Certificate & Diploma Programmes
Professional Certificate in Purchasing and Supply
The programme primarily aims at providing students with a broad-based Professional Certificate level education to prepare them for employment or further studies in the purchasing and supply profession. Through the professional conduct of the programme’s graduates, the economy of Hong Kong will be benefited by stimulating the adoption of international best practice in purchasing and supply management.
Upon successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Purchasing and Supply, students are fully exempted from the educational requirements for the Associate Membership of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong. A student of this programme automatically becomes Student Member of IPSHK and the first year’s subscription fee will be waived. Please visit www.ipshk.org or contact IPSHK at 2777 4372 for further information.
This programme consists of five courses, totaling 150 hours.
|Subject Code||Course Title||Hours|
CEF Course Code: 21Z07140-8
The aim of this course is to examine the tactics and techniques for outsourcing management. Several organizations, in order to meet their immediate pressing requirements have opted for outsourcing at one point of time or the other. This kind of tactical outsourcing has not been of much help to the organizations. In fact, the problems faced were often more than the benefits gained. Continued tactical outsourcing has caused significant degrading of productivity and customer retention. The new strategic role of outsourcing helps not only in reducing costs, but also creates value, competitiveness, and productivity. Topics include:
1. Purchasing and Sourcing Management;
2. Strategic Purchasing Planning and Control;
3. Overview of Outsourcing; and
4. Strategic for Global Outsourcing.
CEF Course Code: 21Z07141-6
The aim of this course is to provide knowledge and understanding of the main strategic and operational concepts in the current and developing practices of merchandise management.
The business environment today is characterized by increasing turbulence and competitive activity. Nowhere is this truer than within the retail environment. Rapid developments in information technology and telecommunications are helping create more sophisticated and demanding consumers. As a result product life-cycles are becoming shorter and the rate of new product development is increasing. Retailers are becoming ever larger and more powerful and often offer a range of services other than the supply of tangible consumer products. Retailer’s own brands are gaining market share and in many categories are challenging the brand leaders. As a result of these pressures the role of the retail buyer is also developing and becoming more professional. This unit will provide students with the opportunity to explore retail buying and product management. Topics include:
1. Introduction to Merchandising;
2. Introduction to Retailing;
3. Store Layout, Design and Visual Merchandising;
4. Retail Communication Mix;
5. Retail Motivator and Marketing; and
6. Cost Evaluation.
CEF Course Code: 25Z07033-A
This course aims to provide students with broad knowledge on how information systems are utilized in business organizations for competitive advantages. Topics include:
1. e-Procurement System;
2. e-Tendering System; and
3. Information Systems for Purchasing and Supply.
CEF Course Code: 21Z07142-4
This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the supplier-customer relationship in purchasing management. After a general analysis of the strategic and interactive nature of supplier-customer relationship, students will examine further this relationship from a socio-economic perspective. Attention will also be given to its application in various real life purchasing situation.
Purchasing and supply is concerned with making available goods and services from external providers to meet the needs of internal and external customers. In undertaking the activities necessary to achieve this availability, interactions take place between functional staff, suppliers and customers. These interactions take many forms, from the straight-forward exchange transaction of simple buying or selling, to long-term strategic alliances between organizations with complementary resources and goals. Developing concepts such as supply chain management and value stream analysis recognize the fact that many interactions do not exist in isolation, but form part of a longer series of relationships beginning at the origin of primary ideas or materials, and ending with the satisfaction of the needs or wishes of the ultimate consumer. This syllabus contributes to the overall scheme by providing insights into the developing recognition of the importance of supplier and customer relationships, and the need to develop and adopt appropriate strategies and policies. The planning, direction, assessment and control of relationships are also considered. Topics include:
1. The Nature of Supplier-customer Relationship;
2. Relationship Management; and
3. Application Aspects.
This course aims at developing students’ analytical skill in handling real life purchasing and supply problems in relation to product quality & safety and their association with the company policy on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Organizations in the public and private sectors are confronted by a wide range of purchasing and supply chain problems on the quality such as the growing concern on product recalls. It is therefore vital to have professional managers who can develop practical solutions to deal with everyday procurement problems on product quality and safety. Purchasing managers have the responsibility to influence their management on the establishment of sound company policies including the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Addressing corporate responsibility issues strategically requires an understanding that the issues occur at multiple stages of company’s value chain (supply chain), and consequently must be managed across organizational boundaries. Topics include:
1. Product Quality;
2. Product Safety;
3. Product Quality and Safety in Practice;
4. Product Recalls;
5. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR);
6. Measuring CSR;
7. CSR and Supply Chain; and
8. Strategic Planning and Management.
Students who have obtained a passing grade and satisfied the attendance requirement in each course will be awarded the Professional Certificate in Purchasing and Supply.
|Application Fee:||HK$120 (non-refundable)|
|Tuition Fee:||HK$16,150 (by three instalments)|
Classes and examinations will be held on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons (normally two classes per week) at Tsimshatsui/Wan Chai Learning Centres.
