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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)
Fees (Domestic): $6,720 per year (approx) - 2020 fees
Fees (International): $29,380 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 (single major)

Year 1

100 Level
Business Fundamentals

100 Level
Business Fundamentals

100 Level
Business Fundamentals

100 Level
Business Fundamentals

100 Level
Elective or Minor

100 Level
Elective or Minor

Year 3

9th Major paper*
DIGIB303 or DIGIB304

300 Level
Work-Integrated Learning paper

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

*9th Major paper:

  • DIGIB303 Managing Digital Business Transformation
  • DIGIB304 Digital Business Enterprise Implementation

You have the option to replace the 9th Major paper with the Work-Integrated Learning paper and count this towards the major instead. This would allow you to fill the gap by taking any other Management paper at 300 level.

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, INMGT200, PRMGT200, SCMGT202, SCMGT301, SCMGT302, SCMGT303, and either DIGIB303 or DIGIB304. 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, INMGT200, PRMGT200, SCMGT202, SCMGT301, SCMGT302 and SCMGT303.

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 Occurrence / Location
DIGIB101The World of Digital Business20B (Hamilton) & 20C (Waikato Pathways 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 Management20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Waikato Pathways College) & 20X (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 Occurrence / Location
INMGT200Global Business Management20G (Online)
The global environment provides opportunities and challenges for all organisations. Develop the skills to analyse global megatrends, identify strategic issues in the global business environment, and evaluate strategies of multinationals and small firms.
MGSYS200Tools for Managing Projects20A (Hamilton)
This paper will develop hands on knowledge and experience into the commonly used tools for managing projects. Students will develop basic competences of several computer-based tools.
SCMGT202Global Supply Chains20A (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.
STMGT200Global Business Management20G (Online)
The global environment provides opportunities and challenges for all organisations. Develop the skills to analyse global megatrends, identify strategic issues in the global business environment, and evaluate strategies of multinationals and small firms.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
DIGIB303Managing Digital Business Transformation20A (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 Implementation20B (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.
MGSYS300Tools for Managing Projects20A (Hamilton)
This paper will develop hands on knowledge and experience into the commonly used tools for managing projects. Students will develop basic competences of several computer-based tools.
SCMGT301Logistics Management20B (Hamilton)
Logistics management continues to transform the competitive landscape and has become one of today's key business issues. This paper takes a practical, integrated and international approach to logistics.
SCMGT302Operations Management20B (Hamilton)
This paper covers important concepts, issues, practices and decision-making tools related to manufacturing and service processes, from both a strategic and an operational perspective.
SCMGT303Supply Chain Management20A (Hamilton)
Every company is part of a supply network for producing products and services that satisfy customer needs. This paper introduces basic concepts of supply chain management.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
SCMGT577E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains20B (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...

800 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
SCMGT800Supply Chain Management MPhil Thesis20X (Hamilton)
No description available.

900 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
SCMGT900Supply Chain Management PhD Thesis20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga)
No description available.

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Contacts

Management Student Centre (MSC)

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

Opening hours: 8.45am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday
Location: MSB.1.50, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton

One of the best times to pop into MSC is Open Advice Day, held every Wednesday from 10am to 2pm.