M.Sc. Master in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management MSCPM

MIP Politecnico Di Milano

Application deadline: Students can now apply for the January 2015 intake in both the One-Year and the Extended versions of the programme.
Tuition fee:
  • € 15,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 15,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015, January  2016
Partnership: Joint
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Supply chain and purchasing management is integral to the success of international businesses that are striving for competitive advantages at a global level. The key to this success is having the right skills and knowledge in order to plan and execute strategies that boost revenues and reduce costs through ideas and innovation.

This Master has been created to give all the necessary skills for those looking for a successful international career in supply chain and purchasing management.

Course Objectives

The program prepares students for careers in purchasing, in supply chain and logistics or consultancy with a specialisation in their field of study through:

  • Development of fundamental skills, tools, and techniques required for supply chain and purchasing professionals.
  • Exposure to international perspectives on supply chain and purchasing management by spending at least a semester in both France and Italy and by learning from the international faculty at each school.
  • Exposure to supply chain and purchasing management practices in leading industries, especially those focusing on core supply chain and purchasing issues including manufacturing, transport, and logistics.
MIP and Audencia - Experience in Supply Chain Management

MIP has been offering executive programmes in supply chain management and purchasing since 2002 in partnership with ADACI (Italian Association of Purchasing Professionals), Assologistica (Italian Association of Logistic Providers) and AILOG (Italian Association of Logistic Professionals). MIP is a leader in research on the integration of information technology in the sector.

Audencia, through its specialised pole in the area, is recognised by IPSERA (International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association) as a centre of excellence and regional node. The school also boasts accreditation by CIPS (the Chartered Institute for Purchasing and Supply).
Thanks to this experience, plus input from the schools’ industry partners and CIPS, this double degree will equip students for the challenge of global business in which the supply chain and purchasing are key elements.


From 18 to 24 months, depending on candidates' prior background.
Double Degree: MIP Politecnico di Milano - Audencia Nantes

Master of Supply Chain and Purchasing Management Double Degree offered by MIP Politecnico di Milano in conjunction with Audencia Nantes.

The aim of this program is to provide first-class training through a unique international partnership and the expertise of the two partner institutions. Graduates will be awarded with a Master of Science by Audencia Nantes and a Specializing Master by Politecnico di Milano. The program is fully taught in English and can be studied in a classic 12-month format or in a 24-month version that adds the fundamentals of management to the classes on purchasing and supply.

Programme Details

The MSCPM programme is a full-time programme ranging from 12 to 24 months in duration. The length of the programme depends on each individual candidate's previous study.

  • Candidates in possession of a 3-year bachelor's degree are eligible for two-year programme (24 months' duration).

  • Candidates in possession of a 4-year bachelor's degree in management or engineering are eligible for the one-year programme (12 months' duration).

Programme Structure

One-Year Programme:

  • one semester at Audencia Nantes

  • one semester at MIP Politecnico di Milano

  • applied project/internship

Two-Year Programme:

The longer course adds the fundamentals of management to the classes on purchasing and supply and offers the possibility of a research work.

  • two semesters at Audencia Nantes

  • one semester at MIP Politecnico di Milano

  • applied project/internship

  • research project

Students can opt to begin either at the February or September intake. The order in which semesters and projects are undertaken will vary depending on the start date.


The Ideal MSCPM Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess leadership potential, be open to learning and exploring a variety of Procurement/Supply Chain business areas and demonstrate well-developed analytical skills and business skills.

Management and Engineering graduates are also highly regarded.

Educational Requirements

Applicants must satisfy different educational experience requirements depending on the two different formats:

Core programme:

  • A 4-year bachelor degree in management or engineering

Extended programme:

  • A 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline

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