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This Operations Management program is a great program that I believe fully prepared me with all the skills I need in order to be successful. I was [...]

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The faculty come from the industry, so they bring their knowledge and experiences with them to help us to understand the different concepts. I was [...]

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I used the skills I learned at Durham College in the Operations Management program to help grow my Dad's business and I am using those same skills [...]

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 My 3 years of college was the best experience of my life. I met a lot of people and learned a lot of practical skills. After graduating from this [...]

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 The faculty in the program are incredibly helpful. They go out of their way to involve themselves in the student's learning process. Their knowle [...]

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Business (two-year)/Business Administration (three-year) – Operations Management, materials and operations

Materials and Operations Management – Business Administration

Business (two-year)/Business Administration (three-year) – Operations Management

Materials and Operations Management – Business Administration

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Materials and Operations Management – Business Administration

Materials and Operations Management – Business Administration

Note: this program will be offered under the new name of Supply Chain and Operations Management – Business Administration beginning in September 2017

Materials and Operations managers are at the core of any company. They keep businesses running efficiently and keep customers, suppliers and employees happy. They obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients and contribute to key decisions involving facilities management, logistics, inventory control, purchasing, quality control and scheduling – just to name a few.

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Program Description (Laptop program)

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.

Operations management is the core functional area of any business. Operations managers obtain, develop and manage the resources required to deliver goods and services to clients. This includes contributing to key decisions involving:

  • Facilities management
  • Inventory management
  • Purchasing
  • Quality assurance
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Supply chain management
  • Transportation, distribution and logistics

Graduates are well-positioned to pursue a variety of professional accreditations with professional organizations including:

  • APICS The Association for Operations Management
  • Purchasing Management Association of Canada

After completing one year of business study, you may choose to graduate with a certificate in Business Fundamentals. After two years of study, you may choose to graduate with a diploma in Business – Operations Management

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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C, M or U)

Please note: Applicants without Grade 12 mathematics can add General Arts and Science – Business Preparation (GASB) to their application at You will be registered in General Arts and Science – Business Preparation (GASB) for one semester. Upon successful completion of the semester and the applied mathematics course, you can apply to transfer to Business – Semester 2. Please contact with any questions.

 September or January Start

  • You may enter Year 1 of the Business or Business Administration program in September or January
  • If you begin classes in January, you will complete semesters 1 and 2 from January to August and start Year 2, Semester 3 immediately in September
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Career Options


  • Business analyst
  • Buyer or purchasing assistant
  • Demand planner
  • Expediter
  • Inventory manager
  • Materials control assistant
  • Production scheduler
  • Production planner
  • Production supervisor
  • Project co-ordinator
  • Quality manager


  • Bombardier
  • Celestica
  • Estée Lauder
  • LCBO
  • Logistics in Motion
  • Maple Leaf Foods
  • Messier-Buggatti-Dowty
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Plexxus
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Shared Services West
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Toronto Hydro
  • Wescam Applied Physics Specialties
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Course List & Descriptions

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Courses and course descriptions are subject to change.

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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Compulsory Ancillary


Program Incidental$0$0
Total Fees:$3,991$14,163

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Laptop Learning

Students enrolled in laptop programs will enjoy an exceptional learning experience through the use of technology. The advanced technical skills and knowledge that employers look for in graduates will provide students with a decided advantage when entering the workforce. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements of your program as the requirements are not the same for all laptop programs.

How laptop learning works:

  • Review your specific program page for hardware and software requirements
  • Acquire your own laptop from a vendor of your choosing including all of the hardware and software components listed below

Please note: Some software may be included in tuition fees for some programs. Please ensure that you are required to buy software before making a purchase. 

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Laptop Requirements

Minimum Recommended Hardware

  • Laptop: Personal computer (PC) not a Mac
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (if available)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or better (Not AMD)
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM (8 GB preferred)
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB or larger (Solid State Drive (SSD) preferred)
  • Warranty: 3 years parts and labour (On-site preferred)
  • Other features: 2 USB ports

Software Requirements


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Field Placement

Your learning experience will be complemented by a four-week placement in semester 6, which will give you practical operations management experience and the opportunity to apply the theories and concepts learned.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Graduates of the three-year program with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 can apply directly to the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology or Trent University.

Qualified graduates can go on to take Durham College’s Human Resources Management or Sport Business Management graduate certificate programs or may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities.

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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