MSc in Supply Chain Management

MSc in Supply Chain Management (Alba) and Master Degree - The European Business Program (EBP) International (KEDGE, France)
Duration: 20 months
Application Deadline: Rolling admissions | Upcoming deadline : November 30, 2021
Start Date: September 2022
Fees: € 14,500

OVERVIEW

This program prepares young graduates (with business or engineering background) and early-career professionals for a successful career into the world of Supply Chain Business and Logistics. With a sharp focus on developing well-rounded professionals, this specialized management program equips you with the knowledge, skills, international outlook, and practical experience to launch yourself in Supply Chain & Logistics in Greece and abroad. You learn how the supply chain management integrates all key business processes from original suppliers to end users and how it adds value in products and services for customers and other stakeholders in a global scale.

 The program is offered in exchange collaboration with KEDGE Business School

Key features of the program

  • 5 core modules & 1 workshop (September-January) at Alba - Weekday classes between 18:00 – 22:00, three times per weeks on average
  • 5 months in France – Bordeaux at KEDGE Business School*: 9 specialized supply chain modules (February-June) at KEDGE Business School in France * in English
  • Learning methods and Assessment: Supply Chain Simulation, group reports/presentations, case study analysis, mid-term tests, final exams
  • Master Thesis supervised by Alba faculty
  • 20 weeks Internship in Greece or France
  • Personal Development program supervised by KEDGE in English

KEDGE Business School is one of only 1% of Business Schools in the world to hold the Triple Crown Accreditation (AMBA, EQUIS & AACSB) and its programs have been ranked at the Financial Times annual rankings.

Two degrees:

  1. Alba Graduate Business School: MSc in Supply Chain Management
  2. KEDGE Business School: The European Business Program International – Diplome de l’Ecole Multinationale des Affaires (Master Degree) *

*Students need to have physical presence for 5 months minimum in France.

The MSc in Supply Chain Management and Master degree in the EBP International is Designed for:

  • Recent graduates from any discipline who wish to pursue a career in the Supply Chain & Logistics industry in Greece or abroad.
  • Young professionals who operate in the Supply Chain & Logistics industry who aspire to advance their career in the Supply Chain & Logistics industry pursuing a managerial position and more senior positions with broader responsibilities in Greece or abroad.

You may find here more information about the Program's Intended Learning Outcomes.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 20 months, students receive two degrees by Alba and KEDGE
  • KEDGE has a strong global reputation on Supply Chain Management (Ranked as #1 French program in Supply Chain).
  • An applied perspective within every single course.
  • Distinct focus on the architecture of the global supply chain and logistics.
  • Opportunity to take courses abroad and work as an intern in another European country.
  • Exposure to real life business problems through the Master Thesis projects and an international internship.
  • Students will learn to reconcile cultural differences, always with an eye on real-world working conditions.
  • Graduates of the MSc in Supply Chain Management choosing to take The Alba MBA after having acquired the necessary work experience, will have three courses waived, in addition to the ALBA Alumni discount*.

 

*Rules and conditions apply

CURRICULUM

Total Year Schedule 2021 – 2023

The school reserves the right to re-examine the structure of all academic programs and proceed to any necessary changes of the modules.

 

* Detailed information about the Specialization Courses at KEDGE can be found here  

** Internship for Double Masters with KEDGE: Students can opt for a paid internship of 5 months in France or other European countries. International student VISA holders need to check with local immigration/labor law before accepting internship offers in any European country. According to Greek labor and immigration law, international VISA holder students are not permitted to do an apprenticeship in Greece.

***all students must also successfully complete the following under the supervision of KEDGE BS:

  • pass the Sulitest, an international Corporate Social Responsibility test.
  • hold a “language passport” of 2 languages. 1st language: B2 English certificate or native speaking and 2nd Language: either level B1 or A1 for any language (official certificate or test at KEDGE BS Language centre), or French Language course validated while at KEDGE BS for 2 ECTS.

