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MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

The TBS Education MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management will train you to be an expert in purchasing and supply chain services. You will also learn how to manage your career with successful goals that can make a real difference at work.

Campus: Toulouse
Months Full-Time
1 %
of graduates employed within 6 months

In a world where the playing field has been drastically changing, jobs in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management require more advanced analytical skills.

Trade globalization, digitalization, and technological innovations like Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing Big Data… these changes have transformed the basic needs for any company to manage their supply chain. These factors are now a major competitive advantage that you cannot afford to skip in your plan going forward.

Employers’ demand for this specialized labor has increased as they progressively rely on this expertise to make decisions about their company’s future growth strategies.

Designed for international students, this business program has been nationally accredited by a CGE (Conférence des Grandes Écolesquality label reserved for top business schools in France. This ensures high standards are met and allows you the opportunity to continue working on French soil after graduation in order to fine-tune your skills even more.

Become an expert in Purchasing and Supply Chain services

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This master’s degree will provide you with the skills needed to excel at your job and complete all mission objectives like:

  • Tackling the ever-changing Purchasing and Supply Chain challenges with a global perspective. You will be able to think outside of your organization’s borders in order to take on these tough situations head-first.
  • Imposing a transversal approach of management decisions, which favors career evolution to top positions within the company.
  • Managing virtual and international teams – a skill that is becoming more important as technological innovation takes place. This study found that 65% of Supply Chain departments expect this management will be a challenge for the next 5 years (Salary Benchmarking Study, Michael Page, 2019).
  • Collaborating with people from different backgrounds in a variety of projects. This would include working on multicultural teams that operate on more agile organizations, where projects are the norm rather than an exception.
  • Heading the promotion of social and environmental changes inside their business.

The MSc focuses on quantitative and data driven decision making, which is at the heart of a company’s procurement process as well as their operational performance. It provides students with advanced skills in:

  • Applying high-level Big Data analysis, from demand forecasting to market mechanisms, and understanding the supplier selection process will lead you towards success in statistical process control.
  • Making decisions about when to use a strategic or operational approach to have a major impact for your business.
  • Mastering information and using the power of tools like SAP, Arena, VBA and XlStat.


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Program Design

This program consists of five learning experiences rigorously designed to develop your managerial and operational skills in your field of professional expertise.
Total number of hours: 450h

Academic requirements:

  • 4-year Bachelor Degree (240 ECTS) or equivalent

Language level:

  • For programs taught in English: English mother tongue OR TOEFL IBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 / TOEIC 800 / CAMBRIDGE B2 / FCE / CAT 165
  • For programs taught in French: French mother tongue OR DELF B2 OR equivalent

MSC Deadline to apply: July 30th

This Master of Science prepares you for the following job categories:

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Purchasing Manager (production, materials, distribution, projects, intellectual services, transport, services, etc.)
  • Procurement Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • Demand Planner
  • Supplier Performance Manager
  • Supply Chain – Purchasing Analyst
  • Supply Chain Engineer
  • Flow Manager
  • Logistics / Transport Manager
  • Commodity Lead Buyer
  • Production Planner
  • Supply Chain – Purchasing Consultant
  • Supply Chain Project Manager

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Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the process of coordinating and optimizing all the activities that take place in a supply chain, from the procurement of raw materials to the delivery of finished products to the end customer. 

In a globalized economy, supply chains are often spread across multiple countries and involve a large number of partners, ranging from suppliers and manufacturers to logistics providers and retailers

The goal of SCM is to ensure that all the components of the supply chain work together seamlessly to deliver the right products to the right customers at the right time. 

To achieve this, SCM involves a number of different activities, including supplier management, demand planning, inventory management, transportation management, and order fulfillment. By coordinating all these different activities, SCM helps businesses reduce costs, improve efficiency, and better meet customer needs.

Purchasing management is a critical function within any organization that purchases materials, goods and services

Effective purchasing management involves the coordination of purchasing activities with other departments within the company to ensure that the company is meeting its objectives in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The purchasing manager is responsible for developing and implementing purchasing policies and procedures, negotiating contracts with suppliers, and managing supplier relationships

In addition, the purchasing manager must have a strong understanding of the market conditions in order to make recommendations on pricing, quality, delivery schedules, and other factors that can impact the company’s bottom line.

By working closely with other departments within the organization, the purchasing manager can ensure that the company is able to obtain the materials and services it needs in a timely and efficient manner.

Supply Chain Management is the process of coordinating the movement of goods and resources from suppliers to customers. It involves the coordination of production, transportation, warehousing, and inventory management. A carefully planned and executed supply chain can help businesses to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase customer satisfaction.

There are many reasons why students might choose to study Supply Chain Management. For instance, the field offers a great deal of career flexibility. Graduates can find work in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and logistics.

Additionally, supply chain managers are in high demand; according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is expected to grow by 7% between 2018 and 2028.

Students who are interested in studying Supply Chain Management can find programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Coursework typically includes topics such as operations management, project management, quantitative methods, and supply chain optimization. Students will also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through internships and capstone projects. 

With its mixture of theoretical and practical training, a degree in Supply Chain Management can prepare students for a wide range of exciting career possibilities.

This type of industry is growing rapidly, and there are many job opportunities available in France. 

The country’s strong economy and robust infrastructure make it an attractive location for businesses looking to set up supply chain operations. Additionally, France’s proximity to other European countries makes it an ideal gateway for companies looking to expand their operations into new markets. 

There are many different types of positions available in the field of supply chain management, from logistics managers to transportation planners, and this degree will prepare you for all of them.

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