MSc in Management of International LEan and Supply chain projects – MILES

MSc in Management of International LEan and Supply chain projects – MILES

  • Master of Science
  • Study field
  • Institution
  • Tuition fees
    22500€ (whole program)
  • Teaching language



Supply Chain Management is concerned with the global management of physical and information flows for the elaboration of products, going from raw materials and suppliers through the production and distribution system down to the ultimate customers. Lean Management deals with the continual removal of wastes in processes, with the aim of making them more efficient and responsive, thereby increasing the firm’s competitiveness. In the globalized and complex world of today, a necessary and enough condition for achieving a high level of competitiveness is by training managers to be multi-competent. This is the reason why this Master program is designed around three disciplines: Supply Chain Management, Lean Management, and Project Management. It also adopts a professional approach by incorporating four international professional certificates.

The MILES program trains young managers who want to acquire specialized and in-depth skills in Supply Chain and Lean Management to be able to manage projects, value-creation and change in a performance-driven business or research environment from a global and international perspective.

This International Master, 100 % in English, is proposed in partnership with Toulouse Business School. This is a two-year full-time program divided into four semesters: courses over 3 semesters followed by a Master Thesis semester (possibly in the context of an internship). This program is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

90% of the classes will be held on Toulouse Business School campus. About 10% of the classes will be held on the IMT Mines Albi campus, located in Albi, a city 80 kilometers from Toulouse. Commuting between the two cities is simple and will be taken care of by the schools. The city of Albi is proud to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.


The MILES degree is designed to enable students to acquire the following competences:

  1. High-level technical and management skills necessary for the management of supply chains, logistics and lean operations in the manufacturing or service industries.
  2. An advanced training in Operations Research and decision-making techniques applied to Supply Chain Management.
  3. An in-depth knowledge of industrial Systems Operations Management, production, transport and logistics in various business sectors.
  4. The ability to manage complex projects in an international environment.
  5. The opportunity to put into practice the theoretical.
  6. The opportunity to learn French and acquire some French culture.


4 semesters

Program Start


Course details

Training content

Organization of the program:

Master MILES is a full-time program of 2 years divided into four semesters: lectures, tutorials and practical work over the 3 academic semesters followed by a Master Thesis of one semester, potentially in the context of an internship. The program is composed of seven teaching blocks over the three academic semesters under the supervision of both scholars and expert practitioners.

Training program:

The program includes the preparation for 4 professional certificates (ASCM’s CPIM Part 1, PMI’s CAPM, AGILEA’s Yellow Belt in Lean-6 Sigma, and DDI’s DDP).

Fundamentals of Management:

  • Managing Internationally and Responsibly
  • The Internationalization Process
  • Materials Management (Part 1)

Supply Chain Management Part 1:

  • Materials Management (Part 2)
  • Introduction to Supply Chain
  • Basics of SCM (CPIM Part 1 certification from ASCM)
  • Sales forecasting

Supply Chain Management Part 2:

  • Principles of sourcing, procurement and purchasing    
  • Marketing Logistics
  • Distribution, Transportation, and Physical Internet
  • Reverse logistics and closed-loop Supply Chain
  • Demand-driven MRP and Critical Chain (DDP certification from DDI)

Lean Management:

  • Business process management
  • Lean-6 sigma (Yellow Belt certification from AGILEA Formation)
  • Consulting Challenge

Enterprise and Network Management:

  • Accounting and Finance Management
  • Strategy and Marketing
  • Network coordination

Project Management:

  • Basics of-project management (CAPM certification from PMI)
  • Agile project management
  • Collaborative project management

Decision Support Systems:

  • Quantitative models and simulation
  • Information systems and ERP
  • Data Sciences for Supply Chain

Personal Development:

  • Communication and team management
  • Reflective and learning diary
  • Foreign languages and European culture
  • Career Starter

MSc Thesis:

6-month Master thesis, potentially in the context of an internship

Fees & Funding

Tuition fees

The tuition fees are 22500 € for the whole program (4 semesters).

