BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PURCHASING AND SUPPLY

Programme Aims and Objectives

 Introduction

 Rationale

Purchasing plays a major role of economic activities in Zambia.  The level of economic activities involving purchasing and supply functions has brought both opportunities and challenges in both the private and public sectors. The key attribute the marketplace now seeks in purchasing and supply management is the ability to ensuring continuity of supply in line with business requirements, the appropriate management of risks, effective supplier relationship management and the attainment of value for money through influencing both operational, tactical and strategic decisions. Purchasing and Supply management positions are now intended to provide more value to customers, establish market differentiation, develop lasting supplier relationships and become flexible and agile, hence the need for specialized competencies in this field.

Aims of the programme

The aim of the programme is to develop a range of technical and transferable soft skills to equip students with knowledge, skills and required attributes to enable them effectively and competently procure, store and monitor goods, services and works of varying degrees of complexity and value on behalf of the organization or client to national and international approved standards especially in the private sector.

Objectives of the programme

  • To be a stimulating academic experience engendering an understanding of the complex and subtle relationships at play in Purchasing and Supply Chain Environments.
  • To provide a framework in which to broaden, deepen, extend and apply knowledge and understanding and enable the learner to creatively review, develop, synthesize, resolve and critically evaluate and address any Purchasing and Supply Chain Challenge in the Business Environment

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PROGRAMME DETAILS

YEAR 1

  • BSP 110 Principles of Economics

    Study and Methodology of Economics

    Central Problems of Economics

    Consumer behavior

    Demand and Supply

    The theory of production and cost

    Market Structures

    Business Organizations

    National income and product

    Determinants of planned expenditure

    Money, interest rates and monetary policy

    Fiscal policy

  • BSP 140 Business Mathematics

    NON CALCULUS
    • EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
    • FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS
    • TYPES OF FUNCTIONS
     
    • MATRIX ALGEBRA
    • MATHEMATIC OF FINANCE
    CALCULUS
    • Limits and Continuity
    • Differentiation
    • Curve Sketching
    • Differentiation and Applications
    • Multi-Variable Calculus
    • Integration and Application
    • First and Second Order Differential Equations
     
  • BSP 150 Principles of Management

    Unit 1: The concept of an Organization

    Unit 2: Historical Overview of management

    Unit 3: Conceptual framework of Management

    Unit 4:Management Functions:  Planning

    Unit 5: Organizing

    Unit 6: Motivation and Leadership

    Unit 7: Control

    Unit 8: Issues in Management.

     
  • BSP 151 Business Communication

    Unit 1: The communications process

    Unit 2: Study and  learning  guide

    Unit 3: Effective writing

    Unit 4: Report writing

    Unit 5: Effective speaking

    Unit 6: Effective meeting

    Unit 7: Job seeking skills

  • BSP 153 Business Environment

    BUSINESS AS A SYSTEM

    Adaptation

    Favourability Influence

    Domain ShiftsECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT AND BUSINESS

    DEMOGRAHIC ENVIRONMENT AND BUSINESS

    SOCIO-ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT AND BUSINESS

    THE CHRONOGICAL/TECHNOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT & BUSINESS

    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND BUSINESS

    POLITICAL (GOVERNMENT) ENVIRONMENT & BUSINESS

    BUSINESS ETHICS, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE

    BUSINESS AND ITS VARIOUS PUBLICS

    SOCIETY AND MULTINATIONAL BUSINESS

  • BSP 170 Materials Science

    Unit 1: INTRODUCTION

    Unit 2: STRUCTURE OF SOLIDS, CRYSTALLINE AND AMORPHOUS SOLIDS

    Unit3: INTRODUCTION TO PHASE DIAGRAMS

    Unit 4: HEAT TREATMENT OF STEEL, THE IRON-CARBON PHASE DIAGRAM, HARDENING, “T.T.T.”

    Unit5: GLASSES AND CERAMICS

    Unit 6: MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS, MATERIAL SELECTION BASED ON MECHANICAL PROPERTIES.

    Unit7: FRACTURE STRENGTH

    Unit8: BEND, IMPACT, COMPRESSION, TORSION TESTING.

    Unit9: CORROSION OF METALS

     
  • BSP 190 Business Law

    Unit 1: INTRODUCTION TO LAW

    Unit 2: CONTRACT LAW

    Unit 3: ACCEPTANCE

    Unit 4: INTENTION TO CREATE LEGAL RELATIONS

    CONSENSUS AD IDEM

    ASCERTAINING CONTRACT TERMS

    Unit 5: EXCLUSION CLAUSES

    Unit 6: MISREPRESENTATION

    Unit 7: ILLEGALITY OF CONTRACT AND CONTRACTS IN RESTRAINT OF TRADE

    Unit 8: SALES OF GOODS – Sales of Goods Act 1979

    Unit 9: REMEDIES

    SELLER

    BUYER

    AGENCY

    Unit 10: PRINCIPAL AND AGENT

    Unit 11: PRINCIPAL  AND THIRD PARTY

    Unit 12: AGENT AND THIRD PARTY

    Unit 12: TERMINATION

    Unit 13: BANKING LAW:


