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Bachelor in Purchasing and Supplies Management (BPSM)

DegreeFinding success in today’s multi–dimensional workplace requires strong management skills. In Purchasing and Supply Management programme, you’ll focus on the management functions, building the skills and concepts necessary to develop into a successful manager.
The course addresses the strategic role of purchasing and supply chain management and will begin by building a practical grounding in contemporary management theory and gaining the essential tools necessary to manage the supply base of an organisation. Upon graduation you will understand how the increasing strategic nature of purchasing influences other major functional areas in an organisation.
Further, the course will develop your knowledge of best practices in this field, and enhance your understanding of the importance of business process and activity integration.

Programme Goals
• To equip the learner 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.
• Learn purchasing functions, supply chain management and their role within and across organisations business and management.

Entry requirements
An aggregate grade of C+ (C plus) in K.C.S.E and a minimum of grade C in Mathematics and English.
Or Two principal passes in ‘A’ level / Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE).
Or be a holder of a Diploma in a relevant discipline from a recognised institution.
Duration of the programme
This is a four year programme sub-divided in semesters. Courses offered are weighted in terms of Credit Units.

Learning Outcomes
 Offer employers specialised skills related to supply chain, purchasing and inventory control and management.
 Identify and select suppliers from which to source materials, negotiate supply contracts, develop business frameworks for contracts, and manage suppliers.
 Develop metrics for managing procurement costs, delivery times, service levels, and quality.
 Oversee an organisation’s purchasing operations.
 Analyse historical purchasing costs for materials, forecasting future costs, or finding prospective vendors.

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