Why study Operations and Supply Chain Management?

Operations and Supply Chain Management deals with understanding and integrating business processes within and between organisations. If you are interested in this subject you can study it at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Complementary majors


A double major combines two specialist fields of study. It enhances your career prospects. Operations and Supply Chain Management is frequently taken in combination with:

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What are the career paths?


Possible roles include operations analyst/consultant/manager, business process engineer, production and scheduling planner/manager, quality manager, ERP consultant, supply chain consultant or change manager.

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Programmes available


Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
The BCom offers Operations and Supply Chain Management as a single major or as a double major alongside one of the other majors offered within the BCom such as information systems, marketing, accounting or finance. You can also study the Bachelor of Commerce in Operations and Supply Chain Management as part of a conjoint degree programme where you study for two degrees at once.

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
The BCom (Hons) one fulltime year of postgraduate study following the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Entry is by invitation only and is based on superior grades in the subject area.

Master of Commerce (MCom)
The MCom degree is a two-year postgraduate programme. The first year is course work, which may be taken as bachelor honours, while the second year comprises a research thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
As a general rule you need to have successfully completed either a bachelor honours degree or masters degree to be eligible to study for a PhD in Operations and Supply Chain Management.

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