Masters in Purchasing & Supply Chain

Masters in Purchasing & Supply Chain

Entry level
3 years of post-secondary study

Diploma awarded
State-recognized Master’s degree (5 years post-secondary, RNCP level 7*)

Length
2 years, starting in September

Language of instruction
French/English

Format
Work-study, 2 days in school/3 days in company

Tuition fees
€11 865 per year

Presentation

The Masters Cycle of the Master in Management – Grande Ecole program comprises a two-year curriculum officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and is awarded with a Master’s-level diploma (5 years of post-secondary studies – Level 7*). It benefits from being delivered by a triple crown internationally accredited school (AACSB, AMBA and EFMD).

The Purchasing & Supply Chain specialization can be accessed via parallel admissions in the fourth year of studies (Master 1).

Via a two-year learning track delivered 50% in French and 50% in English, you will be trained to master techniques and tools specific to the Purchasing and Supply Chain professions.

*The level 6 (NSF 313) "Diplôme en management général et international" awarded by PSB Paris School of Business is RNCP registered under the reference number 36785 by the Director General of France compétences as of 01/09/2022.

Aim of the specialization

Training highly qualified supply chain management professionals, leaders capable of taking informed strategic decisions to boost overall supply chain performance.

Prepare students to tackle complex challenges within companies to become competent, innovative, and responsible purchasing and supply chain professionals.

Develop substantial expertise in planning, coordinating, and optimizing supply chain activities, from production to distribution.

Discover sustainability, innovation, and technology best practices within a supply chain context.

Leverage intercultural and international exchanges, by preparing students to evolve in a globalized purchasing and supply chain environment.

Strenghts

Cross-functionality

A third-cycle program based on a dual purchasing and supply chain skillset.

An evolving program

Renewed every year to embrace new market issues, including supply chain and block chain.

Learning by doing

A genuine learning strategy aligned with corporate life: practical cases, groupwork, analyses, simulation exercises, and real-life feedback.

Skill objectives

For successful completion of their Masters, students must validate the five following skillsets.

If students do not validate all the skillsets required for obtaining the professional certificate but successfully complete all skills related to one of the sets, each of the skillsets concerned will have been definitively validated.

  1. Devising a departmental/organizational strategy
  2. Planning, optimizing, and managing the budget and coordination of z department and/or organization’s financial affairs
  3. Managing a transformation and/or innovation project in a national and/or international context
  4. Managing individual staff and teams
  5. Managing a supply chain

However, partial certification with another program is possible (see the RNCP diploma file).

In addition, prior professional experience may be validated with credits upon request, which must be submitted by email to: vae@ggeedu.fr

For further information on the validation of prior experience at PSB, please visit the following page.

A word from the Head of Specialization

"Our Master in Purchasing & Supply Chain has been tailored for future industry leaders by blending thorough expert knowledge of the key areas of purchase and supply chain management. Students will acquire the strategic, operational, and technological skills needed to optimize supply chain performance and maximize added value for a company.

In my role as Head of this Master, I would like to reassure you that our students will be trained by highly qualified faculty who are experts in purchasing and supply chain. They will also have access to a firmly established professional network thanks to our partnerships with national and international corporations. Our aim is to prepare our students to excel in their chosen career and become agile and competent leaders in the areas of purchasing and supply chain.”

David DORIOL

Head of Specialization

2280

Work-study contracts signed per year

15

Specializations 100% in work-study mode

3000

Corporates partners

18846

Alumni

*Paris Business School figures 2023

Academic content

    Master year 1:

    An overview of purchase and supply chain management, with particular emphasis upon innovation, sustainability, and digital transformation.

     

    Master year 2:

    Real case studies, concrete projects, and simulation exercises designed to acquire experience that can be applied in companies.

    The work-study format enables students to obtain initial professional experience, thereby boosting their employability.

     

    Our partners:

    APICS: a supply chain management association and international education body.

    Project Management Institute: a professional association offering project management methods.

    Total class time is 511hrs for the fourth year and 504hrs for the fifth.

