Waikato University management school students will be able to major in supply chain management from next year.
Management school professor Jim Corner says the number of students enrolling in the department of management systems has increased nearly 45% over the past three years and the timing is right to bring in two new majors for potential students.
The new majors — supply chain management and information systems management —better reflect the disciplines and subjects taught in the department and are designed to better accommodate the rapid growth in student numbers.
“Since 1999 our student numbers have increased by 44%, with a huge increase in students enrolling in the Bachelor of Electronic Commerce degree,” says Corner.
The major in supply chain management aims to meet the demand from employers. It will focus on the increasing integration of electronic business into the supply chain. The major includes new and redeveloped papers on procurement, logistics, distribution, operations management and quality and project management.
The major in information systems management consists of existing papers related to management and use of IS in organisations. It includes a strong focus on e-business, says Corner.