Department of Procurement and Supply Management (PSM)

1. Title of the Program

The title of the program is: "Bachelor of Arts Degree in Procurement and Supply Management”

2.Rationale

The profession of Purchasing and Supply Management has undergone a significant transformation over the last five decades. The 1990s, particularly, was a decade of great change and also a period during which the importance of Purchasing and Supply Management got the special attention of managers in major corporations worldwide. Graduate Students

The accelerated rate of change in the world economy is driven by an empowered consumer; a shift in economic power toward the end of the supply chain; deregulation of key industries; globalization; and rapid change of technology make Purchasing and Supply Management a strategic function in various organizations. Such scope paradigm shift from routine operational activities in 1960s into more strategic approach for the management of the Supply Chain Management as integrated whole in 1990s forced the higher institutions to rethink the curriculum revision. Thus, the Department of Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) conducted a need assessment countrywide.

The target groups of the need assessment were active students of the Department of our college, former graduates, experts in the discipline and employers to whom graduates will offer their knowledge and skills. The findings of the need assessment indicated the existing curriculum limit graduates of the department to be engaged only in traditional and routine buying activities. The syllabus fails to expose students to the strategic dimensions of transport, inventory, warehousing, managing the transformation process, industrial packaging, materials handling, and distribution in particular and the logistics and supply chain functions as an integrated whole. 

On the consequence, the employers of both profit and not-for-profit organizations could not develop confidence on graduates’ managerial and technical abilities to assign them in their filed of specialization. It is learned that these employers are seen reserved from employing graduates of the Department and tend to arrange extra training to make them fit to a specific job position. This in turn entails the organizations to incur extra cost. As a professional, graduates of the Department suppose to successfully perform duties and responsibilities related to procurement, inspection, logistics, transit, inventory/stock control, warehouse management, contract administration/management, and negotiation to mention some. Thus, it is common to see such job positions are occupied either with professionals from different discipline or non-professionals at all.

Therefore, based the feedback of the stakeholders, the Department is revised curriculum and includes major courses which allow students to specialize in their field of study and ultimately overcome the existing knowledge and skills deficiency. Thereby, graduates gain both the theoretical and practical managerial and technical skills to independently manage the value chain from source to destination in government, business and humanitarian organizations.
 
3. Objectives

3.1 General Objectives

The program is especially designed to produce highly competent graduates who possess the required managerial and technical know-how to successfully manage the value chain that links the acquisition of resources, transformation and delivering of value created to end users. Hence, the aim is equipping students how to build an effective supply-chain management system along the value chain that benefit suppliers, facilitators, organizations, customers and the society at large.
The program also designed to enable graduates to have the big picture of organizations' activities and build up the ability to link them as an integrated whole to maximize the value created. Students will have an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge related to vendor relationship; procurement; quality management; warehousing; production planning and control; and logistics. They also able to apply IT knowledge to facilitate the integration among these major functions performed in different organizations.

The program also aims at developing students general business administration abilities in managing a specific organization. It allows applying their talents; improving leadership, quantitative and human relation skills; identifying and maintaining core values and working culture in a work place. Thus, a graduate will able how to assess the business environment, manages threats, capitalizes on opportunities and achieve objectives through effectively mobilize resources. In due course, he/she applies both quantitative and qualitative tools to make sound decisions.    

The mode of delivery is designed to enable students acquire the basic knowledge, skills and experiences from each course included in the program. It is not as such a mere classroom lectures rather a fine blend of theory and practice. Students suppose to visit local firms to familiarize with the real business world.

Our graduates, therefore, will play a significant role in transforming the existing traditional independent business practices into integrated value chain business system which ultimately leads to economic supremacy at country level.

