Course name Basics of Purchasing (AMK)
Course date 30.08.2022 - 31.07.2023
Institution Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Technology HUB
Teacher Jutta Nihtilä
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 15.08.2022 - 31.05.2023
Implementation plan
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Course enrolment info

Basics of Purchasing (AMK)

30.08.2022 - 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
  • Basics of business networks & co-operation
  • 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.

You can start as soon as you have been accepted in the course.

Course info

This is a online nonstop course.

Course additional info

Enrolment for non-stop studies from the beginning of August to the end of May. Please note the time frames for completing your studies: Enrolment 1.8-30.9., study time frame 30.8.-10.12 Enrolment 1.10.-28.2., study time frame 1.10.-31.5. Enrolment 1.3.-31.5., study time frame 1.3.-31.7.

Studies must be completed during the given time frame. If needed, please re-register at the next time frame. In this case, you will have to pay the study fee again / submit a certificate entitling to the free-of-charge studies.

Course enrolment info

Please notify us of the cancellation of your studies in writing at: and please write the name of the course you canceled and your contact information in the message. Thank you! When registering, please note that we do not process registrations between December 21, 2022 and January 6, 2023.