MR202 - Master of Business (Supply Chain & Logistics)

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Plan: MR202 - Master of Business
Campus: City Campus


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Program details

Award title: Master of Business
Award abbreviation: MBus
Career: RSCH
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Location: RMIT City Campus
Owning school: Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain (665H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 089901
CRICOS code: 079733K

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Business in Supply Chain and Logistics degree develops advanced research principles and methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in the business disciplines. 

Upon graduation with a Master of Business in Supply Chain and Logistics degree from RMIT University you will have developed:

  •  high level skills in research processes,
  •  the ability to analyse and synthesise knowledge related to specific disciplines, and
  •  high level communication skills.

A Master of Business in Supply Chain and Logistics degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate environments.

Individually supervised research programs are available in the following areas of research focus:

  • e-supply chain solution & collaboration, 
  • freight logistics & warehousing, 
  • global supply chain design & optimisation, 
  • lean logistics, 
  • lean Six Sigma & quality management, 
  • port management & maritime logistics, 
  • retail logistics & supply chain simulation, 
  • reverse logistics & green supply chain, 
  • supply chain complexity & risk, 
  • supply chain & sustainability,
  • strategic procurement & low-cost country sourcing, 
  • tourism & humanitarian logistics and 
  • transport planning & spatial modelling.
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Entrance requirements

Transition rules for current HDR students

Semester 1, 2022 is the final intake for the current MRes program structure. Current students who have already completed or will have completed the coursework requirements of the program by the end of Semester 1 2022, are unaffected by the changes commencing semester 2, 2022.

If you have not completed all the coursework courses by Semester 2, 2022, the following rules apply:

  • If you have completed ISYS3347 Introduction to Research Methods, you are not required to complete OMGT2368 Higher Degree Research Practice
  • If you have completed HUSO2362 Qualitative Research Techniques and/or MATH2256 Quantitative Methods, you are not required to complete OMGT2365 Research Philosophy and Design or OMGT2374 Research Methods and Impact.
  • If you have not completed HUSO2362 Qualitative Research Techniques and/or MATH2256 Quantitative Methods, you must consult with your supervisory team to determine if you need to complete OMGT2365 Research Philosophy and Design and/or OMGT2374 Research Methods and Impact.
  • You have the option of completing OMGT2362 Advanced Seminars in Global Business and Law Research and/or OMGT2371 Applied Research Analytics

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS (academic module) overall score of 6.5; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents webpage.

Further information and application process

For further information on the steps you need to take to apply for a research program see How to apply – Research programs webpage.

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