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Business Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (Year 3 Direct Entry) Undergraduate prospectus

  • Top up your foundation degree, HND or two years of higher education in business or management to an honours degree
  • Learn key business management principles and specialise in purchasing and supply chain management
  • We are one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

Overview

Overview

Course structure

This degree enables students who have previously completed a foundation degree, an HND or two years of higher education in business or management to 'top up' to an honours degree.

Every organisation needs to source and buy materials and resources, so procurement and purchasing skills are in high demand. This programme will provide you with an understanding of business management as well as the opportunity to specialise in the purchasing and supply chain management functions of business, in sectors such as retail, service, manufacturing and fashion.

You will study the functions of purchasing and supply chain management and their role within and across organisations in the context of the changing global environment, considering requirements for sustainable management and reduced carbon footprint from business operations. 

You will learn about processes and value chains, project management, economics, distribution, international purchasing and supply chain management, and sustainable business development. 

Ranking

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Teach you the purchasing functions, supply chain management and their role within and across organisations business and management. You will study these functions within the context of the changing external environment in which organisations operate
  • Prepare you for a career in business management and consultancy by teaching practical skills that enhance your employability
  • Give you the skills to solve problems systematically and creatively.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Minimum of 120 credits at Level 4 and 120 credits at Level 5 with an average overall score of 60%, with no failed or referred courses. PLUS Applicants who do not have English as their first language require IELTS 6 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a secure English language test.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Assignments
  • Examinations
  • Presentations.

Careers

Our graduates have gone on to roles in buying, procurement and logistics, and as supply chain, project and operations managers. This is one of the few undergraduate degrees in purchasing offered in the UK, and our graduates are sought after by employers such as ASDA, KPMG and Ford.

Employability

You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries.

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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