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C04324v2 Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management

Award(s): Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management (MStratSCM)
CRICOS code: 084678C
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The ever-growing interest among business managers and academics in supply chains, the emergence of advanced service economies, connected information systems including 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.

Course aims

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

Career options include positions in operations management, service operations management, supply chain management, risk and complexity management, and strategic procurement.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Critically analyse complex theoretical business concepts and apply them in a global context
2.1 Use relevant information and data to critically analyse complex issues in strategic supply chain management practice
2.2 Formulate creative and innovative solutions to complex strategic supply chain management issues
2.2 Formulate creative and innovative solutions to complex strategic supply chain management issues
3.1 Communicate information clearly and fluently in a written form appropriate for stakeholders
3.2 Use oral communication appropriately in a professional context to convey information clearly and fluently
3.3 Interact effectively with others in order to work towards a common outcome
4.1 Evidence understanding of ethical and social responsibility in professional practice and accountablility for related personal outputs
4.2 Critically evaluate and apply sustainability principles to decisions in business contexts
5.1 Apply broad technical and professional skills effectively within strategic supply chain management practice
5.2 Execute a substantial research-based or professionally focused strategic supply chain management project

Admission 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.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

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.

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.

Credit recognition

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

Note: Students who wish to apply for MCIPS accreditation cannot get credit recognition for any subjects.

Course duration and attendance

The course may be completed in one-and-a-half years of full-time or three years of part-time study.

Course structure

All students must complete a total of 72 credit points made up of 12 subjects.

Course completion requirements

22787 Business Project Management 6cp
37345 Quantitative Management Practice 6cp
77942 Legal Aspects of Contracts Administration 6cp
21741 Managing Operations within Supply Chains 6cp
21877 Strategic Procurement 6cp
21797 Strategic Supply Chain Management 6cp
21743 Quality Management in Organisations and Supply Chains 6cp
21745 Services and Network Productivity with Data Analytics 6cp
21927 Management Research Project (Capstone) 6cp
22759 Accounting and ERP 6cp
21832 Managing for Sustainability 6cp
21947 Global Supply Chain Complexity and Risk Management 6cp
Total 72cp

Course program

Typical full-time and part-time programs are shown below, showing a suggested study sequence for students undertaking the course for Autumn session commencement. Most of the subjects are offered in both Autumn and Spring sessions.

Detailed course programs are available at study plan management.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21741 Managing Operations within Supply Chains   6cp
21743 Quality Management in Organisations and Supply Chains   6cp
21877 Strategic Procurement   6cp
21797 Strategic Supply Chain Management   6cp
Spring session
21745 Services and Network Productivity with Data Analytics   6cp
77942 Legal Aspects of Contracts Administration   6cp
22787 Business Project Management   6cp
21947 Global Supply Chain Complexity and Risk Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21832 Managing for Sustainability   6cp
21927 Management Research Project (Capstone)   6cp
22759 Accounting and ERP   6cp
37345 Quantitative Management Practice   6cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
21741 Managing Operations within Supply Chains   6cp
21743 Quality Management in Organisations and Supply Chains   6cp
21877 Strategic Procurement   6cp
21797 Strategic Supply Chain Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21745 Services and Network Productivity with Data Analytics   6cp
77942 Legal Aspects of Contracts Administration   6cp
22787 Business Project Management   6cp
21947 Global Supply Chain Complexity and Risk Management   6cp
Spring session
21832 Managing for Sustainability   6cp
21927 Management Research Project (Capstone)   6cp
22759 Accounting and ERP   6cp
37345 Quantitative Management Practice   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Supply Chain Management (C11199), the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Supply Chain Management (C07129), and the Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management.

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited to MCIPS standard with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). Following completion of the course and three years' relevant work experience, graduates are eligible to apply for MCIPS. Students who wish to apply for MCIPS must meet the following conditions:

  • 21927 Management Research Project (Capstone) must be completed on a procurement and supply chain-related topic, and
  • students must pass all subjects, with no credit given for any form of advanced standing, credit transfer, exemption or condonement.

More information is available from CIPS.

CIPS offers complimentary student memberships to those undertaking an accredited program, for its duration.

For queries related to CIPS accreditation, contact Associate Professor Renu Agarwal, Director, Strategic Supply Chain Management Programs.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
email
business@uts.edu.au
UTS: Business (Postgraduate)