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Skema Business School Lille

23rd worldwide (and 6th among the French schools represented)
Address: Campus de Lille, Avenue Willy Brandt, 59777 Euralille, France

Description Skema Business School Lille

As a result of the merger of the two well-known French schools CERAM Business School and Group ESC Lille, SKEMA Business School started its work in 2009: today it is considered the largest in France by the number of students (6,700 people) and the second by the number of teachers (166 specialists) . The general structure of the business school today includes three French campuses (in Lille, Paris and Sofia-Antipolis), as well as branches in the US, Morocco and China, new ones are planned in India and Brazil - this enables students to gain valuable experience in international cooperation and Internship directly during training. Many programs assume an independent choice of campus or even training in several during the study period. In addition SKEMA cooperates with more than 40 universities around the world (for example, INSEAD Business School, Durham University, Copenhagen Business School) and provides an opportunity to study on 12 combined (partner) programs.

The quality of teaching and the relevance of the programs are also confirmed by the composition of the Board of Trustees, which consists almost entirely of SKEMA graduates:

  • Microsoft International President
  • Managing Director Capgemini (consulting)
  • IBM France Vice President and other business leaders.

Practical orientation and relevance of teaching in SKEMA is its main competitive advantage. All campuses work together with large business centers, financial institutions and technology parks, which gives students the opportunity to constantly practice their theoretical knowledge and skills.

The highest level of research and scientific work is another feature of SKEMA. Since 2010, the school has written more than 351 publications and works, employs more than 70 CNRS specialists, which in turn is the leading national research center.

SKEMA actively cooperates not only with universities, but also with international companies and corporations:

  • Dell
  • Calvin Klein
  • ]
  • Procter & amp; Gamble
  • Microsoft
  • Ford
  • Ferrero
  • And also the Chamber of Commerce of the French Riviera.

Masters students get the opportunity to undergo internships and valuable work practices - an ideal chance to hone their skills, establish useful business contacts, get a job offer.

Approximately 35% of students are representatives of more than 100 world nationalities and states (the percentage of teachers in this category is even slightly higher - about 40%). Each student has a personal tutor who can be contacted with any question for support and assistance.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Skema Business School Lille

Program name
from 4 900 € / semester


All Master's courses SKEMA Lille are conducted in English. Beginning of training is usually possible twice a year: the main stream begins to be engaged in the fall semester (from September), other students are connected in January (spring semester).

On the campus in Lille the following specialties are offered:

  • Marketing: MSc in Marketing, International Marketing & Business Development (duration - 12 months)
  • Management: Supply Chain Management & Purchasing (duration - 12 months) and Master in Management (Grande Ecole program)
  • Management: ME, MSc - Engineering Management. This is a double degree - the program is conducted jointly with the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC): the first year students are enrolled on the Sizhou campus, and the second can be held in Lille
  • Management: Project and Program Management & Business Development (duration 14-16 months). In Lille, this program is only available to students who have started their studies since September.
  • Finance, marketing and corporate law. According to these directions, SKEMA students are offered a one-year master's degree course (only for students who have already received a bachelor's degree). A one-year course can narrow the specialization of a student or provide him with dual qualifications in accordance with the requirements of the employer. The program is taught entirely in French.

Master's courses are also available in the following specialties:

  • Audit control
  • Information systems and consulting
  • Financial and management control
  • Human Resource Management, Human Resources
  • Knowledge Economy, Innovation and Responsible Governance
  • Strategic management of projects and programs
  • Procurement and supply chain management.

The cost of the master's course in SKEMA can range from 4,900 € to 6,250 € per semester (semester) depending on the chosen specialty - you can check with your manager for details.

Bachelor's program

The following popular professions are offered to students of bachelor's programs:

  • International Management and Management (Global Managenet)
  • International Business.

The directions within the indicated specialties can be different - we indicate only the most popular among students:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovative management
  • Integrated Project Management
  • Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management
  • Management of risks
  • Finance and Banking
  • Tourist business and hospitality technology.

The cost of studying at the bachelor's courses is:

  • 9750 € / academic year
  • Year of study at the partner university = tuition fee for the selected university for the year + 1050 €.

A registration fee of 60 € is paid separately.

from 32 000 € / year


The MBA program (Masters of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration) is taught entirely in English. This training for professionals who want to be in demand, skilled, highly paid managers - an MBA diploma (especially from such a prestigious school as SKEMA) actually serves as a pass to the world of big business.