    Teaching format

    Over the course of their time at Paris School of Business, students receive a varied teaching approach in order to nurture their creativity and adaptability.

    Teaching formats :

    • Groupwork
    • Theory classes
    • Professional simulation exercises
    • Inverted classes
    • Business Games
    • Common-theme projects
    • Workshops

    Assessment methodology

    Successful completion of the five required blocks delivers the intended Master in Management – Grande Ecole program diploma and the associated level 7 RNCP certificate.

    The skill validation frame of reference is based upon written and oral assessment methods, including the following:

    Case studies :

    • Professional simulation exercises
    • Roleplay exercises
    • Individual and group projects
    • Professional placement report

    Current academic year: 2023-2024

    Admissions 

    The admissions procedure for entry onto a Master’s-level Paris School of Business program comprises analysis of an application dossier, an English test and a one-to-one interview.

     

    1. Comprehensive application dossier analysis

     Application dossier

     ID photo

     Copy of ID

     Photocopies of diplomas obtained and reports from Baccalaureate (end-of-secondary) level onwards (officially certified and translated into French for non-French documents)

     CV

     Covering letter

     French test results obtained (TCF, DELF/DALF) if French is not the native language.

     Supporting statement from a teacher, head of institution, or an employer (not mandatory but strongly recommended)

     €100, covering admin fees (€50 for French state scholarships upon presentation of a definitive scholarship allocation for the year in progress)


    2. English test

     English test results obtained (IELTS/TOEFL TOEIC) in last 2 years for applicants to have already taken a test.

    If you are not in a position to provide this official grade, you will receive a link to an online test.

    Minimum level required for applicants to programs in English:

    à 1st-3rd years : IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 70

    à 4th year : IELTS 6 / TOEFL 80


    3. Individual interview

     The aim of this interview is to assess your degree of motivation and open-mindedness, as well as to evaluate the complementarity of your personality, your knowledge and the teaching delivered at Paris School of Business.

    It is also designed to assess your ability to imagine/construct an idea and suggest an original solution to an issue.

    Personalized support


    We offer personalized support for people suffering from disabilities as well as for sportspeople, artists, and entrepreneurs.

    To find out more, consult our specially dedicated page.

    2022 Results Indicators


    86%

    of graduating students are in full employment


    82%

    found a job within six months following graduation


    €40 350

    average salary


    89%

    of students have found employment in line with their level of studies



    96%

    of Masters in Management – Grande Ecole students graduated

    Apprenticeship contract break rate: 3%

    Rate of break from studies in progress: 2.52%

    Specific indicators are calculated by ministries in charge of professional training programs and State Education. Available at: inserjeunes.education.gouv.fr/diffusion/accueil

    Following successful completion of the Purchasing & Supply Chain specialization, graduates can aspire to a wide range of positions, such as the following:

    • Purchasing Budget Negotiator
    • Supplier Portfolio Manager
    • Supply Chain Manager
    • Head of Scheduling
    • After Sales Service Manager
    • Head of Recycling-produced Purchases

    The school does not offer any track beyond graduation from this program.

    Tuition fees

    This training program costs €11,865 per year and will be covered in their entirety by your host company since you will be registered on a work-study contract.

    In addition, as an employee of the company you will receive a salary.

      

    Contact

    For any questions regarding the Purchasing & Supply Chain specialization, please contact the Admissions service.

    Céline Renault

    Head of Master in Management – Grande Ecole program admissions

    admission@psbedu.paris

    Testimony

    Youssef EL ABDI

    Youssef EL ABDI
    Junior Purchaser, BNP Paribas Personal Finance

    As a logical step on from my previous studies, I took the Purchasing & Supply Chain specialization with a view to broadening my knowledge of corporate strategy.

    Over the course of my work-study program, I was able to develop my professional skills in the two main areas of my training. I spent my first year working as a coordinator at Sanofi, and my second year as a junior purchaser at BNP Paribas Personal Finance. At Paris School of Business I discovered all the demands an institution delivering such a comprehensive body of knowledge makes of its students. Professionally speaking, I took advantage of the invaluable advice given to me by my teachers in order to successfully carry out my in-company missions.

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