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2021/2022  DIP-DHDVV7004U  International Sourcing & Strategic Procurement

English Title
International Sourcing & Strategic Procurement

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Graduate Diploma
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 60
Study board
Study Board for Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (part 2)
Course coordinator
  • Kim Sundtoft Hald - Department of Operations Management (OM)
Study administration for GD SCM: HDSCM@cbs.dk
Main academic disciplines
  • Organisation
  • Supply chain management and logistics
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 26-03-2021

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Learning objectives
  • Understand and explain how procurement creates value.
  • Understand and analyse the key skill sets and competencies of strategic procurement.
  • Understand and analyse the structure of purchasing functions.
  • Understand and analyse procurement performance.
  • Understand and analyse procurement processes.
  • Understand and analyse category management as well as sourcing principles and models.
  • Understand and analyse procurement strategies.
  • Understand, compare and apply the theories and analytical models presented in the course.
International Sourcing and Strategic Procurement:
Exam ECTS 5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 24 hours to prepare
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter and Winter, Ordinary exam: 30-31/10-2021

More information about the exam on my.cbs.dk
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Re-take exam: 11-12/12-2021

More information about the exam on my.cbs.dk
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course International Sourcing and Strategic Procurement establishes a theoretical understanding of the roles and processes of procurement, thereby discussing how procurement creates value and how it relates to strategy. The course also focuses on how procurement processes are organized, which key skill sets and competencies are necessary, and how procurement performance is assessed. Finally, the course is concerned with international procurement strategies. Category management and strategic sourcing are introduced as concepts.

Description of the teaching methods
The course is dialogue-based, and students should expect a high degree of involvement. Cases and exercises are discussed and analysed to illustrate the underlying theory.
Feedback during the teaching period
Students receive continual and ongoing feedback through class presentations and discussions. Course and topic-specific learning objectives provide the foundation for student self-assessment.
Student workload
Teaching 24 hours
Readings, Excercises, Preparation Exam 114 hours
Further Information

The course consists of a total of 27 lessons (5 ECTS).

Teaching is:
Saturday in week 35, 36, 37,38 from 09.50 - 15.10
Tuesday in week 40 from 17.05 - 19.45. 



For further information, please contact the Department of Operations Management 

Studieadministrator: Pernille Nielsen pen.om@cbs.dk

Course responsible: Kim Sundtoft Hald ksh.om@cbs.dk



Expected literature

Course compendium - International Sourcing & Strategic Procurement - Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - Supply Chain Management

Last updated on 26-03-2021