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MSc in Procurement Management

Degree Programme Objectives

Procurement Management is an essential part of an organisationís value chain. The challenges within this function affect organisational outcomes substantially and contribute much to profitability and competitiveness.

Trends and forces of globalisation have increased complexities and extended the demands for procurement processes. Procurement requires a holistic thinking and understanding of acting managers. Choice, evaluation and market research are essential criteria. Bearing new technologies and business models in mind, modern procurement needs to think beyond Just-in-Time processes. Such additions may find their expression in the form of Kanban, Real-Time-Processes and the like.

The MSc provides candidates with a cutting-edge curriculum, which combines knowledge about the procurement function, its cross-functional importance and the collaboration in- and outside an organisation. This MSc is focused on delivering and creating a profound holistic understanding of procurement and its management also respecting the contemporary demands for sustainable management.


The MSc Programme is designed to help candidates enhance and extend their knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Develop critical thinking and analytical approaches to theories and practices of contemporary management theory.
  • Enhance the ability to read, understand and make sense of specific procurement situations in national, international and global contexts.
  • Build the capacity to evaluate and critically select between management tools, techniques and models for diverse requirements.
  • Increase the capacity to lead and work in teams, and effectively manage problem-solving practices supported by an interdisciplinary and holistic understanding.
  • Expand candidatesí repertoire of creativity and strengthen knowledge of how to translate creative ideas into practice.

Programme Content

The Compulsory Modules that candidates study are:

  • National and International Procurement
  • Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Operations Management
  • e-Procurement and e-Supply Chain
  • National and International Negotiation
  • Total Quality Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Dissertation (Applied Research, 15,000 words)

Optional Modules are:

  • International Procurement Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Logistics Management

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