Purchasing Certificate

Accredited through Missouri State University

Profit-making and cost-cutting for pros

Participants come from an array of manufacturing, service, healthcare and utility settings to be part of MDI's Purchasing Certificate program. Completion of the Purchasing Certificate represents a prestigious achievement for any purchasing professional wanting to stay up-to-date on industry trends and advance in their career.

MDI's Purchasing Certificate program equips participants with the latest technical profit-making and cost-cutting skills that purchasers need to excel on the job and increase value to their organization.

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Purchasing Certificate requirements

To complete the Purchasing Certificate participants must attend the core required course, Fundamentals of Purchasing, plus the three elective courses listed below for a total of 56 hours. Each of the courses is a two-day, 14 hour session.  The courses can be taken in any order; therefore, participants can begin the certificate at any point in time.

Upon completion of the four courses, participants will be presented a Purchasing Certificate granted by MDI and Missouri State University.

Required courses:
  • Fundamentals of Puchasing
  • Improving Purchasing & Negotiation Skills
  • Strategic Planning & Supply Management
  • Understanding Purchasing & Supply Contracts