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MMS - Supply Chain Management as a main subject

Set yourself up as a future business leader and rise to the top of your profession with specialist management expertise. Get the edge over other graduates with a Master of Management Studies from Waikato's Triple Crown Accredited business school.

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

Years: 1 to 1.5
Points: 120 or 180
Start Dates: February (A Trimester A) and July (B Trimester)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $8,579 - $12,869 per programme
Estimated Fees* (International): $36,130 (120 pts)
$54,200 (180 pts)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
Area of Study:
All amounts are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD). *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 — MMS in Supply Chain Management - either 120 or 180 points total

Outside field of degree (up to 60 points)

in any subject at 500 Level (up to 30 points)

Field of degree - Subject papers (up to 90 points)

Choose ONE of:
AGBUS501 or MRKTG553 or INMGT588

  • Field of study
  • Compulsory
  • Elective

Please note: Admission to this programme and each paper requires the approval of the Subject Convenor. In some cases, you may be asked to complete some prerequisite papers.

  • AGBUS501 International Agribusiness (30 points)
  • MRKTG553 International Marketing (30 points)
  • INMGT588 International Business Strategy (30 points)
This information is provisional and subject to change.

Dylan Wilson I’ve always known that I wanted to do a management degree at Waikato, because it suits my personality so well. I really enjoy talking to people and trying to solve problems. I was considering going to university in Auckland, but I’d heard really good things about the four-year Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours degree here in Hamilton; that it was well regarded by employers and includes a practical work internship; so that had a big influence on my decision.

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Prescriptions for the MMgmt and MMS

The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the Master of Management (MMgmt). MMgmt students must complete SCMGT562, SCMGT563, SCMGT564 and SCMGT565.

MMS students must complete MNMGT581 and one of SCMGT591, SCMGT592, SCMGT593, or SCMGT594. Students taking the 120 point MMS are required to complete at least 60 points from the papers listed for the subject. Students taking the 180 point MMS are required to complete at least 120 points from the papers listed for the subject.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
BUSAN543Applied Business Analytics30.024B (Hamilton) & 24B (Online)
This paper enables students to understand applied business analytics including data management and analytics tools, develop critical thinking skills, and apply these to various business contexts. By the end of this paper students will understand the role of analytics to solve real-world problems.
SCMGT562Managing Transport and Storage15.024B (Hamilton)
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 fi...
SCMGT563Managing Manufacturing and Service Operations15.024B (Hamilton)
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 Networks15.024A (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.
SCMGT565Managing Ports and Shipping Operations15.024B (Hamilton)
Ports and shipping are essential to the movement of freight from/to New Zealand and globally. This paper covers critical concepts, issues and practices related to ports and shipping operations.
SCMGT566Supply Chain Resilience30.024A (Hamilton)
Supply chain resilience has become a prevelant topic in industry and policy-making circles. This paper examines the mechanisms mitigating the negative impact of disruptive events on supply chan operations.
SCMGT577E-Enabled Agile Supply Chains30.024B (Hamilton)
Agility is at the cutting edge of contemporary supply network management and a leading strategy for competing in today's highly competitive marketplace. This paper explores agility and technology-enabled supply chains.
SCMGT591Supply Chain Management Dissertation30.024X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
SCMGT592Supply Chain Management Dissertation60.024X (Hamilton)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
SCMGT593Supply Chain Management Thesis90.024X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
SCMGT594Supply Chain Management Thesis120.024X (Hamilton)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

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