The Master's programme
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 Degree 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.
This Master’s programme is an intensive, blended learning course of one full year duration, which is divided into:
- Part I – Distance learning online (07 October 2019 - 24 January 2020)
- Introduction to the legal framework for public procurement
- Introduction to procurement management
- Introduction to economics of public procurement
- Part II – Face-to-face learning (27 January 2020 until 29 May 2020)
- instruction, incorporating application work and group/individual solutions of assignments
- 23 “core themes”
- International Legal instruments governing PP (WTO, EU, UNCITRAL, WB, COMESA)
- Institutional models for PP and integration with Public Expenditure Management
- Economics of Procurement Management, game theory and reverse auctions
- Companies’ Balance Sheet analysis and financial reporting standards
- The design of centralized public procurement strategies*
- Procurement Process, Project cycle and risk management
- Procurement methods
- Intellectual Property issues related to Public Procurement
- Public Procurement in the Health sector
- Procurement Management of Supply Contracts
- Procurement of Physical Services
- Works Procurement Management
- Procurement of Consultancy services
- Procurement in the Utilities sector and Defence Procurement
- Procurement remedies (bidders’ complaints procedures)
- Contract Law and Dispute settlement
- Supply Chain Management: Logistics, Insurance Policies and Incoterms
- Legal framework and Economics of Public Private Partnerships
- Sustainable procurement: social, economic and environmental considerations in public procurement
- Advanced Contract Management
- Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement
- Procurement Audit
- E-Procurement (Legal issues and implementation models)
- Final dissertation (outline to be presented in Turin by 29 May 2020, deadline end of October 2020)
- individual research on a selected procurement topic
- under the guidance of a supervisor
Assessment and Degree
Assessment and Degree
The evaluation strategy uses different types of assessment:
- Self-assessment. You will be given tools with which to check your own level of understanding and produce feedback on your learning progress. This is an informal way of assessing your knowledge. It will not count towards the final mark but will help you confirm your progress and identify any weak points.
- Assessment. The knowledge and skills acquired will be assessed throughout the programme with systematic tests, exams and essays. These will count towards your final mark.
A First Level Degree from the University of Turin will be awarded to all participants who fulfil the following conditions:
- demonstrate the level of competence set by the tutors through the assignments submitted
- satisfy the attendance requirements: attendance at all training sessions during the residential phase is compulsory: only participants with at least 90% attendance of training sessions will be entitled to apply for the degree
- successfully pass the exams
- successfully complete the final dissertation.
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. Pursuing a Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development a first level Master degree will be awarded.
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Time, language and venue
Time, language and venue
The programme is held in English.
The fourteenth Master's edition 2019/2020 will start on 07 October 2019. It has three parts, with the following timetable:
- The first part consists of distance learning over the Internet: it starts on 07 October 2019 and ends on 24 January 2020
- The second part consists of face-to-face learning. It is residential: lessons will be held in Turin at the ITC-ILO Campus from 27 January 2020 until 29 May 2020. Attendance of classes is compulsory.
- The third part is the preparation and submission of a final dissertation: the outline of the dissertation is to be presented in Turin by 29 May 2020 and it is to be completed by October 2020.
Students who pass the prescribed examinations will be awarded a first level Master degree from the University of Turin.
The programme will be held in Turin, Italy, at the International Training Centre of the ILO. Its Campus and facilities provide an ideal environment for living and studying, sharing experience, learning from one other and creating networks.