- Level 2 in five HKDSE subjects including English and Chinese (and up to two APL subjects) or equivalent and two years’ relevant work experience; or
- Successful completion of Diploma Yi Jin and two years’ relevant work experience; or
- Holder of a relevant School of Continuing Education (SCE) Diploma or Certificate or other equivalent non-SCE qualifications; or
- Aged 21 or above, preferably with three years’ relevant work experience.
Applicants may submit application through (A) online system, or (B) hard-copy submission by mail or in-person.
(A) Application through online system
- Enter SCE Online Application System and fill in required data.
- Upload files of the following documents onto the system:
- proof for relevant work experience (if any);
- any pertinent supporting documents; and
- a recent photograph (1.5” x 2”).
- Make payment for the application fee for admission (HK$120), and handling fee for exemption (HK$200 per course if applicable) through the Online Payment Gateway.
(B) Application through hard-copy submission
- Download and complete Application for Admission form (SCE-AF-002)
- Attach PHOTOCOPIES of the following documents:
- HKID card;
- proof for relevant work experience (if any);
- any pertinent supporting documents.
- Attach two recent photographs (1.5” x 2”).
- Make payment for the application fee for admission (HK$120), and handling fee for exemption (HK$200 per course if applicable), in the form of a crossed cheque made payable to “Hong Kong Baptist University” with applicant’s name, contact number and programme name written at the back. Applicants who submit application in-person may make payment with cash or EPS.
- Complete set of application should be submitted either by-mail or in-person at the following address(es).
School of Continuing Education
Hong Kong Baptist University
2/F, Franki Centre, 320 Junction Road, Kowloon Tong
(Please mark the title of the programme applied on the envelope)
Kowloon Tong Campus Centre DLB Office
4/F, David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
Tsim Sha Tsui Learning Centre Office
6/F, 136A Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
Counter Service Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
(Closed on Sun, Public Holidays and School Holidays)
Kowloon East Learning Centre Office
7/F, Millennium City 3, 370 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon
Wan Chai Learning Centre Office
26/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Counter Service Hours:
Mon-Fri: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
(Closed on Sun, Public Holidays and School Holidays)
- Applicants will be requested to present the HKID card and original copies of all credentials for verification. Those who submit application in-person may bring along the HKID card and original credentials for verification.
All fees paid are non-refundable.
- All documents submitted together with the application form will not be returned to applicants. For unsuccessful applications, the documents and forms will be destroyed and the electronic files will be deleted.
- Notes to non-local applicants – Part-time certificate/diploma programmes are generally not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes. For a non-permanent Hong Kong resident, it is his/her responsibility to check whether he/she can take the programme before making application.
Students can apply for Credit Transfer/Exemption under the following conditions:
- Credit Transfer will be considered if students have completed (or are currently studying) the required courses offered by the School prior to admission to the programme. Courses concerned will be automatically transferred to the programme and supporting documents are not required.
- Exemption will be considered if students possess a demonstrated competence (e.g. passed relevant courses in public examinations or other institutes) equivalent to the learning outcomes of the course to be studied. Supporting documents such as course syllabuses, transcripts or certificates should be submitted.
The above request(s) should be submitted when applying for admission. Late application will not be considered. Courses that are being studied or pending for result/certificate should also be reported at the time of admission, followed by the submission of supporting documents for approval upon release of result/issuance of certificate.
Credit Transfer/Exemption will not be granted if such qualifications have not been reported during admission or if they are obtained after registration in the programme.
Remarks for Credit Transfer/Exemption are shown as below:
|Course Remark Code||Description|
Limitations for Credit Transfer/Exemption
For all Programmes of Levels 1 to 2, the maximum exemption and credit transfer is limited to half of the total number of programme hours. For all Programmes of Level 3 or above, the maximum exemption is limited to one quarter of the total number of programme hours, while the sum of exemption and credit transfer is still limited to half of the total number of programme hours. In the case that the number of hours of exempted and/or transferred credit course(s) (including the course(s) being studied) has exceeded the maximum allowance, students should submit explanations and approval will be granted at the School’s discretion.
|Example 1||The Certificate in Spanish (Introductory) (Level 1 programme) requires student to complete four courses (120 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 60 hours.|
|Example 2||The Certificate in Jewellery Design & Production (Level 2 programme) requires student to complete six courses (180 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 90 hours.|
|Example 3||The Certificate in Marketing Studies (Level 3 programme) requires student to complete six courses (180 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 90 hours in total while the Exemption should not exceed 45 hours.|
|Example 4||The Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 4 programme) requires student to complete 16 courses (480 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 240 hours in total while the Exemption should not exceed 120 hours.|
Applicants may refer to the Exemption List for reference.
Q: When will I know if I have been admitted?
A: The admission result will be sent to applicants via e-mail within 10 working days after the application deadline.
Q: When will I know the result of my application for course exemption?
A: Result of application for course exemption will be released together with the admission result via e-mail.
Q: Can I change from one programme to another?
A: Once the offer is confirmed upon completion of registration, applicants are not allowed to change to another programme. Applicants are required to submit a new application with relevant documents and application fee for another programme.
|This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. This course / The mother course (Professional Certificate in Purchasing and Supply) of the modules is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 4).|
The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations or to cancel any class/programme without prior notice. Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.