Certificate in Purchasing Management


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If you are working in purchasing, supply chain management, procurement or buying, or have an interest in these subjects, the Certificate in Purchasing Management at Embry-Riddle Worldwide could provide you with significant top-level field knowledge.

The Certificate in Purchasing Management (CPM) will introduce you to the essentials of the supply chain process, management, purchasing and contracting issues. The required courses are introductory and not intended for those with significant purchasing or procurement experience.

This program provides an excellent foundation for a CPM certification exam but is NOT a CPM review program. If you are interested in the certificate program and have purchasing experience you can opt out of the required courses by substituting an elective or a course from the Certificate in Management Studies Program.

Each online course can be completed at your own pace, anytime, anywhere with a high-speed Internet connection and personal computer. The certificate program may be completed within 3-6 months, and results in 21 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Best of all, you can start right away—no application required.

The program consists of the following:

  • Four required courses:
    • Budgeting Essentials, ALF-3013 (Required Text)
      Budgeting for Managers (0071391339)
    • Essentials of Purchasing, ALF-3040 (Required Text)
      Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Analysis, Strategy, Planning and Practice
      (ISBN: 1408018969)
    • The Supply Chain Process, ALF-3041 (Required Text)
      Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Analysis, Strategy, Planning and Practice
      (ISBN: 1408018969)
    • Management Essentials, ALF-3042 (Required Text)
      Successful Manager’s Handbook (ISBN: 0972577033)
  • Three out of six electives:
    • Legal Aspects of Contracts, ALF-3008
    • Persuasive Communication, ALF-3012
    • Negotiating Strategies, ALF-3018 (Required Text)
      Bargaining for Advantage (ISBN: 0143036971)
    • The Procurement Process, ALF-3044
    • Supplier Contracting, ALF-3045
    • Price and Cost Analysis, ALF-3046

Each course is $240 (USD) and is 30 contact hours with 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) awarded. The cost for the entire certificate program is $1680. *Note: If you are electing to complete the entire certificate program, all required courses must be completed prior to taking your selected electives.

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