Master of Management (Supply Chain Management)
You're considered an Australian student if you are any of the following:
In this degree you will learn contemporary management skills and study areas such as project management and global supply chain management. You will gain the confidence to manage organisations and achieve business objectives in an efficient and effective manner.
You will be immersed in real-world challenges and have access to industry placements, overseas study tours and elective courses to suit your personal and professional development needs. During your studies you will develop an advanced understanding of business and management and graduate with the capabilities to be a successful leader and decision-maker in any business setting.
Our summer and winter schools offer exciting study and learning opportunities. With options such as intensives and internships, you can spread your study load across the year, increase your exchange opportunities or fast track your degree.
One of only nine in Australia with EQUIS accreditation, our Business School is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1. EQUIS is the world’s leading international accreditation for business schools, awarded by the quality assurance arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
The Master of Management is designed in consultation with our network of industry and professional partners. It is informed by world-class research in management, marketing and business, combining up-to-date theory and the practical application of management models and methods.
In your supply chain management specialisation you will engage with industry and apply your expertise in areas such as logistics management, operations management and global supply chain management. Designed from a strategic management perspective, this specialisation will allow you to explore networks and processes, and understand global benchmarks in industry.
With flexible learning arrangements to best suit your individual needs, this degree is delivered face-to-face, online or a combination of both. There are a range of options available to fast track your learning.
1 One of just nine institutions in Australia and 163 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, July 2016.
Our links to UniSA’s research facilities ensure your learning is connected to the latest technologies, theories and applications of knowledge. In the Master of Management, our teachers are leaders in their field. You could be working with people from any one of these globally recognised institutes:
Placements and internships bridge the gap between study and work. Our connections to industry create opportunities for you to grow. These experiences build confidence in the business world and give you a competitive edge. We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.
Our Executive Partner Programme is a unique mentoring opportunity. Students are matched with a senior executive with proven leadership and managerial expertise and extensive business networks. Partners have worked for companies such as Alcoa, BP, Commonwealth Bank, CSR, ExxonMobil, Mitsubishi and SA Health.
With a Master of Management (Supply Chain Management) from UniSA your multi-disciplinary skills and broad business knowledge will be welcomed in most industries. You will graduate equipped to be a leader and decision-maker, ready to operate at senior levels of an organisation. Graduates of this degree are equipped to be leaders and decision-makers, they have gone on to senior roles in logistics and distribution and purchasing.
Dr Sev Nagalingam
The Master of Management (Supply Chain Management) comprises 12 courses. You will complete four Business School core courses and five Supply Chain Management specialisation courses. Through these you will develop skills and expertise in areas that include:
You will also complete three postgraduate electives – two from your specialisation and one from the Business School. They will enable you to develop skills from selected key disciplines essential for management in business.
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
International exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences, and our Business School has strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective.
UniSA has links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests. Take a look at the global opportunities available.
Once you are a current student, you will be able to explore various study tours and exchanges and take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to make going on an overseas exchange or study tour achievable.
The UniSA Business School is recognised and respected for a comprehensive research program inspired by the contemporary challenges facing Australia and its region. Our focus is always on finding practical solutions and creating new knowledge.
We are strongly committed to research with an industry focus. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, 97 per cent of our research was assessed as at or above world-class. We have particular strengths in marketing and management, and we are one of only three business schools globally with an academic focus on SME business growth. Read more about our strengths in research.
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|PROGRAM CORE COURSES|
|Business Analytics and the Data-driven Organisation||INFS 5117||4.5||Rule(s): 2|
|Business Ethics||BUSS 5384||4.5||Rule(s): 2|
|People, Leadership and Performance||BUSS 5114||4.5||Rule(s): 2|
|Strategic Concepts||BUSS 5074||4.5||Rule(s): 1|
|SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALISATION|
|Global Supply Chain Management||BUSS 5326||4.5|
|Integrated Logistics Management||BUSS 5325||4.5|
|Strategic Procurement||BUSS 5378||4.5|
|Managing Sustainable Value Chains||BUSS 5327||4.5|
|Managing Change||BUSS 5065||4.5||Rule(s): 2|
|Specialisation Elective||4.5||Note(s): 1|
|Specialisation Elective||4.5||Note(s): 1|
|BUSINESS SCHOOL ELECTIVES|
An introduction to UniSA Business School from Professor Marie Wilson, Pro Vice Chancellor of the UniSA Business School.
Hear from Bangladeshi student, Monamee, on her experience studying a master degree in supply chain management at the University of South Australia.
We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.
City West is in Adelaide’s most lively precinct, close to art galleries, music venues, cafés and restaurants. It has brand new learning spaces; modern lecture theatres; architecture workshops, contemporary art and design studios; and well-equipped student lounges. Explore City West >
Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, tech zones, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll also find student gyms and campus sport activities to keep you active. We also offer flexible study options, with online resources available for accessing lecture recordings, virtual classrooms, library resources and learning support.
Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.
The Business School Hub is a convenient, central support service for Business School students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business School Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.
Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:
When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
This degree is offered online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.
Please note some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.
Applying to study with us:
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Business (four courses). They provide a pathway into the Master of Management.
Both can be studied face-to- face, externally (online) or a combination of both.
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Business (four courses). They provide a pathway into, and credit towards, this Master of Management.