Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
Logistics is a growing industry—globally
Study the design and management of supply chain practices in inventory planning, procurement, operations, transportation, distribution, warehousing and technology. Be employable across aviation, distribution, manufacturing, computing and retail.
On the successful completion of this degree, you will be able to:
- Apply broad theoretical and technical knowledge of business practice in diverse contexts
- Integrate specialist theoretical knowledge with technical skills to provide in-depth professional advice related to business, logistics and supply chain management
- Critically analyse and synthesise information to formulate effective business decisions
- Apply reasoned judgements to solve problems in a variety of business contexts with reference to ethical, regulatory and global perspectives
- Reflect on performance feedback to identify and action strategies for improvement
- Communicate business data and concepts to professionals and non-professionals in diverse contexts
- Apply an adaptive and collaborative approach to working with others in a variety of business and professional contexts
- Integrate and apply professional theory with practice in authentic Work Integrated Learning (WIL) contexts.
Logistics and supply chain managers are employed in all aspects of logistics and supply chain management operations and also work closely with other company managers in areas like marketing, manufacturing and engineering.
You will be responsible for the effective and efficient integration of all logistics activities supported by the application of relevant IT and e-business practices.
Most graduates pursue management/administrative careers in companies that operate in various transport modes like air, sea, road and rail, and in companies that specialise in purchasing, supply chain management, contract distribution, manufacturing and retail.
Job roles include positions where you are responsible for the effective and efficient integration of all logistics activities, supported by the application of relevant IT and e-business practices, including:
- Procurement officer
- Supply coordinator
- Materials logistics coordinator
- Inventory planner/analyst.
The Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) is certified by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) as meeting the educational requirements of Chartered Membership (CMILT).
Students and graduates are entitled to CILTA membership at either the Student (full-time only), Affiliate, Associate or Member grade, depending on your experience and qualifications.
The School of Business IT & Logistics is a national partner of the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), the premium professional body that supply chain, logistics, operations and procurement executives in Australia subscribed to. SCLAA is a strong supporter of the Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management) program.
In this degree you will develop knowledge and skills related to logistics and supply chain management and general business practice enabling you to immediately contribute to organisational objectives.
Higher education via OUA
- Successful completion of the Business Pathway; OR
- Successful completion of 2 Core subjects from the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)
Successful completion of one full time semester (four subjects) towards an undergraduate degree or higher level of study at an Australian university.
Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent, with an ATAR of 65. VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in English (or equivalent) or 30 in English (EAL)
Successful completion of an Australian Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma, Diploma, Higher Education Diploma or equivalent.
Students may be able to receive credit for previous studies completed at other institutions. To have your credit formally assessed you must first register for the RMIT degree. You are eligible to register as soon as you have completed a minimum of two core RMIT OUA subjects. An administrative fee of $165 is applicable to register for an award.
Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University Credit Policy. Applicants who have completed studies or have partially completed a similar program at another institution (with entry criteria similar to this program) may be accepted with some credits or exemptions being granted towards this program.
Credit pathways between RMIT University VET programs, Higher Education Diplomas & Associate Degrees in the same or related discipline, enable you upon successful completion of a lower level qualification, at the required standard for admission, to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.
Credit pathways between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.
The current credit pathways for College of Business programs can be found at http://bit.ly/RMIT-Bus-Credit. These are subject to change.
Documentation will be required to support your application, such as:
- A certified copy of an Academic Transcript with final grades for Higher Education studies
- A certified copy of a Statement of Attainment for any completed TAFE studies
- Course outlines showing content, learning outcomes and assessment requirements
- An explanation of the grading structure used
Before lodging a credit transfer application students are encouraged to contact Business Central via RMIT Connect
This degree prepares you to solve business problems in the global marketplace and understand complexity in operations, logistics and supply chain industries. A broad-based curriculum in the degree covers the design and management of supply chain practices such as inventory planning, procurement, production operations, transportation, distribution, warehousing, retail services, global logistics and supply chain technologies.
Teaching and learning approaches for this degree may include: online learning activities, problem-based learning, assignments, projects, and communications with industry professionals. The types of assessment used in the degree may involve formal examinations, assignments, case studies, projects, and online tests.
The degree includes two capstone subjects Supply Chain Management Strategy, and Operations Management.This capstone experience will give you the opportunity to critically reflect on and consolidate your theoretical and practical learning in this degree.
After successfully completing the degree you will be eligible to work as a professional in a number of industrial sectors including: aviation, automobile, computing, manufacturing, mining, retailing, shipping, global, transport, distribution and warehousing. Job functions include procurement, inventory planning, operations management, operations research, and event organisations in both private and public sectors.
Recommended Study Pattern
This degree is an OUA Pathways degree, which means there is a recommended series of subjects that, once successfully completed, can be credited towards this degree. To commence the Pathway for this degree, simply select subjects from the Pathway stream below.
Students who aren't taking part in OUA Pathways can instead follow the study pattern below:
- Complete Level 1 Core subjects
- Complete Logistics Major subjects
- Complete Logistics Minor subjects
- Complete any four OUA subjects as electives.
To obtain the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) you must complete a total of 24 subjects, consisting of:
- 8 core subjects
- 8 Logistics Major subjects
- 4 Logistics Minor units
- Complete any four OUA subjects as electives
- You must complete this degree within 10 years
Choose your subjects
Students complete an eight unit Major in Logistics and a four unit Minor in Logistics in the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management).
Select any four units offered through Open Universities Australia.
To find out your eligibility for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), please click on the "Add & Continue" button on the top of the page.
If you have taken up a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) through RMIT, you are not required to register for this degree. Therefore the below information does not apply to CSP students with RMIT.
But if you are a student studying with RMIT and accessing FEE-HELP or paying upfront and you are intending to complete the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) you must register for the RMIT degree. You are eligible to register as soon as you have successfully completed a minimum of two core RMIT OUA subjects within this degree. A fee of $180 is applicable to register for an award.
If you wish to Graduate at the Melbourne graduation ceremony in December, you must complete your final subject no later than Study Period 2 in the year you intend to graduate.
A payment will be required to attend the graduation ceremony in Melbourne; for information about payments or application dates please click here. Alternatively students can apply to graduate in absentia at any time.
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