Every organisation needs to source and buy materials and resources, so procurement and purchasing skills are in high demand. This programme will provide you with an understanding of business management as well as the opportunity to specialise in the purchasing and supply chain management functions of business, in sectors such as retail, service, manufacturing and fashion.
You will study the functions of purchasing and supply chain management and their role within and across organisations in the context of the changing global environment, considering requirements for sustainable management and reduced carbon footprint from business operations.
You will learn about processes and value chains, project management, economics, distribution, international purchasing and supply chain management, and sustainable business development.
The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), the leading professional body in the field. Successful graduates can gain affiliate membership and the CIPS Level 6 Graduate Diploma, boosting your early careers.
Youwill connect with employers through our dedicated Business SchoolEmployability Team who focus on developing your employmentskills. They also provide you with CV support and will inviteyou to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters fromindustries. The team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
We are actively improving job prospects for graduatesthrough the support we provide. According to survey findings, 93 per centof 2014/15 Greenwich graduates looking for work were already in jobs or furtherstudy by January 2016.Experience abroad
You can participate in the Erasmus+ internationalexchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give youexperience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Schemeprovides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year.Extracurricular activities
Our GreenwichEmployability Passport schemerecognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such aspart-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.Business start-up
You will be encouraged to enter theuniversity's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship andinnovation. Previous winners received aprize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.Ranking
Greenwichis one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia andNew Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.
Wehave also been named as one of the "mostinternational" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.Outcomes
The aims of the programme are:
- To teach you the purchasing functions, supply chain management and their rolewithin and across organisations business and management. You will study thesefunctions within the context of the changing external environment in whichorganisations operate
- To prepare you for a career in business management and consultancy by teachingpractical skills that enhance your employability
- To give you the skills to solve problems systematically and creatively.
This degree is currentlybeing restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies andstudent feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latestindustry trends and gives you the opportunity for subject specialisms. (This is standard UK practiceacross institutions).
The degree structure and courses listed will be updated oncethese are confirmed.