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Bachelor of Business (Logistics Supply Chain Management)

  • Formalise your skills & prepare yourself for a management role with a Bachelor of Business (Logistics Supply Chain Management)
  • Study now & pay later via a government loan
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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

Swinburne (RTO 3059)
Career Opportunities
  • Logistics Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Export and Import Manager
  • Replenishment Analyst
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

Relevant academic or work experience

Location

Online

Course length
Set your own timetable & finish the course within 2 years (minimum) to 9 years (maximum)
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Reports, essays, projects & exams
Start date

3 start dates per year.

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Provider
Swinburne (RTO 3059)

This Swinburne University of Technology qualification is delivered by Swinburne Online.

As a Swinburne Online student you'll graduate with a nationally recognised Swinburne University qualification, and have the flexibility of studying online when it suits you.

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Swinburne (RTO 3059)
Payment options

Study now pay later – HECS-HELP

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Price
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  • Whether you are an Australian resident
  • How you pay for the course (via a government loan, via a payment plan, or upfront)

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Prerequisites

Year 12 graduates need:

  • Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent (VCE studies must have included successful completion of units 3 and 4 in English with a minimum study score of 25 in English), and meet the associated minimum ATAR; OR

Non-year 12 and mature age students not holding an appropriate Year 12 or equivalent qualification may be eligible if they have:

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Managing supply chains for any organisation
  • Project manage effective tracking and allocation of resources
  • How to work with external partners to source the best materials and negotiate the best price

Course structure

24 units

Core units

  1. Learning & communicating online


    This unit will introduce fundamentals of communication and learning in an online environment. Students will gain increased capability in a range of skills such as online written communication, collaboration in individual and group work, and critiquing and analysing a variety of information sources. Students will be encouraged to draw on their own understanding and experience while contributing and sharing ideas with peers.

  2. Transportation management


    This unit introduces students to the complexities of transportation management. The management of transportation is considered in the wider context of the business activities and its interaction with the environment, considering issues of sustainability as well as efficiency.

  3. Procurement management


    This unit develops students' understanding of the purchasing process and help them in making buying decisions. By exploring the supply chain management process, students understand how purchasing decisions impact on logistics and operations management, and hence extend the range of references they may include in their decision making analysis when making purchasing decisions.

  4. Microeconomics


    This unit aims to help students understand some of the basic tools and concepts of microeconomics and apply them to a variety of economic issues faced by individuals, business, nonprofit organisations and governments. Students will develop expertise in using an analytical approach to problem-solving which will benefit them in their personal and professional lives. Students will appreciate the nature and significance of the key economic concept of opportunity cost and its relevance in a variety of personal and professional decision-making processes.

  5. Global logistics & supply chain management


    At the completion of this unit, students will be able to understand the processes of logistics from a global supply chain management perspective; apply their knowledge of logistics' intermediaries to effectively manage supply chains, and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the location of different facilities in a global context.

  6. Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship & innovation


    This unit focuses on contemporary theoretical and practice based issues in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which will be integrated with business and management theories, models and frameworks. On completion of the unit students will be able to identify, analyse, evaluate and offer value creating solutions to local and global business and social problems from entrepreneurship and innovation perspective.

  7. Introduction to business law


    The aims of this introductory unit are to introduce students to the framework of the Australian legal system and to the business structures operating in Australia and to provide an introductory overview of various areas of the law including Contracts, Torts, Sale of Goods, Consumer Protection, Company Law and Remedies.

  8. Organisational behaviour


    The study of Organizational Behaviour (OB) provides an opportunity to understand an organisation through examining individual employee characteristics, drivers and behaviours, and understanding group dynamics and organizational processes which influence culture building, social capital development, organisational change and ultimately organisational effectiveness. An understanding of Organizational Behaviour is highly relevant to our working and personal lives given the likelihood of us participating in a variety of organisations over our lifespans as workers, citizens and community or family members, operating as individuals of group members. OB research draws on theoretical frameworks and insights from many disciplines in the social sciences including management, human resource management, sociology and psychology. At the individual level, the unit deals with topics such as perception, attitudes, values, personality, motivation and performance. At the group level, topics include the nature and management of teams, leaders and leadership, communication, conflict and decision making. At the organisational level topics such as organisational structure, organisational culture and change are examined. The unit focuses on both personal and organisational development and effectiveness.

