Tampa, FL, June 5, 2014 — As changes in technology, communication and the economy create longer, more complex supply chains, purchasing managers must be capable of developing proactive supply management strategies that align with an organization’s competitive objectives. Developing the competencies to do so is now easier and more convenient with the new 100% online Master Certificate in Advanced Procurement Management from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. MSU is ranked #1 and #2 in supply chain management undergraduate and graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report.
This professional development series consists of three required eight-week courses, including Strategic Negotiation, Strategic Supply Management and Supply Base Management. Students gain the tools and techniques to rethink and evolve current sourcing and supply base strategies, confidently negotiate with outside suppliers and internal stakeholders, and create sustainable competitive advantage across the supply chain.
“Tasked with sourcing and purchasing, procurement managers must constantly evaluate existing and potential suppliers, explore ways to reduce costs, and optimize their supply base,” said Dr. David J. Frayer, the Assistant Dean for Executive Education & Professional Development in the Broad College of Business. “With the knowledge and skills taught in this certificate program, these professionals can add significant value to their company and career by identifying new opportunities, relationships and supply channels, while minimizing supply base risks.”
Through multimedia technology and video-based e-learning powered by Bisk, the Broad College’s master’s-level faculty provide valuable insight and instruction. Students enjoy 24/7 access, a unique learning experience, professor-led streaming video lectures, and dynamic classroom tools that offer peer and instructor interaction. The program offers a convenient way for professionals to add this respected, potentially career-boosting new credential to their resume.
For more information about the Master Certificate in Advanced Procurement Management, or to enroll, please call toll-free 855-300-1310 or visit www.MichiganStateUniversityOnline.com.
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