BBus Honours Degree in Procurement, Level 8


Bachelor of Business Honours in Procurement and Supply Management





The aim of this level is to develop an in-depth understanding of business management and purchasing and supply function.

It will build on the earlier modules at level 6 and 7. Learners are expected to have a capacity to draw complex information together and, reflect on their own practice and skills. They will demonstrate this in a research assignment.


The aims and objectives of this level are:

  • To develop learners skills in analysing and evaluating current issues impacting on the competitive position of the organisation;
  • To develop a capacity to move from an operational to a strategic focus and appreciate the difference and need for both perspectives;
  • To allow learners to take a comprehensive strategic perspective to procurement and supply so that the learner can make a specific contribution to the strategic management of their organisation;
  • To develop in learners a contextual basis for their studies through the Research Assignment.


This Programme continues with its distance learning approach with tutorials held on weekends in Dublin and Cork. There are also four Research Assignment tutorials scheduled in spring to guide you with your project.

The range of support as resources and tutor help is provided.



At level 8, the combination of modules reflects a strategic focus. It is important that the integration of the three modules into one strategic unit is understood by learners. Modules are:

  • Business Policy
  • Advanced Supply Management
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Research Assignment Project

All 15 credits.

Therefore, there will be an integrative assignment designed to achieve this aim. This assignment will bridge the three taught modules and also case studies will feature prominently.

To pass the programme, the three examinations, module assignments, learner reflections, research assignment project and integrative assignment have to be completed successfully. The Bachelor of Business, Honours is awarded.



The tutorial fees includes weekend classes, revision classes before examinations, technical seminars, access to online student community Moodle with all resources: IIPMM study guides, lecturers notes and presentations, assessment guidelines, past and sample papers, online library. See fee structure document or registration form.

Fees qualify for tax relief.


IIPMM Degree

This Programme is excellent for purchasing, supply chain, logistics, inventory, managers and procurement directors who wish to gain formal qualifications.



On successful completion of the IIPMM Bachelor of Business Honours, graduates are eligible to apply for entry to many Level 9 courses. However the IIPMM specifically accredits the following Level 9 programmes:

  • MBS in Strategic Procurement at DCU
  • MSc in Supply Chain Management at DIT
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Supply Chain Management at UCC

All QQI accredited programmes of education and training of 3 months or longer duration are covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of the provider ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded

Subject to revalidation

Classes are held in Dublin and Cork on Friday evenings 6pm to 10pm and Saturdays from 9am to 6pm once a month.

Venues: UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4; Griffith College Cork



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