Procurement Management and Global Sourcing
RMIT University Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Area of Study
Business, Business Management
Taught In English
Host University Units12
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5
Hours & Credits
This course introduces the fields of Procurement Management and Global Sourcing. It explores the central concepts of organisational procurement, global sourcing and interfaces of these to the other areas of an organisation. This course provides opportunities to examine issues such as organisational procurement process, global sourcing process, supplier selection process, supplier management and other strategic issues.
This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
On successful completion of this program you will be able to:
- Apply key concepts and theories in the field of procurement management and global sourcing to effectively manage procurement related functions.
- Contribute to the selection and design of appropriate approaches to manage procurement management and global sourcing operations.
- Analyse and apply appropriate techniques and methods in the integration of procurement management and global sourcing operations.
- Evaluate and measure alternative procurement management and global sourcing options in the context of a flexible global supply chain.
- Leverage resources of a group to critically analyse situations and develop solutions to procurement related problems.
Overview of Learning Activities
In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.
Overview of Learning Resources
Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT StudiesBlackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.
Overview of Assessment
The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:
Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4, 5
Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.