Audencia Business School

Supply Chain and Purchasing Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The MSc in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management (MSCPM) at Audencia Business School prepares you for an exciting career in a field that is strategic to any company today. We offer a truly international experience and global view – with a unique approach that brings together global sourcing and supply chain as well as logistics operations, warehousing and transport management.

  • Build your reputation at a top-ranked institution and one of the select few business schools accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA
  • 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
  • Learn in a truly international environment with a global faculty, study abroad option and 69% international student body representing 19 nationalities
  • Attract top employers, enjoy personalised career services and complete an internship anywhere in the world

Proven career outcomes for international success

Audencia works hand in hand with the corporate world and is a leader in responsible management practices. As a result, 86% of MSc in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management graduates are employed before graduation.

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

  • Head of logistics
  • Buyer
  • Head of customer services
  • Demand planner
  • Purchasing manager
  • Logistics project manager
  • Commodity procurement manager
  • Supply chain manager
  • Logistics performance manager
  • Operations manager – logistics and warehousing


  • AACSB International
  • Association of MBAs

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) has awarded its accreditation to this programme. This programme is offered in partnership with MIP Politecnico di Milano.

Programme Structure

Duration: 18-24 months, full-time

Courses may include:

  • Introduction to Supply Chain and Purchasing Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • International Business Management
  • Financial Management for Supply Chain and Purchasing
  • Logistics Management
  • Sectoral Approaches
  • Research Methodology

Example courses if studying abroad in Milan include:

  • ICT for Supply Chain and Purchasing Management
  • Manufacturing and Quality Management
  • Strategic Supply Chain and Purchasing Management
  • Demand Management and Forecasting
  • Skills for Supply Chain and Purchasing Management
  • Sectoral Approaches II
For more info please visit the programme website.


Students and professionals coming from a wide array of backgrounds and an excellent level of written and spoken English, who wish to develop a career in the field of supply chain management, purchasing management, procurement, operations management, logistics or other related fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Partnership
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 60

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GMAT score:

Required score: 500

The GMAT is specifically designed for admission to business or management schools, and is meant to test how prepared you are for a business degree programme

To apply to the MSCPM, you must have:

  • Proficiency in English
  • Core Track: four-year bachelor’s degree in business or engineering
  • Extended Track: three-year bachelor’s degree in any field, or four-year bachelor’s degree in a field other than business or engineering
  • GPA (55%) Converted to US system of 0-4.0

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 15000 International
  • EUR 15000 EU/EEA
  • €15,000 for Core Track; €19,000 for Extended Track


Achievement Scholarships of € 3000: awarded to candidates the best-ranked candidates according to the programme's admissions criteria. These criteria include the undergraduate GPA, results of language tests and professional experience among others.

Diversity Scholarships of € 3000: awarded to candidates whose nationality was not represented in the last two years and that are above a minimum mark according to admissions criteria. Candidates from the chosen regions who apply early have a higher chance of obtaining an award, as scholarships are only given to the first applicant from the underrepresented country to register in the programme.

Global Leadership Awards of € 3000: awarded to candidates who meet us during our stops around the world as part of Audencia’s Global Responsibility Tour. The criteria set to award the prize are the same as those for admission to the programmes. Please check the next Global Responsibility Tour stops on our website.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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