M.Sc in Procurement

About M.Sc in Procurement


Besides the need to bridge the manpower gap in procurement, there is the need to also develop the critical mass of human capital needed to properly teach procurement students at the university level and to competently drive procurement activities at managerial level in both the private and public sectors of the economy. This BMAS is designed to lead to the award of a Master of Science Degree in Procurement. It is expected that it would adequately prepare graduates of the programme (by imparting to them the requisite skills and expertise) to deal decisively with contemporary and future procurement challenges.

To broaden and deepen the intellectual exposure of students in procurement so as to develop their capacity to creditably hold managerial positions and undertake research in any of the core areas of the discipline.

Aims and Objectives of M.Sc. programme is designed to: Train and develop prospective managers, academics, researchers and specialists in the field of procurement by providing thorough grounding in the intellectual traditions of the discipline; To improve national economic growth and development by promoting manpower development in Procurement; Foster interdisciplinary teamwork focused on developing and implementing solutions to procurement challenges; and Expose students to diverse perspectives and approaches to problem-solving in the procurement function.

At the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of existing online platforms that promote procurement activities and to effectively deploy Information Technology toward organizational procurement activities.

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To broaden and deepen the intellectual exposure of students in procurement so as to develop their capacity to creditably hold managerial positions and undertake research in any of the core areas of the discipline.

Aims and Objectives


The M.Sc. programme is designed to:

  • Train and develop prospective managers, academics, researchers and specialists in the field of procurement by providing thorough grounding in the intellectual traditions of the discipline.
  • To improve national economic growth and development by promoting manpower development in Procurement.
  • Foster interdisciplinary teamwork focused on developing and implementing solutions to procurement challenges.
  • Expose students to diverse perspectives and approaches to problem-solving in the procurement function.

Admission Requirements


The criteria for admission into the programme will be as follows:

  • Candidates must meet the basic matriculation requirement of 5 O’ Level Credits including Mathematics and English Language.
  • Candidates must have at least a BSc Procurement degree at Second Class Lower Division Bachelors. Candidates with PGD in Procurement after a relevant first degree at Credit Level pass (i.e. 3.5 of 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average) or 60% on weighted percentage average may also be considered.
  • Candidates with HND Upper Credit minimum or its equivalent in Natural or Applied Sciences, Agriculture and Engineering from recognized higher institutions may also be considered.

Duration Of The Programme


The duration of the programme will vary depending on whether it is part-time or full-time as follows:

  • Full-time: A Minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of six (6) semesters; and
  • Part-time: A minimum of six (6) semesters and a maximum of eight (8) semesters

Requirements For Graduation


To earn a Master of Science Degree in Procurement, a student shall have a minimum of 36 credit units of workload broken into 30 credit units of course work and 6 credit units of dissertation.