From legislative and regulatory to organizational and managerial foundations, this Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development explores 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.
Learn by doing, through case studies, workshops, and group exercises
Exchange ideas with international students and faculty
Engage with experts from the ILO and other international organizations
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 make up the current deficit in qualified human resources and 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 impact. 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.
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 advisers.
The Master is an intensive, blended-learning experience 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 Master through a succession of distance learning, face-to-face tuition and applied research ensures an optimal transfer of competences while minimizing disruption of your job.
The award of a First Level Master by the University of Turin is conditional on your performance in the formal examinations and assignments, as well as on a successful dissertation on an approved procurement topic.
The Master provides you with a comprehensive package of “learning resources” which include:
The Master is an intensive, blended-learning course of one full year's duration, which is divided into:
Part I – Distance learning online (14 October 2024 – 30 March 2025)
Part II – Face-to-face learning (13 March – 13 June 2025)
Final dissertation (outline to be presented in Turin by June 2025, deadline mid-October)
The evaluation strategy uses different types of assessments:
A First Level Master from the University of Turin will be awarded to all participants who fulfil the following conditions:
There are two Masters, 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 will be awarded.
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The Master is held in English.
The nineteenth Master's edition 2024/25 will start on 14 October 2024. It has three parts, with the following timetable:
Students who pass the prescribed examinations will be awarded a first level Master from the University of Turin.
The Master 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.
The overall objective of the Master 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 Master, you will have acquired a full spectrum of knowledge and skills covering:
Students gain the tools to cope with the challenges of regulating, executing and monitoring public procurement in an economic and socially responsive manner.
The Master is structured in three parts: online learning, residential classes, and an individual research paper.
This intensive, year-long Master combines online and residential work for students at different stages of their careers.
Students learn by studying, collaborating, and observing practitioners in action.
The Master is a flagship of the Turin School of Development (ITCILO) delivered as a first-level Masters by the Faculties of Law and Management of the University of Turin. It prepares students to apply their knowledge in a range of executive and managerial functions connected with public procurement management and its supervision. It provides students with direct access to expertise from academia, international organizations, think-tanks and the private sector to respond to current and future challenges. It explores the legislative, regulatory, organizational and managerial foundations of a modern public procurement system.
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Within the Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development Programme, 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.
Practically very useful. After finishing this Master, I’m so confident in doing my professional work as a procurement practitioner.
An extraordinary experience, where I was able to learn from my colleagues from different regions of the world, and that was one of my goals when I applied to this Master.
Spending 12 months with Procurement Professionals during this Master was the most enriching moment of my career, a new career I must add.
As a seasoned professional entrusted with public procurement responsibilities, completing this Master enabled me to connect and mutually reinforce my theoretical and practical competency.