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Procurement and purchasing is part of the business category known as supply chain management.  Workers in this field coordinate the movement of items to the right people by the most efficient means.  Procurement is the processing of purchasing transactions for equipment, materials, supplies, capital goods and services. Training is available at two institutions in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Program: Supply Chain and Logistics

Institution: Eastern College, St. John’s
Duration: 57 weeks (16-week work term included)
Entrance Requirements: High school graduation

Program Description:

Students in the supply chain and logistics diploma program are exposed to the international supply chain and the skills needed to be successful in the industry. Students develop proficiencies appropriate for a wide range of careers in supply chain and logistics.

Program: Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op)

Institution: Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John’s Campus)
Duration: Five years (common first year, specialization in years two to five) 

Entrance Requirements:

  • Students must meet the general entrance requirements for Memorial University and can apply to enter directly into the Business Faculty from high school.
  • Admission to the Bachelor of Commerce program is competitive and selective. Although a student may meet the minimum requirements, admission is not guaranteed.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) program has nine school terms and three work terms.  Students can concentrate on a specific area by choosing business electives from a specialized field. Those interested in the field of procurement and purchasing can concentrate on supply chain management.


College graduates receive a Diploma in Supply Chain and Logistics while university graduates receive a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) degree.

Those working in supply chain management can choose to seek certification from the Supply Chain Management Association.  The designation of Supply Chain Management Professional is accredited through the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management.