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Why study logistics and supply chain management?

Develop specialist skills to succeed in a fast-growing sector
Find out how our postgraduate programs in logistics and supply chain management from the University of Sydney Business School will give you a competitive edge and help you achieve a successful and rewarding career.

As demonstrated since the onset of the global disruption of COVID-19, expertise in logistics and supply chain has never been more valuable.

"The challenges facing distribution, production, manufacturing are very high indeed on the agendas of many governments," says Professor David Hensher, Director of the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies.

"By completing a Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, no matter where you've come from in the world, employment opportunities will abound."

See how studying logistics and supply chain at the University of Sydney Business School can set you apart.

1. Graduate in high demand

By studying a postgraduate degree in logistics and supply chain management at the University of Sydney, you will set yourself up for a successful and rewarding career. We are ranked equal 2nd in Australia and among the top 20 universities in the world.

Graduates are in high demand across many industries, including courier and transport, shipping, aviation, freight, manufacturing, import/export, and retail warehousing and distribution.

Career opportunities within this dynamic field include:

  • category manager
  • demand planner
  • logistics analyst
  • logistics planner
  • procurement analyst
  • supply chain analyst
  • supply chain planner
  • transport engineer
  • global fleet manager
  • transport scheduler
  • urban or regional planner

With an average income of over $164,000 forecast for supply chain and logistics workers with a postgraduate qualification in 2021-22, you will benefit financially from the educational investment.

As a business student, you will also have access to specialised career services through the Careers and Employability Office, who are committed to helping you achieve your career aspirations.

2. Strong industry links

Our Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) has exceptionally strong links with industry in transport, logistics, supply chain management, aviation and maritime.

The University of Sydney is ranked 10th in the world for Transportation Science and Technology (ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022) and ITLS is recognised as a key centre for excellence in transport and logistics research and education by the Australian Government.

Where will a course in transport and logistics take you?

3. Join a rapidly growing sector

By studying a postgraduate degree in logistics and supply chain management, you will be joining one of the world’s fastest growing areas of business.

The forecast annual growth of logistics and supply chain between 2016-17 and 2021-22 is forecast to rise by 2.1% (compared to 1.5% p.a. for overall Australian workforce).

4. Learn from industry experts

The strength of our logistics and supply chain management course is due to the quality of our teaching staff who are experts in their field.

From advising government and industry on managing sustainable supply chains, to investigating health, environmental and safety impacts of public transport, you will learn from industry leaders.

Meet key academic and research staff.

5. Flexible study options

You can choose a degree with a focus on logistics and supply chain management, or undertake a Global Logistics specialisation within the Master of Commerce: 

6. Commonwealth Supported Places

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are offered for our postgraduate programs. A CSP means that the Australian Government subsidises your course fees and you pay the remaining amount – a student contribution.

You must be a domestic student to be eligible, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder.

While allocation of CSPs to applicants is competitive as they are limited in number, you don't need to make a separate application - you will automatically be considered based on merit. 

3 December 2019

Kerry Zhuang

Sourcing Manager, NSW Government
“My course has given me a solid grounding in supply chain management theory, strategy and practice, backed with technical skills. The enthusiasm among the teaching staff is infectious, and industry professionals were regular guest lecturers, enabling me to connect my studies to the real world. As a result, I graduated industry-ready and secured a permanent job before I completed my studies.”
Master of Commerce (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

Ben French

Ben French
Senior Consultant at A.P. Møller Mærsk (Maersk Management Consulting)
"The Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management developed my knowledge and understanding of key local and global market conditions that have positioned me to be able to solve the largest and most challenging strategic and operational problems that corporations face."
Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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