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Concordia University Canada - Supply Chain & Marine Education

Supply Chain Management Education at John Molson School of Business (JSMB) & Marine Transportation Cont Ed Program in Montreal, Quebec

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Established in 1974, Concordia University, located in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Montreal, Quebec, is one of Canada’s most innovative and diverse, comprehensive universities. Concordia’s highly accomplished faculty members adopt inter-disciplinary approaches to learning and focus on offering the best possible scholarship, research and training.

Concordia offers more than 300 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs, diplomas and certificates in four Faculties, a School of Graduate Studies and a School of Extended Learning. More than 11 percent of the university’s student population is international. In fact, Concordia welcomes students from more than 150 countries, and maintains formal ties with more than 100 institutions in 33 countries.

With over 6,500 undergraduate students, 1200 graduate students and 36,000 alumni, John Molson School of Business (JSMB) is a top ranked business school in Canada. The business school offers 15 different programs from five different departments. Concordia Molson ranked 96th in the world according to the 2010 The Economist’s Which MBA survey. It was the only Quebec business school to make the list and placed fourth among Canadian universities.

JMSB ranked #1 in Canada for preparing its students for business leadership according to a world-wide ranking by the prestigious École des Mines de Paris (August 2009). Among Canadian universities, Concordia has the highest number of graduates holding a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position in a Global Fortune 500 company.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BComm with Supply Chain Operations Management Major: The courses in the discipline cover the modelling and managerial aspects of forecasting, production planning, scheduling, inventory management, logistics and technology management along the supply chain. These courses are then followed by a graduation project course that emphasizes the integration theme in a real-life manufacturing or service environment. Case studies, simulation games, field trips and guest speakers from industry and business are all part of course delivery in the SCOM major, exposing the students to current and leading edge supply chain practices. With Supply Chain Operations Management Co-op option, students gain practical experience in the modelling and managing of manufacturing and service industry logistics, planning, scheduling, materials and more. Work terms are available in a growing list of industries including aerospace, food manufacturing, transportation analysis and risk consulting.

Graduate Program

  • Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM): The program provides students with an inter-disciplinary perspective, exposing them to a number of business and engineering areas, including marketing, industrial engineering, statistics, finance, change and stakeholder management and information systems. Graduates from our program will be particularly well positioned for careers in consulting, manufacturing, retail, logistics, distribution and software, as companies over the world are increasingly leveraging supply chain expertise to gain competitive advantage. The program will also provide a springboard for those students wishing to pursue a PhD.

Continuing Education (Maritime & Shipping)

  • Certificate in Marine Transportation: The Certificate in Marine Transportation is a collaborative effort between the Shipping Federation of Canada and Concordia University’s Centre for Continuing Education. This Certificate is a non‐credit, university-level program that provides formal commercial training to those employed in the shipping industry and related sectors. The program is designed around a series of customized marine courses that are developed and delivered by instructors working within the maritime sector, thus ensuring that the course material is up to date, practical and relevant to today’s shipping professionals. To obtain the Certificate, students must successfully complete the following specialized marine courses.
  • Introduction to Shipping (42 hours, 3 months): This course will help you to learn about International Trade and the need for shipping; familiarize yourself with geography and trade routes; gain knowledge of the dry bulk, liquid bulk and container trades; understand ship registration, flag states and coastal states; and appreciate the need for sustainability in shipping.
  • Vessel Husbandry and Port Operations (42 hours, 3 months): This will help you to learn about the role of the agent, shore support and husbandry; familiarize yourself with navigation in Canadian waters; gain knowledge of port and terminal issues like loading, stowing and securing Cargo; understand the role of shipboard personnel and other service providers; and appreciate the importance of evolving operational issues like Security and the environment.
  • Customs and Documentation (42 hours, 3 months): This will help you to learn about the shipping carrier's obligations to the CBSA; familiarize yourself with Import and Export reporting; gain knowledge of security and trade facilitation programs; understand the administrative money penalty system; and examine the CBSA's requirements for cruise ships.
  • Maritime Law and Insurance (42 hours, 3 months): This will help you to learn about international contracts and their role in shipping; familiarize yourself with contracts of carriage and Bills of Lading; gain knowledge of Marine Insurance and agency contracts; understand the rules governing the Carriage of Goods by sea; and examine carrier issues, the Marine Liability Act and related subjects.
  • Shipping Economics & Management (42 hours, 3 months): This will help you to learn about the charter market and the role of the charterparty; familiarize yourself with voyage estimation principles; gain knowledge of marine insurance and agency contracts; understand concepts like freight, hire and laytime; examine contracts of affreightment and other types of chartering.

Concordia University Features

  • Open and vibrant - that’s how Concordia students describe their community. Those two words reflect the urban and multicultural environment that is also the heart and soul of Montreal. That same openness to the world, and to new ideas, inspires us to develop an innovative approach to learning, research, and social responsibility. At Concordia, you’ll find an educational experience that sparks your curiosity, respects your individuality, and nurtures your appetite for knowledge.
  • Campus: Located on two campuses in Montreal, Loyola campus is located in the residential west end, and Sir George Williams campus is in the heart of downtown.
  • Accreditation: Concordia University is a public institution recognized under a public act. Enabling Legislation: An Act respecting educational institutions at the university level. John Molson School of Business programs are accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC); Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) and Languages Canada (LC)
  • JMSB's Career Management Services: Career Management Services are intended for current or recent graduates of the John Molson School of Business.You can access the job posting site; register for career events to meet employers; browse the on-line career planning tools and utilize advising services.
  • Bell Research Centre for Business Process Innovations: Funded by a generous donation from Bell Canada, the Centre strives to help researchers to understand, in a comprehensive way, the determinants and implications of business process innovations. More specifically, the Centre strives to appreciate how work processes, in general, can be enhanced to become more efficient from the perspectives of both the organization and the individuals.
  • JMSB Co-op Advantage: The JMSB co-op programs offer you the unique opportunity to give your career plans a head-start. As a JMSB co-op student, you will be able to apply what you learn in class to three paid work terms. Plus your work terms will allow you to explore different types of jobs in your chosen major and, in the process, develop a better understanding of what interests and motivates you.
  • Study Abroad: One of the distinguishing features of the John Molson School of Business’s Undergraduate Programs are the Study Abroad programs, which provide students the opportunity to travel the globe, pursue credited courses at renowned international business schools, learn about foreign business practices, experience new cultures, and make invaluable future business connections. Each year the school sends over one hundred JMSB ambassadors abroad through the two International Study Abroad programs; the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) and the Visiting International Fee-Paying (VIFP) program
  • Housing: Hingston Hall and Jesuit Residence at the Loyola campus and Grey Nuns Residence at the Sir George Williams Campus are available for first year, full time undergraduate student; those who live 50km outside of Montreal and the surrounding area; between 17-22 years of age and purchase a meal plan as provided by the University's food service provider.

LAST UPDATED ON Nov 14, 2021