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Master of Supply Chain Management

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Research courses available at Auckland and Manawatū and via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

Gain an in-depth understanding

When you study towards Massey’s Master of Supply Chain Management you will gain a comprehensive understanding of supply chain concepts and the skills to solve complex problems.

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

The management of supply chain relationships and optimisation of global logistics are paramount to business success. Firms are constantly searching for innovative ways to enhance their value offerings hence many have come to realise the importance of capable supply chain professionals.

The Master of Supply Chain Management is the most advanced Massey qualification in the discipline. You will become a master of this subject area, equipped with a comprehensive understanding of supply chain concepts. The programme is specifically designed to help you develop independent learning skills and a critical perspective.

You will acquire the ability to rigorously solve complex problems and articulate insights to a range of stakeholders.

This qualification is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Once you have successfully completed the Master of Supply Chain Management you may apply for full membership of this Institute.

A good fit if you:

  • Are working in a logistics or supply chain role and would like to move into a more senior role
  • Have a bachelor’s degree and wish to progress your knowledge of supply chain management
  • Are an aspiring researcher, consultant or trainer in logistics or supply chain management
Mike Blanchard
Master of Supply Chain Management
Graduated in 2016
General Manager Strategic Procurement, Sydney Trains

“I knew people who had studied supply chain management at Massey and I heard good things about the overall leadership and courses available…”

Specialising in procurement at Transpower in Wellington, I wanted to keep learning and thought a Master of Supply Chain Management was a good way to do this.

I moved to Sydney in mid-2013 which could have been an issue as I was now a remote student but I had great help and assistance from my professor in guiding me to an outcome I am very proud of. I have learnt so much along the way.

I enjoyed the whole learning experience from literature review, research to thesis and use of the SPSS quantitative analysis tool.

I presented the findings of my thesis about public sector supplier value characteristics at the 2016 EurOMA conference in Norway. EurOMA is an international network of academics and practitioners who are interested in operations management.

I love academic research and my ability to bring this through in a commercial perspective due to my 30-plus years in the workforce.


Most large organisations have several supply chain management roles that are responsible for

  • Procurement
  • Distribution
  • Logistics
  • Purchasing
  • Sales and operations planning

You could be employed in a huge range of industries and professions, including manufacturing, services, health care, local government, construction and the defence force. Many graduates of the MSCM quickly move into senior positions in the same or different organisations. Some have gone on the advanced study such as PhD.

Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:

  • Young master’s graduates earn more than one and a half times more than the national median (five years after study)
  • Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
  • Five years after completion, the median earnings of young master’s graduates are 15% higher than for those with a bachelor’s degree.

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