The purpose of MPPM is to provide an interdisciplinary training on many aspects of public procurement responding to the national and international need to train students and public procurement professionals on modern challenges arising in the public procurement profession. Such aspects include legal frameworks and economic principles for effective public procurement, organization and strategy of public procurement, strategic tools for public procurement procedure, economic analysis of the market and cost analysis. In addition, the MPPM provides training on public procurement principles and best international practices of the main International Financial Institutions.
In times when budgets are stretched, but the need for public sector presence and action is deemed critical, when structural and rapid sources of funding seem missing, when there is a growing concern for the quality of public intervention and when regulation is felt too intrusive and ineffective in pushing forward the private markets’ profitability and growth, it appears that an organized and transparent process of setting up public procurement can be fundamental in ensuring that trust in the action of policy-makers is rapidly restored.
Intelligent aggregation of demand, smart market analysis, collusion prevention and encouragement of micro and small firm participation, contract management, proper measurement of internal performance and rewards to firms that have done well on past contracts, can rapidly bring significant savings for the public sector and subsequently benefits to citizens.
The main aims of MPPM are to provide theoretical and practical training to young graduates and public procurement professionals who wish to acquire a more advanced level of skills and knowledge in public procurement.
This Master program allows the mastering of the scientific and technical methodology which is necessary for the acquisition and application of knowledge, scientific and technical achievements in the field of public procurement.
Students directly acquire or improve their ability to:
- decipher and utilise competitive supply strategies;
- improve strategic outsourcing;
- create innovative supplier pricing models;
- efficiently assess potential suppliers;
- capitalise on e-procurement instruments;
- reduce company costs while improving product quality;
- encourage ethical behaviour through the use of good practice principles and transparency.
In addition, by completing the Master program, students acquire a methodology for conducting research and drafting papers in the specific scientific field of procurement and are able to use formal and technical terminology related to procurement.
Тhe Master in Public Procurement Management represents a true exponent and active participant in the global educational space. This is clearly indicated by the cooperation with several international institutions such as the EBRD, CEI, EIB, AfDB, WB, CEB, and the UN.