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Division of Human Resources

Business Manager Certificate Program

The Purchasing Department has developed a comprehensive program to help business managers and other university staff associated with departmental business processes to better understand the procurement code, university policies and procedures and how to utilize the tools currently available.

Ultimately, it is the goal of the Purchasing Department to support our University of South Carolina business officials through this program. We are committed to help the employees serving in this critical role to better understand the complexities associated with effectively facilitating departmental purchases, while complying with university policies and procedures.

The certificate program is designed for both new business personnel and for experienced business managers who would like a refresher course. Instructed by knowledgeable staff from USC's Purchasing Department, those who successfully complete all four courses will receive a certificate of recognition for mastering the fundamental business processes at the University of South Carolina.

Program Curriculum

Courses in this certificate program may be taken in any sequence and are offered through the Organizational and Professional Development Office. Please note that you only need to register for ONE session of each course in the four part series in order to complete the program. 

Please remember, employees should always obtain supervisory approval to attend training courses offered through Organizational and Professional Development. 

Review our training calendar or class list by subject to register for any of the classes listed below. 

PeopleSoft Purchasing Play-by-Play 

This course will provide comprehensive training on how to complete Purchase Requisitions in PeopleSoft, as well as a behind the scenes view of how suppliers are added/updated and how change orders are processed. You will also be given tips to help you access information more efficiently and refine your processes.

February 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Administration and Finance Policies and Procedures

In this course, we will discuss the most commonly used Administration and Finance policies and procedures, such as the basis for their inception and how they affect the day-to-day business of the university.

February 14 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Methods of Procurement

Designed to familiarize business personnel with the requirements of the SC Consolidated Procurement Code, this course will include an overview of the different types of bids and how they are handled by Purchasing. There will be an emphasis on how each method affects work scheduling.

January 23 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Generalized Purchasing Card Information

This course is designed to give generalized information on the USC Purchasing Card, including how and when it should be used. This course is not the required purchasing card training for card holders or liaisons.

March 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.