Sourcing & Purchasing for Fashion Luxury

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sourcing & Purchasing for Fashion Luxury

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Fashion, Management, Supply Chain Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MKTG 130

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course introduces the Sourcing and Purchasing from the standpoint of the retail and luxry industry. It
    explores the concepts of procurement, and global sourcing. There will be opportunities to examine issues
    such as organizational procurement process in luxury retail, sourcing process, luxury supplier selection
    process, retail supplier management and other strategic issues in the luxury industry.

    Students will be given a comprehensive view of purchasing and sourcing in the luxury industry. Purchasing
    has become a profession requiring many skills and knowledges in many areas, and is a key function for
    improving competiveness in a globalized and International environment, especially in retail management.
    This course covers practical and strategic aspects, by which various cases will be studied in order to convey
    concepts and issues existing in this topic.

    Upon completion of this course students should be able to:
    - Understand the role and importance of purchasing in the retial and luxury industry.
    - Understand the various retail organizations, and types of purchasing, in a global environment.
    - Develop policies, procedures and use the relevant tools for managing suppliers.
    - Understand the principles of sourcing, and outsourcing and how to assess luxury suppliers.
    - Apprehend negotiation in an international context.
    - Identify and source luxury suppliers, manage risks and approach the quality aspects, which are vital in
    this arena.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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