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AMC is expanding its suite of nation-leading course content with the development of two new degrees to be offered from 2018 – the Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management (Honours) and the Master of Logistics Management (Advanced).

Interim Head, Department of Maritime and Logistics Management, Dr Peggy Chen said that logistics was the key to international trade and the new degrees would help support the developing needs of this important sector.

“We are very excited to see these two degrees offered to keep our advantage in providing a unique undergraduate degree with two cores – global logistics and maritime management, and to provide specialised logistics management at master level,” Dr Chen said.

The Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management (Honours) is a four-year program designed to prepare students for management careers in the maritime and logistics industry.

The course is unique because it combines core business principles, such as accounting and finance, business law, International business management, and strategic management, with learning that is specific to the maritime and logistics industry such as port and terminal management, ship operations management, maritime economics, logistics management and supply chain management. It is offered at Launceston, both on-campus and distance modes.

The Master of Logistics Management (Advanced) is a two-year program designed for people seeking professional careers in the global domain of logistics management, logistics strategies and supply chain management.

The program provides theoretical, practical and applied knowledge suitable for both higher-level professional and managerial roles. It is offered at Hobart both on-campus and distance modes. Both courses are targeting domestic and international students.

Dr Chen said the decision to offer the new courses now is deliberate, designed to reflect industry needs and capitalise on the demand for specialists.

“AMC was among the first to observe that traditional shipping companies suddenly transformed into more of logistics service providers, because this was where the demand was and continues to be. The maritime and logistics industries underpin international business and world trade,” she said.

The Bachelor of Global Logistics and Maritime Management (Honours) will replace the Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics Management), which Dr Chen says has reflected industry needs for more than a decade.

In the development of the Master of Logistics Management (Advanced), AMC seeks to respond to the expected increased demand for specialists in areas such as logistics management, supply chain management, warehousing and procurement.

It follows three market surveys conducted in 2016 which focused on the potential for growth in student enrolments in the postgraduate space, for prospective student cohorts from either Australia or overseas, including countries such as India, China and South-East Asia.

“Further provision of education in logistics management through these new courses will build AMC’s reputation in providing specialised workforces and experts in facilitating or managing Australia and international supply chains, in particular in the maritime supply chain,” Dr Chen said.

Published on: 28 Nov 2017