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RMIT Vietnam introduces new Logistics and Supply Chain Management program

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 15:36
RMIT Vietnam students at The Logisticom 2015
Panel discussion in Supply Chain and Logistics at The Logisticom 2015

RMIT Vietnam is offering a new undergraduate program to develop managers in one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Launched this semester, the Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Applied) teaches students how to manage people, products and processes. The program also provides opportunities for students to explore a dynamic sector offering a range of career opportunities.

Thanks to globalisation and economic integration, businesses in Vietnam and abroad are looking to enhance their productivity and competitiveness.

“The industry is crying out for qualified logistics and supply chain managers,” says Associate Professor Mathews Nkhoma, Head of Department, Management, BITL and Law.

“Armed with an international degree, high level cross-cultural communication skills and managerial know-how, we expect our students to be highly sought after when they graduate.”

Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) (Applied) students will gain skills and knowledge in logistics activities like procurement, operations management, transportation, distribution and supply chain design plus the attributes they need to take on future leadership roles.

As with all programs offered at RMIT Vietnam, practical experience is integral. Along with project-based work completed in class, students will undertake a year of work placements to gain valuable real-world experience.

Professor Raymond Gordon, Head of the RMIT Vietnam Centre of Commerce and Management, says that these placements will tap into the University’s extensive industry network not just in Vietnam, but around the world.

“One of our big strengths at RMIT Vietnam is our connection with industry. Our students have access to top companies and professionals via mentorships, site visits and guest speakers,” says Professor Gordon.

“Add to that a year of work placements, and you have graduates who are highly confident, experienced and ready to take on the world.”