3.2 Specific Objectives

The specific objectives of the program include:

  1. Producing professionals who will have a significant role in Ethiopia's economic, social and political endeavors
  2. To ensure the curriculum meets the requirements of stakeholders and maintains its international standards of the field, and contributes for the development of the emerging profession in logistic and supply chain in Ethiopia.
  3. Upgrading the role of graduate to be engaged more in strategic and tactical supply chain decisions in stead of routine and traditional buying and stores activities
  4. Meeting organizations' labor need who specialized in major functions along the materials flow
  5. Supporting organizations' endeavor to become internationally competitive
  6. Establishing a business system and practices that enable to add more value in each Birr  an organization or individual citizen spend on resources
  7. Enable students acquire necessary communication and analytical skills, culture of inquisitiveness, critical thinking, innovation and creativity that enhance their capabilities to benefits from their specialized training
  8. To enable students conversant with Information Technology (IT) and able to apply the technology wherever it deemed
  9. To nurture the positive attitude towards changes to be introduce in an organization responding to the dynamic nature of its environment in stead of being resistant to it

4. Graduate Profile

Upon completion of the three-year degree program, the graduates will be able engaged in:

  1. Determine future material requirements; prepare purchase budgets; and production schedules.
  2. Work as purchase officer, fleet manager, inventory controller, or stores and receiving manager.
  3. Identify potential suppliers, develop criteria for selection of suppliers and design performance evaluation management system to build profitable vendor relations.
  4. Supervise, follow-up and expedite purchase to facilitate on time delivery of materials.
  5. Develop classification and codification of systems for stock items of any organization.
  6. Identify new inventions of machines, equipment and materials and provide information to user department.
  7. Determine Economic Order Quantities (EOQ), optimum safety stock levels, and keeps store ledger accounts up-to-date.
  8. Perform Value Analysis (VA) to determine the relation between design, functionality and cost of a material, component, product or service in order to obtain the best value.
  9. Prepare appropriate descriptions and specifications for materials, component, supplies and services required by organizations.
  10. Formulate strategies, polices and procedures to establish an effective and efficient procurement, storage, and transportation systems.
  11. Independently perform both customs, transit and bank clearing operations related to importation.
  12. Locating and organizing proper storage system and develop materials handling mechanism that will minimize cost.
  13. Deciding when/how to dispose of surplus or obsolete materials.
  14. Leading a negotiation team in purchase of technical purchase. 
  15. Planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling the activities of both small and medium sized business organizations and effectively and efficiently mobilize resources to achieve their respective legible business objectives.
  16. Successfully correspond in English with international organizations with which a company may have either business or any other work relationships.  

5. Admission Requirements

The admission requirement to the program will be as per Addis Ababa University Senate Legislation Article 58 and Sub article 58.1 and 58.2 which state:

  1. Admissions and/or placement of all regular undergraduate programs are processed through the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia until such time as the University establishes its won admissions policies and procedures
  2. Admissions to all undergraduate continuing and distance education programs shall be processed through the University Registrar taking into account criteria to be developed by the Office of Associate Vice President for Continuing and Distance Education (AVPCDE) with the approval of Admission and Enrolment Committee (AEC).

6. Course Schedule 

6.1 Course Structure

No.

Course Title

Course No.

Credit
Hours

Contact
Hours

1

Purchasing Management - I

PSMT 301

3

3

2

Purchasing Management - II

PSMT 302

3

3

3

Inventory Management

PSMT 312

2

2

4

Transportation Management

PSMT 322

3

3

5

Warehouse & Materials Handling Management

PSMT 401

3

3

6

Foreign Purchasing

PSMT 412

3

3

7

Government Purchasing

PSMT 422

2

2

8

Supply Chain Management

PSMT 442

3

3

9

Final Project and Internship

PSMT 462

3

3

10

Introduction to Management

BAIS 201

3

3

11

Math for Management

BAIS 211

3

3

12

Managerial Statistics

BAIS 262

3

3

13

Business Research Methods

BAIS 311

3

3

14

Organization Behavior

BAIS 331

3

3

15

Human Resource Management

BAIS 341

3

3

16

Risk Management & Insurance

BAIS 342

3

3

17

Management Information Systems

BAIS 392

3

3

18

Strategic Management

BAIS 411

4

4

19

Operations Research

BAIS 431

3

3

20

Production/Operations Management

BAIS 432

4

4

21

Project Management

BAIS 452

3

3

22

Principles of Marketing

MKTM 202

3

3

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66

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6.2 Supportive Courses

No.

