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|Overview:||Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services.|
A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.A.S. Management: Real Estate-Insurance Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of purchasing managers is expected to grow more slowly than average through 2018. The use of the Internet to conduct electronic commerce has made information easier to obtain and allows large and small companies to bid on contracts.Exclusive supply contracts and long-term contracting have allowed companies to negotiate with fewer suppliers less frequently. Purchasing managers will be needed to oversee large consolidated purchasing networks.|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services Advisor to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.