Global Procurement and Sourcing Specialization
Learn about Global Procurement and Sourcing. Reviews the key aspects of global procurement and sourcing, and the importance of procurement to the firm, its stakeholders, and suppliers.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
In addition to the videos, readings, and podcast, learners will use their learned knowledge and newly acquired skills to solve/answer questions for "real" life cases. These cases are required and will be assessed by a Peer group. The last case in the Negotiation course, the student has an additional option to answer not only as a buyer but as a seller. That will bring more of a "real" life negotiation.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
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Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
What background knowledge is necessary?
None. Course is designed for new to middle management procurement professionals, but also valuable for more senior procurement professionals that want to "brush" up on some skills or maybe non-procurement people that just want to learn about procurement.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
It is recommenced that you take the courses in order as there is some building of knowledge throughout the courses.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
No, but you can, at your option, receive a Certificate if you pass all the assessments.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
You can use this knowledge to increase your skills to either perform better in your current procurement job (hopefully which will lead to a promotion), or if a non-procurement person, you will have a better understanding of how procurement works, thereby increasing your overall performance in your existing job.
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