Master of Science in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

General

Programme Description

Become Experts In Global Procurement

In a globalized and competitive world, purchasing and supply chain management are strategic assets for developing company performance. This program enables students to acquire the concepts, methods, and tools essential to becoming professionals in these fields, which offer numerous opportunities in all sectors of activity and whatever the size of the company.

Programme Strengths

  • Teaching based on real cases with the contribution of expert professionals
  • Education based on the standards developed by APICS, the world leader association for supply chain management. APICS is the global leader in supply chain certification program. This program provides the level required to pass the CPIM certification exam, which is recognized by companies worldwide.
  • The students build a real case of international sourcing allowing them to put into practice the methods and tools taught.

Targeted Skills & Competencies

  • Knowledge and practice of purchasing activities, methods, and tools
  • Acquisition of professional standards of competence in supply chain management
  • Development of a vision considering all flows and processes and focused on continuous improvement (Lean approach)

Career Opportunities

  • Supply chain manager
  • Operations manager
  • Logistics manager
  • Planning manager
  • Scheduling manager
  • Demand manager
  • Forecast manager
  • Sales administration manager
  • Flow driver
  • Consultant
  • Purchasing and supply manager
  • Buyer
  • Contract manager
  • Sourcing Manager
  • Category buyer
  • Procurement manager

“I come from Indonesia, I choose ESC Clermont because the school offers exactly the courses I am interested in.

All the modules of Purchasing and Supply Chain are very important to prepare us in the field, and we practice a lot with business games… I really like the negotiation exercises as a buyer and/or a seller. The mix between courses and practical exercises is really helpful to prepare the future. At the moment I don’t know which company I will candidate but I plan to get an internship especially in the retail sector as a product owner or buyer.”

Gisela Pondah January | Promo 2019

Master degree Student

Programme Content

Semester 1

Fundamentals of Purchasing and SCM

  • Introduction to Purchasing, 12 hours
  • International Purchasing Rules, 15 hours
  • Expression of Needs, 6 hours
  • Purchasing Costs, 9 hours
  • Negotiation Basics, 12 hours
  • Supplier Relationship Management, 12 hours
  • Essentials of SCM, 6 hours
  • Demand Planning and Forecasting, 3 hours
  • Essentials of Production Planning, 12 hours
  • Inventory Management Basics, 12 hours
  • Introduction to Lean Manufacturing, 9 hours
  • Physical Distribution Basics, 6 hours
  • Meetings with Companies Practitioners, 15 hours
  • Tutorials, 30 hours
  • Sourcing Cases Presentation, 3 hours

Management & Communication Skills

  • Introduction to Business, 12 hours
  • Mastering Data in Excel (e-learning), 18 hours
  • French Langage Classes (or certification Voltaire), 30 hours
  • Thesis Methodology I, 9 hours

Career Development & Counseling

  • Job Marketing, 6 hours
  • Individual Counseling, 3 hours
  • Meeting with Practitioners, 3 hours

Semester 2

Advanced program

  • Global Sourcing and Contracting (case of emerging countries), 27 hours
  • Negotiation advanced, 12 hours
  • Purchasing per Sectors, 12 hours
  • Purchasing Costs and Risks, 18 hours
  • Business Cases and Professional Testimonies, 12 hours
  • Tutorials (Problems + Team Work on Purchasing Project), 24 hours
  • Project Management, 12 hours
  • Business Intelligence, 6 hours
  • Digitalization, 6 hours
  • Alignment of Purchasing and SCM Strategies with Global Strategy, 6 hours
  • Demand Management, 3 hours
  • Lean, Quality and Continuous Improvement, 9 hours
  • Manufacturing Planning and Control System, 15 hours
  • Inventory Management and Ordering Systems, 6 hours
  • Production Activity and Capacity Control, 6 hours
  • Physical Distribution advanced, 6 hours

Management & Communication Skills

  • Strategic Management, 18 hours
  • Information Systems for Managers, 18 hours
  • French Langage Classes (or certification Voltaire), 30 hours
  • Thesis Methodology II, 9 hours

Career Development & Counseling

  • Job Marketing, 9 hours
  • Individual Counseling, 3 hours
  • Meeting with Practitioners, 9 hours

Semester 3

Professional Mission & Thesis

  • Master's Thesis
  • Oral Defense
  • Company Assessment

Admission

Entry Requirements

  • A 4-year Bachelor's degree or Validated Master 1
  • Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least, or TOEIC of 750, or IELTS 6.0)

Scholarships

  • Early bird scholarships: Reduction on the fees for students who pay the full fees before starting the program.
  • Scholarships provided by ESC Clermont Foundation: Scholarships based on three criteria: Financial situation, academic performance, and behavior of the students.
  • Scholarships to go abroad: Scholarships allowing students to finance part of their stay in Europe as part of their study abroad in partner university or internship.

Application Procedure

  • All applications are to be submitted online.
  • Candidates will be invited to take a skype interview on an automated video conference aiming to evaluate their academic profile, motivation, and linguistic skills.
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About the School

Founded in 1919, ESC Clermont Business School is a ‘Grande Ecole’ business school in France. The business school offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that train and prepare business leade ... Read More

Founded in 1919, ESC Clermont Business School is a ‘Grande Ecole’ business school in France. The business school offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that train and prepare business leaders evolving an in international context. The school is committed to its slogan of being a ‘School For Life’, the distinctive positioning of the school is highlighted through its innovative pedagogic approaches, national and international recognitions, strong corporate network and proximity to companies. Read Less
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