Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Develop the necessary skills for a successful career in the procurement/purchasing and supply management fields.

This Masters programme has been designed for business graduates and/or graduates from a purchasing and supply chain management related discipline.

Why Study Procurement and Supply Chain Management at Griffith College?
Our MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain Management is available on a full and part-time basis over a 1 or 2.5 year period respectively and aims to equip students with the specialist skills required for successful careers in the procurement/purchasing and supply management fields across a broad base of industries.

Students will develop their knowledge and skills to work in this dynamic business arena across multiple service or manufacturing orientated industries.

Students will enhance their ability to research current trends and developments in procurement and supply management.

A flexible study model gives students the option of either full-time or part-time study

Students have the opportunity to further their studies by enrolling on our internationally recognised MBA in International Business.

Lecturers with deep industry knowledge of both public and private sector procurement and supply chain management.

Recipient of the Excellence in Education & Training award at the National Procurement Awards.

Course Details
The MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain Management includes the option of a postgraduate diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management for learners who complete the 60 ECTS in taught modules and do not wish to complete the MSc dissertation.

Entry requirements

Primary Honours Degree in a business/purchasing/supply management related discipline or a postgraduate related qualification and/or experiential learning. Non-business graduates with substantial work experience may apply but will be subject to interview.

Academic Achievement Applicants must normally hold an approved honours degree in a business or purchasing/procurement and supply management related discipline or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary or professional institution. Students with or without relevant business management experience are welcome to apply.

English Language
Proficiency All applicants for whom English is not their native language must provide proof of English language proficiency to a standard of at least 6.5 in IELTS, 575 TOEFL or equivalent.

Accreditation of Prior Learning and Prior Experience (APL/APEL)
The Graduate Business School welcomes applications from those with prior academic and/or professional learning experience which may be relevant to the MSc in International Procurement and Supply Management programme. Applicants who wish for their prior academic and/or professional learning experience to be considered are requested to indicate this at the time of application and we will be happy to examine all of the relevant documentation accordingly.

Subjects taught

Stage 1
Managerial Finance
International Strategy
Leadership and Management Development
Technology for Procurement Professionals
Service and Supply Chain Management

Stage 2
Research Methods
Sustainable Procurement
Category Management

Inventory and Operations Management
Logistics and International Trade

Research Dissertation
MSc Dissertation


1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.

Detailed Timetables are available on the college website.

Enrolment dates

Intake Dates
The next intake for the part-time course will commence February 2020 at our Dublin Main Campus.

The next intake for the full-time course will commence February 2020 at our Limerick campus.

Post Course Info

Academic Progression
On completion of the Level 9 MSc in International Procurement and Supply Management students may progress onto a range of Level 10 Doctoral programmes on the National Qualifications Framework. The Postgraduate QQI validation means that your qualification is recognised not only in Ireland and Europe but throughout the world.

Career Progression
Through the MSc in International Procurement and Supply Management, you will have gained valuable professional experience, built a strong foundation of communication and presentation skills, and covered a diverse range of topics. There is a wide range of career options for our graduates including:

Supply Chain and Logistics Specialist
Global Sourcing Manager
Planning Manager
Strategic Sourcing Manager
Distribution Specialist
Procurement Manager
International Supply Chain Director
Demand Planning Analyst
Sourcing Manager
Supplier Management

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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