Procurement Supply Chain Management

Develop the skills necessary for a successful career in Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management has been specifically designed for graduates seeking to enter the procurement and supply chain industry as well as for experienced professionals looking for career development opportunities.

Why Study Procurement and Supply Chain Management at Griffith College?
Our Postgraduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management is available on a part-time basis over a one-year period and equips students with the specialist skills required for successful careers in the procurement and supply management fields across a broad range of industries.

- All evening classes are available online with the opportunity of some face to face weekend workshops (pending social distancing regulations).

- 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.

- Learners will benefit from a guest lecture series, drawing on industry insights from those working in procurement and supply chain.

- Winner of the 2019 Excellence in Education & Training award.

- Designed with the working professional in mind; study this programme part-time with a split between evening classes and weekend workshops.
- Lecturers with deep industry knowledge of both public and private sector procurement and supply chain management.

- Students have the opportunity to further their studies by progressing onto the MSc dissertation stage of the programme.

- Delivered from Dublin but available to applicants nationwide.

Course Details
Students who complete the 60 ECTS in taught modules may choose to complete the MSc dissertation and receive an MSc in Procurement and Supply Chain Management.

Subjects taught

Core Modules:
Managerial Finance
International Strategy
Leadership and Management Development
Technology for Procurement Professionals
Service and Supply Chain Management
Research Methods
Sustainable Procurement
Category Management

Inventory and Operations Management
Logistics and International Trade

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this programme is a minimum of 2.2 honours undergraduate degree (level 8) in a business or marketing-related discipline.

Non-business graduates with relevant work experience may apply on the basis of their experiential learning. Please see additional information below on Accreditation of Prior Learning and Prior Experience.

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 PGDip in Global Brand Management programme. Applicants who wish for their prior academic and/or professional learning experience to be considered are requested to fill in an APEL Matrix and attach to their application.

English Language Proficiency
Students who are not native English speakers will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency. A minimum score of IELTS 6.5, 575 TOEFL or equivalent is required and the test must be dated from within the last 2 years.

In response to the worldwide closure of English Language Test Centres arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. This is a temporary measure for our intakes in February and September 2021. Please see here for further details.

Exceptions when:
- You have studied at an Irish University for a minimum of 2 years
- You have completed the Irish Leaving Certificate

Application dates

How to Apply
Applicants should apply directly to Griffith College.

As part of your application, you may be asked to provide supporting documents, including:

- Proof of ID (passport)
- Undergraduate Degree Award and Transcripts (see below for entry requirements)
- Up to date and detailed CV
- Documents supporting funding eligibility (see below)

If applicable:
- Translation of both degree award and transcripts
- Current GNIB (please see below for additional funding information)
- Proof of English proficiency


2 years part-time.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management will consist of three semesters that will take place over 18 months.

Per semester:
Initial six weeks – three evenings per week, 6.30pm-9pm; online
Following six weeks – three weekend workshops, Saturday 10am-4pm (subject to change); on campus.

Post Course Info

Academic Progression
On completion of the Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management students may progress onto the MSc dissertation stage of the programme.

You can contact our admissions team to discuss what progression options are available to you.

Career Progression
Through the Postgraduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain 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

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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