Diploma in Procurement Management (DPM) - Africa International University - AIU | Educartis

2 years
Blended Learning


Course Overview

This two year Diploma in Procurement Management is designed to equip the trainee with relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enable him/her to perform supply chain management as a middle level manager in an organisation. Taken on-campus at the Africa International University, a graduate of this course will be well prepared to work in a salaried job or self-employment. For a comprehensive and unique learning experience, the course includes a practicum and research project. 

Companies are increasingly recognising that their performance is largely determined by the efficiency of their purchasing activities, which is why procurement managers are assuming more important and strategic roles within businesses of all sizes. Such a career provides many job advantages including a competitive salary, broad responsibilities, and numerous career advancement opportunities. If you're interested in climbing to the position of a buying/supply chain manager, then this course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge required for a much-needed edge in this competitive and fast-growing career sector. 

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Successful graduates of this programme should have: 

  • A firm understanding of the economic, legal, and fiscal environments in which all businesses operate. 
  • A detailed knowledge of the supply, storage, and purchasing functions. 
  • Insight into the way business organisations are structured, managed, and administered. 
  • The numerate and analytical skills required for purchasing, store management, and supply decision purposes. 
  • The ability to present and discuss theoretical concepts of this field of management.
Certification obtained

Diploma in Procurement Management (DPM)

What jobs will I qualify for?

This programme will provide students a stepping stone towards satisfying careers including: 

  • Purchasing Coordinator 
  • Procurement Officer 
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Logistics and Distribution Officer 

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When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require either: 

  • A minimum KCSE grade of C (plain)
  • A Certificate in a related field 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must :

  • Download and fill-in an online pre-application form indicating the programme or course of their interest. 
  • Provide a non-refundable application fee of 1,000 KES 

In addition, international students must submit an application for Kenya Pupil's Pass (KPP) accompanied with 11,250 KSH. 

Payment options

At AIU, students are offered the following methods of paying their university fees: 

  1. Payments can be made by banker's cheque, payable to AIU. The university doesn't accept personal cheques.
  2. The university doesn't accept cash payments. Cash should be deposited into any of the following bank accounts and the banking slip immediately presented for issuance of a University receipt to the finance office.
Payments within Kenya

  • Co-operative Bank of Kenya
Account Name: Africa International UniversityBank: Co-Operative Bank of Kenya
Branch: Karen
Account Number: 01128092985900
Coop Swift Code: KCOOKENA

  • CFC Stanbic Bank
Account name: Africa International University.Account Number: 0100000203728
Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank
Branch Name: Upper Hill Medical Centre
Swift code: SBICKENX

  • Equity Bank
Account name: Africa International University.Account Number: 1250260743538
Bank Name: Equity Bank
Branch Name: Karen
Swift code: EQBLKENA

  • Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)
Account name: Africa International University
Account Number: 1140816764
Bank Name: Kenya Commercial Bank
Branch Name: Karen
Swift code: KCBLKENX

M-PESA PAYMENT VIA KCB (For registered students only)
1. Go to M-PESA menu on your phone 2. Select Pay Bill
2. Enter Business number (522123)
3. Enter school code (10044k) and your registration number as one word 4. Enter Amount
5. Enter PIN
6. Press ok to confirm Sending of money

For Foreign Payments in USD
Account name: Africa International University
Account Number: 0100000200136
Bank Name: CFC Stanbic Bank
Branch Name: Upper Hill Medical Centre
Swift code: SBICKENX

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at Africa International University and includes a practicum and research project. The programme outline is as follows:

  • Computer Systems and Information Technology
  • Communication Skills / BA 214 Business Communication
  • Foundations of Life and Mission 
  • Library Research and Information Competency
  • Supply Chain Management and Purchasing Principles
  • Life Skills
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Plan/ EN111 Foundations for Entrepreneurship
  • Business Statistics /BA 112 Business Statistics / BAF 121 
  • Warehousing Operations and Stock Control
  • Principles of Marketing /BA212 Principles and Practices of Marketing
  • Elements of Law
  • Financial Accounting/
    FA 112 Financial Accounting 1 
  • Purchasing and Supplies Management 
  • Operations Management
  • Public Procurement and Finance
  • International Purchasing
  • Purchasing and Supply Strategy
  • Research Methods
  • Principles and Practices of Management/
    FA111 Principles of Management.
  • Cost Accounting/ BA 225 Cost Accounting
  • Office Organisation 
  • Trade Project
  • Practicum 
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Where and When


Africa International University - AIU

Karen Nairobi - Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya


Africa International University - AIU

Karen Nairobi - Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

Course Provider

Contact Information

Email & Website
  • admissions@africainternational.edu
  • http://www.aiu.ac.ke/
Phone & Location
  • +254715247540
  • +254734958482
  • Karen Nairobi - Kenya