The experience


Online learning

Learning platforms are a key factor in your learning experience, which is why Melbourne has invested in the Insendi, an online learning platform designed specifically for business education and for busy professionals.

Traditionally we’ve learnt through face-to-face classes and a learning management system with readings and course information. In some cases, online learning has seen a ‘lift and shift’ approach with the ‘online’ component moving the lecture from the classroom to a video. The Insendi platform seeks to break this mould.

Insendi is challenging the online business education space by asking universities to reconsider how they teach online. The platform is built around your interactions with the content and with other learners, so studying also becomes about growing your professional network. Melbourne’s approach in using the Insendi platform has been to divide the subject into small segments, as little as 5min or up to 1 hour and consider what the optimal activity could be for you to achieve your learning outcome. There might be polls, chats, readings, audio, video, a quiz, multiple-choice or voting.

Why study online?

The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive and flexible student experience. 

At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

FOME Alliance

We are part of the Future of Management Education (FOME) Alliance Made up of Business Schools who have a vision of creating  leading, engaging and innovative online learning business education courses, we work with our partners including  EDHEC, IE Business School, Imperial Business School and ESMT Berlin to achieve best practice. We encourage our students  to consider online electives at our partner institutions as part of their studies.

Gain access to the highest levels of support

From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the technical support you need.

Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name – they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

Our online student support consultants can assist with:

  • Enrolment and subject assistance
  • Administrative logistics and fee options
  • Technical support, regular health checks, and technical support during live webinars
  • Online learning skills and workload management
  • Special circumstances.

Who you will learn from

You’ll be taught by leading specialists in the supply chain field known for their research and teaching expertise.

Associate Professor Vikram Bhakoo

Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities

Vikram’s research focuses on supply chain sustainability and risk, technology adoption and buyer/supplier relationships. His research has been published in the leading operations management journals. He is an experienced supply chain consultant to industry in Australia and India.

Professor William Ho

Supply Chain Frameworks

Professor William Ho’s research expertise includes supply chain risk management, sustainable supply chain management, and strategic sourcing. He has developed mathematical programming models, AI techniques, and decision-making frameworks to enable sectors (e.g., automotive, construction, electronics, and renewable energy) to build resilient and sustainable supply chains. Professor Ho shares his supply chain research breakthroughs with students so they can confidently apply concepts and techniques in their careers.

Dr Zahra Seyedghorban

Designing Supply Chains

Zahra is a Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management and a Research Fellow in the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include digital supply chain management, Innovation in Supply Chain, sustainability, and procurement. Prior to joining academia, Zahra worked in the manufacturing and automotive industries in procurement and category management roles and continues to work closely with CIPSA (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Australasia).

Dr Lusheng Shao

Supply Chain Analytics

Lusheng is Senior Lecturer of Operations Management and is an academic fellow in Melbourne Business School's Centre for Business Analytics. His research areas are supply chain management and sustainable operations. He has won a number of teaching awards and has previously worked in consulting in Sydney.

Dr Niharika Garud

Designing Supply Chains

Niharika is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Management at the University of Melbourne. Niharika’s research and management consulting experience are in the areas of technology and innovation management, R&D management, entrepreneurship and organizational behaviour. She has conducted research, teaching and consulting work at universities and organizations in various industries, such as high tech, manufacturing, utilities, mining, and information technology, in Asia, USA, Germany and Australia.