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.