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For a new culture of public administration Excellence, Know-how and values

The International Master in Public Procurement Management is a full time, advanced, postgraduate Master Programme organised by the Department of Economics and Finance of Tor Vergata University in Rome, Italy.
The programme is characterized by its interdisciplinary content and it is meant to attract public purchasers with relevant experience in procurement as well as young students interested in preparing for a career in public procurement.
The Master run from March to July with classroom lectures followed by distance learning and a mandatory, professional internship in a company or institution which can be in Italy, in the student’s home country or elsewhere. During the classroom period, lectures and advanced level training activities will be part of the programme. Moreover, the professional staff of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s Procurement Department will also be involved in the teaching activities, thus prestigiously contributing to the practical orientation of the programme.
Classes are all taught in English, therefore language proficiency is required to successfully attend the courses and to actively participate in all the learning activities.

 

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The benefits of IMPPM

This programme offers professional procurement specialists the opportunity to improve their skills and upgrade their competences to keep pace with the fast changing field of procurement and subsequently bring the direct improvements and benefits to the public and private companies and institutions that they represent. It is a challenging programme which utilises an international approach to procurement where environmental, ethical, strategic and legal issues are thoroughly examined on a global level. The field of procurement is predicted to grow significantly in the near future, hence professional opportunities in private and public agencies will open for specialists such as negotiators, contracting officer and contract administrators who have had high level training in procurement issues.

Students of this programme will directly improve their ability to:

  • decipher and utilise competitive supply strategies
  • improve strategic outsourcing
  • create innovative supplier pricing models
  • efficiently assess potential suppliers
  • capitalise on e-procurement instruments
  • reduce company costs while improving product quality
  • encourage ethical behaviour through the use of best practice principles and transparency