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Retail and Supply Chain

Undergraduate Specialisation


Retail and Supply Chain Specialisation


Learn how to optimise the retail and supply chain, handle disruptions and surpass customer expectations.

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In today’s competitive, interconnected world, supply chain professionals are essential to streamlining the distribution process, ensuring that goods are delivered across countries to the consumer at the lowest cost and shortest time.

This specialisation teaches you how to effectively move goods through distribution channels from their point of creation to the consumer. 

You’ll learn about direct and indirect types of distribution, such as online retailing and e-commerce, from industry experts and through real-world case studies. 

You’ll also look at disruptions to supply chains, responsible distribution practices and the roles of wholesalers, retailers, transportation companies and inventory managers through which goods may pass to reach a buyer.

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Why study

  • All businesses distribute goods and services. For a business to survive and thrive, it must have critical oversight over its supply chain and distribution channels. 
  • COVID-19 has highlighted the need for effective supply chains and distribution channels. There have been disruptions to the distribution of in-demand products such as food, medicine, protective equipment and toilet paper. Many businesses have also faced challenges as they transition from physical to online retailing.

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Career information


  • Distribution manager
  • Warehouse leader
  • Customer service distribution program manager
  • Retail marketing executive
  • Retail manager
  • E-commerce manager


  • Fast-moving consumer goods
  • Trade marketing
  • Retail marketing
  • Distribution
  • Logistics
  • Property

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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  • Curtin course code: SPUC-RETSC
  • Last updated on: 18/08/2022