UMGC Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Exam What is the role of purchasing and supply chain management?Explain the role of purchasing and supply chain management in detail. To earn more than the average grade for a graduate student, i.e. an 85% grade, your explanation must go beyond the content that is contained in the Course Lectures. Your explanation must include content from the Required Readings and academic library articles. Additional instructions attached. Grading Criteria
The exam covers all assigned readings, posted lectures, discussion assignments, and discussions for
Sessions 1-12. The exam consists of one essay question. The instructor is interested in whether you
can apply the content of the Required Readings, the lectures, relevant academic library articles,
library videos, relevant videos, workplace examples, Shaping Business Decisions topics, and
classroom discussion. Your grade will depend upon how well you demonstrate that you can
effectively apply the course content to answering the exam question. Your application of the course
material will be judged on relevancy to the question, insight that you bring, the depth, breadth, and
clarity of your analysis and explanations, and the cogency and effectiveness of your arguments and
claims. Your essay needs to be well reasoned and well supported with relevant data and references.
Mere general statements, quotes and references do not meet the basic requirements of this Final
Exam. Quoted and paraphrased material must be kept to a 10%minimum. Data sources need to be
referenced using APA style rules.
The application of course content has been prioritized. The application of content at the top of the
following list will earn more points than content at the bottom of the list.
Prioritized Course Content with the More Important Content at the Top of the List:
Required and Recommended Readings
Relevant Library Articles and Videos
Shaping Business Decisions Topics
The exam length is based upon a general rule of thumb that a typical page which has 1-inch margins
and is typed in 12 point font with standard spacing elements will be approximately 500 words when
typed single spaced.
The maximum length of the essay response is four (4) pages (8-1/2” X 11”) with about 500
words per page. The maximum word count is about 2,000 words. Use a blank line between
paragraphs, “1” margins top/bottom/sides, and Arial 12-point font. The minimum allowable
length of the exam is about three 500-word pages or about 1,500 words. If you decide to include
the following items in your exam, they will not count toward the page length or word count:
PowerPoint executive summary, charts, graphs, tables, reference lists, table of contents, face pages,
or title page. Short essays will not earn as many points as well developed long essays. Number all
Final Exam Essay Question
The Syllabus list the Course Outcomes. A copy of the beginning of the Course Outcomes section and
the first Course Outcomes follows:
At the end of this course, you should be able to:
1. Understand the role of purchasing and supply chain management;
The final exam question is:
What is the role of purchasing and supply chain management?
Explain the role of purchasing and supply chain management in detail. To earn more than the
average grade for a graduate student, i.e. an 85% grade, your explanation must go beyond the
content that is contained in the Course Lectures. Your explanation must include content from the
Required Readings and academic library articles.
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