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MSc Supply Chain & Purchasing Management

Audencia Business School
1 - 2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2023

About this program

MSc Supply Chain & Purchasing Management

Supply chain and purchasing professionals with the right skills and expertise are in high demand. You need to source both locally and globally, apply the latest digital technologies, deal with increasing supply chain risks and ensure a sustainable supply chain. Become a multi-skilled international mover.

Created in 2009, this programe can launch your career in a thriving field with unlimited career prospects. Our unique approach brings togetherprocurement, global sourcing and supply chain strategies,while also covering contemporary topics such asgreen logistics, big data, digital transformation, negotiation and commercial law.

  • Conduct exciting consulting projects with top corporations
  • Attract top employers, enjoy personalised career services and complete an international internship
  • Build your reputation at a triple-accredited, highly ranked institution that is also certified by IPSERA
  • Live in the heart of beautiful Nantes, France, one of Europe's most liveable cities and a hub of business and innovation the ideal place to develop your skills

The MSCPM programe is accredited by the French accrediting body "Conférence des grandes écoles".

Admission requirements


Program taught in English


  • Proficiency in English
  • 1-year MSc: 4-year bachelor's degree in business, science or engineering OR exceptionally a 4-year degree in another field with business experience or academic honours; 2-year MSc strongly recommended for those without a degree in business
  • 2-year MSc: 3-year or 4-year degree in any field

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Program content

Supply chain and purchasing management fundamentals

Term 1 (September to January)

The first Term equips you with the key components of supply chain and purchasing management.

Supply Chain & Purchasing Fundamentals:

  • Operations Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • Distribution & Logistics Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Negotiation

Business Context:

  • Financial & Accounting Management
  • International Business Management
  • Digital Transformation & Technology
  • Commercial Law

Soft Skills & Competences:

  • Personal Effectiveness

Mastering contemprorary supply chain and purchsing management

Term 2 (February to July)

In the second Term, you will deepen your understanding of current themes such as sustainability and digital purchasing, and supply chain tools and applications. This will involve live company projects.

Supply Chain & Purchasing Projects:

  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Consulting Project

Responsible Supply Chain & Purchasing Management:

  • CSR & Global Sourcing
  • Green Logistics & Circular Supply Chains

Digital & Technology Applications:

  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Supply Chain Digitalisation & Artificial Intelligence

Advanced Tools & Methods:

  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Advanced Procurement
  • Research Methods

Soft Skills & Competences:

  • Leadership/Managerial Posture

Internship, company mission or research project

Master's Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the school website for more information.


Tuition fees: €18,000 for 1 year, €25,000 for 2 years

Career paths


  • Aeronautics
  • Agribusiness
  • Automotive
  • Building
  • Chemical
  • Civil engineering
  • Consulting
  • Electronics
  • Energy distribution
  • Engineering
  • Fashion
  • Government
  • Information systems
  • Insurance
  • Mechanical
  • Metals
  • Non-profit
  • Professional services
  • Retail
  • Textile
  • Transportation


Here are a few of the positions graduates are qualified to hold:

  • Purchasing manager
  • Buyer
  • Demand planner
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics project manager
  • Commodity procurement manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Logistics performance manager
  • Operations manager – logistics and warehousing
  • Procurement consultant
  • Category manager

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Founded in 1900, Audencia is amongst the 1% of business schools holding all top international academic accreditations – EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. We are known globally for education and research in the fields of business and management. Audencia is one...

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Why study at Audencia Business School

Students at Audencia Business School come from all over the world – 87 countries, to be exact! We’re a diverse group of people with a few important things in common: we’re motivated, creative, optimistic and absolutely in love with our campus, community and city – our home.


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I loved the program. Lecturers were great, experienced and so updated with the ultimate trends. Additionally the fact school is putting all on their side to have a complete experience: infrastructure, international environment, support to move in, support to understand and embrace French culture, French lessons, extracurricular activities, etc. ...

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Audencia Business School

8 Route de la Jonelière B.P. 31222
44312 Nantes

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