Programme Philosophy

The philosophy of the MSc Procurement Management programme is to develop the human resources required in the management of procurement of goods, services and works to enable their organizations have value for money, and practice as professionals in an ethical manner. The curriculum places emphasis on the application of knowledge to real-world cases, practical industrial training, and the development of student’s ability to realize immediate upfront cost savings in the procurement process with professional conduct. The curriculum was designed through various stakeholder engagements such as the Professional Advisory Board with the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) (see Appendix II).

Programme Aims and Objectives

The aim of the Master of Science (MSc) in Procurement Management programme is to develop ethical human resources required in the procurement of goods, services and works to enable their organizations, both public and private, have value for money. The objectives of the programme are to:

• Enable students to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in the procurement of goods, services and works to perform effectively as practitioners.

• Develop student’s analytical and problem-solving skills and competences to analyse and address procurement needs of organizations.

• Develop students’ abilities in writing procurement plan, designing announcement, supervising bids, and arranging logistics for various organizations.

• Equip students to be ethically driven and value-adding procurement professionals.

• Discuss contemporary/emerging issues in procurement standards, public procurement laws, e-procurement, and sustainable procurement practice to deliver value for money.

• Equip students with the skills to apply tools and techniques of research to procurement and related areas to inform policy making and implementation.

Programme Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students will:

• Be equipped with the requisite knowledge, competences and ethical values required to ensure transparency, efficiency and above all value for money in the procurement processes in Ghana and beyond

• Discuss aspects of sustainability in procurement and the reasons, risks and rewards of sustainability.

• Apply international standards with respect to labour, purchasing and fair trade.

• Assess how sustainability can be incorporated into the sourcing process.

• Apply tools used to measure performance and compliance in supply chain.

Target audience:

Target group include: Procurement Officers, Specialists, Purchasing Managers, Procurement Analysts and Advisors etc.

Duration: Twelve (12) months

Available Session: Evening and Weekend

Entry Requirements:

Prospective applicants are required to have any of the following qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree with at least second class lower in management, finance and any business related programmes from an accredited institution.

• Non-related bachelor’s degree holders with at least two years working experience in the field of procurement and related areas may be considered.

• Relevant professional qualification such as the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) and related programmes will also be considered.