MAI - MSc in Purchasing & Innovation Management

Innovation capture has become the key

Short Track

Admission level :
International Bachelor's degree - 4 years
Duration :
3 academic semesters
Degree :
Master of Science
Campus :
Bordeaux
Format :
Full time
Language :
English

Specialisation course

Duration :
3 academic semesters
CURSUS

SEMESTER 1 & 2

PURCHASING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Module 1: After many years being considered as a simple support function, Purchasing and Procurement has become highly strategic. It will look at all areas of industry a business, and analyze the goods component ingredients and services which are purchased by these different sectors. The module will look at the many changes which have occurred in Purchasing and Procurement and the rapidly changing role of Purchasing professionals.

Module 2: This module will look at the ways and means to bring about change to organization. It will focus particularly on examples in Purchasing and Procurement and will highlight the skills and competencies which are pre‐requisite for bringing about change in companies and organizations.

Module 3: This module will focus on the different aspects of Purchasing and Procurement which necessitate clear vision leadership and management. This module will also enable the student to start to identify how he/she will be able to develop the skills that will enable him/her to play a role in tomorrow's Purchasing organization.

PURCHASING VALUE CREATION AND VISION

Module 1: We are in rapidly changing economic environment. This module will look at the multi‐nationals companies which figure today in the top 300 multi‐nationals world‐wide. It will study their
products, their development, their competition, their recent strategic changes, their last 5 years performance and determine where these companies are aiming to grow their respective business.

Module 2: This module will look at the way the world is changing from a geographical, financial and resources point of view. It will study the geo‐political impact on world business and the challenges that these changes offer to multi‐national today. It will look at growth potential in emerging market. It will also look at new and potential investment market. It will look at the direct impact on Purchasing strategy on multinational.

Module 3: This module focuses on the changing relationships between a company and his strategic suppliers. It will look at how companies are linking strategic Purchasing directly with sustainable performance. It will compare the older down‐stream model of Purchasing with what has now become upstream Sourcing and Purchasing. It will also look at the changing role of the Purchasing professional both within the company working with internal prescribers and externally with  strategic suppliers.

PURCHASING PROCESSES AND TOOLS

Module 1: This module will focus on the financial aspect of the day‐to‐day running of a company. It will give details insight of financial information and ratios which will enable the student to analyze the on‐going performance of a company in an international context. It will allow students to analyze the financial elements and risks involved in doing business across borders.

Module 2: This module will cover the best‐in‐class tools and techniques which are being used in Purchasing and Procurement today.

Module 3: The module will look at not only the type of tools being used but more importantly how the tools are implementing and how we can insure that the tools are used efficiently on an everyday basis. When can they be used? Managing the implementation of tools.

Module 4: The module will focus on the implementation and application of Purchasing tools in the work‐place. It will cover the application of Purchasing tools and processes both in production Purchasing and non‐production Purchasing. The module will look at the vital performance indicators which enable Purchasing to be driven forward efficiently and professionally in a multi‐site environment.

INNOVATION AND ENVIRONMENT

Module 1: This module will look at how new products are designed and developed. The module will look at the importance of product change and innovation especially in the FMCG (Fast moving
consumer goods) sectors. It will look at the roles of the NPD (New product development) team from idea through to proto‐type, sample and product launch. The module will focus on the growing
role of strategic suppliers in enabling innovation capture and improving speed‐to‐market.

Module 2: This module will look at how new products are designed and developed, but more especially with regard to respecting the environment. The module will look at how companies integrate all social aspects when sourcing in new emerging markets and geographical zones with less social regulation. The module will also focus on all aspects of CSR in purchasing and procurement today.

SEMESTER 3

OPEN SOURCE SEMINAR

  • Doing Business in Emerged and Emerging markets
  • SAP ERP Software
  • Open Innovation
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Crisis Management
  • Excellence, Luxury and "Made in"
  • Storytelling and video
  • French Touch Tour
  • Management: Liberated companies with increased responsibility

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP

THESIS

Long Track

Admission level :
Bachelor's degree - 3 years
Duration :
5 academic semesters
Degree :
Master of Science
Campus :
Bordeaux
Format :
Full time
Language :
English

Pathway course

Format :
Full time
Duration :
2 academic semesters
Campus :
Bordeaux
Admission level :
Bachelor's degree - 3 years
SEMESTER 1

 

Manager skills 

  • Introduction to business management (Fast Track for Non-Managers)
  • Fundamental of management
  • Project management
  • Performance management
  • Soft Skills & personal development
  • Toolbox (crossknowledge)
  • Online options of your choice   
        - Human resources
        - Finance management
        - Complexity management
  • Languages : English / French as a foreign language

 

Expert skills 

International Purchasing & Innovation Management:

  • Marketing
  • Purchasing management
  • Purchasing spectrum

 

SEMESTER 2

 

Innovative entrepreneur skills  

  • Design thinking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovative business model
  • Innovation financing
  • Management of innovative organisations

 

Corporate Project 

A 5 month consultancy assignment on a real and current business issue of a company. Corporate Projects enable participants to gain valuable hands-on experience of business conduct and strategy and deal with the practical complexities of decision making processes. Students are guided by their KEDGE tutor throughout the project. The assignment is done in groups of 4 to 5 students. A combination of collective and individual work. Final presentation in front of the corporate and KEDGE tutors.

INTERNSHIP IN FRANCE OR ABROAD

Specialisation course

Format :
Full time
Duration :
3 academic semesters
Campus :
Bordeaux
Admission level :
International Bachelor's degree - 4 years
COURSES

SEMESTER 1 & 2

 

PURCHASING MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

This module studies the ways and means to bring changes in organizations. It focuses particularly on case studies in purchasing and procurement.

 

PURCHASING VALUE CREATION AND VISION

This module targets the geopolitical impact on world business that these changes offer to worldwide companies today.

 

PURCHASING PROCESSES AND TOOLS

This module covers the best in class tools and techniques which are being used in purchasing and procurement nowadays.

 

INNOVATION AND ENVIRONMENT

This module focuses on the increasing role of strategic suppliers in enabling innovation capture and improving speed to market. It also covers all aspects of CSR in purchasing and procurement today.

 

SEMESTER 3

 

KEDGE ABILITY CERTIFICATE

Depending on your project you could be eligible to one of these certificates:

  • Open innovation challenge
  • Leadership & Management
  • SAP
  • Doing Business in Emerged and Emerging Markets

 

INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP

 

THESIS

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