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SKEMA Business School

Lille, France


International Business, Accounting, Supply Chain Management

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

Founded in 2009, SKEMA Business School is a private higher education and research institution in France. The institution emerged from the merger of the Ceram Business School in Sophia Antipolis and the Ecole SupĂ©rieure de Commerce in Lille. The merger was announced on June 30, 2009, and they now form a single non-profit organisation approved by their respective governing bodies (the General Assembly of the CĂ´te d'Azur Chamber of Commerce and the Board of  ESC Lille). The name of the new school, SKEMA, derives from the Greek skhĂŞma (shape, figure, formation of an object), which in Latin means scheme. It also means the initials of "School of Economics and Knowledge Management". It has accreditation with the Conference des Grandes Ecoles (CGE) and the Chinese Ministry of Education. It comes under the 40 global institutions to be recognized by the Global Accreditation Centre (GAC). It has affiliations with the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and Association of MBAs (AMBA). The school is also associated with the University of Lille and Mines ParisTech. It is ranked at #21 in the world in Masters in Management or Grande Ecole Program according to QS 2022 and at #6 among the French Schools in Masters in Management or Grande Ecole Program according to QS 2022.

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

The school has spread its campus across 9 locations in 7 countries. Campuses are located in France, Brazil, China, USA, South Africa. It has two international offices in Canada and India. The campuses are mainly located in shopping malls and technology parks. This creates a strong connection between applicants and the economic environment. The academic structure of the institution comprises three academies (Digitization Academy, Innovation Academy and Globalisation Academy) as well as a sports and language institute. The school offers two undergraduate courses including Business Administration in International Business and Global Management. It offers 19 Master of Science degrees. The school also offers four PhD programs, Executive MBA programs and a postgraduate Management program. In addition, the institution offers two short programs in Paris during the summer months to give students the opportunity to improve their skills and enhance their employability. The school offers programs like Business, Data Science and Analytics, Digital Marketing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Event Management, Fashion Design, Tourism and Hospitality

Accomplishments and Alumni

It has partnerships with more than 100 leading universities around the world and facilitates student and faculty exchange programs to enhance learning and research. The institution maintains alliances with 2,500 companies and organisations that offer internships and job opportunities to students. The SKEMA Business School Student Association manages more than 70 clubs representing diverse academic and recreational interests such as dance, theatre, arts, culture, business, environment, music, games, debate and sports. The institution has an extensive alumni network of 45,000 graduates worldwide. Some notable names on the list are Prince Joel David Makonnen (businessman, philanthropist and lawyer), Jean-Philippe Courtois (President of Microsoft Global Sales), Louis Robert Paul Ducruet (Director of MONADECO Co-Director).

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The institution is a racially and ethnically diverse community of 8,500 students and 160 faculty from more than 120 countries around the world. Around 2,975 international students are currently studying at the institution, representing 35% of the entire student body. We have a careers centre (called Talent and Careers) that helps students find and apply for internships. This service provides around ten thousand job offers to SKEMA students every year. If you want to do an internship in France, you need an internship agreement issued by SKEMA Business School. SKEMA Business School offers a wide range of electives and degree programs on international campuses. The individual attention, the 6-21 months of professional experience during the Grande Ecole program and the varied student life make it one of the most sought-after institutes to study in France. Chanel, Coca-Cola, Accenture, Dassault Systems, Expedia Inc, BNP Paribas, Orange, Oracle, Capgemini, L'OrĂ©al, and Samsung are some of the recruiting companies for the school. 

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