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C04325v3 Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management (Extension)

Award(s): Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management (MStratSCM)
CRICOS code: 082831D
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Recognition of prior learning
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 encourage businesses to engender a more organic capability to deal with unexpected disruptions. This course is designed to cater to the needs of those employed in all sectors of business and who seek advanced knowledge of supply chain and service networks, procurement strategies, operations, quality and logistics management. The Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management (Extension) is designed for students who wish to gain significant insight and specialised skills in these areas.

The additional subject choices this program provides include opportunity to specialise more deeply in the core strategic and tactical aspect of network and logistics network design, as well as the systematic application of improvement methodology within procurement and supply chain processes which help reduce variability and uncertainty through the supply chain, enabling better control of product and service quality. In addition to operations and supply chain management capabilities, students enhance skills in professional practice, specialist knowledge and build capabilities through a better understanding of organisational and management practices and international contexts across both inter- and intra-organisational contexts.

The course is designed to cater for the needs of those employed in all sectors of business including private, public and not-for-profit and who seek specialised knowledge and practical insights of supply chain and service networks, procurement strategies, operations and logistics management.

Course aims

The course provides professionals with advanced and specialised value chain management skills and the knowledge to enhance their understanding of the nature and contribution of the operations management, supply chain management and procurement functions at a professional level. Through practical and relevant industry experiences, including simulation tools and techniques used in this course, students are armed with capabilities that make them successful.

Career options

Career options include positions in operations and quality management, service and network management, supply chain management, risk and complexity management, and strategic procurement in any business sector.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Synthesize advanced knowledge of complex theoretical business concepts, including Indigenous procurement, and apply them to strategic supply chain management practice in national and international contexts
2.1 Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to develop creative and innovative solutions to complex issues in strategic supply chain management practice
3.1 Use appropriate media to communicate information effectively to stakeholders
3.2 Interact with colleagues and stakeholders, integrating Indigenous suppliers, to work effectively in teams and deliver agreed project outcomes
4.1 Critically evaluate and apply professional and research standards and principles of sustainability, ethical and social responsibility, and Indigenous values as managers in context of operations and supply chain management
5.1 Apply advanced technical and managerial skills together with Indigenous business values, within operations and supply chain management practice

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.

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.

Pathway course

Students who do not meet the requirements to gain entry into the Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management (Extension) may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Supply Chain Management (C11199), or the Graduate Diploma in Strategic Supply Chain Management (C07129). Satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Certificate, or satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Diploma, allows students to articulate into the Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management (Extension) (C04325).

Recognition of prior learning

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 recognition of prior learning for any of the subjects.

Course duration and attendance

The course may be completed in two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 96 credit points made up of 15 subjects, comprising fourteen core subjects (84 credit points), and one Industry Research Project or Internship Experience subject (12 credit points).

Course completion requirements

21900 Business Literacies and the Future 6cp
21854 Problem Solving, Creativity and Solution Setting 6cp
21741 Operations and Quality Management 6cp
21877 Strategic Procurement 6cp
21797 Strategic Supply Chain Management 6cp
21745 Services and Network Productivity with Data Analytics 6cp
21947 Supply Chain Risk Management 6cp
21963 Supply Chain Technology Management 6cp
22787 Business Project Management 6cp
77942 Legal Aspects of Contracts Administration 6cp
37345 Quantitative Management Practice 6cp
21948 Advanced Quality Management 6cp
21946 Supply Chain Management Analytics 6cp
49001 Judgment and Decision Making 6cp
STM91383 Management Capstone stream 12cp
Total 96cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below showing the recommended study sequence to ensure completion of the course within the expected duration.

Not all subjects are offered every session.

Refer to the Timetable Planner for confirmation of availability.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21900 Business Literacies and the Future   6cp
21741 Operations and Quality Management   6cp
21797 Strategic Supply Chain Management   6cp
37345 Quantitative Management Practice   6cp
Spring session
21854 Problem Solving, Creativity and Solution Setting   6cp
21963 Supply Chain Technology Management   6cp
21745 Services and Network Productivity with Data Analytics   6cp
22787 Business Project Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21946 Supply Chain Management Analytics   6cp
21877 Strategic Procurement   6cp
49001 Judgment and Decision Making   6cp
77942 Legal Aspects of Contracts Administration   6cp
Spring session
21947 Supply Chain Risk Management   6cp
21948 Advanced Quality Management   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
21890 Industry Research Project 12cp  
26799 Internship Experience 12cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
21900 Business Literacies and the Future   6cp
21745 Services and Network Productivity with Data Analytics   6cp
21963 Supply Chain Technology Management   6cp
22787 Business Project Management   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
21741 Operations and Quality Management   6cp
21797 Strategic Supply Chain Management   6cp
37345 Quantitative Management Practice   6cp
21854 Problem Solving, Creativity and Solution Setting   6cp
Spring session
21948 Advanced Quality Management   6cp
21947 Supply Chain Risk Management   6cp
49001 Judgment and Decision Making   6cp
77942 Legal Aspects of Contracts Administration   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21877 Strategic Procurement   6cp
21946 Supply Chain Management Analytics   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
21890 Industry Research Project 12cp  
26799 Internship Experience 12cp  

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 (Extension).

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited to MCIPS standard with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Following the 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:

  • For the Business Literacies and the Future (21900) core subject students must complete their project/assessments tasks on a procurement and supply chain-related topic,
  • For the Industry Research Project (21890) or the Internship Experience (26799) subjects, students must complete their project/assessments tasks 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 whilst studying this program. Students are encouraged to avail student membership and enrol immediately as they start this program.

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
Business (Postgraduate)