Why SIG University?

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SIG University is a comprehensive, online certification curriculum focused on implementing strategic sourcing methodologies

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The academic rigor of SIG University builds upon current organizational competencies and helps employees excel in their roles

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SIG University is the only sourcing and governance certification designed and delivered by actual sourcing practitioners

About SIG University

SIG University was founded on the ideals of elevating the sourcing profession to deliver strategic value to the corporation. SIG University is an inclusive, internationally recognized university with a mission of advancing the sourcing industry and transforming careers.

SIG University was created at the request of SIG members, who saw an educational training gap for today's workforce. SIG University uses an adult learning model to transfer the knowledge and skills to its students. The learning model is focused on the self-directed learner, who has the basic knowledge and skills of the material, is motivated, has good time management skills and has the ability to self-evaluate. The SIG U learning model is supported by a practitioner faculty who currently hold senior leadership positions in the sourcing space, allowing them to guide students to a better learning outcome.

SIG University uses an adult learning model, andragogy, to transfer the knowledge and skills to it's students. The learning model is focued on the self-directed learner, who has the basic knowledge and skills of the material, is motivated, has good time management skills, and has the ability to self evaluate. The SIG University learning model is supported by practicioner faculty, who work in the sourcing space currently, and can guide students to a better learning outcome.

Why SIG University?

SIG University was developed by and for sourcing and outsourcing professionals and academics to supplement real-world experience with the knowledge seen as lacking in the industry today. Based on the theory of Vested relationships, SIG University is designed to give you the soft and hard skills necessary for today’s sourcing professional.

SIG University is transforming business one student at a time. Companies are desperate for partners to be innovative, analytical, transparent and customer-centric. While information is easy to find, substantiated best practices must be compiled by leaders actively engaged in the industry. SIG University has taken guidance from the preeminent leaders in sourcing and created curriculum that meets the needs of today’s workforce for tomorrow’s expectations.

What sets SIG University apart:

  • Content: The curriculum has been created and assessed by today's executive leaders in sourcing, bringing only the most valuable information to the classroom.
  • Delivery: SIG University is an innovative online enviroment that gives students the ability to attend class at times that are convenient to them.
  • Scalability: SIG University, with its asynchronous classroom provides an education that is free of borders
  • Resources: In addition to the curriculum itself, students at SIG University have access to one of the largest banks of available sourcing data in the U.S. The SIG Sourcing Resource Center (SRC) houses over 4,000 tools, templates, methodologies, processes, white papers and archived presentations that SIG U students have access to while enrolled in the program.

 

Mission Statement

To enable students to become global sourcing leaders by engaging them in a collaborative learning environment that fosters, supports and promotes excellence in online education.

Vision

To be internationally recognized for our institution-wide commitment to academic excellence in sourcing, outsourcing, procurement and governance through innovative teaching and the success of our alumni.  

SIG University Leadership Team

President and CEO
Vice President
Assistant Director
Solutions Director

Board of Directors

VP, Strategic Sourcing
Options Clearing Corporation
Director, Procurement Operations
Ann Inc.
SVP and CPO
The Freeman Company
Senior Manager
Adobe
Senior Leader
The Boeing Company
President
The Forefront Group
SVP and Chief Sourcing Officer
Huntington National Bank
Partner
Mayer Brown LLP
Faculty
University of Tennessee