 

1st Period | September – October

Courses Credit Hours
Quantitative Methods for Business
1.5
For a successful career in business, professionals should possess sufficient quantitative skills to help them make informed decisions backed by data analysis and statistical inferences. The course aims to introduce, in an intuitive and rigorous way, the fundamental statistical tools of decision theory under uncertainty. Topics covered include basic statistical principles, probability distributions, inferential statistics (confidence intervals hypothesis testing) and regression. The course combines the theoretical concepts and reasoning with practical examples to help students master the quantitative methods of modern business management. The course also includes an introduction to Excel’s data analysis tool and basic functions.
Financial Accounting
2.5
With the aim of evaluating corporate financial performance and making financially rational decisions, this course introduces students to financial accounting, reporting and analysis. This module aims to develop awareness in students of the way in which accounting is embedded in a particular socio-economic, political and cultural context and challenges the perception that accounting is a purely technical, uninterested and neutral practice. Within this framework, the module seeks to provide students with a broad introduction to the need for external accounting systems, the principles explicit and implicit within such systems, and the strengths and weaknesses in such systems. The module acts both as a standalone and as an underpinning for subsequent modules as required.
Business Economics
2.5
This course concentrates on the economic foundations of management by developing tools to analyze key issues of the industry (Microeconomics) and general economic environment (Macroeconomics) of a company. The first part, Microeconomics, analyses consumer behavior, producer pricing and production decisions under different market structures. The second part, Macroeconomics, studies the operation of the entire economy, analyzing topics such as the determination of aggregate output, employment, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates and other macro variables

2nd Period | November – December

Courses Credit Hours
Managing People & Organizations
2.5
From the smaller business to the larger organisation in the global economy, companies depend on the motivation and behavior of people with diverse backgrounds and cultural values that have to work together effectively and efficiently. It is the role of managers to plan, organize, direct and control an organization’s resources in the manner most effective for it to achieve human, organizational and social objectives in a changing environment. This course is built around a participative lecture program that encourages collaborative learning. Each session integrates classical and modern concepts, building on key theories with a rich array of contemporary real-world examples and cases. It combines most recent and prestigious publications that illustrate the core concepts presented in each lecture with videos, group assignments, presentations and role-playing activities.
Business Writing and Presentation Skills
1
This introductory course outlines the main principles of writing and presenting academic and business assignments. A series of activities are used to develop, extend and enhance analytical and synthetical writing and presentation skills. The course explains the importance of knowing one’s audience, purpose and subject of written assignment or presentation. The sequence of stages and steps in the process of writing and presenting effectively is analysed. Preparing and delivering techniques are discussed.
Financial Management
2.5
This course analyzes the major investing and financing decisions made by an international firm. Topics covered include analysis of financial information for managerial decisions, valuation of corporate securities, financing decisions and cost of capital, company valuation, and long-term investing decisions.The students will learn and practice essential skills related to the successful development of a financial plan. After the completion of this course students are expected to be able to conduct financial analysis of major business decisions

