Purchasing Management

Specialisation within the Design, Technology and Business programme

Do you want to be the person at a fashion or lifestyle company who negotiates with suppliers about pricing and delivery? Then study Purchasing Management.

About the specialisation

  • Content

    Purchasing Management is an area of specialisation in the Academy Profession (AP) Degree programme in Design, technology & Business.

    The programme is located in Herning and provides you with a basic understanding of purchasing and sourcing on the global market. You will learn to assess the economic and logistical elements of a company within the fashion sector. 

    You will obtain basic knowledge of applied theories in purchasing, trading and economics, and learn to convert a company’s strategy into economic reality on a global market. 

    You will also gain insight into the materials used in the fashion industry. In this way, you will strengthen your arguments when negotiating and be prepared to make the right decisions. You will learn about the legal and cultural preconditions that dominate in the global market. And you will be able to communicate problems and solutions to the company’s partners. 

    The programme introduces you to both business and design, giving you knowledge about the various partners the purchaser might team up with in the fashion industry. 

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    Read more about the AP Degree in Design, Technology and Business, admission requirements and international opportunities 

  • Career guidance

    With an AP degree specialising in Purchasing Management, you will have the skills to work as a purchaser’s assistant. 

    Your job would be to assist in determining which materials to buy and where to buy them. 

    The purchaser’s assistant also helps to negotiate delivery times and the price of materials. 

    Many AP degree graduates choose to do a BA top-up, which offers access to a wider variety of career prospects. 

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us.

    VIA Design, Business & Technology
    Birk Centerpark 5
    DK-7400 Herning 

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

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