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Programmes, entry and fees


Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM)

The Master of Supply Chain Management is an 18-month coursework masters degree programme designed for graduates intending to pursue a career in supply chain management and related fields.

Specialist courses in supply chain management, strategic sourcing, services operations and supply chain analytics are complemented by courses in accounting, global operations management and marketing. Opportunities for the development of a strong portfolio of professional skills lead into a specialist supply chain management focused industry-linked consulting project.

240 points over 18 months

Career prospects

With a Master of Supply Chain Management graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required for a career in fields related to  supply chain management.


Likely roles include:

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

Degree structure

The Master of Supply Chain Management is an 18-month, 240-point programme studied over six quarters. You will study core business courses before continuing on to a set of specialised Supply Chain Management courses that focus on supply chain management, supply chain strategy and supply chain analytics.

You will also complete four professional development modules as an important component of your degree. These will equip you with the professional skills that you will need to enhance your employability and success in the business world.

Course information for current students is available on the Business School website.


Courses

Core

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSMGT 711 Managing People and Organisations 15 Focuses on the foundations of organisational behaviour and managing within the workplace. Examines the challenges that managers and leaders face in managing people and organisations.
BUSMGT 712 Principles of Business Analytics 15 Focuses on fact-based and data-driven decision making in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world. Examines decision biases and tools to overcome decision making under VUCA, particularly through critical and structured thinking.
BUSMGT 713 Financial Reporting and Control 15 Focuses on essential accounting knowledge for effective resource allocation and for quantifying, assessing, and communicating information about the health of the enterprise.
BUSMGT 714 Economics for Managers 15 Examines attributes and behaviours of consumers, firms, markets and institutions and their impacts on the macroeconomy. Focuses on the micro and macroeconomic aspects of market actors from a managerial perspective.

 

Specialisation

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSMGT 771 Extended Enterprise Operations 15 Examines cross-functional and inter-organisational business processes, systems, and technologies to enhance supply chain performance. Considers analysis, design, implementation, and configuration.
BUSMGT 772 Supply Chain Management 15 Using quantitative models and qualitative understanding, the course explores the essential components of a supply chain– inventory, logistics and transportation. Considers supply chain dynamics, risk management, collaboration, and sustainability, and the trade-offs inherent in supply chain decisions.
BUSMGT 773 Strategic Sourcing 15 Considers analysis, planning, management, and improvement of the sourcing/procurement function in
businesses. Special attention is given to Supplier Selection and Relationship Management, Negotiation, Coordination and Collaboration, and Supply Chain Financing. The course uses both qualitative and quantitative models.
BUSMGT 774 Global Operations 15 Advanced analysis of global operations management through an understanding of process capacity and constraints, and risks and benefits of lean processes. Considers operational, ethical, and sustainability issues in managing global trade networks and global operations teams.

 

Professional development

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSMGT 701 Professional Development Module 1 7.5 Establishes an understanding of self as an individual within a personal, cultural and ‘emerging professional’ context. Provides opportunities for the development of applied communication skills and personal career planning strategies to become an agile, reflective professional.
BUSMGT 702 Professional Development Module 2 7.5 Develops key interpersonal strategies and skills to manage self and function effectively and cooperatively as a professional in a range of business environments. Builds on personal and professional goals focussing on the presentation of self to the market place.
BUSMGT 703 Professional Development Module 3 7.5 Engages the emerging manager in developing skills and capabilities that will enhance the ability to work effectively and manage others including cross-border contexts. Focuses on the application of tools and models to develop an understanding of the complexity of organisational contexts and the challenges and issues which confront managers.
BUSMGT 704 Professional Development Module 4 7.5 Focuses on the development of advanced professional attributes which are essential to leadership including influencing others and managing change. Creates understanding of an entrepreneurial mind-set and emphasises techniques for identifying and evaluating business opportunities. Develops skills and competencies including advanced communication through the critical analysis of applied scenarios.

