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Operations & Supply Chain Management Education and Research in Auckland

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The University of Auckland is renowned as a high quality learning institution and is considered New Zealand’s leading university. The 2006 research quality (PBRF) assessment by the Tertiary Education Commission again determined that The University of Auckland is the New Zealand university with the greatest overall research strength. This is based on the number and proportion of top-ranked researchers, the number of research degree completions, and the scale of its assessable external research income.

Established in 1883, the University has about 40,000 students studying in more than 80 degree and 40 graduate and postgraduate diploma programs in a wide range of fields: Arts, Business and Economics, Creative Arts and Industries, Education, Engineering, Law, Medical and Health Sciences, Science.

The University has active links with other parts of the world through research collaboration, and staff and student exchange arrangements with more than 91 universities in over 25 countries. The University is a member of three global consortia of international research universities. In addition to Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) the University has recently become a member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

University of Auckland Business School is a high quality institution with the university. Typically, 75% of the Business graduates are employed at the time of their graduation; 16% go on to postgraduate study. The remainders include those studying and working part-time, seeking work or travelling overseas. The school has the highest entry standards for Business and Economics in New Zealand, providing you with the opportunity to study with the best.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) with Operations and Supply Chain Management Major (3 years, full-time): A broad-based and flexible business degree, the Bachelor of Commerce will allow you a choice to complete two majors within the degree - or study for two undergraduate degrees at the same. Operations and Supply Chain Management deals with understanding and integrating business processes within and between organizations.

Postgraduate Programs

  • Bachelor of Commerce BCom (Hons) with Operations and Supply Chain Management Major (1 year, full-time): This is technically a masters program since it is an additional year after the bachelors degree. The BCom(Hons) degree is designed to attract high-achieving students into postgraduate level study and research. Students may elect to substitute 700-level courses from other subjects that are related to their research interests to a value of 30 points, provided that permission is obtained from both departments.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce in Operations and Supply Chain Management (1 year full-time, 2-4 years part-time): The Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce provides for students who wish to obtain a postgraduate coursework qualification. In some cases it is possible to continue to the Master of Commerce.
  • Master of Commerce (MCom) with Specialization in Operations and Supply Chain Management (1 year, full-time): The MCom degree enables the best students to pursue independent research and is designed to prepare them for specialist positions. The masters degree may be taken as a two-year program (240 points) or as the second year following BCom(Hons).

Research Program

  • PhD in Information Systems or Operations and Supply Chain Management: The Doctor of Philosophy is an advanced degree awarded for original contribution to research in a student's chosen discipline, with the findings published in a thesis. The degree provides a qualification for students wishing to pursue an academic or research career.


The Business School provides many opportunities for you to enhance your future career through involvement with other students and members of the business community. Spark, the University of Auckland Entrepreneurship Challenge allows you to enter or assist in the organization of entrepreneurship and business planning competitions and the Management Consulting Club provides you with the opportunity to represent the Business School in international case competitions. Involvement in these or some of the other activities available will enable you to build useful networks not only with other students and staff but also with potential employers in the business community.

  • Campus: The University of Auckland’s main City Campus is located in the heart of Auckland. Auckland’s harbor setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, while the University’s close proximity to New Zealand’s major business city enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field.
  • Accreditation: The University of Auckland is a New Zealand government funded public university. The University of Auckland Business School has the Triple Crown of accreditations, which means the international accreditation from the world’s foremost accrediting bodies – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
  • Centre for Supply Chain Management (CSCM): CSCM is a multi-disciplinary research and education center, founded in 2007 within The University of Auckland Business School. The Centre supported by a range of member companies and government agencies. It aims to develop and disseminate world-class knowledge and practices in supply chain management applicable to the kind of organizations that operate in New Zealand.
  • The ICEHOUSE: The ICEHOUSE is a development factory of owner managers and entrepreneurs that aims to shape the future of the New Zealand economy. It is a collaborative partnership between The University of Auckland Business School, BNZ, HP, Gen-i, Ernst & Young, Microsoft, Paul Diver and Grafton Consulting Group. The ICEHOUSE was named one of the Top 10 Technology Incubators of the World by Forbes magazine in 2010.
  • Excelerator: New Zealand Leadership Institute assists the growth and development of New Zealand leadership to create positive change and outstanding performance. The Leadership Institute's leadership development programs reach across the spectrum of New Zealand society, including senior executives, young people and community organizations. Excelerator’s initiatives interact with and complement leadership teaching and research in regular Business School programs.
  • Entrepreneurs' Challenge: The Entrepreneurs' Challenge recognizes that new initiatives are resource intensive and can be prohibitively expensive for many SMEs. It seeks to help high potential SMEs successfully execute initiatives that will ultimately create opportunity and prosperity for all New Zealanders.
  • University Careers Services: The UCS can help you with your career plans by - Careers advice; areers Services newsletter Auckland CareerConnect; Online career information resources; Events - careers fairs and presentations; and Workshops.
  • Auckland Abroad Student Exchange: The Auckland Abroad student exchange program gives you the opportunity to complete one or two semesters overseas, while earning credits that you will bring back to your University of Auckland degree. With over 90 universities in 24 countries, there are 360° of exciting possibilities.
  • Housing: Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington all have a variety of on campus accommodation options, including Halls of Residence, Residential Complexes, Apartments, Units and Homestays. These are managed either by Massey University or an agent of Massey.

LAST UPDATED ON Dec 14, 2017

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