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Master´s Degree Programme in Procurement (in English)

Autumn 2021

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Research and Development
Research Methods and Skills 5
Professional Growth 5
Advanced Procurement Studies
Procurement Strategy 5
Collaboration and Influencing Skills 5
Procurement Performance Management 5
Procurement Technology 5
Procurement Innovation and Network 5
Sustainability 5  
Alternative Advanced Business Studies
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Project Management 5  
Circular Economy 5  
Service Design 5
Quality Management 5  
Elective Studies
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Master’s Thesis
Master´s Thesis 30
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 553527.527.517.517.516.311.313.813.813.83.813.83.8

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.


During your studies in Procurement Master's Degree Programme, you enhance your competence as a procurement professional and learn to analyze and develop the procurement function to serve the goals and strategies of a company. The overall goal is to learn about driving value through the supply chain to the end customer, how procurement can be turned into a strategic function and utilize technology as an enabler of effective supply management, how sustainability and collaboration are at the core of procurement and learn how to sell the business case of procurement to the rest of the organization.
After your studies you have gained the needed theoretical and applied knowledge, skills, and competencies to manage and develop company's external resources, supplier relationships, procurement process and procurement organization. In addition to procurement specific competencies you enhance your leadership and business competencies.
Advanced professional studies in procurement include courses such as Strategic Procurement, Collaboration and Influencing skills, Procurement Technology, Procurement Performance Management, Procurement Innovation and Sustainability. Methodological studies provide students with the basis for carrying out applied research projects, and advanced professional studies provide the necessary knowledge and skills to follow the professional development of the field, both from research and practical viewpoints. You will learn tools of practical mindfulness, emotional intelligence and leadership to unlock your full potential at work and in life.
You will plan and implement a development project, typically for your own place of work. In doing so, your research, project management and change leadership skills will be enhanced. Networking, team and negotiation skills will be improved in the multi-cultural, tied-to-business setting in which this Master’s DP is carried out. You will report your RDI development project as a Master’s Thesis combining your development work with academic research.
Graduate in Two Years
Master students of Procurement study on a part-time basis. Students achieve their degree in 2 years. The programme is organized fully online. It has been designed to meet the needs of students who prefer distance learning or want to achieve a Master's Degree while working.
Connect online with international professionals
You will study remotely while modern online learning solutions enable interaction with teachers, other students, and staff. This allows you to become a student regardless of where you live. In the beginning of the studies, a mandatory 2-day kick-off is organized in Myyrmäki campus, Vantaa, Finland.


Analytical and Methodological Competence
Procurement Competence
Collaboration and Influencing Competence
Business Development Competence
Advanced Business Management Competence