KEDGE Semester * | February - June

Courses Credit Hours
Supply Chain Management and Procurement
2
This course aims to provide students with an introduction to procurement, its organization, objectives, scope, methodologies for sourcing, recent developments and methods to manage the changes inherent to the current socio-economic environment.
Sustainable global value chains: A management perspective
2
This course takes participants on a journey to:  discover the new reality in the nature of companies,  see companies’ many relations to the UN SDGs via their value chains, explore companies’ business context and traditional practices, find processes that allow companies to impact sub-suppliers and sub-customers, and spot strategies on how a sustainable value chain can become a core competence.
Supply Chain Planning and Integration with SAP
2
The objective of the course is to provide hands-on practical knowledge about supply chain management. The most part of the course will be dedicated via a serious game to the study of production planning, transportation and warehouse management. The study of the production planning and execution part will be deepened with practical exercises on SAP ERP
Supply Chain Simulation and Case Studies
2
The course provides a simulation that allows the exploration and the exploitation of basic supply chain management practices. The simulation offers a set of rounds that show the impact of inter-functional decisions on the global performance of the supply chain. It also allows the validation of the inherent role of information sharing and the understanding of the notion of the bullwhip effect. Finally, it has the objective to confront the students to the principle of global vision in the supply chain.
From Sustainable Development to Corporate Social Responsibility
*
This module aims to enable students to develop a thorough understanding of CRS issues as well as engage in personal reflection on the topic. This will be achieved through studying cases and investigating a real multinational company case.
CGR and Diversity Management
*
At the end of the module, the students will be in the position of: Analysing how firms organize diversity, understand the processes of adaptability linked the diversity of cultural environment (micro-individual scale), develop the reflection on the individual implications or operational implications when implementing responsible management practices within organizations
Intercultural Management
*
The course aims to provide participants with a conceptual and practical understanding of the problems and challenges in the management of multinational corporations. It covers fundamental issues of global strategy and management, the traditional and emerging models of Multinational Corporations (MNCs), ongoing challenges in managing cross-border operations, the relationships between the MNC and the institutional environment and emerging topics in global strategy and management. In addition, students have to write a business proposal working in a multi-cultural team.
Be-U Personal Module
*
Be-U : My Story (18 hours), Be-U : Personal Development  (9 hours), Be-U : Develop your Self Awareness  (6 hours), Grand Oral defense: At the end of these workshops the students will be aware of their personal and profesional skills and behaviours as well as their personal motives that will be guiding their future. The students will have constructed their own profesional path and project and set up an action plan including their own commitments for next steps (internship and job finding) required by the program. The workshops complete with the Grand Oral Defence which is an exercise which takes the form of an argumentation for a job interview throughout which students must build a synthesis of the competencies/skills acquired during their career path/studies at EBP International and prove them , as well as demonstrate their motivations.
French Language for foreigners
*
If students do not hold a certificate of a 2nd language except for English, they need to do the beginners level French courses provided by KEDGE BS

Internship and Master Thesis Term | July- May (2nd year)

Courses Credit Hours
Internship for Double Masters with KEDGE *
6
Master Thesis Project -supervised by Alba
4
Be-U Report / Grand Oral defense (presentation)
*

FACULTY

The Professors

 

 

Academic Director
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Kostas Axarloglou Professor of International Business and Strategy alba profile link
Course Faculty
Associate Professor of Finance and Quantitative Methods view more
Evangelia Baralou Academic Director of the MSc in Tourism Management
Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Open University, UK view more
Director Career and Alumni office view more
Associate Professor in the Practice of Accounting view more
Kostas Tzioumis Academic Director of the MSc in Finance
Associate Professor of Finance view more
Stefanos Zarkos Associate Dean of Academic Programs, Academic Director of The Alba MBA & MSc in Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance view more

CAREER

After completing the program, participants should be able to:

  • Comprehend qualitatively and quantitatively the core areas of business.
  • Be effective decision makers, capable of solving a variety of business problems.
  • Understand Global Supply Chain Management processes, their design and methods for analysis and implementation
  • Master the tools required for strategic management and Global Supply Chain analysis
  • Learn Global Supply Chain Management Techniques and place them in a corporate context through case studies
  • Display strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Be a valuable team player in a multinational-multicultural business environment.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships Scheme

You can secure pre-approval of your scholarship, before you apply for admission to the MBA or MSc program of your choice.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for admission, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree; - Provide evidence of excellent command of the English language;
  • GMAT tests are optional unless the Academic Committee requires the applicant to take them: in any case, scores of 550 or more (GRE >155) can strengthen your application and help you secure a scholarship.

Candidates must submit:

  • The completed application form, including one recent photograph in jpeg format;
  • Two letters of recommendation in Greek or in English language.
  • Official Academic Transcripts as well as Certified copies of degrees from each undergraduate, graduate or professional degree earned;
  • Proof of competence in the English language (unless schooled in English), e.g. Proficiency or TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Three Essays, as indicated in the Application form;
  • Receipt of the non-refundable application fee's [€60] deposit

Click here to download the details for admission.

To learn more about academic policy, course credit policy, fees policy and rules for student conduct read the Academic Regulations.

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