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.Each course is $240 (USD) and offers 30 contact hours with 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) awarded. The cost for the entire certificate program is $1,680. *Note: If you are electing to complete the entire certificate program, all required courses must be completed prior to taking your selected electives.
The program consists of the following:
This course is asynchronous and instructor facilitated. You will not be required to log in at the same time as your instructor, but you will have assignments due each week. You can log in at any time to complete course assignments.