SKEMA was founded in 2009 as a result of the merger between the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Lille and CERAM Business School, Sophia Antipolis. The Lille school had been founded in 1892 and CERAM in 1963.
SKEMA is a community devoted to learning and the creation and transmission of management knowledge and practice. Since its inception, SKEMA has become a global school with a multi-campus structure and a large portfolio of programmes taught in English and in French. These range from undergraduate level to continuing education and are aligned with the Bologna higher education norms (Licence, Master, Doctorate).
Preparing our students for their future career as competent and responsible professionals is an overarching aspect of our mission. We aim to ensure that our research activities are shared with our students as early and as thoroughly as possible to enable them to benefit from the insights and knowledge generated by our faculty. Our programmes develop research awareness and skills from entry level up to the PhD programmes.
Our careers service provide support for students across all programmes and all countries in finding a job.
This support is structured around the following aspects:
Assistance in writing a CV, matching skills and strengths to employer needs when drafting the cover letter and during the interview pitch, mastering professional skills in different situations and different countries
Understanding the range of careers associated with each programme, in order to transfer a personal interest for a subject into a true career plan, and use any network, including the alumni network for this purpose.
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SKEMA Business School accompanies its future and current students in their accommodation search via its Housing Service, accessible:
via our housing guide
via the Welcome Pack (ID sent by e-mail by the school following the declaration of admission) for newly enrolled students
via the YEP (Your Education portal) for continuing students
Via our housing platform to get access to various offers
The Organisation provide IT support on all campuses.
Our campuses are situated in science hubs or recognised business centres where vital synergies among companies develop innovation and create the techniques of the future. SKEMA campuses all have the same objectives: to offer students multicultural exposure combining academic life with international professional experience.
So far, SKEMA Business School has six campuses: Lille (France), Paris la Défense (France), Sophia Antipolis (France), Suzhou (Jiangsu - China), Raleigh (North Carolina - USA), Belo Horizonte (Mina Gerais - Brazil).
Our campuses in France have over 65 student societies and clubs. Enrolling in one of these students societies will help you take part in campus life throughout your time here. Some of the clubs’ objectives are to bring students some managerial skills and to practise the subjects studied in classes.
You will discover that being a student at SKEMA is a very rich experience.
My experience at SKEMA wasn’t that good. Being an international student with normal English skills it happened to be hard to follow some professors, especially French teachers speaking Fre-english with a very bad accent. This + the remote studies made hard to follow. The master is composed of too many courses, some lasting just 4 days (12 hours) where the notions are so...
Good teaching modules, broad work opportunities for student and available lecturer for deep courses understanding
Excellent Teaching for International learners and a good placement. Student excels, both in groups and individually, are abundant and demanding, forcing you to step outside of your comfort zone and develop your skills and attitude.
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