Course name Basics of Purchasing
Course date 30.03.2022 - 31.07.2023
Institution Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Technology HUB, Entrepreneurship HUB
Teacher Jutta NIhtilä
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 03.08.2022 - 31.05.2022
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Course enrolment info

Basics of Purchasing

30.03.2022 - 31.07.2023

Course description

Do you want to develop into a professional that brings clear savings to your organization? In addition to that, added value, success and profitability? Purchasing know-how is all of this!

The competences to be promoted and assessed in the course are purchasing competence, practical application of technology, knowledge and understanding of the subject, ability to communicate and teamwork.

After completing this course, you will understand the role and importance of procurement in organizations and networks. You will be familiar with the key features of the procurement process and the different sectors (such as public and service procurement). You understand the main features related to purchasing management. You will gain an overview of the opportunities in purchasing development.

The main content will include

  • Role of purchasing
  • Basics in purchasing management
  • Purchasing process
  • Basics in purchasing development
  • Purchasing in different business environments
  • The future of purchasing

Assessment criteria

Grading scale 0-5

Course way of working and time table

The course is implemented virtually, which includes self-study (independent learning tasks or group learning tasks). Assessment is based on the total number of points obtained from the learning assignments, according to which the grade of the course is 1-5.


Course info

E-learning environment material and the following course book: van Weele, Arjan. 2010 or 2018. Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. Cengage Learning. (both as an e-book in JAMK’s library)

In addition, the Finnish book can be used alongside: Sanna Nieminen. 2016. Hyvä hankinta – parempi bisnes. Talent Pro (as an e-book in JAMK’s library)


Course enrolment info

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