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Purchasing & Supply Management Certificate

LSU's Purchasing & Supply Management Certificate Program is designed to provide you with the practical insights and skills you need to function as a procurement professional. The courses offer practical hands-on exercises and the fundamental principles from which a participant can properly apply sound procurement techniques.

The courses are ideal for supply management personnel, purchasing agents, buyers, analysts, inventory specialists, expediters, schedulers, and all management personnel who deal with supply management functions.

Upon the completion of each seminar, participants will receive CEUs (Continuing Education Units) applicable to CPM (Certified Purchasing Manager) or APP (Accredited Purchasing Practitioner) certifications.

Professional development courses are open to all participants, not just those pursuing a certificate program. These courses are non-credit and non-degree programs.


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Course Listing

Three core courses and two electives required.

Core Courses

  • PBFPA - Supply Management Essentials
  • PBFPC - Negotiation Strategies
  • PBFPB - Contract Writing & Implementation

Suggested Elective (choose 2)

  • CSXMS - Mastering Excel
  • PBCBW - Effective Business Communication and Writing
  • PBFPF - Cost & Price Management:An Effective Tool
  • CDMAA - Access: Introduction to Relational Database Design
  • PBCBF - Strategic Communication
  • PBMPD - Essentials of Project Management
Cost
$1,185 (additional $670-1,190 with electives)
Why choose LSU?

LSU Professional Development is committed to providing you with the latest tools you need to stay ahead in a rapidly changing world.

We offer courses and certificate programs that target high-value, highly practical information that can be applied immediately.

Our instructors are select LSU faculty and proven professionals from business, industry, academia, and leading consulting firms from across the nation.

You can be confident when you team up with LSU we will provide your professionals with a high-quality educational program.

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