YEAR 2

  • BSP 244: Business Statistics

    1.0 Descriptive statistics

    2.0 Basic  concepts  of  probability

    3.0 Discrete and  continuous  random  variables.

    4.0 Importance of the normal distribution.

    5.0 Sampling theory

    6.0 Estimation theory

    7.0 Hypothesis testing

    8.0 Regression analysis

    9.0 Time Series

    10.0 Chi square as a test of independence

    11.0 Non parametric methods

    12.0 Decision  theoryA

     
  • BSP 220 Financial Accounting

    Unit 1: INTRODUCTION

    Unit 2: ACCOUNTING MODEL, RECORDING TRANSACTIONS, REPORTING RESULTS

    Unit3: YEAR-END ADJUSTMENTS

    Unit 4: MANUFACTURING ACCOUNTS

    Unit5: INCOMPLETE RECORDS

    Unit 6: INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNTS

    Unit7: INTRODUCTION TO PARTNERSHIP ACCOUNTS (Partnership Act 1890)

    Unit8: INTRODUCTION TO THE ACCOUNTS OF LIMITED COMPANIES

    Unit9: USES AND INTERPRETATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

     
  • BSP 236: Operations Management

    Unit 1: Introduction to Operations Management

    Unit 2: Objectives and Strategies of Operations Management

    Unit 3: Operations Process

    Unit 4: Demand Forecasting in Operations Management

    Unit 5: Inventory Management

    Unit 6: Managing Demand

    Unit 7: Master Production Scheduling (MPS)

    Unit 8: Requirement Planning-MRP, MRPII and ERP

    Unit 9: Planning and Control in Operations Management:

  • BSP 238: PRODUCTIVITY AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

  • BSP 282: INTRODUCTION TO PURCHASING AND SUPPLY

    Introduction to purchasing

    Supply chain Concepts and management

    Purchasing Structure and Design

    Systems and Procedures in Purchasing

    Tendering and Negotiation

  • BSP 241: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING

  • BSP 243: BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

YEAR 3

  • BSP 340: Operations Research

    1.Introduction to Linear Programming (LP)

    1. The Simplex Algorithm

    2. Sensitivity Analysis and Duality

    3. Transportations, Assignment and Transshipment Problems

    1. Network Models

    1. Decision Making Under Uncertainty

    1. Queuing Theory – Introduction

    1. Simulation

  • BSP 332: Stores Management

    Unit 1: Introduction to stores management

    Unit 2: Identification of Materials

    Unit 3: Receipt and issuing of materials

    Unit 4: Procedures, Records and Systems

    Unit 5: Materials accounting

    Unit 7: Stock Checking and Stocktaking

    Unit 8: Organization of stores and stockyards

    Unit 9: Stores Operations

    Unit 5: Material Handling and Warehousing

    Unit 10: Safety, Environment and Health

    Unit 11: Scrap and Surplus materials

    Unit 12: Computerization of the stores function

  • BSP 354: Logistics and Distribution

    Introduction to logistics and distribution

    Channels of distribution

    Planning for logistics

    Logistics management

    Warehouse and storage

    Transportation

    Operations management (Assignment)

    Security and safety in distribution

    Reverse Logistics & Green Logistics

    Logistics information Systems

  • BSP 390: Purchasing and Supply Law

  • BSP 392: Purchasing and Supply Operations and Tactics

  • BSP 320: Cost and Management Accounting

    Introduction to cost accounting

    Cost Accounting terms

    Classification of Costs

    Cost behavior

    Accounting for elements of cost

    Information for decision making

    Marginal Vs Absorption Costing

    Activity Based Costing (ABC)

    Standard Costing and variance Analysis

    Cost- Volume- Profit (C-V-P) Analysis

    Job and Batch Costing

    Contract Costing

    Operation and service costing

    Process Costing

    Further Aspects of Process Costing

    15.Budgets and Budgetary Control


YEAR 4

  • BSP 442: Quality Management

  • BSP 482: Purchasing and Supply Strategy

  • BSP 462: Industrial Marketing

  • BSP 456: Contract Management

    Unit 1: Responsibilities for Contract Management

    Unit 2: Responsibilities of a Contract Manager

    Unit 3: Preparing for and Inviting Tenders

    Unit 4: Main types of contractual agreements between customers and suppliers

    Unit 5: Evaluating the elements of a legally binding agreement

    Unit 6: Recourses for non-performances in contract

    Unit 7: Main types of pricing arrangements in commercial agreements

    Unit 8: Assessing the main types of contractual risk

    Unit 9: Data relating to the performance of contracts

    Unit 10: Techniques for managing contracts and suppliers

    Unit 11: Contracting options for major project procurement

    Unit 12: Main approaches to conflict resolution in commercial contracts

    Unit 13: Contract administration

  • BSP 451: Industrial Placement

    PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

    REQUIREMENTS

    STAGES IN THE STUDY PROCESS

    The research Proposal.

    The Thesis

    FORMAT AND BINDING

    PRESENTATION AND ASSESSMENT OF THE THESIS

  • BSP 470: Project Management

    Introduction

    Personal characteristics of Entrepreneurs

    Business and Business Activities

    Small Business Start-Ups

    Leadership

    Risk Taking

    Decision Making

    Using Time Effectively

    Business Planning

    Searching for Business Opportunities

    Selecting Business and Professional Advisers

    Find the Right Project

    Planning and Costing the Project 

    Sources of Finance for Small Business

    Choosing a Work Place

    Financial Action Plans

    Financial Success through People

  • BSP 490: Intellectual Property