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Masters in procurement and supply management Programme Description 1. Objectives: The main purpose of the Masters programme in ‘Procurement and Supply Management’ is to sensitize and build up the capacity of officials of public sector, NGOs as well as officials and executives from the private sector on procurement and purchasing and supply management issues. It is expected that the programme will enhance their understanding of the procurement issues and sharpen their decision-making capabilities. This programme is designed to give advanced knowledge and understanding of international as well as local procurement issues faced by officials/executives to come to sound decisions. Procurement is a key function of any organisation, public or private and in an era of globalisation with the advent of entrepreneurial organisations, management of purchasing and supply in private as well as in public sectors has gained more prominence. Moreover, with increasing focus and debates on governance issues, the functions of purchasing and supply requires capacity building to acquire and implement international standard procurement practices. With that context in mind, BRAC University designed a Masters programme on Procurement and Supply Management. 2. The Students: The Masters in ‘Procurement and Supply Management’ is targeted for public sector officials, NGO officials as well as executives from the private sector working or interested in procurement related area. The Masters is designed to offer over a period of 3-6 semesters with twenty five participants in each batch. 3. Structure of the Programme : The Masters programme is structured in two streams, with one stream doing the Foundation, Core and Elective courses and finishing off with Capstone Integrative Course resulting in a Report/Practicum. The second stream are required do the Core and Elective

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