Course Title

Course No.

Credit
Hours

Contact
Hours

1

Principles of Accounting – I

ACCT 201

3

3

2

Principles of Accounting – II

ACCT 202

3

3

3

Financial Management

ACCT 481

3

3

4

Cost and Management Accounting

ACCT 391

3

3

5

Introduction to Computing

BAIS 251

3

3

6

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

BAIS 332

2

2

7

Micro Economics – I

FNDE 211

3

3

8

Micro Economics – II

FNDE 212

3

3

9

Business Law

FNBL 202

3

3

10

Computer Writing  - English

AMTS 211

3

3

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29

29

6.3 General Education Courses                                                                

No.

Course Title

Course No.

Credit
Hours

Contact
Hours

1

Effective Writing Skills

GCLB 101

3

3

2

Effective Communication Skills

GCLB 102

3

3

3

Basic Statistics

GCMA 101

3

3

4

Civic & Ethical Education

GCSS 101

3

3

5

Introduction to Logic

GCSS 102

3

3

             T  o  t  a  l        H  o  u  r  s

15

15

 

     C  U  M  U  L  A  T  I  V  E      H  O  U  R  S

 

110

 

110

7. Course Description

7.1 Major Courses
 
1. PSMT 301 - Purchasing Management - I: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course provides a sound and complete background of the purchasing and supply functions.  It emphasizes on the foundation of purchasing and supply management as primary materials activity that integrates the supply function with all other business activities. It will address purchasing operating policies, buyer-supplier relationships, specification and standardization, total cost of ownership, and so on.

2. PSMT 302 - Purchasing Management - II: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course will cover overview of quality management, procurement of equipment, purchase of services, strategic outsourcing, strategic cost management, supplier relationship management, and overview of institutional and government purchasing.

Prerequisite: PSM 301 - Purchasing and Supply Management - I (3 CR. HRS.)

3. PSMT 322 - Inventory Management: (2 CR. HRS.) / (2 CONTACT HRS.)

In this course, special focus is made on the control and maintenance of inventories of physical goods and the application of scientific techniques in solving a variety of inventory management problems. The primary objectives are maintaining an adequate supply of materials in order to meet an expected distribution or pattern of demand; putting together the costs of acquiring inventory, holding it, and failing to supply consumers and designing inventory policies which minimize costs or maximize profits.  Topics include: special techniques, such as queuing theory and linear programming, using a computer to simulate actual business operations to predict the inventory and customer service levels expected, and quantitative basis for selecting particular inventory management policies.  Stores management, such as codification, records management, etc. are also discussed.

4. PSMT 322 – Transportation  Management: (2 CR. HRS.) / (2 CONTACT HRS.)

This course examines the role of transportation in light of the dramatically different operating environment.  The course reviews transportation functionality and principles.  This initial section presents an overview of the functionality provided by carriers, develops underlying operating principles, and examines the range of transportation decision makers.  Next the course details the transport infrastructure, identifying transport modes and their operating characteristics as well as traditional classification of the various formats for selling transportation services. The course also outlines the range of transportation provider businesses and services that are available to support logistical operations.  The course emphasizes on the various modes of transportation. It also focuses primarily on the economics and pricing of transportation services. It also considers the cost structures, rating practices, and special rates and services.

The course covers the meaning of packaging, the functions of packaging, objectives of packaging, the characteristics of packaging, factors considered in packaging decisions, the integral elements of packaging including physical container, label, and inserts. The course contrasts the marketing, logistics, and environments perspectives of packaging and then reviews packaging role in the logistics system with regard to damage protection, material handling, and information transfer.  The course also covers the packaging role in containerization and unitization.  Finally the course focuses on bar coding and symbols.

