Supply chain and purchasing professionals with the right skills and expertise are in high demand. You need to source both locally and globally, apply the latest digital technologies, deal with increasing supply chain risks and ensure a sustainable supply chain. Become a multi-skilled international mover.
Created in 2009, this programme can launch your career in a thriving field with unlimited career prospects. Our unique approach brings together procurement, global sourcing and supply chain strategies, while also covering contemporary topics such as green logistics, big data, digital transformation, negotiation and commercial law.
The MSCPM programme is accredited by the French accrediting body "Conférence des grandes écoles".
As of Fall 2024, this programme will be renamed to the MSc in Responsible Procurement & Supply Chain Management.
Master of Science in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management
|LANGUAGE||Programme taught in English|
|FORMAT||In-person terms 1-2; anywhere in the world term 3|
|ELIGIBILITY||Proficiency in English|
1-year MSc: 4-year bachelor’s degree in business, science or engineering OR exceptionally a 4-year degree in another field with business experience or academic honours; 2-year MSc strongly recommended for those without a degree in business
2-year MSc: 3-year or 4-year degree in any field
|PROGRAMME START||September 2023|
|TUITION||1-year MSc: €18,000|
2-year MSc: €25,000
Influential industry leaders from across the globe design and partner with Audencia’s MSCPM to give you the expertise and skills you need to thrive. Audencia is triple-accredited, highly ranked and internationally oriented. We are known for global responsibility research and teaching – and great career results.
Our main campus is in Nantes, France – widely recognised for quality of life, and an ideal location for growing your international professional network. Located at the mouth of the Loire river, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and just two hours from Paris, Nantes is the perfect place to study supply chain and purchasing management. Learn more about life in Nantes.
Term 1 (September to January)
The first Term equips you with the key components of supply chain and purchasing management.
Supply Chain & Purchasing Fundamentals:
Soft Skills & Competences:
Term 2 (February to July)
In the second Term, you will deepen your understanding of current themes such as sustainability and digital purchasing, and supply chain tools and applications. This will involve live company projects.
Supply Chain & Purchasing Projects:
Responsible Supply Chain & Purchasing Management:
Digital & Technology Applications:
Advanced Tools & Methods:
Soft Skills & Competences:
Term 3 (July to December)
(Minimum 4 months, maximum 6 months)
During your final Term, you will complete an individual internship, a collective company mission for a company, or a research project. This is an opportunity for you to further develop your expertise in either supply chain management, logistics or procurement. Our career services consultants, strong corporate network, and successful Alumni network will support you in making your professional objectives a reality.
Internship or Company Mission
You’ll secure your work experience anywhere in the world with the assistance of our career advisors. This professional mission will be guided by a faculty member, so you’ll gain both a hands-on practical understanding and an academic one – something that looks good on any resume.
Examples of companies MSCPM students have interned with include: Airbus, Chanel, Coca-Cola, Energizer, IKEA, L’Oréal, Samsung, Valeo
Internships in France are paid; this will vary from country to country, depending on local laws. Apply your knowledge and skills within your sector, and further strengthen your network and employability.
Instead, you may choose to work on a research project with a faculty member, delving into research questions applied to concrete company problems.
Concurrent with Terms 2 and 3 (January to November)
Delve into your real-world international study of a current topic within supply chain and purchasing management that will influence the trajectory of your career. This dissertation is both academic and practical, allowing you to showcase what you have learned and how you plan to apply it.
You’ll write this dissertation and can defend it either in person in Nantes or from any place in the world via online communication tools.
While your programme is 100% English-taught, you have the option of adding French to your steadily increasing list of qualifications – for work or for fun!
You will have the opportunity to take optional French language courses in September before the programme begins. Audencia offers a four-week French language course with 20 hours of lessons a week for an additional cost of €600.
You may also learn independently at any time using your exclusive online access to Assimil, a proven intuitive language learning method, provided at no additional cost.
Additionally, you can choose to attend French as a Foreign Language (FLE) evening classes at the University of Nantes’ language department, which is situated just across the road from our main campus. There are a wide range of levels available. Contact the University of Nantes [CM1] directly to register. Register early to secure your place.
The MSc in Supply Chain & Purchasing Management is available in two formats:
If you are a highly qualified student with a four-year degree in business, science or engineering, you may be eligible for the 1-year MSc in Supply Chain & Purchasing Management programme. If you have a degree in another field, or a three-year degree, the 2-year MSc programme is for you.
In the 1-year MSc programme, students start directly in the core courses, specialising further in their second semester, as outlined above.
Students starting the 1-year MSc programme in Fall 2023 will be completing the MSc Supply Chain & Purchasing Management programme.
If you have a four-year degree in a field other than business or a three-year degree in any field, you may be eligible for the 2-year MSc programme OR the 2-year Master in Management programme.
The first year of both programmes provide students with solid foundations in management and busines, while the second year allows students to specialise in their area of interest:
In the second year of the programme, students begin the core MSc courses, and specialise further in the following semester.
Students starting the 2-year MSc or Master in Management programme in Fall 2023 will be completing or specialisating in the newly renamed MSc Responsible Procurement & Supply Chain Management programme.
You’ll gain expertise from industry insiders, as business executives visit and share their professional insights during the programme. With a diverse group of faculty members, professionals, peers and partner companies to learn from, you’ll develop a practical and theoretical understanding of Supply Chain and Purchasing Management.
Axys Consultants is a premier partner of your programme.
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, 79% of MSc in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management graduates are employed before graduation.
Note: Statistics are based on the number of replies to the question. They relate to all classes to date unless otherwise stipulated.
Here are a few of the positions graduates are qualified to hold:
Here are just a few examples of companies employing MSCPM graduates:
Audencia provides you with personalised career services that address your specific experiences, strengths and weaknesses, and goals. We also cultivate close ties with the business world, which benefit you in the classroom and in your future career.
Audencia also has a business incubator that supports select graduates in their entrepreneurial work.
Join more than 24,000 Audencia Business School alumni working across the globe. Audencia Alumni includes 200+ communities in cities such as London, New York and Shanghai. Furthermore, over 2,000 of our alumni have become CEOs.
The alumni association will help you connect with other professionals and provide additional development and networking opportunities to support your career.
Purchasing Coordinator (west France) at Eurovia (VINCI)
“We would like to thank the MSCPM class of 2018 for the very rich consulting project undertaken for Eurovia. They brought us new approaches that will surely lead to concrete actions or contribute to upcoming projects and reflections at the very least. Eurovia’s management is now even more convinced that there is plenty to do at the purchasing level! With the innovative drive at Eurovia, this can only lead to beautiful future projects and the class of 2018 would have been a driving force.”
NURBEN OF TURKEY, MSCPM (2015)
Production Coordinator, Vivienne Westwood (Italy)
Vivienne Westwood had a problem with counterfeit items, and while looking for a solution, we became one of the first companies to use RFID [radiofrequency identification] weaved product labels.
Maria Escogido Trejo of Mexico (MSCPM 18)
Sourcing analyst at Mondelēz International
“I chose the MSCPM programme at Audencia because of the quality of the offer and the opportunity to live an international experience within a multicultural learning environment. This programme allows me to see the world from a new context; it will enable me to build and innovate in my field of work. The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship has greatly helped finance my studies at Audencia because it covers living, insurance, food and transportation expenses. I feel very fortunate to have this support.” LinkedIn Profile