Master of Science in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development
The School of Finance and Banking, in partnership with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) and the University of Turin, Italy, (Faculties of Law and Economics) launched the Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development in 2012/2013 Academic year.
The Master explores the legislative, regulatory, organizational and managerial foundations of a modern Public Procurement System with emphasis on the socio-economic context of Rwanda and of the Region.
The programme is an intensive and blended learning opportunity that combines policy/theory prescriptions with applied assignments and research work for a total duration of one year (of which only 21 weeks involve mandatory classroom attendance while the rest of the study/research period can be pursued from the students’ home base).
The programme prepares the participants for a range of executive and managerial functions connected with public procurement management and supervision.
The Master is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s procurement professionals who have to deal with increasingly dynamic markets., rapidly technological developments and evolving contractual methodologies. The participants will learn how to safeguard national interest in achieving “value for money” while promoting governments sustainable development policies and upholding its obligations, the participants will also learn as to how to implement into national law their governments’ obligations under international agreements in human rights, labour law, the environment as well as mitigation of corruption.
This programme carefully interweaves all these knowledge areas and corresponding application skills throughout the execution and supervision of the procurement process for goods, works and services.
The unique learning path offered by this programme through a succession of distance learning, face-to-face interactive learning and applied research ensures an optimal transfer of competences while minimising disruption of the participants’ on- going job obligations at home.
Admissions are open.
Duration (Fist cohort)
- 2 and a half months for Distance Learning (for a total of 9 weeks, 3 per module). This will be followed by one week of interruption.
- 5 months for the face to face Component (with 3 weeks of interruption) for a total of 21 weeks including a week of final exam preparation for the face to face component.
- 2 and half months approximately for the research/internship. The final dissertation last draft should be submitted in good time before next graduation.
A. Distance Learning Phase
- DL Module 1: Introduction to the legal framework for public procurement
- DL Module 2: Introduction to procurement management
- DL Module 3: Introduction to economics for procurement management
B. Face to Face Phase
- Legal framework for Public Procurement (International, regional and donors guidelines).
- Institutional set-up for public procurement and link to public expenditure.
- Economics of Procurement Management
- Applied Economics
- WB Procurement guidelines
- Rwanda legal framework (Law of 2007 and Regulations)
- Procurement Management for goods
- Procurement Management for works
- Procurement Management for services
- Public-private partnership
- Procurement for the health sector
- Procurement of physical and intellectual services
- Procurement for the defense sector
- Advanced Contract Management
- Sustainable Public Procurement (Social and environmental considerations in PP)
- PRAG (Practical Guide to contract procedures for the EU external agencies)
- Fraud and corruption in Public Procurement
- Civil and common law of contract and alternative dispute resolutions mechanism.
Final research thesis.
The participation of SFB and University of Turin in the Master program.
The University of Turin will participate in the program in all phases by a minimum of 20%. This means 20% in the Distance Learning phase, the Face to Face phase and the final dissertation.
The class size
The ideal class size was agreed to be 40 students maximum.
Successful participants will be awarded with two Master’s Degrees in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development, one from the School of Finance and Banking and one from the University of Turin.
- Procurement Officers and managers,
- Members of Internal Tender Committees,
- Logistics and assets managers,
- Entrepreneurs and Consultancy firms,
- Procurement professionals,
- Procurement and financial auditors,
- Project managers and middle level managers,
- Recent university graduates and other professionals involved in the development and implementation of national procurement programmes,
- Finance staff from public and private institutions.
- The programme is also addressing participants from the region and the Africa continent.
APPLICATION AND FEES
The tuition fee for Masters in Procurement is 7,000 Euros payable in 2 installments as described in the application form at SFB’s Euro account 040-0360673-60 in the Bank of Kigali.
The application fee is Rwf 42,000 payable in SFB’s Rwandese francs account 040-0306387-94 in the Bank of Kigali.
In order to be admitted to the Master’s, applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or a Master’s degree in public administration, engineering, law and social sciences or related discipline. The validity of non-Italian degrees must be recognized under Italian laws and regulation.
Applicants are requested to submit a duly filled-in application form as well as supporting documents by a date that will be updated soon. The application form as well as the list of compulsory supporting documents are available for download.
The application form and the supporting documents should be submitted by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
For more details, contact:
Mr. Fidele Abimana,
Procurement Program Coordinator,