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MASTER OF SCIENCEGlobal Supply Chain Management & Procurement





​​Become a leader who makes a positive impact on the world in the areas of supply chain and procurement


In cooperation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology CTL

Campus: Lille, Suzhou
Intakes: September and January
Language: English​
This MSc is a full-time programme with eight months of courses followed by work experience or a research project.

​ ​The QS 2024 ranking placed this MSc 16th worldwide and 9th among the European schools represented.


NEW : ​Opening of the MSc programme on the Suzhou, China campus in Fall 2024​

The programme in videos

Aiming to be the leading master's in supply chain worldwide

Our vision is to produce current and future leaders in who want to make a positive impact on the world in the areas of supply chain management and procurement. To achieve that we have created a truly global, world-class programme of exceptional quality, which aims to be the leader in its area worldwide.

Programme outline

he MITx MicroMasters® Program in SCM from MIT CTL consists of five online courses that cover the fundamentals of supply chain management. These asynchronous online courses delivered by MIT CTL instructors will be augmented by synchronous instruction taught by professors at SKEMA.

​The SKEMA MSc programme is comprised of four courses over the academic year: sustainability, new technologies (blockchain, big data, AI), market volatility, and soft skills (leadership, negotiation, communication). Skema has also successfully recruited 21 international C-Level industry experts who teach within the program and share their experiences with the class. 

he programme uses new teaching approaches to improve especially the soft skills of our students to become future leaders. One of such courses is delivered by an acting training company that also teaches Executives at large international corporations and at Harvard, Insead and LBS​.

​​​​Key facts

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World's leading supply chain experts as lecturers

The foundation of a world-leading programme is exceptional  teachers. To create future ​leaders, we need today's successful leaders as their teachers. This is why our programme probably has the most successful (industry) experts compared with all other master programmes in our area in the world. 

Do you know of any supply chain management or procurement programme...

  • where the negotiation and leadership class is taught by an FBI director? 

  • where a class in self-improvement for leaders is taught by one of the leading neuroscience experts of the world (named a Top 40 Professor in the world)? 

  • where a procurement class is taught by a head of procurement of a huge global corporation with a revenue of more than 10 billion dollars? 

  • where a supply chain consulting class is taught by a managing director of one of the leading consultancies in the world? 

  • Or where a supply chain finance class is taught by a managing director of a bank? 

This is our programme. Our goal is to build the leading programme by having the best, most experienced and successful leaders of today to teach the leading people of tomorrow.

Why choose this supply chain and procurement master's degree

  • Programme delivered in cooperation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL).

  • Successful students will receive five-course certificates and an MITx MicroMasters® Program in SCM credential issued by edX and MITx

  • They will also become MIT affiliate alumni, be able to interact and network with fellow credentialholders, and gain access to MIT library journals.

  • Probably the most successful (industry) experts, internationally recognised academic researchers and highly regarded professionals teach on the programme. Our goal is to build the leading programme by having the best, most experienced and successful leaders of today to teach the leading people of tomorrow.

  • The MITx MicroMasters Program in SCM provided by MIT CTL covers analytical and technical aspects of logistics and supply chain management, and SKEMA will complement it with courses on business trends and leadership skills.

  • International student exchange with MIP Milano once a year, for elective courses.

  • This MSc not only provides soft skills in supply chain management and purchasing management, but also digs deep into future trends in digitalisation and artificial intelligence, sustainability, ethics, globalisation, risk management and agility. Graduates are able to create value for their company and have a positive impact on the world.

  • After completing their master degree at SKEMA, students are allowed to finish the MIT master degree in Supply Chain Management in just one semester


International student exchange with MIP Milano

MIP Milano is, beside our programme, the other leading master's degree programme in the world with regards procurement. This makes them ideal partners to give a second perspective on this important topic. Once a year, our students have the opportunity to do an international student exchange for elective courses and can go to the beautiful MIP campus in Milan, while some master's degree students from MIP will come to do our electives.

The advisory board

The MSc Global Supply Chain Management & Procurement​ has an advisory board of high profile professionals and experts in these fields. They make sure the programme's content is kept in line with the industry's latest developments, trends and job market requirements. 
  • Gabriela Allmi, director Europe at Harvard Business Publishing, 

  • Laurent Chevreux, senior partner at Kearney

  • Christophe d’Auzac, principal of Supply Chain at Capgemini

  • Xavier Derycke, director Supply Chain Group at Rexel

  • Frederic Fayol, procurement practice leader at IBM (and 2002 alum of this SKEMA programme)

  • Vincent Gufflet, COO and member at the executive comittee at Fnac Darty

  • Cecile Jolivet, director Supply Chain at BIOCODEX and SKEMA alum

  • Aamir Shaukat, global vice president Group Sourcing and Procurement at EssilorLuxottica

  • Yann Teste, vice president Purchasing at Volvo Construction, and future programme lecturer 

  • Yann de Feraudy, President of France Supply Chain​

Harvard Business Publishing

We make sure to use the best class materials that exist. Harvard Business Publishing is, for many business schools, the highest quality source of class materials in the world. This is why our programme has a partnership with Harvard Business Publishing, and we use not only their renowned cases, but also other world class material like simulations and the mentor, which is designed to help and make great leaders. All these materials are also used at Harvard for teaching their students.

About the degree

By joining an MSc, students obtain a master of science degree and the "Diploma of Specialised Studies in International Management" (DESMI), a degree approved by France's Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (master's level. More info - text in French). 

* The January intake is for people with a few years of professional experience.


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