Executive Certificate in Purchasing Management Course

1½ Months Part Time

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Executive Certificate in Purchasing Management

Course Objective

The Executive Certificate in Purchasing Management course equips students with the knowledge and practices of purchasing management in an organisation.

This specialised course comprises TWO modules:

  • A Digital Module on Effective Purchasing Practices, and
  • A Skills Project on Purchasing Management.

The Effective Purchasing Practices module covers key topics on purchasing practices, functions, process, procedures and electronic procurement. The Skills Project module requires students to apply the knowledge gained on Effective Purchasing Practices and work on a project for managing effective purchasing practices of an organisation.

Topics for Effective Purchasing Practices Module

1. Importance of Purchasing for Organisations

2. The Changing Functions of Purchasing

3. The Process for Effective Purchasing

4. The Procedures for Accountability

5. The Electronic Procurement System

Course Duration & Frequency

This part-time course can be completed within six weeks, comprising 18 contact hours and about 18 non-contact hours. The course is intensive and requires students to attend class sessions once a week.

Weekdays evening,
7.00pm to 10.00pm
(UTC/GMT +8)

One class session per week
(Both in-person & virtual class)

Faculty & Mode of Delivery

This course incorporates a blended learning mode, where students will attend classes and undertake online learning through pre-recorded videos. Our faculty comprises highly experienced practitioners with post-graduate academic and professional qualifications.

The mode of delivery for Effective Purchasing Practices module is online learning. The Skills Project module is facilitated through class sessions (both in-person & virtual class) and conducted in phases where students are guided to work on an approved project until completion. Students are expected to make use of relevant websites for the purposes of learning and working on the project.

In-person class session

Virtual class session

Online self-learning

Admission Criteria

An applicant must be at least 21 years old, and have at least 1 year of relevant work experience. Those who do not meet the criteria but have at least 3 years of work experience can be considered on a case-by-case basis subject to review by the Academic Board.

At least 21 years old,
1 year relevant work experience