This 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: an online module on Effective Purchasing Practices (EPP) and a Skills Project on Purchasing Management.
The EPP 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 EPP and work on a project for effective purchasing management of an organisation.
Topics for EPP 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.
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 EPP module is online learning. The Skills Project module is facilitated through class sessions 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.
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.