  9. Industry consulting project


    The unit provides an opportunity for students to apply skills and engage in a consulting project for an industry partner. Multidisciplinary teams will work on a live problem solving project from profit or not-for-profit enterprises operating in either private or public sectors. Teams will work under the guidance of a coach with project specific inputs from the industry client briefs. In the final week, teams will deliver their findings and recommendations to industry partner through an oral presentation and a written report. The unit aims at facilitating a successful transition from academic learning environment to work environment.

  10. Operations management


    This unit gives students a thorough understanding of the function of operations management and the contribution that operations management adds to the efficient functioning of a business, particularly in the manufacturing sector. Operations management is concerned with the design and management of products, processes, services and supply chains and is applicable to all businesses and organisations. This unit will consider the acquisition, development and utilisation of resources that organizations need to deliver goods and services to their customers and clients. Students will be introduced to applied and practical approaches to systems analysis and design in order to define effective and efficient solutions to everyday problems encountered in many industries across the globe.

  11. Warehouse distribution management


    This unit develops students' understanding and skills in the management of warehouse and distribution units. The students will use a variety of case studies to work through the issues that arise in warehouse management and how the efficient operation of a warehouse is paramount in the logistics and supply chain process cumulating in a final project that synthesises their prior knowledge in logistics and supply chains.

  12. Understanding risk management


    This unit introduces students to the concept and practice of risk management in organisations. Risk management is the core of good management practice. It involves the application of a logical and systematic method to identify, analyse, evaluate and communicate risks associated with activities, functions or processes, in a way that enables organisations to minimise impact and losses. The process of managing risk as a means of enhancing effectiveness in planning operations and activities within business will be explored in this unit of study.

  13. Introduction to management


    This unit aims to provide a broad understanding of management and its importance in enabling organisations to be effective within a diverse globalised environment. Students will learn to describe the four basic management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling across an organisation; understand the application of some basic management principles in an increasingly global business environment; understand the importance of behaving in a professional and ethical manner; and prepare academic reports and essays including case studies using the appropriate format.

  14. Financial information for decision making


    The aim of this unit is to provide a framework for students to learn basic accounting concepts and show how these concepts can be applied to financial reports (for both internal and external use) that provide useful information for business evaluation and decision making. The unit has been designed to meet the needs of two broad categories of students. For those intending to take further studies in accounting, this unit will serve as an essential foundation and preparation for that continued study. For those who do not intend to take further units in accounting, the experience gained from this unit will be invaluable to their future business career. Whatever aspect of business students intend to specialise in, they will need to be familiar with the concepts and principles underlying the practice of accounting. Such knowledge will enable students to understand the importance of financial information in decision making and thereby provide them with the necessary financial literacy for their future role in the world of business.

  15. Introduction to business information systems


    Introduction to Business Information Systems aims to instil an appreciation of how technology can be used to assist business, without the technology becoming an end in itself. In particular, the unit aims to generate an awareness of the importance of information to decision-making and how to provide such information to ensure its usefulness to the decision makers. Students gain a strong foundation of business systems fundamentals and the influence of the Internet on business stakeholders; customers, suppliers, manufacturers, service makers, regulators, managers and employees.

  16. Fundamentals of marketing


    At the conclusion of this unit of study, the successful student will have acquired an understanding of key Marketing concepts and their application to modern business. This understanding of Marketing will also aid in the understanding of other disciplines in the Bachelor of Business/Commerce as well as providing a strong philosophical foundation for the vocational study of Marketing. In addition, students will have started the journey towards graduation and as such, this unit of study aims to provide students with opportunities to develop graduate attributes. This unit of study provides students with a series of learning opportunities designed to explore basic business and Marketing concepts from a variety of viewpoints including theoretical and applied perspectives.

  17. Integrative business practice


    In this unit, students will consolidate past learning, with important issues discussed earlier in the program being revisited in crossdisciplinary contexts. We will, however, give you reading materials relevant to specific problems you will work on in class. These will form the basis for in-class tests that will demonstrate your preparation and understanding. By revisiting the unit material you have studied throughout your degree through scenarios and exercises, encouraging self-reflection, and providing feedback, the unit will hone your skills and give you the confidence to apply your learning holistically to business problems.

Electives

You will need to complete 8 electives as part of this course. You can select your units from a range of other Swinburne Online courses.

Support and delivery

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Support for students

Set your own timetable

Designed for maximum flexibility, this logistics course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

There are 3 teaching periods a year, and you can enrol in 1 to 4 units every period.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – HECS-HELP

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

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