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Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Supply Chain Management

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

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Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Commerce (.) degree has a specific focus on value chains. Value chains connect the world, and so do our graduates.

Be it in supply chain management, marketing, food and resource economics, or accounting and finance, our graduates are bringing the world to New Zealand and New Zealand to the world.

When businesses link their strategies and operations with what is happening in the global economy and with their commercial partners, they are well positioned to capture competitive advantages.

The Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management is a comprehensive undergraduate degree programme capable of producing work-ready graduates with a sound foundation in the core areas of procurement, operations, logistics and supply chain management. Modern supply chain management focuses on coordinating and controlling the entire value chain from the raw materials to the finished product, and also the post-life of the product in an environmentally sustainable way. Our graduates will have an understanding of the necessary components of a fully coordinated product/market system that is efficient, sustainable, provides optimal returns to the stakeholders and value to final consumers.

Courses in the programme address key elements of managing and coordinating the whole supply chain including a comprehensive study of modern procurement principles and practices, inventory management, transportation and logistics, operational planning and control systems, quality systems, marketing and customer relationship management, and the re-cycling and disposal of materials and products. We also teach students how to optimise a supply chain system. This degree is unique in New Zealand as it is a commercially focused, full undergraduate-level degree covering the key discipline areas related to managing supply chains as a single system. Lincoln graduates with this major have little difficulty getting jobs and a number of well recognised companies recruit directly from this degree. This degree will be applicable in almost any industry.

Summary of Regulations

All of the following:

  • Pass at least 360 credits (24 courses)
  • Pass all compulsory courses
  • Include no more than 165 credits (11 courses) at the 100 level
  • Pass at least 75 credits (5 courses) at the 300 level
  • Meet the requirements of at least one of the named Bachelor of Commerce majors.

Students can start in:
• Semester One (late February) or
• Semester Two (mid July)
There are also options for starting in summer semesters.

Entry criteria

One of the following:
• University Entrance through NCEA, or an approved equivalent qualifications
• International qualifications

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.

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