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RMIT's Master of Strategic Procurement is the only postgraduate program of its kind in Victoria.
It will position you as leading procurement role and become a master of strategic planning, supplier relationship management and creative innovation.
You will learn to deliver high returns while successfully aligning procurement with a public or private organisation's triple bottom line.
As a qualified strategic procurement specialist you will:
- produce cost and service efficiencies for commercial advantage
- apply knowledge of market analysis, strategic sourcing, category management, organisational behaviour, business performance and spend analysis
- make decisions in the context of long-term environmental and social trends associated with strategic sourcing.
- 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with advanced standing)
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (without advanced standing)
For further information about advanced standing see the Pathways.
Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your program. Credit granted may reduce the amount of study you need to complete.
For more information please see RMIT’s credit transfer and recognition of prior learning policy.
Your classes will mostly be held at the Swanston Academic Building where innovative learning spaces are interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for business students.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. In addition, you will have access to online and digital resources such as lecture notes, assessment tools, discussion boards and podcasts through myRMIT.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Blackboard, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account.
Educational software, the Learning Hub, other online and digital resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
Find out more about student computing at RMIT.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, quizzes and tests, blog journals and practical assignments.
The market need for this program was recognised by a partnership between the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) and the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC). As part of the ATN, RMIT's specialist Masters program is part of a suite of options available Australia-wide that provides full credit transfer if your career takes you interstate during your studies.
Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives chaired by Gerhard Vorster, Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte. The Board creates a strategic bridge between the latest in technology and design thinking and business.
Work-connected and industry-relevant options available for this program include:
Working in a student team as part of the Fastrack Innovation Program. In this elective course you will work with mentors to develop and present a solution to a real problem. This form of fast-prototyping is designed so that external organisations can tap into fresh thinking from RMIT students.
- A Business Internship elective where you take up a position for one or two days per week for one semester. This position is normally unpaid and is designed to develop your soft skills and increase your overall employability upon graduation.
Due to the rapid growth in the procurement industry, managers and executives with Master level qualifications are in high demand.
Graduates can expect to find work in: local and state government departments, medium to large enterprises and private sector organisations.
Roles can include:
- senior appointments in supply and distribution management
- purchasing, and logistics management
- policy and planning management
- strategic management and organisation analysis.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Master of Strategic Procurement is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). This program is also recognised by the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC).
Students enrolled in the program are eligible for student membership of CIPS. By selecting appropriate courses, graduates of the program may be eligible for full membership of CIPS.
Global intensives are a unique feature of the program. You can combine an overseas travel and cultural experience with coursework completed in intensive mode and have this credited towards your degree. They depart during the Australian summer or winter vacations and are usually undertaken in the final semester of the master degree.
If you are planning to include a global intensive as part of your program, you are advised to check that you have the required number of student electives or credit points available.
Other global mobility options available for this program include:
• Study abroad
• Student exchange
Program and course information
Take the next step with a postgraduate qualification in procurement.
Develop your skills in strategic procurement and take your career to a global market.