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European Institute of Purchasing Management (EIPM)

The European Institute of Purchasing Management (E.I.P.M) is to become the European Centre for Research, Networking, Education and Action training in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. EIPM is widely recognized as the Europe's leading Centre in Purchasing Education, Training and Research.

Master's Programmes



EIPM was created in December 1990 by top leading companies - Alcatel, Aérospatiale, Amae, Bull, Cerestar (Ferruzzi), Herberts (Hoechst), Nokia, Pechiney, Philips, Renault - and sponsored by the European Commission, the Rhône Alpes Region and the Haute Savoie department to create an European Executive Education and Training Center in Purchasing Education.


Today through its different programmes, the EIPM trains and educates each year more than 4000 purchasing professionals worldwide in 9 different languages in Europe and through its branches in partnership.

EIPM was the first to:

  • Offer an Executive MBA that recognised the strategic dimension of the Purchasing function
  • Develop tools for professionals based on applied research
  • Establish a shared vision across Europe for the Purchasing function
  • Coin the phrase ‘Upstream Purchasing Strategy’
  • Respond to the needs of the professions by providing worldwide training solutions
  • Offer a European staged certification programme for purchasing professionals.


The EIPM created a simple, systematic process to develop new contents. It builds on regular exchanges with the corporate community through small and large events. Findings are cascaded on the different EIPM education and training programmes.

The results of those applied researches have enabled the EIPM to develop:

  • The EIPM Talent Assessment Tool.
  • The Assessment of the Procurement Organisation (based on the EFQM framework)
  • The EIPM Journal of Supply Excellence

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Housing services

The Hotel Best Western Porte Sud de Genève Archamps welcomes you in the heart of Archamps, at the entrance of Geneva. The hotel was built in 2003 and is easy to reach from the A40 motorway exit.

Library services

Our Geneva campus offers everything you would expect from a world class educational institute, including comprehensively equipped training and conference rooms, an auditorium, high speed Internet access and la library

Student Life

Campus life

EIPM is strategically situated on the French Geneva Campus in Archamps (Haute-Savoie, France), close to downtown Geneva, and its international airport.

With world famous attractions including a magnificent lakefront, Saint- Peters Cathedral, the Reformation Wall and the United Nations Building, Geneva is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. It is also one of the most commercially important at the centre of a highly sophisticated nation that is home of the worlds largest financial institutions and the European headquarters of many famous organizations.

Situated at the foot of the Alps, the campus is located in one of the most beautiful landscapes of Europe.


  • Trophy of "The Global companies Purchasing and Supply Management Strategies leading to sustainable SME’s development” awarded by CDAF
  • Purchasing Trophy 2009: victory for AXA and EIPM in the category “Evaluation and development of purchasing performance” awarded by CIPS
  • Award of the Best Assessment Tool of the Year awarded given by CDAF