N.B. 4-year bachelor or more can also do this program in only 3 semesters. In that case, the tuition fees will be 18000 € and the intake in September.

Living costs

Average monthly living costs for a student in Toulouse is around 800€ - 1000€. The amount depends a lot on the accommodation you will choose.



For scholarship information, we recommend to check Campus Bourse.


Access condition

Admission requirements

Participants must hold a 3-year Bachelor of Science degree in any field (engineering, sciences, management, economics…). French candidates are expected to have an academic level that corresponds to the last year (L3) of French Bachelor programs.

4-year Bachelors or more can also apply to this program by skipping the first semester (MSc SCALE program).

Language requirements


  •  Mother tongue or
  •  Bachelor’s degree taught in English or
  •  English test such as TOEFL IBT 80, IELTS 6.0, TOEIC 750, Cambridge CAE.


  • No prerequisite in French, but TEF II or equivalent may be required to obtain a visa.

Required documents:

  • A copy of your passport or ID card
  • English language test (except for native speakers): TOEIC (750) or TOEFL (80), IELTS (6.0)
  • Certified academic transcripts
  • Certified copies of academic diplomas
  • Curriculum Vitae in English (max. 2 pages)
  • Short motivation letter in English

Application deadline:

  • 30th of November for students with a 3-year Bachelor
  • 30th June for students with a 4-year Bacehlor or more. 

Student Life

International Student Service

TBS and IMT Mines Albi International Student Services are committed to providing practical assistance to international full-time and exchange students in order to make their time at TBS run as smoothly as possible, and for students to make the most of their stay.  TBS and IMT Mines Albi International Student Services team strive to provide the support needed with legalities and practicalities alike, including:

  • Welcome and Orientation information
  • Student accommodation assistance
  • Visa & immigration guidance and paperwork
  • Health, doctors, and health insurance
  • Banking and student finance
  • General queries concerning life as an international student

To learn more about different types of accommodation in France, you can read this article.

Part-time jobs

If you a European national, you do not have any work restrictions in France.

If you are not a EU citizen, normally you will have a long-term student visa (VLS-TS) which allows international students to work for 960 hours over a one-year period (on average, 20 hours per week). Internships are not included in this limit.

Part-time student jobs are available in Toulouse, from bar work to babysitting, for students who speak at least a minimum of French. Announcements are put up on campus announcements boards, and it is recommended that students distribute their CVs in person to local bars and restaurants.

About School

With 5 campuses located in the heart of dynamic cities, such as Toulouse, Barcelona, Casablanca, Paris and London, and alliances with top academic institutions and multinational corporations across the globe, Toulouse Business School is able to offer a broad core curriculum of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. TBS is a member of the prestigious 1% of business schools with the “triple crown” of international accreditations: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

And after ...

Further studies

Following this Master program, students might have the possibility to go further by starting a PhD research project in France of abroad (mainly in Supply Chain, Lean or Project Management areas).  

Career prospects

This degree gives you opportunities for position as:

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Chain Planner
  • Lean Project Manager
  • Project Manager for supply chain development
  • Logistics Manager
  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Continuous Improvement Manager
  • Procurement or Purchasing Manager
  • Operations Manager

Graduate residence permit

The graduates of this program can apply for a residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" ("job search / business creation") for graduate students. This residence permit allows students to remain in France for up to one year to look for employment.

At the end of your studies, if you have obtained your diploma, you can apply for a residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" (except Algerian students). This residence permit replaces the temporary residence permit that was previously issued to graduate students ("APS Master").

This residence permit can also be requested from abroad: if you leave France at the end of your studies, you can apply for the residence permit "recherche d'emploi / création d'entreprise" at the French consulate in your home country or your country of residence within 4 years after graduation. More information:


  • Toulouse
  • Albi



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