Advanced specialisation

Course code Course title Points Description
BUSSCM 701 Service Operations 15

Examines both traditional and new approaches for achieving operational competitiveness in service businesses. Major service sectors such as health care, banking and financial services, transportation, hotels, and call centres are studied. Addresses both strategic analysis and operational decision making, with an emphasis on the latter.

BUSSCM 702 Supply Chain Analytics 15

Explores the key tools involved in the analysis and design of effective supply chains. Covers forecasting, optimisation, decision analysis, game theory, and simulation as analytic methods for supply chain performance improvement. Discusses the employment of “big data” for supply chain analytics.

BUSSCM 710 Consultancy Practice 15

Develops the tools and frameworks required to engage in consultancy work. Engages students in problem framing, identifying and employing appropriate methodologies, and developing and presenting solutions to specific problems. Considers the dynamics of client-consultant relationships.

BUSHRM 710 Consultancy Practice 15 Develops the tools and frameworks required to engage in consultancy work. Engages students in problem framing, identifying and employing appropriate methodologies, and developing and presenting solutions to specific problems. Considers the dynamics of client-consultant relationships.
Plus a choice of one of the following courses
BUSMGT 717 Strategic Management 15 Advanced analysis of corporate and competitive strategy with a focus on innovation, diversification and strategic change. Uses a case-based approach to evaluate the strengths and limitations of different perspectives for creating an appropriate strategy.
BUSMGT 775 Supply Chain Strategy 15 Presents the development and implementation of strategies for enhancing supply chain performance. Explores
competitive issues, tradeoffs and performance metrics, along with supply chain alignment and design, ICT,
integration and strategic partnerships. There will be a focus on sustainable supply chain management and an
extension to humanitarian logistics.
Plus a choice of one of the following courses
BUSSCM 703 Supply Chain Management Research Project 30 Examines supply chain management within the business environment through research of a supply chain
management issue and the production of a written analytical research report that addresses that issue.
BUSSCM 711 Consultancy Project for Supply Chain Managemen 30 A research-informed consultancy project based on a supply chain management internship with a company or
other appropriate organisation with written and oral reports of the findings.

 

Advancing in the programme: To progress into one of the specialisations in the third quarter students much achieve a B- average in the four core courses. To continue into the advanced specialisations students need a B average in their specialisation.

Exit pathway: If you are unable or choose not to continue with your masters programme, you may apply to reassign courses passed towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Management or Postgraduate Diploma in Management. For more information email businessmasters@auckland.ac.nz.

 

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Entry requirements

All our Business Masters degrees are pre-experience coursework programmes. This means that applicants require little or no work experience to gain entrance into these programmes.


Academic requirements

To gain entry you will need to have completed a bachelors degree from a recognised university or learning institution with the equivalent of at least a New Zealand B average in the most advanced courses. This can be either a degree in business* or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline such as the arts, engineering, technology, or science.

In assessing your application we will take into account the ranking of the institution at which you completed your bachelors degree as well as the grades achieved in the relevant subjects. For indicative entry scores by country please see the table below.

Country Entry score
Australia Credit average
Brazil 7.0/10
Canada 3.3/4.3
Chile 5.0/7
China (211/985) 75%
China (non-211/985) 80-85%
Colombia 3.5/5
Denmark 8.0/13
France 12.0/20.0
Germany 2.8/5
Hong Kong 3.0/4
India First Class
Indonesia 3.0/4
Iran 14/20
Israel 65/100
Italy 80/110
Japan 70/100
Korea 3.0/4.5
Kuwait 3.0/4
Malaysia 3.0/4
Netherlands 7.0/10
New Zealand B average
Philippines 85/100
Saudi Arabia 3.5/5
Singapore 3.5/5
South Africa 65-70/100
Sri Lanka 60-65/100
Taiwan 75/100
Thailand 3.0/4
UK (Honours) 2.1
USA 3.0/4
Vietnam 7.0/10

Note: These scores are indicative only and subject to review.

*Applicants who have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree which are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to students on a case-by-case basis.

