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Program Description

Designed to provide students with the essentials in the field of procurement. Students will examine purchasing principles, public sector supply chain management, negotiation techniques, and purchasing contract law.


Program Requirements

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
Expected Availability
CreditsFall Winter Summer
Purchasing & SCMPRCH-10123YesNo
This course introduces students to the field of Supply Management. Emphasis will be placed on the impact that purchasing and supply chain management can have on the competitive success and profitability of organizations. This course will focus on identifying and applying specific tools and techniques that are often used in the procurement process. The following concepts and tools will be introduced: sourcing, supplier evaluation, ethics, lean supply (inventory) basics, cost management, government and retail buying, negotiation, contract law, quality needs, buying services, and performance evaluation.
Negotiation PrinciplesMGMT-30703NoYes
This course is designed to introduce supply chain management students to the skills required in distributive and integrative negotiations. This course will involve critical thinking skills and will introduce concepts and practice, so that students can increase their confidence and ability through both study of negotiation theory and active engagement through participation in progressively challenging role-plays. Students will be able to recognize different conflict and negotiation situations, know how to plan, implement, and analyze their negotiations. Topics covered include strategies, cognitive biases, ethics, cultural differences, communication styles and third party options for disputes.
Public Sector SCMPRCH-30203NoYes
This course is an introduction to the field of Public Supply Management, the art and science of ensuring that goods and services are created and delivered successfully to customers. This course will cover the basic and essential aspects of this field of study at the tactical level.
Purchasing Contract LawLAWS-30163YesNo
An examination of the principles of Canadian business law with a focus on commercial purchasing issues including contract, personal and commercial liability and fiduciary obligations.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 3 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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