B.A. Business Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • GBP10350 Year (International)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Greenwich | London, United Kingdom
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.

Description of Business Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

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Every organisation procures materials and resources, so procurement and purchasing skills are much sought after by employers. This specialist Business programme 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

Tuition fee
  • GBP 10350 Year (International)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)

EU/Home: £9,000 International: £10,350

Scholarships available - please see our website www.gre.ac.uk/scholarships

Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Personal and Professional Development 1 (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Business Processes (30 credits)
  • Business Planning and Development: Quantitative Methods 1 (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Economics for Business (30 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour 1 (15 credits)

Year 2

  • Personal and Professional Development 2: Career Management (15 credits)
  • Creativity and Decision Making: Quantitative Methods 2 (30 credits)
  • Value Change Management (30 credits)
  • Project Management (15 credits)
  • Purchasing and Distribution Management (30 credits)

Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)

Final Year

  • One option from: Consultancy Project; Thematic Independent Study (30 credits)
  • Managing Strategy (30 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour 3: Leadership (15 credits)
  • Advanced Project Management (15 credits)
  • International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (30 credits)

English Language Requirements

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5.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Business Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

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 5.5 (or equivalent).

• Applications from mature students are welcome.

• Direct entry to Year 2 and 3 is available for qualified applicants.

Work Experience for Business Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

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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