Global Procurement and Sourcing, Short Course | Part time online | Coursera | United States
7 months
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The Global Procurement and Sourcing Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Rutgers the State University of New Jersey will start with a “proven” model for Strategic Sourcing, then move on to the very important topic of Supplier Management. 

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In Supplier Management, you will learn how to select and evaluate suppliers, implement appropriate contracts, and how to mitigate risks. In the Global Procurement and Sourcing Specialization offered by Coursera in partnership with Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, you will learn and understand various tools and techniques to evaluate supply markets. Lastly, the course will cover the very important topic of negotiation. Outside reading will be provided to reinforce your knowledge. In addition, case studies will be used to bring these learning to life,  and assessment will be used to test your overall knowledge.

Applied Learning Project

In addition to the videos, readings, and podcast, learners will use their learned knowledge and newly acquired skills to solve/answer questions for "real" life cases. These cases are required and will be assessed by a Peer group. The last case in the Negotiation course, the student has an additional option to answer not only as a buyer but as a seller. That will bring more of a "real" life negotiation. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Procurement & Sourcing Introduction
  • Procurement Basics
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Market Analysis
  • Procurement Negotiation
  • Strategic Procurement and Sourcing Conclusions

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 7 months
    • 2 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Beginner Level

  • No prior experience required.

Tuition Fee

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Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. 

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