Micro Master's Degree in Procurement and Supply Management

Level 7 is equivalent to Master's leveL

This unit aims to develop learners’ understanding, knowledge and skills of sustainable operations management, including critical elements of sustainability and their importance to businesses, the business drivers and barriers affecting the move towards sustainability, the different practices across the supply chain that can be worked upon to improve sustainability as well as the performance measures and the business impact of sustainability. A variety of different sectors are explored.

Level 7 is equivalent to Master’s level and could transfer 20 credits and total tuition fees to Master programs of Paris-U.

Programs in details

Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand critical concepts and issues in logistics. 

  • 1.1 Analyse current issues in logistics and their relevance and effects on organisations. 
  • 1.2 Evaluate the benefits of having an effective logistics management system in an organisation.

2. Understand the different modes of transport and their underlying operational and economic characteristics. 

  • 2.1 Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the different modes of transportation. 
  • 2.2 Critically analyse the underlying operations and cost of the different modes of transportation. 
  • 2.3 Discuss factors affecting the selection of specified modes/s of transport in an organisation. 
  • 2.4 Explain the infrastructure/facilities associated with each of the transport modes. 

3. Understand the regulatory aspects, procedures, and practices with international processes. 

  • 3.1 Critically evaluate export and import regulations, including customs procedures and tariffs in importing and exporting goods. 
  • 3.2 Analyse how tariffs and duties affect the prices of imported/exported goods.

4. Understand strategic and operational aspects of warehouse management. 

  • 4.1 Evaluate strategic aspects, incl. Warehouse location, capacity, design/layout, storage racks selection and extent of automation (about material handling equipment) 
  • 4.2 Analyse operational issues in receiving, order picking, storage, and despatch, including the Relevance of technological solutions. 
  • 4.3 Explain the multi-level product packaging choices and their relevance to efficient warehousing and transportation.


  • Logistics importance/relevance, definition, logistics trends, logistics strategies – cost and service aspects, logistics considerations based on nature of product and product characteristics, logistics integration with other functions, key logistics stakeholders (shippers, carriers, freight forwarders, government) and their roles, different kinds of logistics networks, logistics risk and their management, logistics performance measures and information/information technology perspectives in logistics.
  • Road, air, sea and intermodal freight: each’s applicability, advantages, disadvantages, operating characteristics, key stakeholders, factors affecting cost and pricing, shipper and carrier perspectives, details of the infrastructure involved and operations (ports, rail interchanges, airports), outsourcing of transportation (3PL and 4PL), role of Transportation management system.
  • Incoterms and contractual obligations with international shipping; customs tariffs, processes, procedures and insurance; import, export bonding procedures, freight forwarding contracts of carriage, documentation, and certification; International trade facilitation, treaties, finance and settlement.
  • Different warehouse types based on usage, centre of gravity and qualitative considerations in warehouse location, warehouse capacity – economy of scale issues, seasonality issues, sharing/outsourcing, L, I and U shape warehouse designs and their appropriateness, different storage rack choices and their advantages and disadvantages and when to use, different kinds of material handling equipment (manual and automated) and when to use each.
  • Operational processes (information and product-related) associated with each of the receiving, storage, order picking and assembly and despatch stages, techniques to decide the optimum location of items (static/dynamic hold), the importance of order picking and order picking approaches/rules, technology-enabled order picking solutions (voice picking and pick to light solutions), warehouse performance measures, use/relevance of warehouse management systems, robotisation of warehouses and warehouse improvement approaches.
  • Importance of packaging for logistics, primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging and their relevance, packaging optimisation regarding storage, transportation, material handling, packaging cost and damages, packaging options (pallets, containers), and sustainable packaging.

Indicative reading list 

  • Bowersox, D., Closs, D. and Cooper, M.B. (2019). Supply Chain Logistics Management. 5th Edition, McGraw-Hill. 
  • Rushton, A., Croucher, P. and Baker, P. (2017). The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management. 6th Edition, Kogan Page 
  • Harrison, A., Skipworth, H., Van-Hoek, R. and Aitken, J. (2019). Logistics Management and Strategy: Competing Through the Supply Chain. 6th Edition, Pearson. 
  • Coyle, J., Langley, C. Novack, R. and Gibson, B. (2016) Supply Chain Management: A Global Logistics Perspective. 10th Edition, South-Western College Pub 
  • Mangan, J. and Lalwani, C. L. (2016). Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 3rd Edition, John Wiley & Sons. 

Entry requirements

To enroll in the Micro Master program, the learner must possess:

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or achieved a Level 6 Diploma according to the European Qualifications
  • For a non-global accredited university degree, The learner should have followed the Accreditation of Prior Experimental Learning for Qualification (APELQ) policy of Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U). 
  • Learners must be over 21 years old.

Université Libérale de Paris reserves the highest decision-making power for admission whether to accept or not accept after a specific review of each candidate’s profile to ensure they can comprehend and gain benefits when participating. For the fake university or diploma mills, SIMI shall not be accepted.

