Strategic Procurement (online)
Date: Oct 1 - Nov 4, 2012
Date: Oct 14 - Nov 17, 2013
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Note: The prerequisite for this course is Operations and Supply Chain Management
The purpose of the Strategic Procurement course is to learn and apply the principles, philosophies and processes of supply chain management to the purchasing management process on a global basis. The vision of the course is to learn to facilitate the continuous improvement of the purchasing management system in which we work and companies operate. Toward this end, real company case studies will play a vital role in this educational process.
Strategic Procurement counts toward the Online Certificate in Supply Chain Management. If you choose the Graduate Certificate option, you can earn three graduate credits for completion of this course. If you choose the Professional Certificate option, you can earn 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) for completion of this course. CEU's are a widely recognized measure of participation in non-credit professional education activities.
Participants who successfully complete this course will receive 4.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEH's), which may be applied toward the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) CPSM recertification, C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P. reaccreditation program requirements. Note: ISM does not endorse, certify or sponsor this program or its content.
Who Should Attend
The program will be beneficial to a diverse number of supply chain professionals, including:
By participating in Strategic Procurement, you should be able to:
Strategic Procurement is an online course consisting of five modules. Students will be allowed one week to complete each module. This course is not a "self-study" course; all students begin and end the course on the same date. This model replicates a classroom environment online and ensures a high level of interaction and learning among participants and faculty.
An important aspect to effective learning is the opportunity to work with peers and to learn from classmates who work in other industries. To this extent, faculty will facilitate a discussion board each week with one or more open-ended questions designed to achieve the learning objectives. Participants will be required to respond to the questions or to the responses from their classmates to demonstrate active learning.
Admissions Requirements, Applications Procedures and Deadlines
Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed on a rolling basis. All application materials must be received at least two weeks prior to the first day of classes. GMAT/GRE scores are not required.
Please note, for both the Graduate and Professional Certificates, Operations and Supply Chain Management must be the first course taken. To register for either of the certificate programs, please visit the admission requirements page.
Tuition and Fees
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