Master of Strategic Procurement

RMIT University

Program Description

Master of Strategic Procurement

RMIT University

Master of Strategic Procurement

RMIT's Master of Strategic Procurement is the only postgraduate program of its kind in Victoria.

It will position you as leading procurement role and become a master of strategic planning, supplier relationship management and creative innovation.

You will 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 will:

  • 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.

Learning and teaching

RMIT's Swanston Academic Building features wireless connection to printers, the web and specialist learning resources, interactive lecture and tutorial spaces, lectorial theatres, small-group rooms and other innovative learning spaces as well as retail and social 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 online resources through the myRMIT student portal.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, quizzes and tests, blog journals and practical assignments.

Program structure

You must complete 192 credit points, which equals 16 courses (12 credit points each). If you are granted advanced standing, this will be reduced to 12 courses (12 credit points each). The program is structured in stages to enable you to:

  • gain a solid background in business
  • undertake coursework specific to procurement and supply chain management
  • complete core courses that meet industry requirements
  • combine core discipline knowledge with electives to consolidate the knowledge you have gained through your studies
  • complete the compulsory Practice-based Logistics Research Project where you complete an applied research study.

IT Project Management is a compulsory work-integrated learning course studied in the first year of the program. As part of the course, you will present a business proposal, project charter and project plan for a small change project within a selected organisation.

Global opportunities

International study tours 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. If you are planning to include a study tour as part of your program, you are advised to check that you have the required number of student electives or credit points available.

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, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, RMIT Vietnam and Ryerson University.

Program entry requirements

An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)/50%/Pass.

Applicants may be considered based on significant work experience (8 –10 years) with at least five years in a management role.

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).
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 15, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Jan. 2018
2 years
Full time
Start date Jan. 2018
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
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