Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management – BPLM


This course provides a thorough knowledge and understanding of procurement and e-procurement, warehousing and stores management, transportation and shipping, inventory planning and contract management within an overall supply chain context.

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and full membership is available to graduates of this course.

Course Details

The aim of this course is to provide a comprehensive and systematic understanding of the current knowledge of procurement, logistics and supply chain management. Students shall gain a critical awareness of problems and new insights, informed by the most up to date academic research and case studies.

Students will be encouraged to be original in the evolution of alternative solutions and concepts which can be integrated with professional/vocational practice. Students shall gain a practical understanding of how established research techniques are used to create and interpret purchasing and logistics knowledge and a conceptual understanding in order that you can critically evaluate current research and methodologies, develop critiques and sometimes propose new alternative hypotheses and best practice applications.


Procurement and Logistics Management endeavors to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge required for efficient acquisition and disposal of organization resources. The development of the program is premised on:

  1. The fact that Uganda and the rest of East Africa region have dire shortage of qualified procurement staff.
  2. The need to support the ongoing professionalization of the procurement process.
  3. This process is driven by increasing public awareness of the need to guard against waste and corrupt use of public resources.
  4. The need to provide manpower that will drive Uganda’s vision 2040. The vision envisages the channeling of considerable resources to certain identified key sectors. This will strengthen existing procurement capacity. There is therefore need to expand training opportunities so as to ensure realization of the vision.
  5. The need to come up with an innovative training program that is cognizant of the changing environment in which procurement is conducted.

Distinctive features

The Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management program incorporates the practical, theoretical and technical aspects of organizational studies. It entails the study of organizational behavior, operations management, information systems, operations management, marketing and corporate strategy as well as specialized procurement courses. The program is designed to respond directly to the needs of candidates who intend to follow career in procurement and Logistics management.

Course Objectives

  • Enable the graduates to acquire skills and knowledge for proper management of Organizations‟ resources.
  • Enable the graduates to effectively and efficiently handle acquisition and disposal of Organizations‟
  • Enable graduates to carry out research with a view to finding solutions to procurement problems affecting the organization.
  • Equip students with skills for career in procurement and Logistics Management in the public and private sector

Learning out come

  • Appreciate the history of procurement management and use it to widen their knowledge of the discipline of procurement
  • Able to demonstrate the acquired skills by solving procurement problems in their work place
  • Contrast and evaluate customer service levels
  • Explain and evaluate the added value concept
  • Describe and apply the knowledge of the process of contract formation to be able to subject this to an analysis of the problems of reconciling the buyers terms and conditions with those of the seller when faced with the battle of the forms.

Duration     3 years Tuition     630,000/=     Function Fee   560,000/=

First Class 4.49 – 5.00
Second Class (Upper Division) 3.60 – 4.48
Second Class (lower Division) 2.80 – 3.59
Pass 2.00 – 2.79
Fail Less than 2.0