5. PSMT 401 - Warehouse & Materials Handling Management: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course is designed to enable students independently operate and administer warehouse operations by maintaining a balanced flow of materials through the use of standardized documents and control systems on the bases of organizational requirements with due regard to effectiveness and efficiency.

6. PSMT 412 – Foreign Purchasing: (3 CR. HRS.)

Customs plays a key role in international trade. Every international trade transaction involves at least two custom interventions: one at the export and another at import. It is clear that the manner, in which custom clearing operation is conducted, has a substantial impact on the movement of goods across international borders.  The course discusses Harmonized Commodity (HS) System, custom law, custom procedures for importing goods, rule of origin, custom valuation, custom procedure codes, ethics in custom clearing, trade terms in import, International Commercial Terms (INCOTERMS). It also deals with the Ethiopian commercial bank and Customs clearing practices considering case studies.  

Prerequisite: PSMT301 - Purchasing Management - I (3 CR. HRS.)

7. PSMT 422 - Government Purchasing: (2 CR. HRS.) / (2 CONTACT HRS.)

This course focuses on the conceptual framework and practical application of government purchasing.  The course covers topics like similarities and differences between industrial purchasing and government purchasing, sources of authority and procedure, roles of purchasing agency, the government purchasing cycle which includes planning and scheduling, requisitioning goods and services, identifying and organizing potential source of supply, methods of government purchasing, and tender evaluation.

The course mainly addresses the purchasing practices of the Ethiopian government. The procurement legislations, policies, and procedures of the Government of Ethiopia will be sufficiently addressed. Besides, students will be familiar with conditions for purchases from abroad.

Prerequisite: PSMT 301 - Purchasing Management - I (3 CR. HRS.)

8. PSMT 442 - Supply Chain Management: (3 CR. HRS.)

The primary objective of the course is to get students acquainted with the concepts, procedures, and techniques involved in the flow of goods from the point of source of supply to the point of consumption.  The course is designed for the students to learn the strategic importance of good supply chain design, planning and operation of every firm. The course includes inventory, transportation, information, packaging and facilities as the key drivers of supply chain performance. For each drivers of the supply chain performance, the course is designed to provide students with practical managerial cases and concepts that may be used to improve supply chain performance.

9. PSMT 462 - Final Project and Internship: (3 CR. HRS.)

The overall objective of this course is to ensure that the student is able to combine a wide variety of skills and knowledge acquired in class with the real work environment by demonstrating systematic and analytical procedures to solve organizational problems. The project will be mainly related to the concentration aspect of the students' specialization in the areas of materials management. The course also involves on-the-job training in business. The students will be placed in actual commercial or industrial settings where they apply the skills obtained during academic careers.

Prerequisite: BAIS 311 - Business Research Methods: (3 CR. HRS.)

10. BAIS 201 - Introduction to Management: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course focuses on the basic concepts and principles of management, the functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling, and their relationships to key issues in management practices, such as leadership and motivation. Nature and role of supervisory management, functions of supervisor and labor relations, inspection and effective communication are also discussed.

11. BAIS 211 – Math for Management (3 CR. HRS.)

This course is designed to develop the quantitative applications skills of students to managerial problem solving. Topics include matrix theory and applications, mathematical functions and their use as models, mathematics of finance, linear programming, elements and applications of calculus and probabilistic models.

12. BAIS 262 - Managerial Statistics: (3 CR. HRS.)

The primary objective of the course is to enable students to learn how to use statistical techniques, by which quantitative data are collected, organized, presented and analyzed for the purchase of managerial decision-making.  The coverage of the course includes probability distribution, sampling distribution, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing, chi-square test, analysis of variance, regression and correlation analysis.

Prerequisite: GCMA 101 - Basic Statistics: (3 CR. HRS.)

13. BAIS 311 – Business Research Methods (3 CR. HRS)

This course seeks to develop the scientific thinking of students, by developing their research competencies.  It focuses on the importance of research, the research process, research design, measurement, experimentation, statistical analysis and research communications. 

