Course description

This course is the introductory course in the fundamental nature of purchasing. Students will address how the effective use of this function can assist in the success of an organization. Purchasing is a critical process within the wider scope of Supply Chain Mgmt. This course provides the theoretical foundations, before learning how to apply the tools of Supply Mgmt and strategy, in the second course.

Course details

Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery