Bachelor Of Commerce Honours In Supply Chain Management

NQF Exit Level 8

Overview

The programme is designed to develop specialist and management-oriented marketing knowledge and skills essential to the effective management of organisations. The purpose of the programme is to provide greater depth of understanding of the marketing theories and their practical application as well as to expose students to specialist and contemporary marketing areas. In addition, the programme develops the skills necessary to adapt to management within a complex and dynamic marketing environment that require knowledge and understanding of global challenges while remaining locally relevant. The programme will also prepare students for existing careers in Marketing Management in the private and public sectors and studying towards a Masters and ultimately a PhD.

Rationale

There is a dire need for senior level supply chain management competencies in the contemporary African and Southern African context, given the rapid pace of globalisation and concomitant regional integration. Organisations increasingly find that they must rely on effective supply chains, or networks, to compete in the global market and networked economy. Many different roles and careers in Supply Chain are linked to this qualification. The programme addresses the problem of the national shortage of qualified personnel. Supply Chain management is of special interest to the working professional in business and private organisations. This aligns with the School’s purpose relating to the development of effective supply chain managers and the University’s strategic plan to provide quality teaching and research for the African context. The students will thus have a platform to become effective leaders and to be further equipped to become practitioner-research orientated in their on-going professional development. The programme will also serve as an entrance requirement to the Masters programme.

Duration

1 Year

Entry Requirement

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree
  • Attained a level of competence as defined in Rule GR7(b) in the Handbook;
  • Selection Programme- the School may prescribe further criteria.

Career Opportunities

Lecturer, Researcher, Transport Manager, Logistics Manager, Purchasing Manager, Business analyst, Customer relationship manager, Retailer manager, Product manager, Brand manager, Sales representative, Customer relationship manager, General Manager, Business Advisor

Modules

# Only for Westville * Only for Pietermaritzburg
# Only for Westville * Only for Pietermaritzburg

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