Business and Leadership
Continuing & Professional Education

in Supply Management Training

Start exploring connected careers. People in these types of occupational fields may benefit from this program:

Manager in Transportation
230 positions open annually
employment snapshot
Manufacturing Manager
250 positions open annually
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Purchasing and Inventory Control Worker
106 positions open annually
employment snapshot
Supervisor, Supply Chain, Tracking and Scheduling Co-ordination Occupations
427 positions open annually
employment snapshot
Shipper and Receiver
459 positions open annually
employment snapshot
Transportation Route and Crew Scheduler
17 positions open annually
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All 10 courses are part-time and also open to current practitioners
Program enrolment is optional – register without applying

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  • managers
  • junior buyers
  • purchasing assitants
  • production planners
  • warehouse clerks
  • material handlers
  • logistics administrators
  • inventory co-ordinators
  • analysts

Today’s mar­ket demands skilled prac­ti­tion­ers to sup­port the man­age­ment of com­plex sup­ply chains

With all areas of the sup­ply chain increas­ing­ly impact­ing an organization’s com­pet­i­tive­ness, today’s mar­ket demands skilled prac­ti­tion­ers to sup­port the man­age­ment of com­plex sup­ply chains. The Sup­ply Man­age­ment Train­ing meets the pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment needs of prac­ti­tion­ers with a series of tac­ti­cal cours­es designed to pro­vide a sol­id skills base.

Offered in coop­er­a­tion with the Sup­ply Chain Cana­da, this pro­gram will equip prac­ti­tion­ers with the nec­es­sary skills to sup­port the sup­ply chain func­tion and the relat­ed busi­ness skills to help advance their careers.

The Sup­ply Man­age­ment Train­ing pro­gram will be of inter­est to ear­ly to mid-career prac­ti­tion­ers, as well as to indi­vid­u­als who work out­side of the sup­ply man­age­ment field but have pro­cure­ment, logis­tics, trans­porta­tion, or oper­a­tions responsibilities.

Those with supervisory/​management respon­si­bil­i­ty seek­ing knowl­edge of their direct reports’ sup­ply man­age­ment func­tion­al areas would also ben­e­fit from these courses.

Learn­ers in the Sup­ply Man­age­ment Train­ing pro­gram come from posi­tions such as junior buy­ers, pur­chas­ing assis­tants, pro­duc­tion plan­ners, ware­house clerks, mate­r­i­al han­dlers, logis­tics admin­is­tra­tors, and inven­to­ry co-ordi­na­tors, as well as asso­ciates, ana­lysts, and specialists.


Accredited by the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC).

Explore the fundamentals of procurement, transportation, logistics, and operations.

Master the tactical skills you need on a day–to–day basis.

Demonstrate an ability to assume more responsibilities within your organization.

Maximize your productivity and efficiency.

Learn valuable business skills that will help you advance in your career.

A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021 courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 1 year
  • Pay as you go

Stu­dents are not required to apply for admis­sion to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta — only to reg­is­ter for each course on an indi­vid­ual basis. Once you com­plete all cours­es, apply direct­ly to SCC for the diploma.

There are no employ­ment or edu­ca­tion pre­req­ui­sites for this program.

This part-time program is comprised of 10 courses. Typical course load is one to three courses per term. When following this structure, students can complete the program within one to two years.

Courses do not have to be taken in any specific order, allowing students to choose the courses that best fit their schedule in any given term. Evening, weekend, and weekday learning opportunities are available to accommodate a variety of schedules.

Complete all 10 courses to be eligible to receive your Diploma in Supply Management granted by Supply Chain Canada (SCC). Once you complete all courses, apply directly to SCC for the diploma.

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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