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2023-2024 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
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Supply Chain Management, BBA (Honours)

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Students who are interested in pursuing graduate school or who wish to explore their selected field in more depth are advised to apply for admission into the Honours stream in the Bachelor of Business Administration.  Core BBA program requirements are augmented with a course in research methods and the completion of an Honours Research Project. The Honours BBA provides students with a choice of two streams. The first is a scholarly stream and intended for students interested in pursuing graduate school. The second is an applied stream and intended for students seeking to enhance career skills - with a focus on applying theory to practice.

Please contact Business Student Advisors and obtain the latest Honours BBA Handbook, which contains more detailed information.

Admission Requirements - Honours Stream

To be considered for admission into the honours program, the student must achieve a 3.5 GPA in their most recent 20 courses (60 credits) prior to June 30 of the year they apply for entrance into the honours program. Admission into the Honours stream is competitive and is not guaranteed.

Note: A student who has already graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration may not apply to enter the Honours stream.

Application for Admission - Honours Stream

Students may apply for admission into the Honours stream in the fall of their third year, after the completion of a minimum 20 courses. Applications will be accepted each year from September 15 to November 15. The process for application to the Honours stream is included in the BBA Honours Handbook which can be found on the Bissett School of Business website. It is recommended that the student obtains, in advance, the agreement of a full-time faculty member of the Bissett School of Business to be that student’s Honours Research Project supervisor.

If a student is admitted into the program, they will take MGMT 5110  -  Research Methods for Business in the winter semester (it is anticipated this course will be offered only once per academic year). Upon successful completion of MGMT 5110, the student will then commence their MGMT 5120  -  Honours Research Project in the fall of their final year.

Program Continuance - Honours Stream

Students admitted into the Honours BBA stream must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. Students who fail to maintain a semester GPA of 3.50 will lose their place in the Honours stream. Students will normally not be permitted to re-apply to the Honours stream and may do so only with the permission of the Chair of their honours discipline. Students permitted to re-apply must follow the procedures for “application into the Honours stream,” as mentioned above. There is no guarantee that a student will be re-admitted into the Honours stream.


The foundation of the BBA includes 16 required core business courses, 10 major courses, two honours courses, 10 General Education courses, and two elective courses, for a total of 40 courses over four years.

Major Specific Courses

The Supply Chain Management, BBA Major is designed to educate students on trends in global supply chains, international trade and the growing need for businesses to develop more effective processes to create and distribute products and services.  The Supply Chain Management program includes management of the flow and transportation of goods and services from materials and inputs through to the consumer. The curriculum explores production planning/operations management, logistics and transportation planning, purchasing and category management, inventory and warehouse management, material handling, network optimization and route planning, distribution and location planning, transportation, enterprise resource planning, and global logistics.

To provide industry grade insights to students, the program trains them in critical areas such as contract (& business) law, negotiation skills, and also in data driven decision making. The program offers opportunities for students to work on market intelligence databases and software platforms housed in a state-of-the-art “Supply Chain Data Analytics Lab”. The Major in Supply Chain Management has a strong analytics focus across all core supply chain courses. The program develops analytically oriented supply chain professionals who have  the necessary skills to apply their knowledge and training to support the dynamically evolving supply chains of the future.

Course credits are recognized for credit towards the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation. The program also provides advanced standing for candidates who seek entry into the P.Log. professional association. Students in the program will be prepared for careers in professional purchasing, international trade, and demand forecasting as well as management positions in transportation, inventory, and distribution.

The BBA - Supply Chain Management Major also includes a Co-operative Education option.

All BBA - Supply Chain Management students must complete the following 10 major courses as part of their requirements:

Honours Specific Courses

BBA Honours students must take the following two courses:


Students must complete two elective courses.

General Education Requirements

Ten courses must be completed to meet the General Education requirements to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

  1. Four courses will be taken at the foundational level: one from each of the thematic clusters.
  2. Three courses will be taken at the second tier: no more than one from each of the thematic clusters. One of these courses must be from the Numeracy and Scientific Literacy cluster.
  3. Three courses must be taken at the third tier, selected from at least two of the thematic clusters.

Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation, students must satisfactorily complete all degree program requirements and course work. Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 to be eligible for graduation within the honours stream. Students must follow the graduation application procedure outlined in the current Mount Royal Calendar. Applications must be submitted by the date published in the Academic Schedule.

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