Master of Supply Chain Innovation
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
This is why Swinburne’s Master of Supply Chain Innovation is co-created and co-delivered with industry partners such as CEVA Logistics, IBM, Tableau, Vative.
Whether your career is just beginning or you’re a mid-level professional wanting to advance into a more senior leadership role, this master degree will prepare you to drive business change by designing innovative supply chains that competitors are yet to dream of.
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1 year, 1.5 years or 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time (dependent on prior qualifications and experience)
Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2, HE Block 1, Term 4) - View application and start dates
2023 Start Dates
2024 Start Dates
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I loved both of my applied project units. The first was Coca-Cola Amatil, and the second Ceva Logistics. I was exposured to real challenges the companies face. They provided so much information (site visit, selection of challenges, data) and mentoring meetings. They also introduced us to key professionals. With both projects, I was able to apply all the knowledge, methodologies and tools I learned along the course. And in the end, I felt very proud to be able to contribute to these companies.
Master of Supply Chain Innovation
Swinburne provided me with academic knowledge and the opportunity to directly interact with top companies in the supply chain industry. We worked on real life projects with people from CEVA Logistics and Officeworks. This gave us a glimpse of what to expect in the future and prepared us for our career in the supply chain field.
Master of Supply Chain Innovation
Be an innovator
Undertake this course and you’ll be joining other change-makers at Swinburne’s Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship – the first dedicated entrepreneurship school in the nation. One of our unique AGSE offerings, this course will give you the mindset of edge.
“Entrepreneurship,” says AGSE Director, Alex Kaiser (pictured), “is about questioning the status-quo, identifying opportunities, making decisions and implementing ideas. Concisely, it’s about having impact.”
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
The Master of Supply Chain Innovation uniquely combines key elements of supply chain management, innovation and business information systems to enable graduates to improve today’s supply chains and to equip them for the changing needs of the industry.
As competition continues between global supply chains in response to customer demand volatility and increasing customer expectations, supply chain managers need to be increasingly innovative in order to gain competitive advantage. Having appropriately skilled people, who are equipped to make the right decisions, is essential. This course is designed to assist students to transition into strategic management roles.
The course includes innovation, design thinking, supply chain management, logistics, lean six sigma methodologies and big data analytics. It has a strong focus on business improvement and is designed to equip students with the capacity to apply innovative thinking to supply chain networks.
The Master of Supply Chain Innovation forms the final stage in a three-stage nested suite of programs consisting of:
- Graduate Certificate of Supply Chain Innovation (GC-SCI) (GC-SCI)
- Graduate Diploma of Supply Chain Innovation (GD-SCI) ^
- Master of Supply Chain Innovation (MA-SCI1)
This course is for working professionals. That’s why we offer it in Intensive Mode. It’s an efficient and faster way to complete a postgraduate qualification with minimal impact on your professional and personal life. Units (subjects) are either delivered after work hours or on Fridays or Saturdays, and run throughout the year in six week teaching periods instead of the usual 12 week semesters. This means you can complete more units and graduate faster, or take breaks when you need to.
To qualify for the award of Master of Supply Chain Innovation students must complete 16 (or equivalent) units (200 credit points) comprising:
- 4 foundation units (50 credit points)
- 8 core units (100 credit points)
- 4 units comprising one specialisation or 4 elective units (50 credit points)
Students with a previous relevant qualification from a recognised institution and/or relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions from the foundation units or core units. If found eligible, students may be able to complete a total of 100cps (8 units) or 150cps (12 units). Please refer to the course entry requirements for more information. Exemptions for the core units will only be evaluated and awarded at the discretion of the Course Director and Post Graduate Director.
Units of study
Want to know more about the units that make up your course, how many units you need to complete, our recommended study sequence, and what your timetable looks like this year? Check out our Course Planner and get enrolled.
Students must complete ACC60008 as core and select any three from the remaining list of units.
Students must complete any four units from the list below.
Students to complete ENT60009 as core and select any three from the remaining list of units.
Students must complete FIN60006 as core and select any three from the remaining list of units.
FIN60006 Frontiers in FinTech
Students must select up to four units from the list below. NOTE: some units are equal to 25cps.
Students to complete INF70005 as core and select any three from the remaining list of units.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and graduate skills.
Aims and objectives
At completion of the Master of Supply Chain Innovation, graduates will be able to:
- apply coherent and advanced knowledge of supply concepts in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking
- apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
- communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team, and use the basic tools and practices of business within project work
- demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional practices in a global and sustainable context
- apply fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a business model using innovative supply chain methods and tools
- reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning
- apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence.
The Swinburne graduate attributes signify that Swinburne intends that its teaching programs assist all its graduates to be:
- capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas and an ability to engage in critical enquiry
- entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
- effective and ethical in work, community situations and reasoning skills
- adaptable and able to manage change
- aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing (e.g. socio-cultural, economic, natural).
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways, credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Swinburne business degrees are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The alumni of AACSB accredited business schools are among the world’s most influential leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs impacting business, government, and non-profit sectors. Only five per cent of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
|2023 rate*||Estimated total cost of the course||Estimated cost of the course per year if studying full-time*||Annual Amenities fee if studying full-time*|
||$64,400||$32,200||See how your SSAF is calculated|
How do I pay my fees?
FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible full-fee paying higher education students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government pays the amount of the loan directly to Swinburne.
- completed a bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent OR
- completed the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (available to International applicants only)
- the Graduate Certificate of Supply Chain Innovation; or
- an honours bachelor degree in a related discipline
- a bachelor degree in a related discipline; or
- a graduate certificate in a related discipline; or
- a bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline and have two years relevant work experience* or
- the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (available to International applicants only) PLUS either previous related discipline Higher Education Study, OR a minimum of two years relevant work experience*
How to apply
Find out more about how to apply.
Note: students applying for this course for the HE Block 1 intake will commence studying with ENT60009 - Opportunity Discovery, Creativity and Design. All other units will be scheduled on or after the commencement of Semester 1.