Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management

Designed to give students the foundational skills and proficiency to thrive in the rapid-paced, ever-evolving world of logistics and supply chain.

3 years
NQF Level 7
360 credits

Course Overview

Are you energised by the idea of working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment? Do you thrive in bustling settings where quick thinking and adaptability are key?

If so, a career in supply chain management could be your ideal path.

Our cutting-edge supply chain and logistics course is designed to equip students with the skills to excel in the fast-paced and rewarding supply chain management industry. From mastering the intricacies of logistics to navigating the complexities of supply chain optimization, our program prepares students to thrive in this dynamic field.

With the rapid expansion of multinational corporations, strategic partnerships, and global markets, supply chain management has emerged as one of the most critical disciplines in today’s world. Factors such as fluctuating oil prices, environmental concerns, and the need for sustainable practices further underscore the importance of effective supply chain management.

As a result, there is a growing demand for qualified supply chain managers who can adeptly navigate these challenges and drive success for their organizations.

Our Bachelor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree provides students with the foundational abilities needed for a successful career in this ever-evolving industry. Upon completion of the program, students have the opportunity to articulate to a Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management, further enhancing their expertise and career prospects.

Whether you’re interested in logistics, procurement, distribution, or strategic planning, our supply chain management courses offer the perfect blend of theory and practical skills to prepare you for success in this dynamic field. Join us and embark on a rewarding journey toward becoming a leader in supply chain management.

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  • Teaches students how to process and record relevant information and compile basic financial statements. 
  • Provides scholars with the necessary knowledge of economic problems and how to effectively handle these situations within the work environment.
  • Equips students with the knowledge and skills to improve interpersonal work relationships. 
  • Gives scholars the ability to solve fundamental problems related to the general principles of contracts. 
  • Equips students with a basic understanding of business management. 
  • Gives students robust and in-depth knowledge and skills related to supply chain management principles.
  • Teaches scholars the primary and high-value knowledge of the purchasing management industry. 
  • Provides scholars with comprehensive skills to adopt an integrated approach to managing the supply of materials and services of organisations. 
  • Gives students the ability to identify and act on industry trends and needs.

Course details

The Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management is a three-year distance learning course. This future-focused degree allows students to choose between different delivery options — based on their needs.

Option 1: Distance learning

For students who want to work independently, this choice is ideal. The degree can be earned in a hybrid style, which makes it perfect for students who are already employed but want to improve their skills. Modules for the distant learning option include workshops, tutorials, self-directed reading, and case study analysis. The workshop sessions are conducted in a hybrid style with online and in-person classes. This allows scholars to connect and fosters collaborative intelligence.

(Regions where there is enough demand hold in-person classes.)

Option 2: Rich-distance learning

This choice is best for the normal school-leaving student who values independence, close relationships with teachers and peers, and the rich on-campus learning environment. Students who select the rich-distance learning option will participate in formal classroom settings where they can communicate with instructors and other students (both in person and online).

Rich-distance learning is a fantastic option for students who want to experience the “conventional” manner of studying but at a much lower cost.


Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management: Kurt Van Huysteen

Step into the world of Kurt Van Huysteen, a proud graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management. Kurt shares his academic journey and how the programme has equipped him with the skills and knowledge to enhance his professional career.

Course structure and modules

Year 1


  • Business Communication 101
  • Business Statistics 102
  • Accounting 1
  • Business Management 1
  • Economics 1

Year 2


  • Business Information Systems 202
  • Commercial Law 201
  • Business Management 2
  • Supply Chain Management 2
  • Logistics Management 2

Year 3


  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management 3
  • Logistics Management 3


Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management, students can pursue the following careers:

  • Business Research Analyst
  • Buyer
  • Industry Analyst
  • Inventory Controller
  • Load Planner
  • Logistician
  • Logistics Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Production and Expediting Clerk
  • Project Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Storage and Distribution Manager
  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Chain Sales
  • Transportation Manager

Supply Chain Management requirements

Requirements for the supply chain management degree are as follows:

  • A national senior certificate with minimum Bachelor’s Degree admission
  • A relevant NQF4 qualification OR equivalent (‘A’ or ‘O’ level certificates) 

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements but have appropriate work experience can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) as an alternative admission to the course. 

These admissions are based on the candidate’s prior studies, age, work, and management experience. 

All submissions are subject to the approval of the RBS Selection Committee.

The Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management is a specialized undergraduate degree program that provides students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in logistics, procurement, distribution, and strategic management within the supply chain industry. It prepares students for careers in various aspects of supply chain management, including operations, planning, and optimization.

A career in supply chain management may be suitable for individuals who thrive in fast-paced environments, possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and have an interest in logistics and operations. If you enjoy working with diverse teams, managing complex processes, and adapting to changing circumstances, then a career in supply chain management could be a rewarding choice for you.

The Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Specialized knowledge and skills in supply chain operations, logistics, and strategic management
  • Practical experience through hands-on learning opportunities and industry partnerships
  • Preparation for a wide range of career opportunities in the supply chain industry
  • Access to a network of professionals and experts in the field
  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional growth

The Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management is offered both as a full-time and part-time program to accommodate students’ diverse schedules and commitments. Whether you prefer a traditional full-time schedule or need the flexibility of part-time study, we have options available to suit your needs.

We offer flexible delivery options for the Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management program, including in-person classes, online courses, or a combination of both. This allows students to customize their learning experience according to their preferences and circumstances.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce in Supply Chain Management program can pursue various career opportunities in the supply chain industry, including:

  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Inventory Planner
  • Distribution Manager
  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Transportation Manager
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Strategic Sourcing Manager

These are just a few examples of the diverse career paths available to graduates with a degree in supply chain management. The program equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a wide range of roles within the supply chain field.

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