Business - Purchasing (Co-op)-2014/2015

Business - Purchasing (Co-op) (2013/14)

Program Code: 
A Co-operative Education Program
A Two-Year Ontario College Diploma Program
Program Code: BPR4
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)

September/January/March/May Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at


Lawrence Kinlin School of Business: 519-452-4290

Program Description

Business - Purchasing (Co-op) is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program with a co-operative education component. The curriculum covers theory and application of supply chain management in private and public sector environments. Specifically, courses address material sourcing, transportation methods, inventory, retail management, negotiation skills, and analytical techniques. Students also enhance their computer skills and their business communication skills. The program aligns to the curriculum of various professional associations in supply chain management. Graduates, equipped with the skills required to improve an organization's profitability and operations, are in high demand in both the private and public sector.

University Transfer Credits and Degree Completion

For information concerning the Degree Pathways for this program visit

Co-operative Education

In order to be eligible for co-op, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and be academically complete at the commencement of their co-op work term.

This is a two-year co-operative education program.  Students who fulfill both the academic and co-op requirements of the program will be eligible to graduate with a co-op endorsed diploma.  More information about co-operative education can be found at

Applicants seeking a non co-op endorsed diploma should apply to the Business - Purchasing program, Program Code BPR3.

Advanced Standing

  • Applicants may apply for advanced standing on the basis of previous academic achievement at another institution and/or prior learning assessment and recognition.  Advanced standing qualifies the applicant for direct entry to a second or higher level of the program.  An Advanced Standing Assessment Fee is required.