Basic Information

Degree title
Master of Business Administration
Duration / Date(s)
2 years
Next application period:
  • 4 Jan - 18 Jan 2023
Price / Tuition fee
Free of charge: Applicants from EU/EEA, 11 000 € for non-EU/EEA applicants

Enhance your competence as a procurement professional

Master's Degree Programme in Procurement is a degree for students who want to enhance their competence as a procurement and sourcing professional and learn to analyze and develop the procurement and sourcing function to serve the goals and strategies of a company. The overall goals are to learn about driving value through the supply chain to the end customer, how procurement can be turned into a strategic function, how technology can be utilized as an enabler of effective supply management, how sustainability and collaboration are at the core of procurement and sourcing functions and how to sell the business case of procurement to the rest of the organization. 

After your studies you have gained the needed theoretical and applied knowledge, skills, and competencies to manage and develop company's external resources, supplier relationships, procurement process and procurement organization. In addition to procurement specific competencies, you enhance your leadership and business competencies.

Master students of Procurement study on a part-time basis. Students achieve their degree in 2 years. The programme is organized fully online. It has been designed to meet the needs of students who prefer distance learning or want to achieve a Master's Degree while working. This is implemented with help of modern online learning solutions which enable interaction with teachers, other students, and staff.

Master of Business Administration, Procurement, 90 ECTS

Research and Development Methods & Professional Growth 10 ECTS

  • Research and Development Methods 5 ECTS (1st semester)
  • Professional Growth 5 ECTS (1st semester)

Professional Procurement Studies 30 ECTS

  • Procurement Strategy 5 ECTS (1st semester)
  • Collaboration and Influencing Skills 5 ECTS (1st semester)
  • Procurement Performance Management 5 ECTS (2nd semester)
  • Supplier Relationships and Innovation 5 ECTS (2nd semester)
  • Procurement Technology 5 ECTS (2nd semester)
  • Sustainability 5 ECTS (3rd semester)

Alternative Advanced Professional Business Studies 10 ECTS (2nd-4th semester)

  • Project Management 5 ECTS (spring)
  • Circular Economy 5 ECTS (fall)
  • Service Design 5 ECTS (summer offering)
  • Quality Management 5 ECTS (spring)

Electives 10 ECTS (2nd- 4th semester)

  • Master’s level courses

Master’s Thesis 30 ECTS (1st- 4th semester)

In addition to Advanced professional studies in procurement the courses about research and development methods provide students the basis for carrying out applied research projects. Advanced professional studies provide other necessary knowledge and skills to follow the professional development of the field, both from research and practical viewpoints. You will learn also about emotional intelligence and self-leadership to unlock your full potential at work and in life. Pls see the course descriptions and curricula from study guide.

You will plan and implement a Research & Development project in a real business context, typically at own place of work. In doing so, you research, project management and change leadership skills will be enhanced. Networking, team and negotiation skills will be improved in the multi-cultural, tied-to-business setting in which this Master’s DP in Procurement is carried out. You will report your RDI development project as a Master’s Thesis combining your development work with academic research.

Picture of Study Contents, MBA in Procurement

How can I apply?

The joint application for Procurement Programme starts on January 2023 (local time in Finland). Information is available in Studyinfo

Study Procurement through Open UAS

You study Procurement also through Open University of Applied Sciences. The extent of Procurement Open path studies 15 ECTS. Enrollment for the paths starting Autumn 2023 will open in August 2023. Read more about Open UAS studies. 

Students' Stories

Mindaugas Jočbalis, Procurement, Master of Business Administration 2022

Mindaugas Jocbalis

"In my professional workplace at Associated British Foods plc., I am often shaping and directing our European and global procurement agenda, coaching and training my more junior colleagues, and aiming to deliver procurement excellence by expanding their thinking on concepts such as digital strategy (Procurement 4.0) and making our function fit for future. Whilst doing so, I need to position procurement as an essential and strategic part of management, leading ABF to the path of circular economy. 

What I have studied at Metropolia gave me innovative ideas from university lecturers and my fellow students, who brought their knowledge from one of the most advanced marketplaces in Europe or beyond. I found the quality of the studies at Metropolia to be excellent and a lot of support available from programme administrators.  I met some fantastically talented people both from Finland, but also from Germany, Spain, Sweden, Lithuania and South Africa, who are passionate about growing and applying their knowledge with a hope of delivering a sustainable future, be it in public or enterprise procurement.

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences is on the road to becoming an international beacon of procurement and management knowledge, and it can help deliver qualifications on par with professional bodies such as CIPS. And if anybody found their passion for procurement grow over the years, as I have, they should consider studying with Metropolia.“

How to apply?

Instructions for the Joint Application 2023 will be published in Autumn 2022.