Purchasing Management

Would you like to source the right supplier for the products, keep track of production and evaluate suppliers? As a Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for the company's purchasing and sourcing processes.

About the programme

  • Content

    Specialise in Purchasing Management within the fashion and lifestyle branch. 
    Purchasing Management is an area of specialisation on the Bachelor top-up degree programme and is located in Herning.

    The programme qualifies you to work with purchasing in an independent manner through research and development. You will be able to make an estimate of the financial and logistic parts of a company in the fashion and lifestyle sector and to handle both the internal and external negotiations. You will acquire a profound knowledge of commercial and financial theories and learn how to put the business concept and strategy of a company into practice in an international market. 

    You will learn to supervise and keep track of processes and projects that can ensure the optimisation of the purchasing function. You will work with product and supplier development, negotiation and sourcing, and learn about the materials of which products are made. This will give you an advantage in negotiations and decision-making. You will also be introduced to legal and cultural factors in a global marketplace. Finally, you will learn how to interpret the market and using this as your starting point for planning purchasing activities. 

    The common core projects of the course programme enhance your skills when it comes to interdisciplinary collaborations. The mandatory placement period provides you with the chance to expand your network and CV. 

    Read more about the BA top-up in Design and Business, admission requirements and international opportunities

  • Career guidance

    With a BA degree specialising in Purchasing Management, you will have the skills to become a purchasing manager working with suppliers from all over the world. 

    Since time of delivery is just as important as the price and quality of the articles, it will be your main responsibility to negotiate these factors to a satisfactory standard. You will also supervise and keep track of processes and projects that can ensure the optimisation of the purchasing function and work with product and supplier development, negotiation and sourcing. You will be familiar with the legal and cultural factors in a global marketplace, so you will be able to partner with international and Danish partners and suppliers. 

    The theoretical knowledge you acquire during your studies will be an advantage when it comes to managing projects in a purchasing department. 

    Further education

    With a BA specialising in Purchasing Management you have the opportunity to take up further studies at another college. Some of our students choose to go for a Master’s degree at colleges around the world. Our student counsellors will be happy to guide you on this. 

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us

    VIA Design & Business
    Birk Centerpark 5
    DK-7400 Herning 

    M: + 45 87 55 05 00
    E: herning@via.dk 

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