This degree enables students who have previously completed a foundation degree, an HND or two years of higher education in business or management to 'top up' to an honours degree. Every organisation needs to source and buy materials and resources, so procurement and purchasing skills are in high demand. This programme will provide you with an understanding of business management as well as the opportunity to specialise in the purchasing and supply chain management functions of business, in sectors such as retail, service, manufacturing and fashion. You will study the functions of purchasing and supply chain management and their role within and across organisations in the context of the changing global environment, considering requirements for sustainable management and reduced carbon footprint from business operations. You will learn about processes and value chains, project management, economics, distribution, international purchasing and supply chain management, and sustainable business development.