Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development

This programme is unique in its comprehensive coverage of the four pillars needed for effective operation of national public procurement systems as defined by the OECD. The learning content is multidisciplinary, ranging from international legal obligations to economic theory foundations of PP. New and evolving topics in public procurement are also explored: sustainable procurement, e-procurement and public-private partnerships. Emphasis is placed on practical work and case studies related to planning, market research functions as well as in managing the overall spectrum of tendering and contract management activities. This master incorporates a module on soft skills designed to enhance participants' interpersonal skills, especially in contract negotiations and conflict resolution. Professional codes of conduct are explored as well as systems for prevention and detection of fraud/corruption.

Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development

Deadline for application: 01 October 2018

Starting date: 08 October 2018

English

08 October 2018 - 08 October 2019

Blended

Master Information

Deadline for application: 01 October 2018

Starting date: 08 October 2018

English

08 October 2018 - 08 October 2019

Blended

Methodology

The Master’s programme is an intensive, blended learning course of one full year duration, of which only four months require full classroom attendance. It requires your total dedication as well as your maximum intellectual commitment.

The unique learning path offered by this programme through a succession of distance learning, face-to-face tuition and applied research ensures an optimal transfer of competences while minimising disruption of your job.

The award of a First Level Master's Diploma by the University of Turin is conditional on your performance in the formal examinations and coursework assignments, as well as on a successful dissertation on an approved procurement topic.

The programme provides you with a comprehensive package of “learning resources” which include:

  • course materials for each subject, comprising essential textbooks and other relevant materials
  • interactive lectures led by professors and senior procurement experts followed by assignments/case studies intended for you to internalize the knowledge and to measure learning
  • tutoring by dedicated teaching assistants and guidance by an overall programme coordinator.

A University Master is a course of high specialization for an academic improvement and enhancement in a specific content area, in order to provide graduate students with advanced education and training for highly qualified professions in specific sectors. It provides a minimum of 60 university training credits (the equivalent of 1500 hours of study).

There are two Master's, level I and level II.

The only difference between them is the educational background and academic qualification required: to enrol on a level I Master's you need a bachelor degree; while for a level II Master's you already need a post-graduate degree. 

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10127 Turin - Italy

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