Operations and Supply Chain Management

University of Canterbury

How do you make sure that people, money, materials, and buildings are used efficiently across the whole organisation? How can you as a manager/planner ensure that your organisation is successful in achieving its goals? These are big questions and it is obvious that a broad number of skills are involved in such an important business role.

Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) is applicable to most organisations and is concerned with the design, planning, and management of all facilities, processes, and activities required to transform resources into goods and services.

Operational managers control more than 70% of organisational resources (people, money, materials, and buildings) used in the production of goods or in providing services. Successful operations managers also need knowledge of marketing, human resource management, and finance.

UC offers a major and a minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management as part of the Bachelor of Commerce.

You can also study this subject as a minor within the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Sport Coaching, and Bachelor of Youth and Community Leadership.

To complete a major in Operations and Supply Chain Management within the Bachelor of Commerce, you will need to take the following courses throughout the degree:

  • MGMT 170 Managerial Decision Making
  • MGMT 270 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 271 Operations Management Processes

Plus at least one of:

  • MGMT 223 Innovation Management
  • MGMT 230 Business, Society and the Environment
  • MGMT 281 Business Research Methods
  • MGMT 370 Strategic Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Two courses from MGMT 371–379
  • One 300-level MGMT course

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  • New Zealand

Academic Degree


Bachelor Degree


Long (+12 months)

  • English
  • In-Person

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