This Professional Certificate course equips students with the knowledge of purchasing principles & management in an organisation. The specialised course covers ten topics on Purchasing Management in an organisation.
This course comprises two modules: one taught module of Purchasing Management (PM); and one module of Online Learning (OL) on purchasing management.
1. Introduction to Purchasing Management
2. Purchasing Decisions & Business Strategy
3. The Legal Aspects of Purchasing
4. Purchasing Procedures & E-Procurement
5. Supplier Selection & Evaluation
6. Strategic Outsourcing, JIT & Lean Purchasing
7. Global Sourcing and Supply Partnerships
8. Price-Cost Analysis and Purchasing Negotiation
Course Duration & Frequency
This part-time course can be completed within 3 months. The course is intensive and requires students to attend the class sessions once a week.
Delivery & Assessment
Our faculty comprises highly experienced practitioners with the requisite academic and professional qualifications.
The Online Learning module provides flexibility for students to learn at their own pace, and after completing the learning videos they will take an online examination.
In the PM module, students will sit for an examination at the end of the module. Students are expected to be engaged in interactive class discussions.
An applicant must be at least 18 years old; and must have at least 2 years of work experience. In addition, an applicant must have attained an academic qualification not lower than the GCE ‘O’ level, with a Grade C6 in 3 subjects, English, Mathematics and Science. Those without the qualification criterion, but who have at least three years of professional or supervisory experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to approval by the Academic Board.