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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: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $7,986 - $11,979 per year - 2021 fees
Fees (International):
2020$29,955 (120 points); $44,935 (180 points)
2021$30,855 (120 points); $46,285 (180 points)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate 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 — MMS in Supply Chain Management - either 120 or 180 points total

Outside field of degree (60 points)

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

  • 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.

This information is provisional and subject to change.

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
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 Procurement15.022J (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 Operations15.022J (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.
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.

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Management Student Centre (MSC)

Phone: +64 838 4303
Email: [email protected]

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.