Supply chain and purchasing management are integral to the success of international businesses who are striving towards competitive advantages on a global level. The key to this success is having the right skills and knowledge to plan and execute strategies that boost revenues and reduce costs.
The programme offered at the Audencia Nantes School of Management has been designed in collaboration with MIP politecnico di Milano and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. Graduates of this Supply Chain and Purchasing Management programme will be well equipped to meet the challenges associated associated with managing international business transactions in the field of supply chain and purchasing management.The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) has awarded its accreditation to this programme. Students receive automatic membership to CIPS.
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Before graduation, students will complete a master’s thesis equivalent to 8 ECTS credits.
The Extended version includes one full extra semester of management courses (30 ECTS credits) and an additional six-month project/internship (30 ECTS credits).
For students registered in the Extended (two-year) version of the MSCPM programme, you will begin with a selection of courses which focus on the core skills of management. You will then proceed with three phases of study focusing specifically on supply chain and purchasing management.
Courses will be taught in Nantes by Audencia's permanent or visiting faculty and they aim at providing the knowledge, skills and techniques that are fundamental to management studies. Skills learned during this phase will be your foundation for the subsequent programme courses.
Core Management Phase: Courses in Nantes (Extended programme only)
Semester 1 (or 2 for Extended version students) in Nantes.
Semester 2 (or 3 for Extended version students) in Milan.
Semester 3 (or 4 for Extended version students) anywhere in the world.
Final project/Internship. A supervisor will be allocated to help with the first part of the thesis (literature review) and to read and grade the final report.
For Extended programme students an additional 30 credit project/internship is required which lasts for 6 months after the end of the last academic courses
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.Class profile:
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No work experience is required.
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.
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Audencia Nantes is one of the top Grandes Écoles de Commerce recognized by the French Ministry of Education. The Grandes Ecoles are considered to be the pinnacle of business education in France. Furthermore, Audencia is renowned worldwide as a leader in business education, and belongs to the les than 1% of business schools holding the three major international accreditations: AACSB, Equis and Association of MBAs.