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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

The Lazaridis Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) program consists of 10 required courses, focusing on the six drivers of supply chain performance: facilities, transportation, inventory, procurement, pricing, and information.

In this one-year program, you will analyze cases, solve problems using software, and participate in field projects to develop your ability to make supply chain decisions. You will also learn how to evaluate different investments and operating policies and their effect on supply chain cost and responsiveness, and thereby the firm’s competitiveness, risk, and financial performance.

Program Structure

Our goal is to deliver the best possible program while accommodating the professional lives our students.

Fall Term

The fall term consists of four foundational courses: SCMG601 and SCMG602 (taken during the first six-week period), and SCMG603 and SCMG604 (taken during the second six-week period).

  • SCMG601: Business Analytics for Supply Chain Managers
  • SCMG602: Finance for Supply Chain Managers
  • SCMG603: Inventory Management
  • SCMG604: Procurement and Supply Management

Winter Term

  • SCMG605: Freight Transportation Management
  • SCMG606: Supply Chain Facilities Management
  • SCMG607: Supply Chain Project

Spring Term

  • SCMG608: Supply Chain Consulting Project
  • SCMG609: Pricing and Revenue Management
  • SCMG610: Advanced Supply Chain Analytics

Supply Chain Management Professional Designation

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Supply Chain Canada is Canada’s largest association representing supply chain professionals. The Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation is Canada’s principal and most sought-after professional designation for those entering the supply chain profession and advancing as leaders in supply chain.

Supply Chain Canada and Wilfrid Laurier University are committed to supporting graduates of the MSCM program to be at the leading edge of supply chain throughout their careers, to improving the corporate performance of their organizations, and to influencing the transformation of supply chain systems in Canada.

Graduates of the Lazaridis MSCM program who achieved a 70% or "B" standing for courses completed within the last five years will receive advanced standing toward their SCMP designation.

Recognized Compulsory Courses

  • Module 1: Supply Chain Management
  • Module 2: Procurement and Supply Management
  • Module 3: Logistics and Transportation
  • Module 4: Operations and Process Management
  • Module 5: Knowledge Management
  • Module 8: Supply Chain Management Services, Capital Goods and Major Projects
  • Workshop 1: Leadership and Professionalism
  • Workshop 2: Negotiation Skills
  • Workshop 3: Communications and Relational Skills
  • Workshop 4: Competitive Bidding, Contract Preparation and Contract Management
  • Workshop 5: Risk Management

To earn the SCMP designation, candidates must meet the prescribed entry requirements and successfully complete the following academic program requirements:

  • Module 6: Global Sourcing
  • Module 7: Supply Chain Management for the Public Sector
  • Workshop 6: Ethical Behaviour and Social Responsibility

andrew-w.png“When I began my supply chain career at DHL in 1996, I could never have imagined how rewarding a journey this would be. Every day is unique, I have had the opportunity to see the world and to meet incredible individuals. Most importantly for me, I have come to appreciate that what we do in supply chain makes a real difference – ultimately connecting people and improving lives.”

Andrew Williams (BBA ’96)
CEO, DHL Express Canada

Important Dates

Application portal opens in October 2021.

Applications for Fall 2022 due by July 1, 2022.


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