In 2017, the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law received accreditation for realization of the new study program of master academic studies in English language in the field of public procurement. It is multidisciplinary joint study program under the title: Master in Public Procurement Management – MPPM. This program is developed in accordance with the Agreement on Cooperation between the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law and University of Rome Tor Vergata, Department of Economics and Finance and is modeled upon International Master Program held in Rome (International Master in Public Procurement Management). The MPPM has a strong focus on the students from Western Balkan countries and is realized with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The purpose of the MPPM is to provide an interdisciplinary training on many aspects of public procurement responding to the national and international need to train students and public procurement professionals on modern challenges arising in the public procurement profession. Such aspects include legal frameworks and economic principles for effective public procurement, organization and strategy of public procurement, strategic tools for public procurement procedure, economic analysis of the market and cost analysis. In addition, the Master in Public Procurement Management provides training on public procurement principles and best international practices of the main international financial institutions.
The main aims of MPPM are to provide theoretical and practical training to young graduates and public procurement professionals who wish to acquire a more advanced level of skills and knowledge in public procurement. This Master program allows the mastering of the scientific and technical methodology which is necessary for the acquisition and application of knowledge, scientific and technical achievements in the field of public procurement (see MPPM Curriculum).
In order to be eligible to participate in this programme, applicants should have completed at least four (240 ECTS) or five years of university studies and earned a valid degree that allows access to second level programs in Serbia and in Italy. Preference will be given to the applicants with at least five years of prior working experience in public procurement.
After the successful completion of this one year study program a student acquires 60 ECTS and Joint Master Degree of the University of Belgrade and of the University of Rome Tor Vergata with the academic title: Master in Public Procurement.
Directors of the MPPM program are professors: Dobrosav Milovanović (University of Belgrade Faculty of Law) and Gustavo Piga (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Department of Economics and Finance). MPPM has a dedicated Secretariat which takes care of administrative tasks.