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National Procurement Service (NPS) endorses DCU's MBS in Strategic Procurement
The National Procurement Service (NPS) in the Office of
Public Works, and the National Public Procurement Policy
Unit (NPPPU) in the Department of Finance, are endorsing DCU
Business School's Graduate Diploma/MBS in Strategic
Both bodies endorse the programme as an important component in developing strategic procurement education for both public and private sector bodies.
The programme, which is run by DCU Business School's Centre for Executive Programmes, operates on a modular basis over two years, with delivery based on a block release on Thursday, Friday and Saturday once a month during the academic year.
The NPS/NPPPU encourages both public and private sector organisations to propose and support candidates involved in procurement in their organisations for inclusion in the programme.
The NPS/NPPPU also encourages individuals who are interested in developing their procurement skills and capabilities to enrol in the programme.
The programme, which is the first of its kind in Ireland and one of only two such programmes in Europe, has been running successfully since 2006.
Feedback from students and graduates from both the public and private sectors has been very positive:
"As a graduate of this programme I would strongly
recommend it. It is an excellent course and is highly
relevant to our profession. It has the potential to open up
entirely new perspectives and understanding of strategic
procurement, its related disciplines and the business
environment in which it operates. I consider this programme
to be a key component in the continuing development of the
procurement profession in Ireland."