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MKTG 653 Global Sourcing

Global competition makes it increasingly important for American firms to contract with foreign companies in order to establish efficient and reliable sources of industrial materials and supplies. Topics include starting a global buying program; dealing with foreign cultures, business practices, monetary systems, and related legalities; writing international purchase orders; controlling global logistics costs; and U.S. programs designed to benefit importing buyers.
2 Graduate credits

Effective May 5, 2017 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate basic procurement concepts.
  • Differentiate the strategic vs. tactical functions of procurement
  • Understand key best practices in global procurement organizations
  • Understand common techniques used to select and evaluate suppliers
  • Understand some of the unique issues when dealing with off-shore suppliers

Summer 2023

Section Title Instructor books eservices
21 Global Sourcing Bernett, Richard B Books for MKTG-653-21 Summer 2023 Course details for MKTG-653-21 Summer 2023