Basic Information

Duration / Date(s)
17.1.-31.5.2023
Extent
15 ECTS
Next application period: 02.11.2022 - 11.01.2023
Price / Tuition fee
225 €

Target Audiencestudents

Developing Procurement Function studies are suitable for you, if you

  • have sufficient prior knowledge and skills in the field of business (e.g. an applicable bachelor's degree) and work experience gained in the relevant field
  • want to improve your expertise in procurement
  • are interested in career in procurement
  • want to study in an international fully online environment

Content

Developing Procurement Function -study module includes three fully online Master's level courses:

Procurement Performance Management

Online teaching

  • on Wednesdays, 18.1., 1.2., 15.2., 8.3., at 17:00 - 20:00 (EET)

Objective

The student is able to set an aspiration level to supplier performance and create effective supplier requirements. The student understands the effective ways to measure performance and is able to develop meaningful KPI's. The student knows the principles of change management and managing performance. The student is able to implement and maintain quality management system taking into account normative requirements. The student understands quality as a tool in order to reach strategic goals. The student is able to manage development projects and analyze and improve processes. The student knows and is able to apply the content of the relevant quality management rules and standards. The student is able to identify target-group-specific requirements and different reference groups.

Content

  • Procurement process
  • Procurement organization’s effectiveness & competence
  • Supplier performance management
  • Quality management
  • Supplier quality development

Procurement Technology

Online teaching

  • on Tuesdays, 17.1., 31.1., 14.2., 7.3., at 17:00 - 20:00 (EET)

Objective

The student is able to evaluate the potential changes caused by digitalization to how procurement is conducted in the future and draw practical conclusions from the procurement technology landscape. The student is able to evaluate the automation needs of procurement, understands procure to pay process design and is able to make recommendations on full house suite or best of breed solution options. The student is able to evaluate where relevant data can be obtained to support decision making in procurement and is able to utilize the data effectively in a practical setting. The student acknowledges the value of supply market intelligence in procurement and is able to analyze supply markets with advanced tools and information sources. The student understands the role of procurement analytics in driving value. The student is able to utilize procurement analytics in identifying opportunities and savings potential, risk management, and forecasting. The student is able to make effective use of procurement analytics in performance management and benchmarking.The student is able to identify suitable tools for driving supply chain sustainability.

Content

  • Data management and data strategy
  • Procurement digitalization
  • Procurement analytics
  • Supply market intelligence
  • Metrics and dashboards

Procurement Innovation and Network

Online teaching

  • on Tuesdays, 14.3., 28.3., 11.4., 2.5., at 17:00 - 20:00 (EET)

Objective

The student understands the principles of category management. The student can apply supplier relationship management strategy to suitable procurement categories. The student is able to apply the central theories, tools and models for developing the procurement function and acknowledges the different ways to organize sourcing. The student is able to create a risk map and gap-analysis and find development topics in procurement. The student is able to create effective risk management strategies for procurement. The student is able to evaluate possibilities for early supplier involvement (ESI) in new product development and understands the importance of stakeholder management in ESI.

Content

  • Category management
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Early supplier involvement in new product development
  • Change management

Time and location

  • Procurement Performance Management on Wednesdays, 18.1., 1.2., 15.2., 8.3., at 17:00 - 20:00 (EET), online
  • Procurement Technology on Tuesdays, 17.1., 31.1., 14.2., 7.3., at 17:00 - 20:00 (EET), online
  • Procurement Innovation and Network on Tuesdays, 14.3., 28.3., 11.4., 2.5., at 17:00 - 20:00 (EET), online

Price

Price of the study module is 225 €.

Enrollment

Enroll for the Developing Procurement Function study module by 11.1.2023 in the enrollment system

Before enrolling, please read the Open UAS study guidelines and the Open UAS terms of payment and cancellation. For more information on the general prerequisites (language skills, study skills), see the Open UAS website Language skills and other requirements.

Apply to Become a Degree Student

This study module consist of 15 ECTS of Professional Procurement Studies. After completion of these 15 ECTS with good grades (min. 3,0 GPA) you are welcome to apply to become a degree student through a separate application process in 2023. Check the application instructions for the Application on the Basis of Metropolia's Open UAS studies.

Contact Person

Kaija Haapasalo, Head of Degree Programme
kaija.haapasalo [at] metropolia.fi, tel. +358 40 098 8529