Business Administration – Business Operations Management 2507

About Centennial
Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 2507
School: School of Business
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer
Location: Progress Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

The Business Operations Management program will teach you how to run a business effectively and efficiently. The program covers everything from purchasing and inventory management to supply chain and logistics management, operations planning, direct supervision and quality assurance. You will acquire the expertise needed to maximize productivity in these and other areas (like enterprise integration) while preparing for a career in virtually any service or goods manufacturing industry.

Hands-on learning is provided through programs that are similar to those undertaken in actual business settings. You will learn how to analyze operations processes in order to identify productivity improvements and how to apply business process re-engineering (BPR) techniques to simplify and streamline organizational processes. Also taught is the planning and designing of quality improvement programs and applying team-approach principles to effectively analyze and recommend solutions to operations problems. Another important component of this program is learning how to integrate manual and computer-based systems, like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, as they relate to supply chain management activities.  Centennial also offers practical experience through its co-op option.

Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio
Students in this program will develop a portfolio documenting their engagement with the College's signature global citizenship and equity competencies.  For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio and the supports available to you, please visit

Semester 1 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BUSN-110 Strategies for Business Success Progress Campus
BUSN-119 Fundamentals of Business Progress Campus
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
COMP-106 Applied Business Software 1 Progress Campus
MATH-106 Mathematics of Finance Progress Campus

Semester 2 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
ACCT-123 Financial Accounting Concepts Progress Campus
BUSN-210 Career Exploration Progress Campus
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
COMP-126 Applied Business Software 2 Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
OMGT-129 Business Operations Progress Campus

Semester 3 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BUSN-225 Intro to Research Methods and Data Analysis 1 Progress Campus
BUSN-333 Business Communications Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
HRMT-301 Human Resource Management Progress Campus
INTL-220 International Business Concepts Progress Campus
MKTG-116 Principles of Marketing Progress Campus

Semester 4 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
ECON-302 Economics for Business & Management Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
OMGT-220 Purchasing and Supply Management with SAP Progress Campus
OMGT-222 Productivity: Standards and Measures Progress Campus
OMGT-226 Materials Management Progress Campus

Semester 5 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BUSN-226 Business Analysis Progress Campus
BUSN-310 Career Action Progress Campus
ELECT-B Professional Business Elective Progress Campus
OMGT-228 Supply Chain Management Progress Campus
OMGT-331 Quality Assurance Progress Campus
OMGT-335 Production Planning with SAP Progress Campus

Semester 6 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
BUSN-350 Business Ethics Progress Campus
ELECT-B Professional Business Elective Progress Campus
OMGT-229 Project Management for Business Progress Campus
OMGT-333 Integrated Logistic with SAP Progress Campus
OMGT-334 Service Operations Management Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • Common three-semester curriculum for most business programs gives you a good business/industry overview before specialization
  • The advanced diploma that is earned is recognized in Canada and abroad, reflecting high standards of learning
  • Graduates of the program earn the highest graduating salaries in the School of Business
  • Graduates obtain Certificate of Recognition in SAP, a leading ERP software

Educational Partners

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with selected universities, institutes and professional associations. These partnerships allow graduates to apply academic credit towards further study.

Our partners are:

  • Algoma University
  • Laurentian University
  • Nipissing University
  • Royal Roads University 
  • Ryerson University
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Windsor

The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body, not by Centennial College.  In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
Academic Requirements
  • For applicants who are currently attending high school in Ontario your midterm and final grades will be transmitted automatically to the college.
Career Outlook

Graduates are prepared for careers as:

  • Operations Analysts
  • Materials Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Inventory Management Analysts
  • Project Planners/ Schedulers