B.Sc in Procurement

About B.Sc in Procurement

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Procurement will prepare its students for management positions in the Procurement cadre in the public and private sectors after graduation. It would seek to bridge the identified gap in human resource capacity in the procurement profession within the Nigerian economy.

The programme will balance theory and practice in procurement to prepare graduates to meet future challenges and create new synergies across disciplines that are relevant in today’s changing manufacturing and service sectors.

Graduates of the programme will have the ability to manage procurement both in the private and public sectors, towards achieving higher levels of service delivery, business performance and profitability. Some among the graduates would expectedly proceed to read for higher degrees to prepare them for academic positions in the sub-specialization of procurement.


The individual facet, which is pertinent to this programme looks at the expected skills, knowledge and experience of procurement personnel. The increasing scope of procurement requires a workforce with the requisite skills, as well as knowledge of trends in the technologies necessary for managing modern procuring entities. Thus, the B.Sc. Procurement is aimed at training students to acquire the requisite skills, expertise and knowledge for sustainable procurement practices.

Aims and Objectives

The main aim of the B.Sc. Procurement Programme is to provide a basis for understanding the inter-connectivity between procurement and sustainable development through sustained capacity building towards achieving efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery both at the public and private sectors of the economy. Accordingly, the objectives of the programme are as follows:

  • Provide students with basic and relevant knowledge, skills and expertise needed to gain understanding and analysis of procurement- related problems, as well as proffering solutions to them.
  • Respond to the evolving needs of procurement services such as the deployment of Technology in service delivery.
  • Develop in students, leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Provide high level manpower needed for both private and public organizations.

Admission Requirements

The criteria for admission into the programme are:

  • UTME AdmissionThe minimum admission requirement is five credits in O’ Level subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and Economics at not more than two sittings.
  • Direct Entry AdmissionA’ level credit passes in at least two relevant subjects in addition to the five O’ Level credits as in 5a above; ND in a relevant discipline with at least upper credit grade in addition to the five O’ Level credits as in 5a above; HND in relevant discipline with at least lower credit in addition to five credits as in 5a above; Advanced Diploma in Procurement with at least upper Credit grade in addition to meeting the O’ Level requirement.
  • Inter-University Transfer ModeStudents can be admitted through this mode into 200-Level of the programme, provided they have the requisite O’ level qualifications as prescribed above and a minimum CGPA of 2.00. Students who transfer from other universities shall be credited with only those courses deemed relevant to the programme, which they have already passed prior to their transfer. Such students shall however be required to pass the minimum number of units specified for graduation for the number of sessions there are left to spend in the Faculty. Thus, no student on transfer shall spend less than four semesters (two sessions) in order to earn a degree. Students who transfer from another programme in the Faculty for any approved reason shall be credited with those units passed that are within the curriculum of the programme they had transferred. Appropriate decisions on transfer cases shall be subjected to the approval of Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Board.

Duration Of The Programme

UTME students shall spend a minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum of 12 semesters while Direct Entry students shall spend a minimum of 6 semesters and a maximum of 10 semesters.