With multiple study modes, this CIPS accredited course enables you to explore the dynamic discipline of Procurement and Supply Chain Management at your choice of pace. It will develop your knowledge, understanding and business skills for professional practice in procurement and supply chain management at middle and higher levels of management.
You will learn the strategies, best practices and tools and techniques to enable you to better comprehend how this field of management can contribute to the competitive advantage and effectiveness of an organisation and its partners.
You will develop the problem-solving, learning and research skills, within a procurement and supply chain context, that are necessary for employment in any sector.
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You will develop knowledge and understanding in the key areas of general management and procurement including economics, supply chain management and quality management and excellence models. Transferable skills for postgraduate study and professional practice will be established.
You can exit after Stage 1 with PgCert Procurement and Supply Chain Management
You will continue to develop your knowledge in further key areas of the specialism including strategic purchasing, purchasing principles and the law, finance for managers and operations management. You are expected to become increasingly self-supporting and embark on more independent study.
You can exit after Stage 2 with PgDip Procurement and Supply Chain Management
The Capstone module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to integrate Masters level knowledge and skills by independently working on an applied academic study, a professional dissertation or, where appropriate, business consultancy project from a degree related discipline. Personal and professional skills such as research, oral presentation and teamwork will be developed.
Please note this study breakdown is for full-time on campus study mode, other delivery modes may vary.
Normally a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline. Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.
Distance and Flexible learning
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