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Start date
February
August

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
DBBL

Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Fees
2020: AUD$ 32,600 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
080915E

Degree overview

  • Study at the No.1 Business School in South Australia for graduate careers1.
  • Specialise in the management of complex systems used for global product supply.
  • Learn to manage the flow of goods and services from point of origin to consumer.
  • Gain knowledge in operations, warehousing, inventory, purchasing, transport and distribution.
  • Develop sophisticated supply chain skills to create and manage an efficient flow of goods and services, to minimise wastage and maximise profit.
  • Study advanced courses in integrated supply chain management, procurement and purchasing strategies, and international management ethics and values.
  • Tailor your studies through a wide range of electives, an industry placement or overseas exchange.
  • Explore how you can expand your expertise in two fields and add a second qualification to your studies with a combined degree.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in Business2.
  • The University of South Australia Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide3 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.

1QILT: Graduate Outcomes Survey Course Experience Questionnaire 2016-18 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate and Postgraduate). Public SA-founded universities only. 22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 3UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in Australia and 183 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, August 2019.

Snapshot

International_students-24 copy.jpgLogistics and supply chain management involves storing and managing the flow of goods and services from the point of origin to the consumer - a critical process for many businesses. It can encompass warehousing, monitoring inventory, purchasing, transport and distribution. 

In this degree you will learn to manage the flow of goods and services from point of origin to consumer, focusing on the complex system of global supply that delivers products to your doorstep or local retailer.

As a graduate, you will be an innovator – able to recognise the need for change in the supply chain, in both local and international markets. Employers seek graduates who can apply theory to real industry challenges. During your degree you can receive mentoring, and complete career-focused electives and internships in industry.

What you'll learn

P7240303-2.jpgThe degree starts with core courses in business. These will give you a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as economics, accounting and business intelligence. 

You will then study specialist courses in areas such as:

  • Integrated supply chain management
  • Procurement and purchasing strategies
  • International management ethics and values

You can also gain valuable insight and career skills with advanced career-focused electives and internships in industry.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Accounting for Business ACCT 1008 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
OR
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Career Development for Professionals BUSS 1060 4.5 Note(s): 3
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,2,3
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management BUSS 2054 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
OR
International Study Tour 4.5 Note(s): 4
OR
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Business Law LAWS 1018 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Operations Management for Business BUSS 2065 4.5
Entrepreneurship for Social and Market Impact BUSS 2085 4.5
Managing Services BUSS 2058 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Project Management: Principles and Strategies INFS 2022 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5 Note(s): 2,3
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,3
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,3
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
International Business Environments BUSS 3103 4.5
OR
International Elective 4.5 Note(s): 5
Integrated Supply Networks BUSS 3027 4.5
Procurement for Strategic Advantage BUSS 3084 4.5
Managing Sustainability in Supply Chains BUSS 3085 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
International Management Ethics and Values BUSS 3053 4.5
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,3
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1

Study hours

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 (independent study). 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.

Assessment

Marketing_Clinic-15 copy_1.jpgYour studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects
  • practicals and team-based projects
  • participation in the workplace and in class

Global opportunities

16_1.jpgInternational 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.

Why Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Why this Degree

This degree will give you general business knowledge with a focus on operations and logistics functions critical for effective supply chain management.  

You will learn about warehousing, inventory, purchasing, transport and distribution. You will study advanced areas such as procurement and purchasing strategies; sustainable logistics and supply chain management; and the principles and strategies of project management.

More ways to study

Our flexible delivery and extra-curricular opportunities are designed to suit your lifestyle, preferred way of learning and career interests. You can benefit from a blend of online and on-campus study, part-time or full-time learning, Summer and Winter School intensive courses, mentoring and networking opportunities with industry, and accelerated learning pathways. Plus, you can make the most of professional development courses endorsed by industry, build leadership skills employers value through UniSA+ and seek support at our on-campus Business Student Hub.

