B.A. Business Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • GBP11200 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP9000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| London, United Kingdom
In this Business Purchasing and Supply Chain Management programme from the University of Greenwich, students will be equipped with knowledge on the functions of purchasing and supply chain management and their will comprehend their impact in the overall efficient management of a business.

Description

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Every organisation procures materials and resources, so procurement and purchasing skills are much sought after by employers. This Business Purchasing and Supply Chain Management programme from the University of Greenwich gives a well-rounded approach to business management and allows students to specialise in the purchasing and supply chain management functions of business, in diverse sectors such as retail, service, manufacturing, fashion etc.

In this programme, students will be equipped with knowledge on the functions of purchasing and supply chain management and their will comprehend their impact in the overall efficient management of a business. These functions will be studied within the context of the changing global environment and taking into account the societal requirements for sustainable management and reduced carbon footprint from business operations.

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), the leading professional body in the field of purchasing and supply chain management. Students completing the programme gain partial exemption from the CIPS, giving them accelerated entry into this professional body (subject to approval).

The aims of the programme are:

  • To teach you the purchasing functions, supply chain management and their role within and across organisations business and management. You will study these functions within the context of the changing external environment in which organisations operate
  • To prepare you for a career in business management and consultancy by teaching practical skills that enhance your employability
  • To give you the skills to solve problems systematically and creatively.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • GBP11200 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP9000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
For students who will be coming to Greenwich for a full academic year, the normal course load is 120 Greenwich credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits).
Credits 360
For students who will be coming to Greenwich for a full academic year, the normal course load is 120 Greenwich credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits).
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 72 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Personal & Professional Development 1 (Business) (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Processes (30 credits)
  • Business Planning and Development - Quantitative Methods 1 (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Economics for Business (30 credits)
  • Organisation Behaviour 1: Managing the Performance of Individuals (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Personal and Professional Development 2 (PPD2) (15 credits)
  • Project Management (15 credits)
  • Creativity & Decision Making - Quantitative Methods 2 (30 credits)
  • Purchasing and Distribution (30 credits)
  • Operations Management: Processes and Value Chains (30 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Advanced Project Management (15 credits)
  • Managing Strategy (30 credits)
  • Sustainable Business Development (15 credits)
  • International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

  • PPD3: Consultancy Project (30 credits)
  • PPD3 - Thematic Independent Study (30 credits)

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

FROM at least two A-levels or equivalent qualification

PLUS GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics or equivalent qualifications.

* Applicants who do not have English as their first language require IELTS of 6 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. (Pre-sessional English language programme available prior to degree studies).

* Applications from mature students are welcome. Direct entry to Year 2 and 3 for qualified applicants.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed 13 years of formal education with recognized qualifications. International students should consider taking a Pre-Bachelor to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Gain Admission to this Bachelor

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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Students get free affliate memebership to Chartered Institue of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and will be awarded CIPS graduate diploma (level 6) in purchasing and supply if they pass all the modules in this programme.

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University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

United Kingdom The University of Greenwich, founded in 1890, has three campuses at Greenwich (London), Avery Hill (London) and Medway (Kent), each with modern learning facilities, in beautiful historic buildings. The University has a resource base of highly qualified staff with wide-ranging expertise and significant links with business and industry. Innovation and strong links to industry and commerce, complemented by research excellence and an international agenda are what make the University of Greenwich a leading modern university.