M.Sc. Supply Chain and Purchasing Management

Audencia Nantes School of Management

Application deadline: To benefit from the scholarships, candidates need to finish their application before the deadlines published on our website.
Tuition fee:
  • € 14,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 14,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: February  2015, September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
Partnership: Joint
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

The strengths of the programme

  • A full-time programme taught in English.
  • Study at two internationally renowned schools: Audencia Nantes and MIP Politecnico di Milano.
  • The MSCPM program is offered in two different lengths depending on your previous academic background:
  • One year for those already holding a four-year Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering.
  • Two year program for those holding three-year Bachelor’s degree in any field or four-year Bachelor’s degree in a field other than business or engineering.

Introduction
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 has been designed in collaboration with MIP politecnico di Milano and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. Graduates of this 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.

Contents

Core Management Phase: Courses in Nantes (Extended programme only)

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.

Topics covered:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Human Resources
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Control
  • Business Simulation
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Sectoral Marketing
  • Change Management

Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • One-year Programme: 4-year Bachelors degree in business or engineering.
  • Two-year Programme: 3-year Bachelors degree or 4-year Bachelors degree in other fields.
  • Proficiency in English (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, GMAT, GRE).

Process

  • 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

Funding

Audencia Nantes and MIP'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 Nantes and MIP award 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 fees of € 1000: waiver on regular tuition fees applied to every candidate who finishes his or her application before January 31st .

Excellence Scholarships of € 3000: based on GMAT or GRE score, candidates for the International Masters who pass the GMAT and score 600 or above or the GRE and score 310 or above and are placed above a minimum according to admissions criteria are awarded a scholarship. This scholarship is subject to availability of funds therefore it is recommended to apply early for the programmes.

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 € 1000: 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.

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Accreditation

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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