Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development

Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development
Master
Procurement

Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development

5 October 2020–1 October 2021
The course is available in English

From legislative and regulatory to organizational and managerial foundations, this Master's programme in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development explores of a modern public procurement system. Dive into the study of policy tools and theory with applied assignments and research work to bridge the current deficit in qualified human resources.

Key features
Modern Methods

Learn by doing, through case studies, workshops, and group exercises

Inspiring Discussions

Exchange ideas with international students and faculty

High-Level Resources

Engage with experts from the ILO and other international organizations

Introduction to the course

The Master's Programme in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development explores the legislative, regulatory, organizational and managerial foundations of a modern public procurement system. It aims to help bridge the current deficit in qualified human resources and to enable procurement professionals to cope with the challenges of regulating, executing and monitoring public procurement in an economic and socially responsive manner while mitigating adverse environmental impacts. The programme is a unique blended-learning opportunity that combines the study of policy tools and theory with applied assignments and research work. It provides direct access to expertise from academia, international organizations and think tanks, as well as the latest literature and cutting-edge research in preparation for a range of highly developed functions connected with public procurement management and its supervision.

Who attends this course?

- Public procurement practitioners, managers and officials of ministries, local government bodies and public expenditure supervisory bodies; - Procurement and financial auditors from the public and private sectors; - Project managers and procurement personnel from investment and technical cooperation projects financed by development agencies (IFIs, the United Nations, the EU, NGOs); - Recent university graduates who intend to work in the field of public procurement or public expenditure management; - Procurement trainers and professionals involved in the development and implementation of national procurement training programmes and certification schemes; - Procurement practitioners from the private sector; - Procurement consultants and procurement advisors

The Master in Numbers
13
Editions
310+
Participants
90+
Countries
What are the topics?

Students gain the tools to cope with the challenges of regulating, executing and monitoring public procurement in an economic and socially responsive manner.

  • Internationally accepted principles of governing sound public procurement systems
  • Legislative and regulatory frameworks, as well as corresponding institutional models for successful discharge of the functions of a modern procurement system
  • Economic theory, assessment tools and financial analysis techniques, as well as accounting standards relevant to public procurement operations
What will I learn?

The course is structured in three parts: online learning, residential classes, and an individual research paper.

  • Strategies and instruments for embedding social, environmental and human rights at the relevant steps of the procurement process/supply chain
  • Promotion of corporate social responsibility through public procurement
  • Execution of the procurement process for goods, works and services (including innovative contracting modalities like public-private partnerships and e-procurement)
What will I be able to do?

This intensive, year-long course combines online and residential work for students at different stages of their careers.

  • Control and report techniques for procurement operations
  • Manage risk in procurement operations
  • Design systems for the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption in public procurement
 

The Master is well organized and offers outstanding academic resources and expertise. It was a great opportunity for me to share knowledge with procurement professionals from different countries around the globe, as well as, to meet great people.

Rowieda Mohamed
Sudan, 2014/15 Edition
Why should I enroll?

Students learn by studying, collaborating, and observing practitioners in action.

  • This course draws from the ITCILO’s training portfolio, the ILO’s research, and the Università di Torino’s academic expertise.
  • Dedicated tutors are available to answer questions and provide support throughout the learning journey.
  • Teaching methodologies include lectures, workshops, and case studies, as well as an online platform for readings, videos, and exercises.
Specialized courses

Within the Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development Program, the Sustainable Development cluster of the ITCILO offers a series of Specialized Courses. These courses are a focused and in depth look to each of the corresponding subjects, enabling the target participant to attain a high degree of knowledge and proficiency in an abridged amount of time.

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