14. BAIS 331 – Organizational Behavior (3 CR. HRS.)

The primary objective of the course is to get students acquainted with the dynamics of individual and group behavior in an organizational setting.  The course covers concepts and theories on attitude, personality, perception, behavior, learning, motivation, leadership, teams and groups, conflict management and organizational culture.

15. BAIS 341 – Human Resource Management (3 CR. HRS.)

This course examines various aspects of human resource management including: employment planning, recruitment, selection, appraisal, training, secretarial duties, compensation, labor relations, and labor law.  Theoretical concepts are applied to functional situations.

16. BAIS 342 – Risk Management & Insurance (3 CR. HRS)

This course surveys the insurance industry, its structure, and its regulations.  It presents the economic and legal relationship between insurance and personal and property risk, ways to manage such risk, contract and agency law, insurance coverage, risk identification and measurement, insurance policies, and techniques for computing premiums. 

Prerequisite: GCMA 101 - Basic Statistics: (3 CR. HRS.)

17. BAIS 392 - Management Information Systems: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course examines information as an organizational resource, specifically the planning, control and development of computer-based and non-computer based information systems in business.  Topics include: decision support systems, management, business application, systems design and implementation, and organizational and social impacts. 

18. BAIS 431 - Operations Research: (3 CR. HRS.)

The primary objective of the course is to provide the students the insight into the structures and processes that operations research can offer and the enormous practical utility of its various techniques.  The course is designed to explain the concepts and simultaneously to develop in the students an understanding of problem solving methods based upon a careful discussion of model formulation, solution procedures and analysis.  The coverage of the course includes linear programming, transportation model, assignment model, decision theory, games theory, PERT and CPM, Queuing theory and Markov Chains.
GCMA 101 - BAIS 211 – Math for Management (3 CR. HRS)

19. BAIS 411 - Strategic Management: (4 CR. HRS.)

This capstone course is designed to integrate the functional areas of business and to stimulate management situations requiring problem solving.  Students are required to synthesize skills and knowledge from other business courses in support of strategy development skills. 

Prerequisite:  Senior standing and completion of all other foundation courses.

20. BAIS 432 – Production and Operations Management: (4 CR. HRS.)

The skills necessary for resolving technical, administrative and behavioral problems in the operations of manufacturing and service organizations are presented in this course.  Topics include: product design, process design, capacity planning, location decision, facility layout, production planning and controlling, production scheduling, aggregate production planning, and statistical quality assurances. 

21. BAIS 452 - Project Management: (3 CR. HRS.)

The course presents a framework for evaluating capital expenditure proposals.  It explains the rational behind these principles and suggests ways and means to improve project appraisal and capital budgeting in practice.  The course spans the concept of capital budgeting, defined in its broadest sense, beginning with project planning and culminates in the review of projects undertaken.  The course addresses both qualitative and quantitative methods that improve the quality of project analysis.  The coverage of the course includes generation and screening of project ideas, market and demand analysis, technical analysis, financial analysis, basic concepts, criteria and methods for determining the feasibility of the project. 

21. MKTM 202 - Principles of Marketing: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course explores the role of marketing and its impacts on consumers, businesses, government, and society after focusing on needs analysis, targeting, and segmentation. The course presents strategies for the marketing mix: product, pricing, promotion, and distribution.  The special topic of sales management is also covered.

7.2 Supportive Courses

1. ACCT 201 - Principles of Accounting – I: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course presents the basic principles underlying financial statements.  It highlights accounting as a necessary language of business and identifies terminologies and procedures for recording, classifying, and summarizing financial information for the firm.  Topics include: service and merchandising accounting, cash, inventories, receivables,  plant assets and accounting systems.

2. ACCT 202 - Principles of Accounting – II: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course, which is a continuation of principles of Accounting I, introduces the basics of management accounting.  Topics include: partnerships, corporations, control accounting, tax accounting, and government and not-for-profit accounting.
Prerequisite:  ACCT 201 - Principles of Accounting – I: (3 CR. HRS.)

