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Alan Choy

If you have a masters in International Business, wouldn't it be a better fit to pursue a career there, or import/export? To answer your question, besides PMI and APICS, you can also look into certifications offered by Institute for Supply Management (ISM). They are as reputable as APICS, and offers two certifications that you might be interested in -- Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™). In fact, in the purchasing field, their old certification Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) would be a better fit in the procurement world than a CPIM certification.

Answered 2 years ago

Alan Choy
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Steve Zinaman

I'm not sure how you would enter this field without an enormous amount of experience. Companies want instant results and often put individuals in these positions that already know most of the business relationships, vendors, and the operational process. Inexperience in this critical matrix postion can cost big money with insignificant mistakes. I would recommend a business education, some supply chain, procurement courses, and then shoot for an MBA with a hard focus on procurement.

Answered 2 years ago

Steve Zinaman