Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Supply Chain Management

Develop your functional and strategic competencies in the field of supply chain management with an SCM Honours Degree.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support 
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support
  • BCom Honours Supply Chain Management distance learning

About

The Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Supply Chain Management is a one year postgraduate programme that provides students with an in-depth understanding of the core functions within supply chain management. Supply chain management is a fast-growing and widely impactful discipline that has consistently been identified as a critical skill, both locally and within a global context.

The Honours in Supply Chain Management programme provides advanced level knowledge and skills to prepare students to function and manage within complex supply chain environments. The analysis and critical application of advanced theories and concepts within supply chain management form the basis of this programme. The programme also provides a firm grounding for students to pursue further postgraduate research.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the BCom Honours Supply Chain Management programme, the student should be able to:
  • Develop a critical understanding of the supply chain function;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of complex strategies and their application in supply chain management;
  • Be able to collect, synthesise and present information in an appropriate format for decision making;
  • Develop a critical awareness of the interactions which take place in a supply chain;
  • Assess problems and formulate appropriate response strategies;
  • Demonstrate awareness of triple bottom line issues in supply chain management;
  • Be able to critically evaluate supply chain theories, strategies and plans;
  • Demonstrate use of a wide range of specialised skills to solve complex supply chain problems;
  • Be able to engage in self-directed learning;
  • Demonstrate the effective use of technology;
  • Be able to conduct research to solve supply chain problems.

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement and Supply Management
  • Operations Management
  • Research Methodology

Semester 2

  • Supply Chain Risk Management
  • Logistics and Transport Management
  • Research Report (Compulsory)

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is a cognate Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma at NQF level 7.
  • It is possible to gain entry to the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 30 years.
  • For further information on this alternative route, please contact a student advisor.
  • . All applicants with an international qualification will be considered in accordance with MANCOSA’s institutional rules.

Application

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Frequently Asked Questions

You will need a qualification in supply chain management, like a Higher Certificate in Supply Chain Management, which is offered online; or an undergraduate degree, like the Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management. You can embark on the advanced postgraduate Honours Degree in Supply Chain Management for a superior and more detailed skill set in this discipline.

This will depend on the type of qualification you complete and the job you are able to secure. You may need to start off your career in an entry-level position as a junior staff member, as you work your way up to a management position. This will also depend largely on the effort you put in and the company’s career progression vision.

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