Country Entry score
Australia Credit average
Brazil 7.0/10
Canada 3.3/4.3
Chile 5.0/7
China (211/985) 75%
China (non-211/985) 80-85%
Colombia 3.5/5
Denmark 8.0/13
France 12.0/20.0
Germany 2.8/5
Hong Kong 3.0/4
India First Class
Indonesia 3.0/4
Iran 14/20
Israel 65/100
Italy 80/110
Country Entry score
Japan 70/100
Korea 3.0/4.5
Kuwait 3.0/4
Malaysia 3.0/4
Netherlands 7.0/10
New Zealand B average
Philippines 85/100
Saudi Arabia 3.5/5
Singapore 3.5/5
South Africa 65-70/100
Sri Lanka 60-65/100
Taiwan 75/100
Thailand 3.0/4
UK (Honours) 2.1
USA 3.0/4
Vietnam 7.0/10

Note: These scores are indicative only and subject to review.

*Applicants who have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree which are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to students on a case-by-case basis.

English requirements

Our Business Masters programmes are taught entirely in English. You must therefore be able to understand, speak and write English fluently. To be eligible for entrance, international students must achieve:

  • Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or;
  • TOEFL (paper-based) 575 (TWE 4.5), or;
  • TOEFL (internet-based) 90 (written 21), or;
  • Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP) B-, or;
  • English Pathway for Postgraduate Studies (EPPS) B-;
  • PTE Academic 58, with no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

If your English does not meet the required standard, our English Language Academy offers the following courses:

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. All fees are inclusive of 15% GST and the student services fee, but do not include course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative and only applicable to the September 2019 intake.

  International students (NZ$) Domestic students (NZ$)
Master of Supply Chain Management $79,207 $37,591

Scholarships

Scholarships are open to admitted students for any of the Business Masters programmes offered by the University of Auckland. The basis of selection will be academic merit and a written statement covering career goals and motivation.

University of Auckland Business Masters Scholarships (International)

The main purpose of the scholarships are to support international students to gain the skills and knowledge required to launch a business career by completing a Master of Management, Master of International Business, Master of Marketing, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Human Resource Management or Master of Supply Chain Management degree at the University of Auckland Business School. A key objective is to enhance the diversity of the class profile.

University of Auckland Business Masters Scholarships (Domestic)

The main purpose of the scholarships are to support domestic students to gain the skills and knowledge required to launch a business career by completing a Master of Management, Master of International Business, Master of Marketing, Master of Professional Accounting, Master of Human Resource Management, Master of Human Resource Management or Master of Supply Chain Management at the University of Auckland Business School.

  • Tenure: Up to one year
  • Amount: Up to $16,000 each
  • Open to nationality: New Zealand citizen/permanent resident/Australian

Further details: Visit this link for more information including how to apply

 

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Key dates

The Master of Supply Chain Management programme will be delivered for the first time in September 2020.

The University of Auckland Graduate School of Management operates on a rolling admissions basis. This means that you can apply for entry into your chosen programme up to 12 months before the programme start date.


 

Intake dates:

April 2020

International students must apply by 1 February 2020
Domestic students must apply by 1 March 2020

September 2020

International students must apply by 1 July 2020
Domestic students must apply by 1 August 2020

 

Late applications may be considered subject to the availability of places.

Start dates:

The programme is delivered in quarters. Each quarter is 10 weeks long followed by a two week break. There are four quarters per calendar year.

An orientation week will be held for each new intake of students. It is an essential part of your learning journey and has been designed to help you to develop the skills and strategies you will need for a successful transition into your studies.

 

 

 

Programme intake Orientation week begins Lectures begin
April 2020 6 April 2020 15 April 2020
September 2020 21 September 2020 28 September 2020
2020 Academic dates
Quarter 1 (Q1)  
Lectures begin Monday 13 January
Lectures end Friday 20 March
Quarter 2 (Q2)  
Orientation week begins (new students) Monday 6 April
Lectures begin Wednesday 15 April
Lectures end Friday 19 June
Quarter 3 (Q3)  
Lectures begin Monday 6 July
Lectures end Friday 11 September
Quarter 4 (Q4)  
Orientation week begins (new students) Monday 21 September
Lectures begin Monday 28 September
Lectures end Friday 4 December