University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

The ever growing interest among business managers and academics into supply chains, the emergence of advanced service economies, connected information systems which includes disruptive technologies, cloud computing and data analytics, new management practices and approaches, and the pressure of global competition, has placed a premium on those who have a broad understanding of how to plan and manage complex business operations and related processes. Further, in today's volatile environment, risk and complexity in supply chains have been major issues faced by industry which encourages businesses to engender a more organic capability to deal with unexpected disruptions. The Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management is designed for those who wish to gain significant insight and skills in these areas. The course is designed to cater for the needs of those employed in all sectors of business, and who seek advanced knowledge of supply chain networks, procurement strategies, operations and logistics management. The course provides professionals with advanced value chain management skills and the knowledge to enhance their understanding of the nature, context and contribution of the operations management, supply chain management, procurement and logistics functions at a professional level. Career options include positions in operations management, service operations management, supply chain management, risk and complexity management and strategic procurement.

Designed for

Those employed in the service industries and areas associated with business operations management

Structure

All students must complete a total of 72 credit points made up of 12 subjects, comprising four core subjects (24 credit points), a specialisation in strategic supply chain management comprising six subjects (36 credit points) and two elective subjects (12 credit points). The course may be completed in one-and-a-half years of full-time or three years of part-time study.

Subjects

  • Strategic supply chain management

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. If the previous qualification is not in a related field, applicants require a minimum of two years' relevant work experience. Applicants with a relevant graduate certificate must have completed it with at least a credit average. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184.

Study pathways

Students may be granted a maximum of eight subject exemptions, of which four core subjects may be approved from prior undergraduate study.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $64,125 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

This course replaces the Master of Business in Operations and Supply Chain Management. This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Supply Chain Management, the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Supply Chain Management and the Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management. Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

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