Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2021 Quarter Two - 22 March
Available locations
City
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

There is an increasing demand for graduates equipped for specialist roles in supply chain management roles and related fields.

This programme has been designed to kick-start your career in supply chain management. You will develop advanced skills and knowledge in supply chain management and prepare for a specialist career in supply chain management in New Zealand or internationally.

Also available: Postgraduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management (PGCertSCM). The PGCertSCM is an alternative pathway for graduates who are initially uncertain about committing to a masters programme, and for those who do not achieve the required GPA for direct entry to the MSCM.

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Programme structure

The Master of Supply Chain Management is a 15-month, 180-point coursework masters programme studied over five quarters. You will study core business courses and a set of specialised supply chain management courses that focus on strategic sourcing, services operations, supply chain analytics and supply chain strategy and design.

180 points: Taught

Requirement:

Part I

60 points:

  • BUSINFO 705 Decision Analytics
  • BUSMAN 701 Managing People and Organisations
  • BUSMAN 703 Financial Decision-making
  • BUSSCM 700 Supply Chain Management or  BUSSCM 701 Service Supply Chain Operations

Part II

60 points:

  • BUSINFO 708 Supply Chain Optimisation
  • BUSSCM 700 Supply Chain Management or  BUSSCM 701 Service Supply Chain Operations
  • BUSSCM 704 Strategic Sourcing 
  • BUSSCM 706 Supply Chain Integration

Part III

30 points:

  • BUSSCM 707 Supply Chain Strategy and Design 
  • BUSSCM 710 Supply Chain Consulting

30 points from:

  • BUSSCM 703 SCM Research Project 
  • BUSSCM 711 Supply Chain Consultancy Project

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120 points: Taught

A student who is required to complete 120 points must pass each of Parts II and III and will not normally be permitted to enrol for Part III unless a GPA of 5.0 or higher has been achieved in 45 points from Part II.

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Sample programme structure

180 points: Taught - Note this is a sample structure only for full-time study starting in Quarter Two.

2021 105 points

  • Code:
    BUSINFO 705 (Q2/21)
    Name:
    Decision Analytics
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSSCM 700 (Q2/21)
    Name:
    Supply Chain Management
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSSCM 701 (Q3/21)
    Name:
    Service Supply Chain Operations
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSMAN 703 (Q3/21)
    Name:
    Financial Decision-making
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSMAN 701 (Q4/21)
    Name:
    Managing People and Organisations
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSSCM 704 (Q4/21)
    Name:
    Strategic Sourcing
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSSCM 706 (Q4/21)
    Name:
    Supply Chain Integration
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

2022 75 points

  • Code:
    BUSINFO 708 (Q1/22)
    Name:
    Supply Chain Optimisation
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSSCM 707 (Q1/22)
    Name:
    Supply Chain Strategy and Design
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSSCM 710 (Q1/22)
    Name:
    Supply Chain Consulting
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSSCM 703 (Q2/22)
    Name:
    Supply Chain Research Project
    Type:
    Research project
    Points:
    30 pts

2020 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    An undergraduate degree

Further programme requirements

Taught 180 points

You must have completed a bachelors or honours degree in business or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline, such as engineering, social sciences, sciences or technology. You will need a GPA of 5.0 or higher in 90 points of the most advanced courses of the bachelors programme, or over the entire honours programme. In addition, you must have passed an undergraduate level course in business statistics (STATS 108) or equivalent.

If you have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree that are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme, you will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to you on a case-by-case basis.

International applicants must also have evidence of English language proficiency such as IELTS (score of 6.5, and no bands below 6.0) or equivalent.

Calculate your Grade Point Equivalent (GPE).

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Other pathways to study

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics* (PGCertBusAn) is an alternative pathway for graduates who are initially uncertain about committing to a masters programme, and for those who do not achieve the required GPA for direct entry to the Master of Business Analytics (MBusAn).

Courses passed for the postgraduate certificate can be reassigned to the 180-point MBusAn provided you meet the minimum GPA entry requirement and the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.

* This programme will be offered in 2021, subject to regulatory approval.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 180 points

You must have completed a BCom or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline such as arts, engineering, technology, or science. You will need a GPA of 4.0 in 90 points in the most advanced courses taken in your qualification. In addition, you must have passed an undergraduate level course in business statistics (STATS 108) or equivalent.

If you have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree that are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme, you will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to you on a case-by-case basis.

Calculate your Grade Point Equivalent (GPE).

Calculate your Grade Point Average (GPA).

Other pathways to study

Our Business Masters programmes are taught entirely in English. You must be able to understand, speak and write fluently in English. If your English does not meet the required standard, our English Language Academy offers the following courses customised for the Business Masters:

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics* (PGCertBusAn) is an alternative pathway for graduates who are initially uncertain about committing to a masters programme, and for those who do not achieve the required GPA for direct entry to the Master of Business Analytics (MBusAn).

Courses passed for the postgraduate certificate can be reassigned to the 180-point MBusAn provided you meet the minimum GPA entry requirement and the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.

* This programme will be offered in 2021, subject to regulatory approval.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Supply Chain Management cost per year?

2020 fees

Domestic students
NZ$17,901.60*
International students
NZ$38,663*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $7.86 per point, estimated at $943.20 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

You can apply for entry into your chosen programme up to 12 months before the programme start date and may receive a firm or conditional offer.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Quarter Two 2021
Domestic 1 March 2021
International 1 February 2021

Start dates

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Developing your skills and capabilities

The Business School is committed to giving you opportunities to develop as a scholar, leader, innovator and global citizen.

As you study towards your MSCM you can expect to develop capabilities that will enhance your career and help you make a positive impact on society. You will acquire these capabilities from your courses and through participation in a range of co-curricular activities.

While enhancing your critical thinking and analytical skills, your studies will equip you with strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills as well as cross-cultural understanding.

A MSCM graduate is expected to have skills and capabilities in the following areas:

Disciplinary knowledge and practice

Graduates will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of theory and practices in business and supply chain management and be able to apply this in current management contexts.

Critical thinking

Graduates will be able to synthesise and critically evaluate ideas and information from multiple sources to develop coherent and evidence-based arguments.

Solution seeking

Graduates will be able to creatively and systematically address complex business and management issues, develop practical and innovative solutions, and understand the
impact and implications of planned implementation.

Communication and engagement

Graduates will be able to work effectively in teams and engage diverse audiences by communicating professionally using multiple formats.

Independence and integrity

Graduates will be able to work professionally and ethically and demonstrate self-management in complex situations.

Social and environmental responsibility

Graduates will be able to work professionally and ethically and demonstrate self-management in complex situations.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in supply chain management and related fields.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Demand manager
  • Inventory manager
  • Production coordinator
  • Sales and operations planner
  • Sourcing manager
  • Supply chain business analyst
  • Supply chain manager

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