Degree Programs in Purchasing

Degrees in purchasing can prepare you for a number of purchasing and supply chain jobs found in schools, hospitals and government agencies. Get information about degree options for a purchasing career. Schools offering Procurement degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Are There Any Two-Year Degrees Available?

Most students complete associate's degrees in purchasing or supply chain management in about two years. In those two years, you can expect to take classes like applied mathematics, managerial and financial accounting, business communications and marketing fundamentals. Other classes may cover logistics, pricing strategies, sustainability and international supply. Online associate's degree programs are available if you desire to learn from home.

Associate's Degree Courses Accounting, communications, mathematics, logistics, sustainability
Bachelor's Degree Courses Profit management, product development, resource planning, transportation, retail management
Graduate Degree Topics Strategic procurement, database systems integration, supply chain analysis

Can I Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Purchasing?

Bachelor's degrees are preferred by many large companies and can usually be completed in about four years. If you already have an associate's degree, your credits may be transferable, which can reduce your completion time. Bachelor's degrees usually require a larger amount of general education and business classes than an associate's degree, and courses required by your major usually go into greater detail at the bachelor's degree level. You may take classes in retail and profit management, transportation, resource planning and new product development. If you would like to do your class work from home, then you should take advantage of one of the online bachelor's degree programs offered to students.

What Graduate Degrees are Available?

Purchasing and supply chain management master's degrees are available for those interested in advancing their education and careers. Master's degrees are usually completed in about two years and cover advanced topics such as supply chain analysis, integration of database systems and strategic procurement. Along with your coursework, you are expected to complete your master thesis to meet graduation requirements. Some schools offer this degree fully online.

If you are interested in an academic career in purchasing, then a Ph.D. may be for you. You can expect to take some upper level classes in purchasing along with classes that focus on research methods. Most of your time will be spent working closely with an advisor as you complete your doctoral dissertation. Doctorate degrees are usually not offered online.

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