Become an expert 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.

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Degree info

  • Master of Science
  • 1,5 academic years / 90 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 11 500€ / academic year

Edunation application period


  • Objectives


    The master program in Purchasing & Supply Chain blends international students coming from various backgrounds and with different experiences creating a truly diverse atmosphere.

    Students will work on real world purchasing and supply chain management cases. They will design a concrete sourcing case allowing them to practice the methods and tools they will study during this program.

    Lectures are delivered by:

    • Practitioners, experts and managers from the business world who transfer their experiences in terms of knowledge and concrete examples to the students
    • Faculty professors recognized as leaders in their fields of study.
  • Structure


    Semester 1

    Fundamentals of Purchasing and SCM

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

    Management & Communication Skills

    • Introduction to Business
    • Mastering Data in Excel
    • French Language Classes (or Certification Voltaire)
    • Thesis Methodology I

    Career Development & Counseling

    • Job Marketing
    • Individual Counseling
    • Meeting with Practitioners

    Semester 2

    Advanced program

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

    • Strategic Management
    • Information Systems for Managers
    • French Language Classes (or Certification Voltaire)
    • Thesis Methodology II

    Career Development & Counseling

    • Job Marketing
    • Individual counseling
    • Meeting with Practitioners (PMI)/conferences

    Semester 3

    Professional Mission & Thesis

    • Master’s Thesis
    • Oral Defense
    • Company Assessment
  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the program can work in the following occupations, for example:

    • 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

    Companies that welcome ESC Clermont students:

    • B&M
    • Bacacier
    • EATON
    • Flauraud
    • Groupe Multi Transports
    • Joubert
    • Limagrain
    • Michelin
    • UPSA
  • Admission Criteria

    Admission Criteria

    The admission requirements for the program can be found on the university page.

  • Tuition fee & Scholarships

    Tuition fee & Scholarships

    Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can be found on the university page.


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