3. ACCT 391 - Financial Management (3 CR. HRS.)

The concepts and tools for effective financial decision-making and problem solving are introduced in this course. Topics include: ratio analysis, fund flow, forecasting, liability, asset, and capital-accounts management capital, budgeting, short-and intermediate-term credit long-term financing, cost of capital, and leverages.

Prerequisite:  ACCT 202 - Principles of Accounting – II: (3 CR. HRS.)

4. ACCT 431 - Cost and Management Accounting: (3 CR. HRS.)
This course covers the most important items of both cost accounting and management accounting. It covers topics like role of cost accounting, cost terminology and classification, approaches to accumulation of costs, process and job order costing, and cost allocation, planning and control of manufacturing operations, make or buy decisions, budget preparation and variance analysis.

Prerequisite:  ACCT 202 - Principles of Accounting – II: (3 CR. HRS.)

5. BAIS 251 - Introduction to Computing: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of Microsoft office in practice. Besides, the course covers topics like the basics of hard ware, software, data storage, word processing, spreadsheet, and data base.

6. BAIS 332 - Entrepreneurship & Small Bus. Mgt.: (2 CR. HRS.) / (2 CONTACT HRS.)

This course is designed to expose students to salient aspects of starting a business and to acquaint them with the peculiar challenges and management decisions faced by owners of small business. It will develop such entrepreneurial skills as: identifying business opportunities, initiating, financing, and developing new venture business plans.  It also addresses issues of small business, such as: legal aspects, valuation, financing, costing, locating, personnel, marketing, competition, sources of funding, and constituency services.

7. FNDE 211 - Micro Economics – I: (3 CR. HRS.)

The course deals with the Neoclassical theory of consumer demand, consumer models: derivation and properties of individual demand and Engel Curves; properties of make demand curves. The course also addresses the laws of production and costs; returns to scale; the law of variable proportions; choice of techniques; short-run and long-run cost. Theory of the firm and market equilibrium under perfect competition; price determination under perfect imperfection; models of pure monopoly, monopolistic competition will also be treated in the course.

8. FNDE 212 - Micro Economics – II: (3 CR. HRS.)

The course is continuation of ECON 111. It deals with price determination under market imperfection: oligopoly, neoclassical models of factor demand and income determination. The course also addresses topics such as Game theory, and enforcement of cartel organization. Introduction to General Equilibrium and Welfare Economics, Externality and public good, introduction to economics of information, transaction costs and uncertainty are other topics to be covered in this course.

Prerequisite:  FNDE 211 - Micro Economics – I: (3 CR. HRS.)

9. FNBL 201 - Business Law: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course is designed to help students comprehend the various applications of law in the business field.  It deals with legal concepts and philosophy, agency contracts, the law of agency, insurance, and negotiable instruments.

10. AMTS 211 - Computer Writing - English: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course is designed for students with little or no computer writing experience.  Hence, students use a microcomputer under Microsoft word to apply proper techniques of touch keyboarding (management of keyboarding). And thus, fundamental computer writing skills as well as techniques of touch keyboarding with the aim of accuracy and speed building will be the first emphasis of the course.  Upon completion of the course, a student is expected to key at least 25 words per minute within five minutes timing.

Basic word processing skills are integrated with a thorough arrangement of business documents involving proofreader's marks.  So they are able to interpret proofreader's marks, proofread, and produce accurate documents in addition to using the software to create, format, save, print, revise, and retrieve documents.

7.3 General Education Courses

1. GCLB 101 - Effective Writing Skills: (3 CR. HRS.)

The course aims at developing learners’ business writing skills they most on their jobs upon the completion of their college studies. The course will enable students to be competent in productive business writing that are instrumental in the process of communication in any business environment.

2. GCLB 102 - Effective Communication Skills: (3 CR. HRS.)

The course aims at developing the communication skills of students in basic grammar, writing, oral presentation, editing and proofreading, and technical report writing. The course will be supported by intensive practical skills development in the language lab of the college.

