University of Strathclyde
Master of Science in Procurement Management
CEF course code
For professionals in the fileds of purchasing, logistics, supply chain management & international sourcing -
As we all know, the management of Logistics - both operationally and strategically - is a topic which is of vital importance in any business environment, but especially in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific. Indeed, as far as Hong Kong is concerned, Logistics is regarded as being a crucial element in the SAR's economic strategic plans.
Logistics is also a major element in the Strathclyde MSc Degree in Procurement Management - as well as in the wider Supply Chain professions as a whole, where there is much interaction between the Professional Institutes.
The Strathclyde MSc Degree treats the term 'Procurement' as an umbrella, embracing a series of building blocks, of which four in particular -
- Logistics and Inventory Management
- Internationalisation of Business, Sourcing and Competition
- e-Procurement and Supplier Management
- Integration of Supply Chain Operations, leading to development of Procurement as a source of Profitability and Competitiveness
- are seen to combine to shape corporate strategy and success, both locally and internationally.
This course therefore combines detailed study of all three subjects to provide a curriculum which is of direct relevance to the achievement of an integrated series of corporate strategies, designed to acquire competitive advantage and profitability - the classic win-win scenario.
University of Strathclyde
The University of Strathclyde is one of the oldest and most respected in the United Kingdom. Located in Glasgow, the commercial and industrial centre of Scotland, the University was originally founded over 200 years ago as 'a place of useful learning', since which time it has established itself in the forefront of innovation, development and extension in the world of education. Currently, the University is 'home' to over 17,000 full-time students who come from over 90 countries around the world.
The University is the largest centre of Postgraduate learning and education in the UK.
Strathclyde Business School
The Strathclyde Business School is one of the select band of business schools world-wide to have been granted the dual accolades of the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development in recognition of the quality and effectiveness of its courses and also international accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). These awards represent the highest possible level of recognition for the quality and effectiveness of its courses.
The school is one of the five Faculties of the University of Strathclyde and for many years has enjoyed a world-wide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Postgraduate and undergraduate courses of vocational and managerial relevance represent a key part of the School's activity - together with the conduct of on-going programmes of research to support and enhance the instructional courses.
To offer suitably qualified individuals the opportunity of gaining the Strathclyde MSc on an Open Learning basis over a flexible time period in their own country, with no requirement for study overseas and with minimum disruption to their family and work commitments.
Enquiries for Academic Matter
Mr. Ken Bernard
Kenneth N. Bernard is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Procurement at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and is Academic Director and Programme Manager of the MSc Degree course in Procurement Management, which is offered by Open Learning in the United Kingdom and overseas. He has researched and published widely in the areas of Procurement and Off-Campus Education as well as in aspects of Marketing and International Business. In addition, he is Director of the Strathclyde Centre for European Economies in Transition.
Characteristics of the Programme
UK's Leading Procurement and Supply Management Course
- Accredited by Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and Institute of Purchasing and Supply Hong Kong (IPSHK).
- 16 hours face-to-face teaching per subject by Strathclyde Faculty at SCE.
- Comprehensive package of learning materials and core text books will be provided to students.
- Regular support contact possible by fax and e-mail with Strathclyde Faculty.
- Full local administrative support.
Strong Local Tutorial Support
- 8 hours tutorials per subject conducted by local tutors approved by Strathclyde Business School.
- Access to HKBU main library and SCE Resource Library including reference materials provided by Strathclyde University.