• These regulations should be read in conjunction with the General Academic Regulations of Lupane State University.
  • Further, these regulations should be read in conjunction with the Faculty of Commerce Regulations.
  • The Degree will be awarded to candidates who would have satisfactorily completed the programme as set out in the General Academic Regulations in accordance with Regulations set out below

    The Bachelor of Commerce Special Honours Degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management programme has been designed to extend and complement existing skills among postgraduate students who wish to specialise in the field. The programme provides a short but effective route for professionals who what to re-align their careers by becoming procurement professionals. Students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills in procurement and supply chain management in the public and private sectors. The degree programme will help to build professionally competent procurement and supply chain executives that can serve in local, regional and international markets. To achieve this, theoretical, applied and experiential aspects of procurement and supply chain shall be covered. The programme is relevant in the era of globalisation, where procurement and supply chain knowledge and skills are sought after.

    Main aim

    The programme is aimed at providing a short but effective route for professionals who wish to re-align their careers or extend knowledge by becoming procurement specialists.

    Objectives

    The programme has been designed

  • To make a significant contribution to the development of skills and knowledge in procurement logistics and supply chain management.
  • Create an intellectual reservoir to meet the growing demands of the nation in procurement, logistics and supply chain management.
  • To provide the theoretical and practical guidance in the implementation of supply chain strategies in different organisational settings.
  • Promotion and maintenance of high standards of professional ethics and compliance with various laws and regulations.
  • Empower graduates to proactively respond to contemporary issues in procurement logistics and supply chain management.

  • Learning outcomes

    It is envisaged that on completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:


  • Comprehend systematic procurement and supply chain practices in different organisational contexts
  • Apply knowledge and skills to solve business problems within the procurement and supply chain context
  • Formulate and implement strategic procurement and supply chain management systems
  • Proactively address contemporary issues in procurement logistics and supply chain management
  • Uphold high professional standards and comply with various laws and regulations relating to procurement logistics and supply chain management
  • For entry into the programme, prospective students should hold a business-related degree, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or any other equivalent qualification which the Academic Board may deem appropriate

The programme shall be taught over a period of one (1) academic year on Block mode of study

  • Opportunities for graduates in the programme include the following: academia, buyer/ procurement officer, warehouse / distribution manager, commodity manager, supply chain analyst and retail manager.
  • Normally, evaluation shall be based on continuous assessment as well as formal examinations.
  • Students will be required to attend a minimum of 75% of all lectures.
  • A formal examination shall be held during a specified examination period at the end of each semester. The examination mark shall contribute 70% of the overall mark while continuous assessment shall contribute 30%.
  • A coursework mark is not transferable and is valid only for the specific registration period in which it has been achieved.
  • A student who does not satisfy course work requirements shall not be eligible for final examinations.
  • The programme consists of taught courses and a dissertation. The courses have an equal weighting of 12 credits each while the dissertation has 24 credits.

  • Degree classification
  • 75% and above 1 (First class)
  • 65 – 74% 2.1 (Upper second class)
  • 60 – 64% 2.2 (Lower second class)
  • 50 – 59% 3 (Pass)
  • 49% and below Fail

The programme shall be taught over a period of one (1) academic year on Block mode of study. The student who is undertaking this programme will study six (6) compulsory courses per semester. During the second semester, a student will be required to study five (5) compulsory courses (one of which must be a dissertation). The dissertation must be in any aspect of Purchasing and Supply Chain Management accepted by the department.

Modules:

COPM 5101 Procurement and Supply Chain Management
COPM 5102 Storage and Inventory Management
COPM 5103 Transport and Logistics Management
COPM 5104 E-Supply Chain Technology management
COPM 5105 Negotiation and Contract Management
COPM 5106 Sustainable Procurement

Modules:

COPM 5201 Public Procurement Law and Policy
COPM 5202 Purchasing Strategy and Policy Formulation in Supply Chain Management
COPM 5203 Global Supply Chain Management and Risk Management
COPM 5204 Procurement Ethics and Corporate Governance
COPM 5205 Dissertation

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