3. GCMA 101 - Basic Statistics: (3 CR. HRS.)

The course is designed to introduce students with basic methods of statistical date collection, summarization, presentation, analysis and interpretation. It includes detailed methods of describing data by means of tables, graphs and diagrams as well as summary measures like averages, measures of variation and skew ness. Concepts of probability, probability distributions and simple correlation are also introduced with appropriate business examples.

4. GCSS 101 - Civic & Ethical Education: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course introduce college students the right and obligation of citizens and the skills necessary for informed and responsible citizenship.  The course also explores the purpose and nature of political institutions and how they are formed and responsibilities of the individual and the diverse responsibilities of government.  For this purpose, particular broad themes like citizenship, constitution and constitutionalism, government democratic, human rights and the rule of law have been selected because these are stimulating, interesting, and relevant to college students.  Discussions around these topics with the students in classrooms will help them gain practical knowledge and commitment to shape a democratic society and culture, to defend the rights and honor obligations of other citizens. Delivery of the course will draw upon active student participation.  Instructors encourage students engagement in critical thinking and debate.  Instructors also may organize group discussions, students seminars and workshops on topics of students’ own choice

5. GCSS 102 - Introduction to Logic: (3 CR. HRS.)

This course attempts to introduce the fundamental concepts of logic and methods of logical reasoning the purpose of the course is to develop in learners the skills required to construct sound arguments of their and develop sensitivity to the clear and accurate use of language.  Lectures, classroom discussion, exercises, and home works will be used to deliver the course.

8. Teaching Methodology

The teaching-learning technique is designed according to the specific requirements of each course. Lectures, individual assignments, group assignments, and educational tours will be predominately applied to transfer the knowledge and skills. Instructors will prepare handouts and case studies as teaching aids in addition to texts which are available by the College Library. For those IT-related courses, the department will have a computer lab so that students could exercise the application of software designed for the course. Audiovisual materials will also be used for courses such as Transit and Customs Clearing Operations. Moreover, workshops and panel discussion will be arranged in order to share the experiences of practitioners in the field.

9. Assessment /Evaluation

The most commonly used evaluation methods include mid-term examination, final examination, assignments, tests, quizzes, case analysis, and term papers.

10. Quality Assurance

The department will establish a committee responsible for assuring the quality of the program. The committee will develop course outline for all major courses; determine the delivery methods; determine the methods of students’ evaluation and exam types; and establish a department forum open for all students and staff to discuss matters relating to the learning and teaching processes.

Each major course will have case studies, project work, and group assignments. Students will be supposed to prepare reports on their assignments and present to the class.  In addition, students will set for exam (subjective and objective types of questions) to assess their level of understanding.

11. Graduation Requirements

A degree in Procurement and Supply Management requires the successful completion of 114 credits of coursework, which includes 48 credits of major, 24 credit of minor in Business Administration, 29 credits of related courses, and 15 credits in general education. To graduate, students are required to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in major and overall grades with out scoring an F grade in any course.

12. Resource Profile - Faculty

Academic Rank    Academic Qualification   
    Lecturer          MASC/MBA   BA
        8     7   1

                                                                                                                                                    

13. Degree Nomenclature
Bachelor of Arts in Procurement and Supply Management




Department Head

     

   A prospective graduate will be able to:

  • Determine future material requirements, preparation of purchase budgets and schedules.
  • Plan and organize proper-storage systems and develop appropriate materials handling systems
  • Manage inventory and distribution systems.
  • Work as purchase officer, inventory controller, or stores and receiving manager.
  • Identify potential suppliers, develops criteria for selection of suppliers
  • Supervise follow-up and expending clerks to facilitate on time delivery of materials.
  • Design performance evaluation systems of purchasing and supply departments
  • Determine economic order quantities, maximum stock levels, reordering quantities, safety stock levels and keeps store ledger accounts.
  • Determine values of materials issued and work for optimal utilization of material resources.
  • Make economic analysis in purchase of capital goods and works as an agent of the organization.
  • Investigate discrepancies and identify the need for stores security and safety services.
  • Serve as project leader, purchaser researcher and consultant in purchase and supply management areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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