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What will I learn?

Get a hands-on, world-class education in supply chain management. Benefit from industry experience and our top research centre to become a logistics professional.

Our Master of Supply Chain Management offers exceptional opportunities to gain industry knowledge and skills. Many of our lecturers are practising professionals, with current, relevant experience. You’ll also have access to a world-class research centre – the only one of its type in Australia.

You’ll study all the fundamentals of supply chain management. You’ll graduate with a well-honed skill set to support the supply chain, including:

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • supply chain and logistics management
  • green logistics
  • operations management.

You’ll conduct your own research in the supply-chain industry. You’ll also study units in an area of your interest from our other postgraduate programs.

Careers in supply chain management

Our masters degree is focused on management and leadership roles. Career possibilities include the following:

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

Course structure

To attain the Master of Supply Chain Management, students must successfully complete 144 credit points (equivalent to 12 units) consisting of:

  • 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) core units
  • 84 credit points (equivalent to 7 units) professional core units

Plus either / or
OPTION 1
12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) capstone unit; and,
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) elective units. Students to select from any postgraduate units from across the University (subject to availability).
OPTION 2
12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) research proposal unit; and,
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) minor thesis unit.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Exemplify initiative and inspirational leadership in a dynamic 21st century Supply Chain work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsibly.

2. Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information related to supply chain problems, concepts and theories.

3. Research and apply established supply chain theories to emerging situations and challenges in contemporary supply change situations.

4. Critically apply knowledge and skills that demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, problem -solving, adaptability and responsibility as a supply chain practitioner or learner.

5. Interpret, based on analysis, the ways in which networks of interconnected businesses collaborate to make, and deliver, products and services for global markets.

6. Communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities and business, and other professional organisations.

7. 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.

8. 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.

Which department am I in?

College of Business

CRICOS

084106F

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,700.00 (16,33,663) per year
AUD $14,850 per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

July 2022

Venue

City Flinders Campus

300 Flinders Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry into a master’s degree requires you to have completed an undergraduate qualification that is comparable to an Australian bachelor degree, honours degree or graduate diploma. English language requirements: IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0); TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than: Listening: 19, speaking: 19, Reading: 18, writing: 22; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50); University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169; VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

For international students

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline OR

Completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline

English language requirements

IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 79

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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