Students of the program develop such skills and abilities as:

  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Initiative and responsibility
  • Flexibility of thinking and approach to non-standard situations
  • Ability to correctly analyze and present the results of work, monitor its effectiveness
  • Cost management and financial analytics
  • Project management
  • Management of risks
  • Strengthening strategic and management skills
  • In-depth understanding of the global economy
  • Introduction of various management methods in global environments
  • Leadership skills.

The cost of the MBA program is 32000 €.

Diploma programs

Executive Education programs at SKEMA School are represented by a wide range: not only the usual bachelor's, master's, doctoral and MBA programs, but also a variety of short-term courses - further training, obtaining a certificate or diploma of higher education.

All programs are regularly updated and modernized to best meet the requirements of the modern world and employers of the international community. It is an ideal choice for skilled professional managers who want to keep their hands on the pulse of time.

Graduate programs (higher education) in the SKEMA Lille school are presented in the following areas:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovative management
  • Integrated Project Management
  • Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management
  • Management of risks
  • Finance and Banking
  • Tourist business and hospitality technology.
from 25 000 € / 2 years

Doctoral studies

The SKEMA Lille high school offers students who have already received a bachelor's and master's degree, to obtain a doctorate in a chosen specialty (PhD degree). The following directions are suggested:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Management: knowledge, technology and organization of processes (Knowledge Technology & Organization (KTO))
  • Project and program management
  • Business Administration (Digital BA).

The doctoral degree in general terms is similar to the Russian term "candidate of science". Training at this stage provides a deep theoretical study of the problem and tasks, active research and scientific activity - and the directions available in the business school automatically indicate a broad opportunity for practical testing of knowledge.

The duration of the course is 2 academic years, the cost = 25000 €.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Audit and control, banking, Business Administration, business analytics, Consulting, Corporate finance, corporate law, DBA in Project and Programme Management, Entrepreneurship, ESDHEM - Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Law, finance, financial management, Information Systems, Innovative management, international Business, International marketing, management, Management management, marketing, Marketing and business development, Master in Management, Grande Ecole programme, MSc Corporate Financial Management, MSc International Marketing & Business Development​, MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development, MSc Supply Chain Management & Purchasing, personnel Management, PhD in Finance & Accounting, Procurement and supply management, program management, Project management, Risk management, Specialised master Corporate Fiscal Management, Specialised master in Auditing, Management Accounting & Information Systems, Specialised master in Direct Marketing and E-Business, Specialised master in Supply Chain Management & Purchasing, Strategic management


  • Takes 57th place among the world's business schools (according to Financial Times)
  • Master in Management, Grande Ecole Program takes 2nd place in France according to LeMOCI-2015 rating (7th place according to Le Parisien-2014, SMBG-2014-2015), as well as the 10th place in the country in terms of proximity to business and academic completeness (data of Le Figaro and L'etudiant for 2014)
  • The MSc Project and Program Management Program is considered the third in France in quality and 13 in the world (data for 2013-2014 from SMBG and Eduniversal, respectively)
  • MSc in International Business - France (LeMOCI 2015 opinion) and 25 in the world (Eduniversal, 2013-2014)
  • MSc International Marketing & amp; Business Development is ranked 25th in the world according to Eduniversal (2013-2014) and 4 in France (opinion LeMOCI-2015)
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accredited: this accreditation (specialty - management and business management) is issued only to 149 schools in 40 countries worldwide
  • Accredited by the Association for Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - until 1997, this accreditation could only be obtained by American schools due to the highest quality of teaching and academic programs
  • Has accreditation GAC (Global Accreditation Center) - specialty Project Management: only 40 schools of the world can boast such a title, and SKEMA became the first French school with this accreditation.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Most of the courses presented in SKEMA begin in September, sometimes there is an opportunity to start in January (fall and spring semester, respectively). The set of documents for the magistracy applicants is conducted on the principle of Rolling Admission, that is, you can submit documents almost all year, as the vacancies are filled.

The cost of the master's course in SKEMA can range from 4,900 € to 6,250 € per semester (semester) depending on the chosen specialty - you can check with your manager for details.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

In general, the list that the applicant should present to the Admissions Committee includes the following documents:

  • Bachelor's Degree (certainly with an assessment)
  • Certificate of English Proficiency - TOEFL Or IELTS
  • The GMAT / GRE / TAGE MAGE certificate is desirable, and the minimum score is not set (mandatory only for the Master in Management course)
  • Personal CV (999.10)
  • 2 written essay students (themes are set by the commission)
  • 2 letters of recommendation.

After considering all documents, the prospective Candidates are invited to a personal interview.

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Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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