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Master of Supply Chain Management

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1.5 years

Next start date

Expected

Summary

Gain an in-depth understanding

When you study towards Massey’s Master of Supply Chain Management you will gain a comprehensive understanding of supply chain concepts and the skills to solve complex problems.

The management of supply chain relationships and optimisation of global logistics are paramount to business success. Firms are constantly searching for innovative ways to enhance their value offerings hence many have come to realise the importance of capable supply chain professionals.

The Master of Supply Chain Management is the most advanced Massey qualification in the discipline. You will become a master of this subject area, equipped with a comprehensive understanding of supply chain concepts. The programme is specifically designed to help you develop independent learning skills and a critical perspective.

A research methods course gives you the skills to undertake scientific research. This is followed by your own in-depth research report on an area of interest to you.

The MSCM is 180 credits, which means you can complete this qualification in 1.5 years of full-time study.

Careers

Most large organisations have several supply chain management roles that are responsible for

  • procurement
  • distribution
  • logistics
  • purchasing
  • sales and operations planning.

You could be employed in a huge range of industries and professions, including manufacturing, services, health care, local government, construction and the defence force. Many graduates of the Master of Supply Chain Management quickly move into senior positions in the same or different organisations. Some have gone on to advanced study such as a PhD.

Planning overview

If you study full-time, you’ll take 120 credits per year or 60 credits per semester.

To progress to Part Two of the Master of Supply Chain Management, a B- grade average is needed for the Part One courses and at least a B grade in the research methods course, 240.758.

Maximum time limits for completion

There are maximum time limits to complete postgraduate qualifications. If you do not complete within the maximum time, you may be required to re-apply for the programme if you wish to continue your studies.

Credit summary

120 credits

Part One compulsory courses– 105 credits

Part One courses selected from the Schedule– 15 credits

Part Two research report– 60 credits

Advanced entry: Those who have already completed specified qualifications in advance of the minimum entry requirements and have been granted credit for it, may be able to complete this degree in 60 - 120 credits.

This is a parts-based qualification. This means there are regulations around your completion of Part One before progressing to Part Two, etc.

Entry criteria

To enter the Master of Supply Chain Management you will have been awarded or qualified for:

a relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses plus two years’ relevant professional experience, or

a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses plus five years’ relevant professional experience, or

a relevant postgraduate diploma or equivalent with a minimum B grade average plus two years’ relevant professional experience, or

a relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum A- grade average over the 300-level majoring courses plus two years’ relevant professional experience, or

a bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum A- grade average over the 300-level majoring courses plus five years’ relevant professional experience.

If you have a relevant postgraduate diploma or bachelor’s degree with an A- grade average and relevant experience as outlined above, you may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations. The programme of study for such candidates must include 240.758 if not already passed.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall (min 20 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 58 Overall (min 50 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 176 overall and all bands 169 or better

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