Global Procurement

Unit code: BEO5307 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
VU Brisbane
VU Sydney


This unit of study aims to enhance student’s understanding of the operational importance of procurement, across geographical boundaries, for the strategic acquisition of goods and services by business organisations.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse a range of functions that make up the modern procurement process and their importance in the supply chain;
  2. Investigate contemporary supply chain issues and provide recommendations;
  3. Critically reflect on experiences gained during an industry site visit and contextualise those experiences with theory; and
  4. Articulate a range of supply chain solutions by working collaboratively within the group.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Literature Review
Grade: 20%
Individual Literature Review
Assessment type: Case Study
Grade: 50%
Industry Based Group Case Study - Proposal (5%), Presentation (15%), Report (30%)
Assessment type: Test
Grade: 30%
In Class Test

Required reading

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.
Monczka, RM, Handfield, RB, Giunipero, L, Patterson, JL. 2020. | Cengage Learning

As part of a course

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