English language requirements

If a learner is not from a predominantly English-speaking country, proof of English language proficiency must be provided.

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2 or equivalent
  • Or A minimum TOEFL score of 101 or IELTS 6.5; Reading and Writing must be at 6.5 or equivalent.

After graduating from Micro Master programs, students receive all certified documents from Université Libérale de Paris.

Certified Documents:

  • e-Certificate from Université Libérale de Paris. 
  • Hard copy certificate from Université Libérale de Paris
  • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning for Qualification (APELQ) certified from Paris-U for credit and tuition fee transfer
  • Certification & Recognition certified from Paris-U

Because the program is accredited and recognized, students can easily use permitted in the working environment and have many opportunities for career advancement. In addition, if you want to study for a university degree, students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the program Paris-U.

Université Libérale de Paris’s Micro Master Degree means:

Paris-U Micro Master Degree is certified at the master level and is equivalent to:

  • Level 7 Certificate of Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) of the UK
  • Level 10 certificate of Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  • Level 7 Certificate of Credit and Qualifications Framework (CQFW)
  • Level 7 certificate of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
  • Level 9 certificates of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
  • Level 7 certificate of ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)
  • Level 9 certificate of the African Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF)

Students can convert all credits and the full tuition fee when participating in the Paris-U academic programs if they want to study for an academic degree.

Credits transfer:

Learners can accumulate 20 credits from the Micro Master program when participating in the Master of Arts in Education Management and Innovation Pedagogy (MAEMIP) of Paris-U. Please see the credit transfer policy HERE

Tuition fee transfer:

When participating in the MAEMIP program, students who have graduated from the Micro Master program will receive a discount equivalent to short courses tuition fee for being certified. Please see the tuition fee transfer HERE.

[APEL.Q] – Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) for Award of Academic Qualifications (Q) is the award of academic qualifications to individual learners through the evaluation and assessment of prior experiential learning towards fully accredited programmes offered by Paris-U. A degree with [APEL.Q] pathway is granted on the basis of the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired through formal, informal, or non-formal learning.

As a crucial component of Liberal Education, Paris-U is the first university in the world to fully implement the APEL.Q approach to acknowledge experience and knowledge. Assist students in becoming rapidly recognized and entering the labor market.

Short Courses Certified programs are completely approved and recognized, according to the same rigorous standards as academic degree programs. Learners might include this qualification in their portfolios when submitting for the APEL.Q examination.

Please note that, the APEL.Q process will lead to only the MLSCM degree of Paris-U, not a dual degree. For more information, read more HERE

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) Certified program is not-for-profit, so the tuition fees are fully supported by Paris-U’s partners. Université Libérale de Paris reserves the right not to accept more students if the number exceeds the quotas.

Apply Policy:

  • To participate in Paris-U’s Short courses program, students need to meet the entry criteria corresponding to each level. Please see the “Entry” tab for more details.
  • Paris-U will only accept applicants if their entry qualifications are from diploma mill universities or schools/universities that are accredited.
  • For Level 7 short courses programs, if an entry bachelor is unavailable, students must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the relevant field. Please note that a bachelor’s degree is required for the Master’s program at Paris-U, so you could take the Micro Master program but could not move to the Master’s program at Paris-U.
  • English is not a mandatory entry requirement for short course programs, but candidates must ensure that English is used in reading documents, listening to lectures, and doing assignments. Candidates should note that English is mandatory when switching to an academic program at Paris-U.

Apply Process:

  1.  Choose the program that suits your requirements. Note that applicants without a university degree will not be able to participate in the program at Level 7, and applicants without a Master’s degree will not be able to participate in the program at Level 8.
  2. Email your application to support@paris-u.fr with all the required documents. You could download the application form here.
  3. Our admission department will reach out to you and guide you through further processes if the registration documents need to be supplemented.
  4. Université Libérale de Paris will issue the Letter of Acceptant (LOA). You will proceed to the next steps according to the instructions and pay the tuition fee.
  5. Université Libérale de Paris will issue a student confirmation letter, login account to the e-learning system and related documents.
  6. You have become an official Paris-U student and enjoy your study journey.

The Short Courses Certified program is a fully online program. You can study anytime, anywhere. The final exam will be uploaded to the system and marked by the academic panel of Paris-U. Students must submit assignments on time. Otherwise, the student is considered not to continue the program.

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Tuition fees

Tuition policies are in keeping with the provisions of the Paris-U policy and are subject to change without notice. In some cases, Paris-U offers a variety of Scholarships for International Students. 

Level 7 short courses certificate & e-certificate
Hard copy certificate & APEL.Q documents
Transfer to Paris-U Degree

Université Libérale de Paris

Université Libérale de Paris (Paris-U) offers higher education programmes in English only and that are different from the French National Curricula and Programmes leading to French Government accredited university qualifications, which falls under the French Public Higher Education sector.

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