Master of Strategic Procurement
- Local students
- International students
- Program code: MC186
GD178, Graduate Diploma in Strategic Procurement
- CRICOS code: 075212A
- Campus: City campus
CRICOS code: 075212A
Please note: this program is no longer offered to commencing students, it has been replaced with MC195 Master of Strategic Procurement. You are being redirected to this page.
RMIT's Master of Strategic Procurement is the only postgraduate program of its kind in Victoria.
You'll position yourself for a leading procurement role and become a master of strategic planning, supplier relationship management and creative innovation.
You'll learn to deliver high returns while successfully aligning procurement with a public or private organisation's triple bottom line.
As a qualified strategic procurement specialist you'll:
- produce cost and service efficiencies for commercial advantage
- apply your knowledge in market analysis, strategic sourcing, category management, organisational behaviour, business performance and spend analysis
- make decisions in the context of long-term environmental and social trends associated with strategic sourcing.
1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Program structure and features
Learning and teaching
RMIT's new Swanston Academic Building offers interactive lecture and tutorial spaces, lectorial theatres, small-group rooms and other innovative spaces.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
The program consists of 144 credit points, which generally equal 12 courses (of 12 credit points each).
You'll do a compulsory work-integrated learning course IT Project Management, 2 capstone research projects and electives like study tours.
Currently no program handbook (program guide) is available online. Please contact the school listed under "Owning school" below.
Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.
The market need for this program was recognised by a partnership between the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) and the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC). As part of the ATN, RMIT's specialist Masters program is part of a suite of options available Australia-wide that provides full credit transfer if your career takes you interstate during your studies.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Due to the rapid growth in the procurement industry, managers and executives with Master-level qualifications are in high demand.
Graduates can expect to find work in local and state government departments, medium to large enterprises and private sector organisations.
Roles can include:
- senior appointments in supply and distribution management
- purchasing and logistics management
- policy and planning management
- strategic management and organisation analysis.
Professional recognition and accreditation
Graduates of this program are recognised by the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC).
Int are a unique feature of the program allowing you to combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with the completion of either a 12 or 24 credit point course in intensive mode.
Each year, the School of Business IT and Logistics conducts tours to the USA, China, Vietnam and Canada in partnership with the University of Maryland, Fudan University, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, RMIT Vietnam and Ryerson University.
Program entry requirements
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a minimum 50% average/Pass or GPA 1.0 (out of 4.0).
Applicants may be considered based on work experience and any additional tertiary education.
English language requirements:
To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:
- Academic IELTS (minimum scores) overall band of 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
- TOEFL (Paper-based): minimum score of 580 (with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of 4.5)
- TOEFL (Internet-based): minimum score of 92 with a minimum of 20 in each section
- Cambridge English (Advanced CAE): CAE Grade B
- Pearson: Minimum score of 58 (no band less than 50).
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
How to apply
1. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.
2. Ensure you have your supporting documents ready - this includes certified copies of all academic transcripts.
3. Complete and submit your application using one of the following options:
- Apply online. Please read these important notes before proceeding.
- Print and complete the Application form for international students (PDF 316 KB 4p) and submit following the instructions on the form.
- Use a registered RMIT representative in your country.
There are no application deadlines for international students; however, we encourage you to apply early as acceptance into programs is subject to the availability of places. An application fee may apply.
Learn more about the International application process.
- In addition to tuition fees you are also required to pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF).
- All international student visa holders are required to maintain valid Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
- Here is an estimate cost of living you can expect to pay each year.
Credit transfer is available across 5 Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) that offer Master programs in the procurement/supply chain field:
- Curtin University of Technology
- Queensland University of Technology
- RMIT University
- University of South Australia
- University of Technology Sydney.
Business research programs are offered at Master and Doctoral level.
Business IT and Logistics
For further information about this program, please make an enquiry.
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.