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Master Certificate in Advanced Procurement Management

As technology, communication, supply costs and the economic environment continuously change, supply chains grow longer and more complex.
Michigan State University 220 Trowbridge Rd East Lansing,, MI 48824, USA
(517) 3558332

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Self Paced

Domain / Subject : Business & Management

Function : Leadership/Management

Duration : 8 Weeks

Difficulty : Advanced

Master Certificate in Advanced Procurement Management
As technology, communication, supply costs and the economic environment continuously change, supply chains grow longer and more complex. As a result, purchasing managers must be agile, more informed and capable of developing proactive supply management strategies that align with an organization’s competitive objectives. Prepare to meet the challenge with the insight, tools and techniques you’ll gain in this professional development series.

Offered 100% online by Michigan State University – ranked #1 and #2 in Supply Chain Management undergraduate and graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report – this program examines the critical role supply base management plays in the success and competitive positioning of an organization. It reveals the “how” and “why” of rethinking and evolving your current sourcing and supply base strategies. Discover the most effective methods for evaluating and negotiating with suppliers, and creating sustainable competitive advantage for your organization and across the supply chain.

Taught by MSU’s expert master’s level faculty, this online certificate program consists of three required eight-week courses: Strategic Supply Management, Strategic Negotiation and Supply Base Management. These courses provide you with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Align your supply management strategy with the firm’s overall competitive strategy.
  • Create and foster supplier relationships that support your overall strategy.
  • Master negotiating techniques for cross-cultural, team and multi-party situations.
  • Evaluate existing and potential suppliers using an effective assessment system.
  • Establish supplier pricing models and explore cost reduction models.
  • Leverage the 10-point planning guide for successful negotiations.
  • Optimize your supply base considering your desired number and profile of suppliers.
  • Those who successfully complete the track will earn 11.5 Continuing Education units (CEUs) and receive a total of four certificates – three program certificates and a Master Certificate in Advanced Procurement Management.

Course eligibility

Take 3 Required Courses

  • Strategic Supply Management
  • Strategic Negotiation
  • Supply Base Management
  • Earn Your Master Certificate in Advanced Procurement Management.

Who Should Register?
This program particularly benefits mid- to senior-level professionals in purchasing, sourcing and supply management roles or those aspiring to reach those management levels. This Master Certificate in Advanced Procurement Management is open to anyone interested in realigning their current sourcing and supply base strategies and those looking for multi-disciplinary negotiation skills they can apply in sourcing-specific responsibilities as well as across the supply chain.

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