The overall objective of this Master’s programme is 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.
At the end of the programme, you will have acquired a full spectrum of knowledge and skills covering:
- internationally accepted principles governing sound public procurement systems
- legislative and regulatory frameworks and corresponding institutional models for successful discharge of the functions of a modern procurement system
- economic theory, assessment tools and financial analysis techniques and accounting standards relevant to public procurement operations.
- strategies and instruments for embedding social, environmental and human rights at relevant step 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)
- risk management in procurement operations
- procurement audit, control and reporting techniques in public procurement
- control and reporting techniques for procurement operations
- design of systems for the prevention and detection of fraud and corruption in public procurement
- general interprersonal skills (negotiation techniques, team building and report writing).