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:

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

9 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career
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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

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

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

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

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
Career