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BBus - Supply Chain Management as a major

Be a business trailblazer and use your innovative thinking to help drive companies forward in a fast-paced world that is changing with a click.

Supply Chain Management gives you the skills to make companies more efficient, competitive and responsive to customers' needs. Learn how to take raw goods and turn them into products that reach customers.


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Key information

Entry Requirements:

University Entrance, or its equivalent, or on a case-by-case basis.

Years: 3
Points: 360
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $6,913 per year
Estimated Fees* (International): $30,260 per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Career opportunities

  • Supply chain manager
  • Supply chain systems manager
  • E-commerce manager
  • International logistics manager
  • Logistics architect
  • Procurement manager
  • Operations manager
  • Warehouse manager

Degree Planner

Degree planner — BBus in Supply Chain Management

Year 1

100 Level
One of Business Fundamentals

100 Level
One of Business Fundamentals

100 Level
One of Business Fundamentals

100 Level
One of Business Fundamentals

100 Level
Elective or Minor

100 Level
Elective or Minor

Year 3

300 Level
Work-Integrated Learning: WSOMM396/399

200 Level or above
Elective or Minor

200 Level or above
Elective or Minor

200 Level or above
Elective or Minor

  • Major
  • Field
  • Elective
This information is provisional and subject to change.

Business Fundamentals papers:

  • ACCTN101 Accounting for Management
  • ECONS101 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
  • FINAN101 Introduction to Finance
  • MRKTG101 Fundamentals of Successful Marketing
  • STMGT101 Introduction to Management

*8th/9th Major paper:

You have the option to replace either the 8th or 9th Major paper with the work-integrated learning paper WSOMM396/399. This provides the flexibility to take any other management paper at 300 Level instead.

Work-Integrated Learning papers:



Supply Chain Management gives you the skills to help companies become more efficient, competitive and responsive to customers' needs through agile supply chains, procurement, manufacturing, distribution and logistics processes. Learn how to take raw goods and turn them into products that reach customers at the right time.

Supply Chain Management is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business (BBus) and the Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons)). Supply Chain Management may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Supply Chain Management as a single major for the BBus and BMS(Hons), students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Supply Chain Management, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete DIGIB101, MGSYS101, SCMGT200, SCMGT202, SCMGT203, DIGIB303, DIGIB304, SCMGT303 and SCMGT304. BBus and BMS(Hons) students may count one of WSOMM396 or WSOMM399 in place of DIGIB303 or DIGIB304.

To complete Supply Chain Management as part of a double major for the BBus, BMS(Hons) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Supply Chain Management, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete DIGIB101, MGSYS101, SCMGT200, SCMGT202, SCMGT203, SCMGT303, SCMGT304 and either DIGIB303 or DIGIB304.

To complete a minor in Supply Chain Management, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for Supply Chain Management, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete MGSYS101.

100 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
DIGIB101The World of Digital Business15.022B (Hamilton), 22B (Internet Waikato College) & 22C (Internet Waikato College)
Information and communications technologies are fundamentally changing business operations. This paper introduces all aspects associated with the ever-evolving field of digital business.
MGSYS101Integrated Thinking - Digital Business and Supply Chain Management15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Internet Waikato College), 22A (Tauranga), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Internet Waikato College) & 22X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
This paper explores the dual concepts of digital business and supply chain management. The interactive lectures help in developing critical thinking skills and highlight many topical case studies.

200 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
SCMGT200Business Logistics15.022B (Hamilton)
Logistics is critical to the success of organisations and their ability to deliver their products to the right place at the right time. This paper covers fundamental areas of logistics.
SCMGT202Global Supply Chains15.022A (Hamilton)
New Zealand's distance from its primary markets makes the study of global supply chains vital. This paper provides a thorough understanding of supply chain management in a globalised context.
SCMGT203Operations Management15.022B (Hamilton)
In today's competitive environment, customer satisfaction and profitability depend on operational excellence. This paper covers fundamental concepts, issues, practices and decision-making tools related to manufacturing and service processes.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
DIGIB303Managing Digital Business Transformation15.022A (Hamilton)
This paper focuses on the management of digital business transformation. This paper has been designed to help future managers deliver business value by being informed participants and leaders in digital business transformation.
DIGIB304Digital Business Enterprise Implementation15.022B (Hamilton)
The implementation of large-scale enterprise software systems is covered through lectures and hands-on practicals using SAP software. Software acquisition, project management and change management are presented.
SCMGT303Supply Chain Management15.022A (Hamilton)
Every company is part of a supply network for producing products and services that satisfy customer needs. This paper introduces critical concepts of supply chain management.
SCMGT304Ports and Shipping15.022B (Hamilton)
Ports and shipping are critical to the movement of freight from/to New Zealand and globally. This paper covers fundamental concepts, issues and practices related to ports and shipping operations.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
SCMGT561Supply Chains – The Global Context15.022J (Hamilton) & 22N (Hamilton)
New Zealand's distance from its primary markets makes the study of global supply chains vital. This paper provides a thorough understanding of supply chain management in a globalized context.
SCMGT562Managing Transport, Storage and Procurement15.0No occurrences
Logistics plays a key role in the success of many organisations and their ability to get their products to the right place at the right time and at an acceptable cost. This paper covers three areas of logistics operations (transport, storage and procurement) and takes a practical and integrated approach to this multi-dimensional field of study.
SCMGT563Managing Manufacturing and Service Operations15.0No occurrences
In today's competitive environment, customer satisfaction and profitability are heavily dependent on operational excellence. This paper provides a comprehensive framework for addressing operational issues and covers fundamental concepts, practices and decision-making tools related to both manufacturing and service operations.
SCMGT564Value-added Supply Networks15.022A (Hamilton)
Every company is part of a network that aims to produce products and services designed to satisfy customer needs. This paper expands on concepts of supply chain management with an emphasis on the purchasing, logistics and distribution functions.
SCMGT577E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains30.022B (Hamilton)
Agility is at the cutting edge of supply chain management and is a leading strategy for competing in today's highly competitive global marketplace; and successful agile supply chains are critically dependent on e-business strategies and systems. This paper is based on foundational and current readings in supply chain strategies inc...
SCMGT591Supply Chain Management Dissertation30.022X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
SCMGT592Supply Chain Management Dissertation60.022X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
SCMGT593Supply Chain Management Thesis90.022X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
SCMGT594Supply Chain Management Thesis120.022X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

800 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
SCMGT800Supply Chain Management MPhil Thesis120.022X (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
SCMGT900Supply Chain Management PhD Thesis120.022I (Hamilton), 22J (Hamilton), 22K (Hamilton), 22X (Hamilton) & 22X (Tauranga)
No description available.

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Phone: +64 838 4303
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Website: www.management.ac.nz/msc

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