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Post Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Africa Training Institute is pleased to announce a Post Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Course. This is both an online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Overall Course Overview
More than ever before, the success of any business today is more dependent on the performance of its supply chain. Efficient supply chain management has an effect on the overall internal performance of any organization. Current economic crisis and Competitiveness of global organization increases its importance even further organizations adopt numerous business improvement methodologies to improve the business performance. Manufacturers and researchers have noted a number of problems regarding supply chain activities in their research and practice. After taking scholarly recommendations into consideration, we came up with a comprehensive course on Purchasing and Supplies at a Post Graduate level.

The Specific objectives of this programme include:

- To develop a coherent and broad based coverage of Purchasing and Supplies Management and the underlying principles in the supply chain management
- To equip the learners with appropriate business skills in Purchasing and Supplies Management.
- To enhance learners confidence and ability to critically evaluate supply chain requirements.
- To enable learners to develop solutions from moral, professional and academic perspectives.
- To provide students with experience in the development of Supply Chain Systems necessary for solving business problems and making managerial decisions.
- To prepare the candidates to undertake research and pursue Post Graduate Studies.
The Following are the Key Thematic Areas Participants Will Cover:

Module 1

  1. Introduction to Purchasing and Supply Management

  2. Principles of Negotiation

  3. Supply Chain Management

Module 2

  1. Public Procurement

  2. Store Management and Stock Control

Module 3

  1. International Purchasing and Supply Management

  2. Purchasing Ethics

  3. Strategic Procurement Management

  4. Principles of Logistics Management

Module 4

  1. Purchasing and Supply Law

  2. Business Law I

Module 5

  1. Sustainable Supply Chain Management

  2. Principles of Marketing

Module 6

  1. Procurement and the Supply Chain Management

  2. Principles of Marketing

Module 7

  1. Business Communication and Writing Skills

  2. Auditing Principles and Practice

Module 8

  1. Materials Handling and Storage Management

  2. Risk Management and Insurance

Module 9

  1. Relationship Management

  2. Inventory Management

  3. Ethics in Purchasing and Supplies

Module 10

  1. Logistics in Purchasing and Supplies Chain Management

  2. International Purchasing

  3. Technology and Innovation

Module 11: Research Paper

You will be required to choose a research topic, share it with the moderator, upon agreement write a proposal, after that do corrections plus writing chapters three, four and five of the whole paper. Guidelines will be provided on the format preferred by the institute

Module 12: Final Examination

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Minimum Entry Requirements
Common regulations governing Post-Graduate Diplomas shall be applicable

The following shall be eligible for admission
- Holders of a Bachelor's Degree from a recognizable University
- Holders of an equivalent qualification from any other recognizable Institution

- The Entire Duration is one year (2 Semesters)
- Candidates shall be expected to submit 10 Assignments (Continuous Assessment Tests) that account to 70% of their Final Grade, and a Project Paper at the tail end of the course which accounts to 30% of their Final Grade.

Mode of Delivery
Online / Distance Learning

Cost of the Course
USD 1 000

Application Procedure
Applicants should fill out a detailed Application form and send it back via e-mail to

General Course Contact
The Academics Manager,
Africa Training Institute Studies (ATI)
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