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A310A0603 Supplier Development and Relationship Management, 6 cr 
Code A310A0603  Validity 01.08.2018 -
Name Supplier Development and Relationship Management  Abbreviation Supplier Develo 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Business and Management 

Sirpa Multaharju 

Description by Study Guide

Location: full digi

The course runs twice a year in Moodle.


M.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) 1



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Postdoctoral Researcher, D.Sc. (Econ & Bus. Adm.) Sirpa Multaharju (edit. 9.8.2019)


This online course focuses on supplier development and supplier relationship management (SRM). The course aims to deepen the students’ understanding of these topics through an analysis of the current academic literature, practices, and future trends of SRM in independent reading and writing assignments (an individual essay) and a Moodle exam.

After completing the course, the students are able to critically assess and analyze the academic literature, contrasting it to practical issues and trends related to supplier development and relationship management. The students know the recent trends, tools and practices of supplier development and relationship management.


Current literature, trends, tools and practices related to supplier development and relationship management.

Teaching Methods 

Online course, including student driven content creation and discussion: reading assignments and an individual essay (80 h) and preparation for a Moodle-exam (80 h). Total workload 160 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5. Evaluation (0-100 points) is based on a Moodle exam (50%) and a written essay (50%).

Course Materials 

Assigned research articles, other literature and course materials announced in Moodle.


B.Sc. (Econ. & Bus.Adm.) studies. For exchange students, B.Sc. studies related to operations management, supply chain management, supply management or similar.

Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 



Current and upcoming courses
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Timing
  Supplier Development and Relationship Management  COURSE  Sirpa Multaharju 
07.01.20 -17.04.20 -

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