Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a systems approach to managing the entire flow of materials, information, services and finance from raw materials suppliers through factories and warehouses to the end user.
BCom (Supply Chain Management) is a three-year full-time programme. This degree aims to equip students in supply chain management with the ability to participate in functional management in an integrated supply chain. This includes the disciplines of supply management, production and operations management, warehousing, transport management and supply chain strategy. With this qualification opportunities exist in the following careers: supply chain analysts, supply chain strategists, customer service managers, inventory managers, warehousing managers, distribution managers, transport managers, operations managers, supply chain planners and logistics managers.
The University of Pretoria's Department of Business Management is the only European Logistics Association (ELA) National Certification Centre (NCC) in Sub-Saharan Africa. The goal of ELA is to provide an international forum for networking, promotion and development of the logistics and supply chain profession through its network of NCCs.
UP’s association with ELA translates to the following benefits to students:
- A degree accredited at Level 4: Candidate European Junior Logistician (cEJLog), based on the European Logistics Association Qualifications Framework Standards agreed by industry.
- ELA candidates stand out from the crowd with a certificate that is a global mark of competence and promotes mobility in an international market place.
- Offers graduates a smooth path to full ELA Certification once relevant experience is obtained
Skills of a Supply Chain Manager
- Global orientation
- Analytical skills
- Cross-cultural literacy
- Systems thinking
- Natural leader
- Technical savvy
- Superior business skills
- Problem solver
- Creative thinking
- Team player
- Communication skills
- Willingness to learn
For more information, please consult the Supply Chain Management Brochure at click here and the Faculty webpage.
The purpose of this programme is to equip learners of supply chain management with the ability to participate in functional management within an integrated supply chain. This includes supply management, production and operations management, warehousing, transport management and supply chain strategy.
Applications for this plan have closed.
Important information for all prospective students for 2023
The admission requirements below apply to all who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications. Click here for this Faculty Brochure.
English Home Language or English First Additional Language
Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
You will be considered for final admission to degree studies if space allows, and if you have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification with admission to bachelor’s degree studies, and comply with the minimum subject requirements as well as the APS requirements of your chosen programme.
Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to the Brochure: Undergraduate Programme Information 2023: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB, available at click here.
International students: Click here.
A transferring student is a student who, at the time of applying at the University of Pretoria (UP) is/was a registered student at another tertiary institution. A transferring student will be considered for admission based on NSC or equivalent qualification and previous academic performance. Students who have been dismissed from other institutions due to poor academic performance will not be considered for admission to UP.
Closing dates: Same as above.
A returning student is a student who, at the time of application for a degree programme is/was a registered student at UP, and wants to transfer to another degree at UP. A returning student will be considered for admission based on NSC or equivalent qualification and previous academic performance.
- Students who have been excluded/dismissed from a faculty due to poor academic performance may be considered for admission to another programme at UP, as per faculty-specific requirements.
- Only ONE transfer between UP faculties and TWO transfers within a faculty will be allowed.
- Admission of returning students will always depend on the faculty concerned and the availability of space in the programmes for which they apply.
Closing date for applications from returning students
Unless capacity allows for an extension of the closing date, applications from returning students must be submitted before the end of August via your UP Student Centre.
Minimum duration of study
3 years, full-time
All modules will only be presented in English, as English is the language of tuition, communication and correspondence at the University of Pretoria.
Faculty Yearbooks: click here.
The University of Pretoria has decided not to set a specific closing date for applications to non-selection programmes for 2023. Applications will close when the available study spaces are filled (close on availability of space). Once the available number of study places for a specific programme are filled, no further applications for that particular programme will be considered. All applicants are therefore strongly advised and encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible after 1 April 2022 and to check the application site (UP Student Portal) regularly.
The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences aspires to be at the cutting edge of economic, financial and management education, as well as research and community engagement within the national, African and global context. Our mission is to advance relevant knowledge and develop employable, innovative and diverse graduates to co-create value for society.
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