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Procurement Basics

Rutgers University via Coursera


This Course includes basic information on procurement, Importance of the procurement organization and its’ role in the organization, cost vs. value, processes such as the use of RFQ, RFP, RFX, Differences between direct and indirect procurement, and Stakeholder management

The course will supported by videos, readings and a required case that will be assessed by a peer review.

In addition, a Practice Assessment (multiple choice) is available to the student. This should be helpful as there is a Final Assessment (40 Multiple Choice) at the end of the specialization in Course 7 that is required to obtain the certification.


  • Welcome & Procurement Definitions
  • Importance of Procurement
  • Procurement Processes
  • Directs vs. Indirects
  • Stakeholder Management

Taught by

Don Klock

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