experience


Create local and global connections


Get career ready

Career readiness competencies

Career Readiness Competencies are transferable skill sets that will prepare you for the world of work and include the top attributes that employers are looking for:

  • Career & Self-Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

Explore your major

Learn more about some of the required major-specific courses for this degree. View the course and program catalogue or meet with an academic advisor to understand all major requirements.

Final year COMM courses

The courses listed here and in the Course and Program Catalogue are not necessarily offered each year and do not represent the totality of your requirements.


COMM 401.3 | Business Strategy
COMM 447.3Entrepreneurship and Venture Development
COMM 491.3Purchasing and Supply Management
COMM 495.3Supply Chain Management


You choose

Apply to graduate

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Gain relevant experience


Create local and global connections


Get career ready

Career readiness competencies

Career Readiness Competencies are transferable skill sets that will prepare you for the world of work and include the top attributes that employers are looking for:

  • Career & Self-Development
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

Possible destinations

People with a supply chain management degree take their knowledge and skills into many different industries and occupations. Note that some of the career paths listed here require further education and training.


Designations

Students who major in supply chain management may opt to pursue a professional designation after completing a B.Comm. degree.

Supply Chain Canada administers the Supply Chain Management Professional™ (SCMP™) Designation Program which is considered the national standard in the profession. Supply Chain Canada recognizes the Edwards School of Business supply chain management major as an accredited post-secondary program.

Graduates from April 2016 and onward with an overall cumulative average of 70% or higher are eligible to apply for advanced standing.

To obtain the designation, graduates complete the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application and pay a non-refundable application fee. Once notified of their advanced standing, graduates can then apply for admission into the SCMP™ designation program, complete any remaining required coursework, attend the SCMP Leadership Residency, and write the SCMP National Exam.


USask alumni career paths

  • Business Analyst
  • Buyer
  • Category Analyst
  • Director of Optimization
  • Forage Operations Manager
  • Grain Buyer
  • Grain Support Specialist
  • Internal Quality Auditor
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Operations Coordinator
  • Operations Coordinator
  • Operations Manager
  • Procurement & Contracts Specialist
  • Procurement Advisor
  • Procurement Coordinator
  • Production Planners
  • Production Supervisor
  • Project Controller
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Purchaser/Logistics Coordinator
  • Retail Operations Specialist
  • Supply Chain Assistant
  • Supply Chain Systems Analystg

Project work and organizational effectiveness has always interested me; the operations management major (now supply chain management) allowed me to dabble in areas related to this and allowed me to grow a career as a public servant supporting these areas! There is great diversity that comes with this major, allowing you various career opportunities and continual room for growth.

—Reegan, Bachelor of Commerce '16 in operations management 

Where do USask alumni work?

  • AECOM Canada Ltd.
  • Amazon
  • Bourgault Industries Ltd.
  • Brandt Group of Companies
  • Calian, Advanced Technologies
  • Canpotex Ltd.
  • CNH Industrial
  • Curbie Cars
  • Doepker Industries
  • Erco Worldwide
  • ESTI Consulting Services
  • Federated Co-operatives Limited
  • Hatch Ltd.
  • Kindersley Transport Ltd.
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Mission Hill Family Estate
  • New Holland Agriculture
  • Nutrien
  • Nutrien Ag Solutions
  • Parrish & Heimbecker
  • Saskatchewan Health Authority
  • Suncor Energy
  • Sunrise Foods International
  • Tradex Commodity Group
  • Vendasta
  • Viterra

Recent graduates with a bachelor of commerce degree in supply chain management earn, on average, $63,800 (Edwards School of Business B.Comm. 2022 Employment Statistics).


"I love the concept of start to finish efficiency! Supply chain management lets me be the change I want to see. We have all thought "wow, this could be done a lot quicker"; I am the guy that gets to make it a lot quicker! Supply chain management will be a field the world always needs. I am very thankful for the knowledge and skills I have been taught and look forward to entering the work force!"

—Lukas, third-year student in supply chain management

"I chose to major in operations management (now supply chain management) because I like solving complex problems using a data-driven approach. Edwards provided me the opportunity to participate in multiple experiential learning classes, which helped me apply my academic skills to the business world."

—Preston, Bachelor of Commerce '17 in operations management