Master of Supply Chain Management

Study supply chain management at master’s degree level and develop the skills for a career in this growing profession. Suitable for students with any bachelor’s degree.


A thorough knowledge and global understanding of supply chain logistics is key for navigating economies today – and instrumental to a business’ success. The Master of Supply Chain Management equips you with the skills to critically assess, plan, design, manage and innovate supply chain operations.

AUT's integrated approach encourages advanced problem-solving and meaningful contribution to supply chain management. Our modern, sustainable perspective prepares you to keep up with a changing world. Get ready to revolutionise the industry with more efficient, dynamic and responsible supply chain management practices.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) with a B- grade average or higher in courses at level 7 or equivalent

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in each band.

English language requirements

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You must successfully complete 180 points, made up of professional knowledge and skills courses (135 points) and  an applied project in supply chain management (30 points) and an applied business and communications skills course (15 points).

You can choose how many courses you take to fit around work demands and personal commitments, provided you complete the qualification within four years. You can continue working full-time while completing your Master of Supply Chain Management part-time.

Complete the following courses

Choose 15 points from the following courses

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Supply Chain Management are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

  • Logistics manger
  • Procurement/purchasing manager
  • Forecasting manager
  • Ports manager
  • Warehouse/distribution manager
  • Transportation manager
  • Supply chain analyst/manager

AUT has partnered with the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), to accredit the Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM).

Students who successfully complete the required courses will meet the academic requirements to apply for the professional accreditation.

Check the CIPS website below for more information about the benefits of their professional membership.

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply website

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Pathway to a PhD

High-achieving professional master’s degree students with at least an A- grade average over the 120 points in level 8 professional master’s degree courses can qualify to apply to the Doctor of Philosophy by completing the Master of Business with a B+ grade average or higher. You'll receive 60 points of credit towards the Master of Business, and will need to complete another 120 points.

Quick facts
Programme code:
1 to 1.5 years full-time / part-time available
City Campus
27 Feb 2023
24 Oct 2023
$20,827 (for 120 points)
($19,753 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
$52,611 (for 180 points)
($51,000 tuition fees + $1611 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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