Master of Business (Supply Chain Management)

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Course essentials

  • Offered by:
  • VU course code:
    BMSM
  • Location:
  • Other locations:

    Lithan Hall, Singapore

  • Duration:
    2 years
  • Intake:
    2016: February and July
    2017: February and July
  • CRICOS:
    083290J
  • Fees:
    2016: A$11,500 per semester
    2017: A$12,000 per semester

Strive to be the best in the dynamic and fast-paced supply chain and logistics industry. Supply chain management is one of the largest industries in Australia and a postgraduate qualification can greatly enhance career opportunities.

You will develop knowledge of the field of logistics and supply chain management with particular focus on the skills and techniques required for employment in senior management roles.

Careers

This course could lead to a career as a:

  • supply chain manager
  • logistics professional
  • global procurement specialist
  • sourcing/distribution manager
  • enterprise resource planning developer
  • project leader
  • transport coordinator
  • warehouse supervisor
  • import/export
  • customs manager.

Organisations employing supply chain and logistics graduates

You could gain employment managing procurement and supply chain in private business or the public sector working for companies such as:

  • Coca-Cola
  • Linfox
  • Toll
  • ANL
  • BASF
  • BP
  • John Deere.

Employment rates

Employment for Supply and Distribution Managers is expected to grow moderately in the next four years. (JobOutlook).

Salaries

The average salary for Supply and Distribution Managers in Australia is $74,152 (JobOutlook).

Learn from the experts

Our teachers have extensive experience in their field, and many are still practicing professionals, so they can impart their up-to-date industry knowledge onto you.

Study pathways

Find out more about pathways and credits.

Credit for skills and past study

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

Course objectives

Graduates at this level will have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in the supply chain discipline and will be able to independently:

  • Exemplify initiative and inspirational leadership in a dynamic 21st century Supply Chain work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsibly
  • Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information related to supply chain problems, concepts and theories
  • Research and apply established supply chain theories to emerging situations and challenges in contemporary supply change situations
  • Critically apply knowledge and skills that demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, problem –solving, adaptability and responsibility as a supply chain practitioner or learner
  • Interpret, based on analysis, the ways in which networks of interconnected businesses collaborate to make, and deliver, products and services for global markets.
  • Communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities and business, and other professional organisations
  • Critically evaluate the full range of activities that constitute the supply chain management discipline - from global procurement and operations management, to logistics strategies, project management and ERP systems.
  • Plan and execute a substantial research based project or evidence-based capstone experience linked to Supply chain Management to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at abstract and practical levels.

Course structure

To graduate from the Master of Business (Supply Chain Management) students must successfully complete:

  1. 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) of cognate units that equip students with essential business knowledge, particularly for students from a non-cognate background (e.g., courses other than a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce) – BLO5555, BMO5576, BMO6506, BMO6511
  2. 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) of foundation units - BMO6630, BMO5501
  3. 84 credit points (equivalent to 7 units) of specialist units - BCO6603, BEO5305, BEO5307, BMO5574, BMO5579, BMO6508, EPM5710
  4. A research component worth 36 credit points (equivalent to 3 units) consisting of either (a) Option 1: Business Research Project and two elective units selected from any university postgraduate courses (subject to availability) or (b) Option 2: a minor thesis (BGP7711 and BGP7712)

On completion of a minimum of eight units of study, students may exit this course with the Graduate Diploma of Business if they meet graduation requirements of those courses.

Year 1, Semester 1

Year 1, Semester 2

Year 2, Semester 1

Research Component Option 1

Elective 1*

Or

Research Component Option 2

Year 2, Semester 2

Research Component Option 1

Elective 2*

Or

Research Component Option 2

* Students may choose equivalent postgraduate level elective units as offered by the College of Business or elsewhere within the university.

Admission requirements

  • International: In addition to satisfying the entry requirements for mature age admissions listed below, International applicants must also have a minimum proficiency in English Language as demonstrated by: International English Language Testing System - overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6 or equivalent.
  • Mature: • a Bachelors degree (AFQ7) in any field; or
    • a Graduate certificate/diploma (AQF8) in any field and have a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience. This experience is assessed by the Course Coordinator; or
    • a Graduate diploma (AQF8) in the field of supply chain management.

English language requirements

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

How to apply for this course

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

To apply for this course, you can:



If you have questions about your application, you can:

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