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Start Date
February
August

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
DBBL

SATAC Code
424511 (Internal)
424944 (Packaged)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 71.25 (for 2020)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 70.00 (for 2021)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): DIP
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Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Degree overview

  • Study at the No.1 university in South Australia for graduate careers in Business and Management1.
  • Specialise in the management of complex systems for global product and service supply in both the digital and physical marketplaces.
  • 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.
  • Add a 1-year master’s degree to your studies with our 3+1 Pathway to Masters package, and complete an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in just four years.
  • 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 for strategic advantage, and international management ethics and values.
  • Tailor your studies through a wide range of electives, an industry placement or overseas exchange.
  • Add a second qualification to your studies with a business combined degree, and explore how you can expand your expertise in two fields.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in Business2.
  • UniSA Business is in the top one per cent worldwide3 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.
  • Benefit from flexible study options to suit your needs.

1ComparED (QILT): Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-19 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only. 22018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 3UniSA Business is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 189 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2020.

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 for strategic advantage
  • International management ethics and values

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

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

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 Rule(s): 1
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 Rule(s): 1
Strategic Management BUSS 3023 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,3 Rule(s): 1
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1 Rule(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.jpgOur strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas open up doors to new possibilities and experiences, giving you the opportunity to undertake international exchanges and study tours. 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)

Marketing_Clinic-3 copy.jpgThis 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 for strategic advantage; sustainable logistics and supply chain management; and the principles and strategies of project management.

UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by both AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business education and research at a global level. These dual accreditations demonstrate the high standards we hold across all areas such as teaching, student learning and research, as well as our commitment to continually improving the quality of our programs.

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.

Combined degrees

We offer a wide range of combined degree combinations so you can specialise in two fields and expand your career prospects. See how you can pair this degree with another degree in business, or from another discipline, and tailor your qualification to your interests. Learn more.

3+1 Pathway to Masters

Want to gain a postgraduate degree with just one extra year of study? You can package the Bachelor of Business (Economics, Finance and Trade) with the Master of Finance degree and graduate with two qualifications in just four years with our 3+1 Pathway to Masters program. This unique offering allows you to fast-track your studies, develop greater expertise and broaden your career opportunities. You will study a three-year bachelor degree and a one year master’s degree (typically two years) in four years by using your undergraduate electives. Learn more.

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 we are the No.1 university in South Australia for graduate careers in Business and Management1, 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 specialist: 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

1ComparED (QILT): Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-19 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only. 2Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015.

Industry facts

job-listings

Employment for management and organisation analysts in Australia is projected to increase by 20,500 (24.7 per cent) by May 2024.

Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019

chart-people

By 2024 employment as a supply, distribution and procurement manager in Australia is projected to increase by 5,900 (11.9 per cent).

Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019

How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

Alternative Pathways

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Deferment

This degree is available for deferment. This option is made available by responding to your offer during the application process via the SATAC website. Applicants who receive an offer into a midyear degree are eligible to defer for six months.

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

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student sports and fitness facilities, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. 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 loads 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, an ideal 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 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.

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: 

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

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

I am an Associate Professor at UniSA and an associate editor in three internationally recognised journals. My research focuses on operations and supply chain management, with projects including sustainability, value co-creation, Industry 4.0 and intelligent manufacturing. With my academic background and industry involvement, I bring about 20 years of experience from a variety of fields to the University.

AsPr Claudine Soosay

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: University of South Australia
Role: Associate Professor: Operations & Supply Chain Management

Claudine Soosay

Claudine Soosay


<br />Employment: University of South Australia