Real-world connections

In addition to learning from teachers with professional experience as part of your studies, we offer opportunities for you to connect with industry outside the classroom:

  • Complete an internship or industry project 
  • Become a global citizen with our overseas exchange program – we have more than 60 partner universities worldwide, and study options that range from two weeks to one year
  • Build your network and career by participating in our Business Career Mentor Program which pairs you with an experienced business professional

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Career outcomes

Your career

As the No.1 Business School in South Australia for graduate careers1, our quality teaching and experiences beyond the classroom will ensure you graduate career-ready.

Between now and 2020, employment in logistics and supply chain management in Australia is expected to grow. The availability of roles is expected to increase by: 

  • 7,600 jobs for logistics clerks (or 5.7 per cent)
  • 1,500 jobs for supply, distribution and procurement managers (or 3.4 per cent)2

Careers to consider: 

  • Business development manager: developing business growth strategies and plans; acquiring new customers; managing client relationships; writing business proposals and researching new opportunities
  • Inventory manager: monitoring and reporting on inventory and ensuring adequate stock for all distribution channels; analysing data to anticipate future needs and placing orders; working with suppliers, warehousing staff, management and other business stakeholders 
  • Logistics analyst: streamlining the supply chain process; closely monitoring shipment data; identifying bottlenecks and recommending delivery improvements
  • Logistics manager: planning and managing logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer services; directing and coordinating the order cycle; minimising waste and maximising profit; liaising and negotiating with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers
  • Operations controller: monitoring, controlling and managing business operations to meet customer expectations and business goals; liaising between with customers to ensure smooth operations and delivery; assigning and supervising work and dispatch crews
  • Pricing analyst: analysing and measuring product profitability; developing pricing strategies and plans; tracking marketplace metrics and trends to uncover market and pricing insights; using analysis to make recommendations that help make pricing decisions
  • Procurement adviser: assisting with planning and development of procurement strategies; providing support and guidance on procurement policies, procedures and standards; advising on governance; implementing performance management measures
  • Production manager: overseeing planning and management of production volumes in the manufacturing process; monitoring production quality standards; enforcing adherence to safety guidelines  
  • Supply and logistics coordinator: coordinating the flow of supplies and inventory in a warehouse setting; working with suppliers to manage efficiency of operations
  • Warehouse manager: leading the operational efficiency of warehouse operations; overseeing a team of staff; maintaining safety and quality controls

1QILT: Graduate Outcomes Survey Course Experience Questionnaire 2016-18 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate and Postgraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.  2Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015.

Industry facts

job-listings

Employment as a logistics clerk in Australia is projected to increase by 7,600 (5.7 per cent) by November 20201.

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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By 2020 employment as a supply, distribution and procurement manager in Australia is projected to increase by 1,500  (3.4 per cent)1.

1 Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

Alternative Pathways

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also have access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, law and psychology. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

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.

Student services

Student services

The Business Student 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 Student Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:

  • careers advice
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA
  • accommodation services

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language.

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.

24/7 digital environment

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:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in virtual classrooms
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

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.

Student services

Your campus

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.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your program director

With over 30 years of industry experience within the business and academic sectors, I bring this knowledge to the role of Program Director for the suite of Business degrees. Having worked both nationally and internationally, I am committed to empowering all students to achieve effective business literacy, and to help them understand business from a global perspective. At UniSA we provide students with industry-based knowledge within the curriculum and through opportunities like internships, mentoring and overseas study experiences, to create business leaders of the future.

Mr Stan Astachnowicz

Program Director

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What others are saying

I chose UniSA because of its amazing facilities, teachers and industry placements. The facilities are easy to access, every tutor and lecturer is willing to provide guidance and support and undertaking an industry placement gave me real-world logistics experience.

Allan Lav

Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Allan Lav

Allan Lav

Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

I have been involved in research projects with clients including small businesses, multinational corporations, industry associations and government. My research outcomes focus on business improvement, industry-specific supply chain alignment, sectoral innovation and policy recommendations for government. I use this research to provide a rewarding and unique learning experience to students.

Claudine Soosay


Employment: UniSA Business School
Role: Associate Professor: Operations & Supply Chain Management

Claudine Soosay

Claudine Soosay


<br />Employment: UniSA Business School