Purchasing and Inventory Management

Certificate - 30 credits

About this program
The Purchasing and Inventory Management program teaches students how to manage a department by handling a large volume of information, serving customers and operating database computer systems. The program will teach students how to order and keep inventories, receive supplies in an organized system, update price lists and manage inventories.
Program outcomes
  1. Apply introductory concepts in management and sales.
  2. Utilize financial models and information in sales predictions and decisions.
  3. Develop inventory management knowledge including purchasing, distribution and cost methodologies.
  4. Demonstrate the professional characteristics necessary to be successful in the industry.
  5. Develop and demonstrate selling and communication skills.
  6. Use consumer behavior, selling and account management knowledge to analyze opportunities and solve problems.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
21 Required courses
9 Restricted electives in course types
30 Total

Parts, Purchasing and Inventory Mgt

Required Courses:

Course Credits
BUS1130 - Introduction to Inventory Control and Purchasing 3
BUS1300 - Financial Statement Analysis 3
INTE1100 - Industry Internship Experience 3
MIS1100 - Business Computers 3
MKTG1040 - Consumer Behavior 3
MKTG1106 - Professional Selling 3
MKTG1110 - Customer Service 3

9 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career
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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
BUS1130 - Introduction to Inventory Control and Purchasing 3
BUS1300 - Financial Statement Analysis 3
MIS1100 - Business Computers 3
MKTG1106 - Professional Selling 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Course Credits
INTE1100 - Industry Internship Experience 3
MKTG1040 - Consumer Behavior 3
MKTG1110 - Customer Service 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career