Facts about the course

ECTS Credits:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Deodat Edward Mwesiumo
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

SCM702 Purchasing and Supply Theory (Autumn 2019)

About the course

The course presents a broad scope of issues within purchasing and inter-organizational theory:

  • industrial buying behaviour
  • supply chain management
  • transaction costs theory
  • principal-agent theory
  • resource-dependence theory
  • relational contracting theory

Participation of students through questions and comments in the classroom is important and recommended for enforced learning and making a good atmosphere of learning in the classroom.

The relationship between relevant purchasing and supply theories and the analysis of purchasing and supply problems is an important issue and the course aims at improving the students’ ability to apply relevant theory in their master theses.

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

Same as acceptance to the MSc program in logistics.

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

After having completed the course, the candidate should:

  • have knowledge about purchasing and inter-organizational theory and the organization of business-to-business relationships upstream.
  • have insight and knowledge about current theory and literature within the purchasing and supply field and
  • know how purchasing firms are to perform economic transactions with their suppliers and will elaborate the conditions for efficient organization of supplier-buyer relationships.


Forms of teaching and learning

3 hours of lectures per week


  • Form of assessment: Written school assessment
  • Proportion: 100%
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Grouping: Individual
  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)
  • Support material: Calculator that may contain data + general dictionary in mother tongue/Norwegian/English in paper version

Course evaluation

A written exam of four hours duration in the end of the semester.


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