The Master of Science in Management is a diploma designed for young graduates looking to specialize or professionals wanting to increase their skills in a specific field.
Increased global logistical and sourcing complexity and the constant need for digitalization all emphasize the importance of effective and sustainable Purchasing & Supply chain Management.
The MSc Purchasing & Supply Chain Management help our students to develop their expertise in order to become a competitive manager in this field.
*Titre de Manager de la performance achats délivré par ESGCV-MBA ESG, NSF 312p, niveau 7 enregistré au RNCP sous le numéro 34201 par décision du Directeur Général de France Compétences du 10/09/2019
Ambition of the specialization
This course is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of managing the continuous flow of goods and services.
During this program, future students will:
- Enhance their skills in meeting corporate and user’s product and service requirements.
- Master the supplier selection and performance criteria related to cost, quality, delivery, service, innovation, and sustainability.
- Be exposed to the multiple Supply Chain challenges and risks in uncertain times.
- Understand the many changes that have occurred and perceive the rapidly changing role of Procurement and Supply Chain professionals.
A complete program
Students develop a strong foundation in all aspects of Purchasing and Supply Chain that require operational skills combined with a clear management vision.
A course oriented towards practice
Students acquire professional knowledge and inspiration from Corporate Case studies in various industry and service sectors.
Teaching adapted to the present time
The specialization focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Purchasing strategies, supplier selection and performance monitoring. These subjects are a central topic of our generation and will help them become innovative leaders.
The professional certification (or RNCP title) prepared by the Paris School of Business Master of Science in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management is made up of skill blocks. To validate their diploma and obtain the associated RNCP title, students must validate each of the skill blocks in the required qualification framework.
If the student does not validate all the blocks required to obtain the professional certification, but does validate all the skills relating to a block, each of these skill blocks will be acquired definitively.
1. Devise a supply chain and purchasing strategy
2. Choose suppliers capable of meeting the challenges and requirements of the organization
3. Manage relations with suppliers
4. Assess purchasing performance
5. Manage in-house and external teams
This program does not offer bridges or equivalence with other training.
However, full or partial certification is possible (see the RNCP title sheet).
In addition, professional experience may lead to a validation of acquired experience (VAE) upon request sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the VAE process at PSB, please consult the following page
Head of specialization’s word
"As the field is expanding, graduates will be able to obtain good positions in industry, international trade and services.»
Nationalities on the campus
*Paris Business School figures 2023
With this program, students explore current and potential trends in logistics, global sourcing, and operations at a senior management level.
They learn to identify efficient application of technologies, processes, and leadership required by companies in order to set up more resilient supply chains.
The course will examine key strategic methods of delivering greater financial worth and superior customer service by integrating suppliers in corporate quality and new development processes.
They also participate in a number of excursions throughout the year allowing them to gain insight and experience connected with business and management practices.
Acquiring knowledge through experience is vital. A Business Tour is organized to one of the main European Supply Chain Hubs: students discover the complexity of this fascinating industry.
Conferences by professionals (Purchasing and supply chain experts from key players within the industry) are organized to enhance the link with experienced specialists.
Mastering best purchasing practices and understanding new trends in Supply Chain optimization
France and Paris: key strategic sourcing, logistic and Supply Chain hub in Europe
Business-related extracurricular activities/outings organized to understand the field
The hourly course volume for this year is 525 hours for applicants with a 4-year Bachelor and 705 hours for applicants with a 3-year bachelor.
Tests are organized to validate the knowledge and skills required to obtain the Paris School of Business MSc Purshasing & Supply Chain Management.
The organization of the validation of the competences of the referential is articulated around the following modalities:
- Practical cases
- Written and oral assessments
- Final consulting project: professional simulation exercise
- Roleplay: supplier negotiation
- Managerial situations
Current school year: 2023-2024
Admission to the MSc Arts & Cultural Management program
To get into the MSc Purchasing & Supply Chain Management, candidates have to go through an examination procedure.
The first step is screening by the Admissions Jury of:
Undergraduate degree and transcripts
Letter of recommendation
Then, the Dean of the program will interview eligible candidates and the Admissions Jury will communicate the admission result 1-3 weeks after the interview stage.
Applicants must hold a 4-year Bachelor degree.
An option for holders of a 3-year degree requires the acquisition of extra credits via a 4-month fast-track program.
ECTS: 90 (4-year Bachelor applicants), 120 (3-year + fast track applicants)
Results indicators 2022
graduates over the period 2018-20
of students in employment work in France in the 6 months following graduation
of students in employment work abroad in the 6 months following graduation
of students employed 6 months after graduation are on unlimited-term contracts and primarily have managerial status (60%)
of students in professional activity created their own business
of success rate for the 2022 class
Drop-out rate during training: 6,98%
As the sectors of purchasing and supply chain are expanding, graduates will be able to land job opportunities in a multitude of fields in established sectors such as industry, consumer goods and services, and international trade, or in newly emerging fields.
Potential career opportunities include:
- Distribution Management
- International Purchasing Procurement
- Logistics and planning
- Production and Inventory Management
- Purchasing Consultancy
- Supply Chain Management
- Transportation & Warehousing
The standard duration of the program is one year requiring the candidate to obtain 90 ECTS.
However, if the candidate is admitted with a 3-years Bachelor degree, he or she needs to attend the 4-month fast track program in addition to the 1-year program (90 + 30 = 120 ECTS).
The tuition fees of the MSc program depend on the entry level. ECTS: 90 (4-year Bachelor applicants), 120 (3-year + fast track applicants)
- Applicants with a 4-year bachelor: €14 500 (90 ECTS)
- Applicants with a 3-year bachelor: €18 000 (120 ECTS)