PGE 3A - International and European Business (IEB)
Principles of International Management
Supply chain management
Contact hours
20 H
Number of spots
Open to visitors

Pedagogical contribution of the course to the program

LEARNING GOAL 1 : Students will master state-of-the-art knowledge and tools in management fields in general, as well as in areas specific to the specialized field of management.

Students will identify a business organization’s operational and managerial challenges in a complex and evolving environment.
Students will understand state-of-the-art management concepts and tools and use them appropriately.
LEARNING GOAL 2 : Students will develop advanced-level managerial skills.
Students will work collaboratively in a team.
Students will participate in a decision-making process in a critical way.
Students will communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, in a business context.
LEARNING GOAL 3 : Students will demonstrate their understanding of practices reflecting ethical, diversity and sustainable development values in business organizations.
Students will identify and analyze issues relating to diversity, ethics and sustainable development in their business context.
LEARNING GOAL 4: Students will study and work effectively in a multicultural and international environment.
Students will analyze business organizations and problems in a multicultural and international environment


This course aims to help students mastering the principles and strategies in Supply Chain Management, especially in an international business context. After learning this course, students are supposed to understand the importance of supply chain management to a company that holds international supply chains or facing an international market. Furthermore, students are supposed to be capable to analyze the challenges and difficulties related to supply chain issues and give proposition of solutions.

Teaching methods


- Lectures
- Tutorials

In group

- Oral presentations


- Discussions/debates


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Learning objectives

Cognitive domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 1) Identify key problems in the supply chain management in a local and in an international environment
  • - (level 2) discuss the challenges and demand in the management of supply chain
  • - (level 2) elaborate an option on a specific subject - based on several elements
  • - (level 4) compare several methodology to deal with a subject (reading of academic article)

Affective domain

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
  • - (level 3) Work in team to analyse a complicated business situation


After a first session defining what Supply Chain Management is, we will go through several issues related to supply chains. Each session will tackle one specific supply chain, such as: - Retailing distribution, - RFID & fashion logistics - Outsourcing & logistics service providers, Warning: For each session, students present one academic article - which is then discussed by the entire class. So, active participation is crucial and a good English level is a must (to be able to understand and communicate in English - both written and oral)

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Knowledge in / Key concepts to master

Reading, speaking and writing in English - the class is based on the reading of academic journals - which are presented and then discussed in class. Basic understanding of international business

Teaching material

Mandatory tools for the course

- Computer

Documents in all formats

- Other : academic articles

Moodle platform

- Upload of class documents
- Interface to submit coursework
- Assessments


- Pack Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

Additional electronic platforms

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Recommended reading

Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management: Understanding the Supply Chain / Alan Rushton, Phil Croucher, Peter Baker, London: Kogan Page, 2017 Global logistics: new directions in supply chain management", edited by Donald Waters and Stephen Rinsler, Kogan Page, 2014

No reading material has been provided.

EM Research: Be sure to mobilize at least one resource

Textbooks, case studies, translated material, etc. can be entered


List of assessment methods

Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 1Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : during class sessions
Oral (40 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 30 %
Details : Presentation and analyse of an academic article to be then discussed in class. Group work.
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.1, LO2.2
Intermediate assessment / continuous assessment 2Other (date, pop quiz, etc.) : 3days after the presentation
Written (1 Min.) / Group / English / Weight : 10 %
Details : Each group of students also provide a "reading sheet" of their presented article. this reading sheet helps the entire class for the exam.
This evaluation is used to measure LO1.2
Final evaluationLast class
Written (90 Min.) / Individual / English / Weight : 60 %
Details : Final written examen - students are invited to reflect on current issues in SCM based on the content discovered in class (academic articles)
This evaluation is used to measure LO2.2, LO4.2
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