SKEMA Business School

At home worlwide  SKEMA is a global business school, which, through its research and teaching, trains and educates talented individuals. As a student at SKEMA, you will be exposed to unforgettable experiences and will be ready for work all over the world. SKEMA’s dynamic is yours: with our programmes, you will discover, learn and be ready to live in an interconnected and multipolar world.

Top reasons to study here

  • 6 campuses worldwide: France, China, USA and Brazil
  • 120 nationalities on SKEMA’s campuses and 42,000 graduates throughout the world
  • Triple-crown accreditation: EQUIS, AACSB & AMBA

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (18)
Computer Science & IT (5)
Social Sciences (4)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)

About

History

SKEMA Business School operates from six different sites: in France (Lille, Paris La Défense and Sophia Antipolis), China (Suzhou), the USA (Raleigh, NC) and Brazil (Belo Horizonte, MG). The campuses are located in well-known science parks or business centres and offer students exceptional opportunities and career prospects. 

Education

SKEMA prepares students for the reality of today’s businesses, anticipating the careers that emerge from the combination of academic research, single or multi-site programmes and the involvement of businesses in the design and operation of programmes.

To educate and guide high-achieving students and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds in their professional and personal development so that, while respecting ethical and responsible principles and practices, they can evolve successfully in a multicultural context and in a globalized knowledge economy in organisations of any size, in any country

Research

Three academies

  • Digitalisation
  • Globalisation
  • Innovation

One institute

  • SKILS institute – SKEMA Institute for Language and Sports

Five research centres

  • FAIRR - Finance & Accounting Insights on Risk and Regulation
  • KTO - Knowledge, Technology, and Organization
  • MERCUR -Marketing, E-commerce, Retailing, Consumption and Ubiquity
  • ShaRP - Sharing Research with Pleasure
  • Strategy

Career

The SKEMA careers service helps its students to gain all the key skills necessary to succeed in today’s challenging workplace and to achieve their career goals. The careers service also develops partnerships between SKEMA and local, national and international enterprises.

All students have online access to various tools and resources on our online careers service called JobTeaser  

Employment rates for MSc programmes

  • 93% of SKEMA students are employed six months after graduation
  • 40% sign their contract before graduation 
  • 75% of our MSc students have an international role
  • 2016 graduates work in sales, finance & accounting, marketing and consulting.

Services

Student services

  • SKEMA Business School offers international students a number of special services in order to facilitate their acclimation. Student societies organise events designed to help them settle in at SKEMA or enable them to discover the area.
  • French language classes are available to SKEMA students on our French campuses only.
  • Chinese language classes are also available in Suzhou and Portuguese in Belo Horizonte.
  • An online platform called YEP gives students access to academic information from SKEMA (academic calendar, timetable, grades). Fresher’s week/orientation week, team building, intensive management seminars are all also available for SKEMA students to help them settle in to life in a new country.

Housing services

  • Accommodation services exist on all campuses. SKEMA has an online accommodation database with over 1,000 lodgings on offer. The service is reserved exclusively for SKEMA Business School students.
  • Housing guides for Raleigh, Suzhou and Belo Horizonte campuses are available for students.
  • Note that on-campus housing options are available in Raleigh and Sophia Antipolis. On other campuses, the school has partnerships with public and private residences.

Library services

Libraries available on all campuses.

ICT services

The Organisation provide IT support on all campuses.

Student Life

Campus life

USA

Raleigh, North Carolina: Located on the Centennial Campus of NC State University, close to the Research Triangle Park and its innovative companies

Brazil

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais: Set within the campus of Fundação Dom Cabral, best business school in Latin America according to the Financial Times. 

China

Suzhou: Just one hour from Shanghai, one of the most advanced centres of technology across the globe. It is home to 118 of the top 500 companies

France

  • Lille, the hub of Europe
  • Paris, the “City of Lights“
  • Sophia Antipolis, at the heart of the French Riviera

Student clubs

  • At SKEMA, you will be able to enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of over 65 different student societies and clubs which are funded by SKEMA, the Student Union and sponsors. The different domains are: art & culture, communication, business, environment, humanitarian, hi-tech, sport, student life and international.
  • Members of these societies and clubs take on real responsibility which is often transferable and relevant to their careers.
  • On the Raleigh campus, students can join more than 550 student societies thanks to our partnership with North Carolina State University.

Accreditation

SKEMA belongs to the elite group of the one per cent of triple accredited schools and universities in the world with Equis, AACSB and AMBA accreditations.

French state recognition

  • The Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE) 
  • EESPIG label
  • RNCP (National register of professional qualifications)

American recognition by the state of North Carolina

International Professional recognition

  • Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA Institute)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • CIA (Certification in Internal Audit)
Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) of the Project Management Institute (PMI®)

Student Reviews

Large variety of learning paths
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am currently a first year Master’s student of Management at SKEMA Business School Paris. I am enjoying my time with the inspiring professor and studying in a multicultural environment. Those experiences have helped me to access valuable resources that attract the recruiters when looking at my resume

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great opportunities to study abroad and improve English.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Live in the center of the city.