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Global Supply Chain Management

Jean-François Cordeau
Academic Advisor

Global supply chain management combines the functions of product procurement, production, warehousing and distribution, from raw material suppliers to consumers. Its importance to the economy is significant: various studies have shown that transportation alone accounts for more than 10% of a product’s cost.

As globalization continues to affect markets and supply sources, particularly in countries where the cost of production is low, the international nature of supply chains plays an important role in a company's success. Relying simultaneously on operations management, operational research and international business, logistics also makes use of marketing and information technologies.

The M.Sc. in Global supply chain management provides future managers with a holistic vision of the various components of international logistics, as well as in-depth knowledge of the main decision-making tools used in this field. Graduates work as logistics specialists for large manufacturing, distribution and retail businesses, or as analysts for consulting and logistics services firms.

Note: The structure presented below is offered in English - thesis stream only 
         This option is also offered in French - International Logistics

Structure 2014-2015

Compulsory course of the program

Specialization courses

Minimum 15 credits, maximum 18 credits

Block 2

Minimum 6 credits, maximum 9 credits

Complementary course

Minimum 0 credit, maximum 3 credits


Choose one 3-credit course among the courses offered in:

  • The M.Sc. program
  • The Ph.D. program

However, you can take up to 3 Master's program course credits from another university. This choice has to be approved by the academic supervisor.


Other compulsory activities

24 crédits

Preparatory course

3 crédits

Undergraduate courses may be imposed by the Academic Supervisor if prior learning does not meet option requirements.

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