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Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) majoring in Operations and Supply Chain Management

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


University of Canterbury


From financial markets to the latest management practices and the rapidly expanding world of online commerce, a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) at UC gives you the knowledge and skills to succeed in a global business environment.

UC and its business partners provide many opportunities for you to gain practical business experience and make important contacts.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Operations and Supply Chain Management is concerned with the design, planning, and management of activities required to transform resources into goods and services.


Operations and Supply Chain Management involves bringing together organisational resources (people, money, materials, and buildings) for the production of goods or services. Fundamentally, supply chain management is about matching the supply of resources and goods with the demands of the marketplace.

Operations and supply chain managers make sure the processes are smooth, efficient, and sustainable, and are always thinking of ways to make improvements.

What will my study involve:

Courses focus on issues such as operations strategy, performance management, procurement and distribution, product and process design, and inventory management.

Career opportunities

This subject covers a wide range of accounting topics in a number of different contexts, providing a solid foundation for a successful professional career in areas such as consulting, taxation, auditing, organisational control and management, investments, and financial management.

Career pathways could include:

You will learn to focus on the details of processes and use skills like cross- communication, collaboration, time management, and planning to efficiently deliver value to customers.

With these skills, you will be able to take on a wide range of roles from logistics to risk management.

Career pathways could include:

operations management
production and distribution
risk forecasting
procurement analysis.

Entry criteria

Applicants must have completed New Zealand University Entrance through NCEA; or Cambridge International Examinations (CIE); or International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) or any other equivalent overseas qualification.

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • TOEFL (IBT): Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not My Best scores.
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42.
  • CAE or CPE: Minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade.
  • Language Cert: B2 Communicator (LRWS) overall with High Pass.

Applications after the deadline date (8 December) will be considered if places are available.

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