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Career Shift

Career Shift

Future-proof your career – upskill to quickly transition into the highly in-demand industry of Supply Chain Management.

The future of work is uncertain, but one sector stands out as growing exponentially. Take advantage of the rapid escalation of the supply chain industry and enjoy access to more opportunities for a stable career, good benefits, and high potential for growth. 


Explore career possibilities in all areas of supply chain and engage directly with employers.


Study for two months, learn to highlight your transferable skills and make new connections to broaden your professional network.


About the program

Key highlights:

  • Earn a certificate from the Rotman School of Management
  • Highlight the value of your international experience and transferable skills to start a new career in Supply Chain Management
  • Be directly connected to a network of industry mentors and employers
  • Master the fundamentals of inventory and manufacturing management
  • Develop a strong foundation of supply chain principles, tools, and methods

Participant profile

  • Internationally educated professionals
  • Currently unemployed from positions in tourism, hospitality or retail due to the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Tired of instability and primed to transition to a new career
  • Ready to upskill in the supply chain sector and ensure employability for years to come


Program Dates

September 22  

Program fee


*Financial assistance available through OBPAP



Program Themes 

Career Management

Effectively transition to a new career in supply chain management



Shift your transferable skills to future-proof your career for long term success

Intercultural Intelligence

Develop an in-depth understanding of your cultural values and communication style to see how they impact your interactions.


Learn to adapt behaviours across cultures while staying authentic to core values.


Principles of Supply Chain Management

Fundamentals of Inventory Management


Introduction to Logistics, Transportation and Manufacturing Management



Advanced Communication

Start being seen as a qualified candidate for your new field


Choose strategies to effectively communicate in your new field



Program dates and schedule

Program Format

  • Flexible Learning: 2 months of self-paced online learning with in-person or online group and individual sessions to accommodate a variety of work schedules
  • Dedicated mentoring program, employer guest lectures, and online networking opportunities with peers
  • 8-10 hours per week of self-paced online study
  • Peer Support Network meetings and other events on two Saturdays from 9.30-12.30


Faculty and instructors

Jia Lin XieMeena Kaila Gambhir >>

Senior Consultant, Career Solutions

Jia Lin XieLaura Lush >>

Instructor, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

Jia Lin XieLiza Robertson >>

Instructor, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

Fees and payment



*Financial support may be available

*OBPAP eligible


  • Tuition
  • All Program materials including assessments and tools
  • Completion certificate
  • Online networking opportunities


If the Program is employment-related training, Rotman must receive a letter from the employer confirming that the Program constitutes such training within the meaning of Canada Revenue Agency Interpretation Bulletin IT-470R.  Generally, the Bulletin states that where the training is taken for the benefit of the employer, there is no taxable benefit to the employee.

If the tuition fee is paid for by the employer, it is the employer’s responsibility to determine whether or not the fees paid on behalf of the individual is a taxable benefit and should be included on his/her T4 slip.


If an employer has not sanctioned that the Program is being taken for employment reasons, any discounts are taxable benefits to the individual participant and should be included on the individual’s tax return.

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Intercultural Skills Lab
Rotman School of Management