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Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management

New Zealand's distance from overseas markets makes it vital for Kiwi companies to design global supply chains that are fast, efficient, and respond to customer needs. This short course will help you understand what it takes to build a supply chain that flows smoothly from the factory or farmgate to distributors and retailers around the world.

If you plan to become a logistics manager, operations manager or e-commerce manager, it's critical to understand the challenges of creating complex supply chains to move a company's products around the world.

In this course, you'll find out what goes into the planning and technology of transportation and logistics networks; as well as building strong partnerships with other companies to achieve a common goal.

The more efficient a company's supply chain, and the less physical waste created in the process, the better it is for business performance.

Develop the skills to forecast future customer demand, determine order quantities, and ensure that products arrive on time. You'll be able to analyse problems with scheduling; and be introduced to concepts such as lean production.

Students will gain insights into new digital technologies and information systems that are changing the way today's products and services are manufactured, transported and consumed.

You'll be given plenty of opportunities to apply what you learn to real-world business situations through practical assignments.

Internationally recognised

Waikato is ranked in the world's top 251-300 universities for Business & Management Studies in the prestigious QS World University Subject Rankings 2020.

You'll study at our internationally recognised Waikato Management School, which is ranked in the top 1% of all business schools globally, having achieved the prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB in 2005.

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Key information

Duration Of Study: 4-8 months (full time or part-time study)
Points: 60 points
GradCert(SCM) Study Locations:Hamilton, Online
Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.
Start Dates: March (A Trimester) and July (B Trimester)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): NZ$3,400 approx (2021 tuition fees) per programme
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Estimated Fees* (International): NZ$15,132 approx (2021 tuition fees) per programme
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
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*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.

Degree Planner

Degree planner — Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management (60 points)

Students will complete four papers (60 points) in total, worth 15 points each.

This includes one introductory paper (15 points) at either 100 or 200-level; and three advanced papers (45 points) at 300-level.

You must complete at least three papers (45 points) in the specialist subject of Supply Chain Management, including any required subject papers.

You have the option to choose one elective paper (15 points) in another subject.

Please contact [email protected] for advice before you enrol in any papers. Admission to each paper is at the discretion of the subject convenor.

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Samaria Mason I know that I'll be able to use my business degree from Waikato to work anywhere in the world, and that I'll always be learning.

Samaria Mason Digital Business, Electronic Commerce, Strategic Management, Supply Chain Management

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To enrol for the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management, applicants must have:

a) completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification; OR

b) be able to demonstrate they have adequate training, experience, and ability to proceed with the programme.

Applicants who do not meet these requirements may still be considered for special admission, subject to completing some additional qualifying papers.

Admission to each paper is at the discretion of the subject convenor.

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