Master of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
High-level logistics expertise in a global business environment
Thrive in international business and world trade with an elevated approach to logistics and supply chain management. You’ll gain the skills, knowledge, and networks to lift your career to management level. Includes an industry research project.
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Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Design and implement logistics and supply chain processes to improve business outcomes.
- Critically evaluate logistics and supply chain solutions to complex problems in a global business environment.
- Conduct a research or industry-based project to advance the knowledge and practices of global logistics and supply chain management.
- Manage communications across organisational teams, customers and business partners to support business outcomes in local and global contexts.
The maritime and logistics industries underpin international business and world trade. They are a key element in sustainable development, and are tightly interconnected with human society: physically, socially and economically.
As such, it is critical that they are managed by highly trained individuals and teams who can lead the development, implementation and control of sound contemporary management practices.
Our Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management courses prepare students for management and senior administrative careers in private enterprises, industry organisations and governments. As a graduate of this program, you can be confident that the skills, knowledge and networks you’ve acquired through study will allow you to succeed in a diverse range of areas: commercial shipping, ports and terminals, transport, transport policy and administration, freight forwarding, exporting and importing, logistics and supply chains, and other elements of international business.
Employment outlook for maritime professionals is growing, with skilled graduates in global demand.
- National Employment projections in Marine Transport professionals are expected to grow between now and 2024.^
- More than 15,000 jobs are expected to be created in Australia as part of the continuous Naval Shipbuilding Program over the next 50 years.^^
^ Job Outlook, Australian Government (https://labourmarketinsights.gov.au/)
^^ Naval Shipbuilding College, Australian Government (https://www.navalshipbuildingcollege.com.au/careers/)
An undergraduate degree from an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institutions; or
A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or
A qualification of AQF Level 6 or equivalent and a minimum of three years managerial working experience.
The duration of the program will depend on your background (see Course Structure tab). Holders of a cognate undergraduate degree or two years work experience are eligible for advanced standing (i.e. normally 4 x transition subjects included in the course) reducing the course duration and number of subjects required to be completed.
A cognate undergraduate degree would be in the same or related area eg, maritime management, maritime operation, logistics management, supply chain management, and business management; or any Bachelor degree with a major in business, logistics management, and supply chain management
Cognate industry experience would be in the fields of maritime, transport, logistics and supply chain.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Master of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management is designed for people who seek professional careers in logistics and supply chain management that are in high demand globally in different industries. The course equips students with high-level knowledge and skills in managing logistics planning and operations, development of logistics strategies, design and optimisation of supply chains, and governance of supply chain functions.
In the evolving global business economy, businesses enhance and transform their logistics and supply chain systems to gain competitive advantage. With global supply chains evolving and expanding constantly, the understanding of how to develop and implement sustainable, effective, and efficient logistics and supply chain management strategies is key to the success of businesses in many industries. The Master of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management prepares students with the knowledge of theories, concepts, principles and practice in logistics and supply chain management to make informed decisions in a real-world global context. It also develops graduates’ skills such as business analytics and optimisation to develop solutions for a range of complex issues faced by businesses and enhance their logistics and supply chain performance.
The two-year master course is a nested program that includes entry and exist awards for the Graduate Certificate in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the Graduate Diploma of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The pathway courses provide students with the flexibility and choice to match their employment prospects and career/learning progression with personal goals and circumstances.
Recommended Study Pattern
The Master of Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MGlobLogSCM) includes the following options:
- 2-year (16 subjects) MGlobLogSCM - this is the default course option for students who have not completed prior study or work experience in a related (cognate) area.
- 1.5-year (12 subjects) MGlobLogSCM - this is the default course option for students who have completed prior study or work experience in a related (cognate) area
A cognate undergraduate degree would be in the same or related area eg, maritime management, maritime operation, logistics management, supply chain management, and business management; or any Bachelor degree with a major in business, logistics management, and supply chain management Cognate industry experience would be in the fields of maritime, transport, logistics and supply chain.
All students will have the flexibility of developing their research training through either a dissertation or an Industry project.
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended.
Completion of 11 core subjects from the schedule below:
- TAS-HSP602 Business Continuity Management
- TAS-JNB512 International Trade
- TAS-JNB517 Management
- TAS-JNB518 Finance for Decision-Making
- TAS-JNB522 Business Logistics
- TAS-JNB616 Port Management and Strategy
- TAS-JNB624 Supply Chain Management
- TAS-JNB635 Business Analytics and Operations Research
- TAS-JNB637 Strategic Procurement Management
- TAS-JNB639 Warehousing and Inventory Management
- TAS-JNB738 eCommerce Logistics Management
Completion of 1 core subject from the schedule below:
- TAS-JNB534 Commercial Ship Management
- TAS-JNB620 Maritime Law
- TAS-JNB739 Strategic Management
Completion of 4 subjects from one of the following majors:
- Dissertation Option
- TAS-JNB608 Research Methods
- TAS-JNB718 Dissertation Part 1/3
- TAS-JNB721 Dissertation Part 2/3
- TAS-JNB722 Dissertation Part 3/3
- Industry Project Option
- TAS-JNB608 Research Methods
- TAS-JNB701 Maritime Logistics Informatics
- TAS-JNB728 Industry Research Project
- TAS-JNB735 Knowledge Management
Successful completion of 16 subjects as outlined in the recommended study pattern within 2-5 years, from the time of first enrollment.
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