Audencia Business School

Supply Chain and Purchasing Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
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  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Audencia Business School is triple-accredited, highly ranked and internationally oriented. We are known for global responsibility research and teaching – and great career results. MIP is ranked in the top 10 worldwide for supply chain and logistics programmes and partners with GS1, the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world.

  • The MSc in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management with Audencia Business School and MIP Politecnico di Milano – Graduate School of Business (MIP) prepares you for an exciting career in a domain that is strategic to any company today.
  • Double your qualifications and network with a double degree (MSc) and connections from Audencia and MIP, two of the top business schools in Europe.
  • Double the cultural immersion in two of the best places to study – Nantes, France, one of Europe’s most liveable cities, and Milan, Italy, a business and innovation hub.
  • Double your competencies by studying the field from business and engineering perspectives with a global faculty and team of professionals.
  • Double the reputation with two top-ranked institutions and a programme holding professional accreditation with CIPS and academic accreditation with CGE.
Top 10 worldwide in supply chain and logistics programmes, top 3 in Italy, CIPS accredited … the list could go on. It’s no surprise that MIP is a leader in research on the integration of information technology in the sector.

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

Purchasing professional

Responsible for pre-contract negotiation, supplier selection, contracting, negotiation, sourcing and assessment

Supply chain & logistics professional

Responsible for organising physical flows, supply processes, material handling in production, distribution, value creation strategies, supply chain integration (enterprise resource planning systems) and outsourcing


Responsible for the development of supply chain and/or purchasing strategies, outsourcing processes and information system management


  • 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

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)

Topics covered:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship Project
  • Management Control
  • Business Simulation
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Sectoral Marketing
  • Managing and Leading a Team

Semester 1 (or 2 for Extended version students) in Nantes.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Supply Chain and Purchasing Management
  • Purchasing Management
  • International Management and Legal Issues
  • Financial Accounting and Consulting Methods
  • Logistics Management
  • Sectoral Approaches

Semester 2 (or 3 for Extended version students) in Milan.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Supply Chain and Purchasing Management
  • ICT for supply chain and purchasing management
  • Manufacturing & Quality Management
  • Strategic Supply Chain & Purchasing Management
  • Demand Management & Forecasting
  • Sectoral Approaches

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:
  • 150 students divided in four groups.
  • 93% non-French students coming from China, Colombia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Libya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Venezuela.
  • 25 average age
  • 59% women

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Admission Requirements
  • 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
  • Proficiency in English (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, GMAT, GRE).
  • Application on the Audencia website
  • CV and cover letter in English
  • Copies of diplomas and transcripts
  • English test score (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS)
  • Copy of identity document
  • Essay/Interview in situ or on-line in the month following pre-selection
  • Admission confirmed shortly after the interview

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

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


Audencia Business School's commitment to excellence and diversity is shown through the various types of scholarships given out each year to students of merit from different backgrounds.

Audencia Business School awards over € 500,000 in scholarships per year giving the opportunity for students around the world to study in a world-class international environment.

Our aim is to open up the best business education to students that show the skill and motivation to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Early Application Waiver of € 1000: awarded to candidates who submit their on-line application for the programme before January 31st. You can find the on-line application on the programme's website.

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.

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