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SKEMA Business School

Address: Espl. Mona Lisa, 92400 Courbevoie

Description SKEMA Business School

  • Established: in 2009
  • Location of SKEMA Business School: Lille, Paris, Sofia-Antipolis, Raleigh, Suzhou, Casablanca (branches around the world)
  • Total number of students : 6400, of which 140 are foreign students (in the French department)
  • Institution type: private university
  • Tuition fees: from 7200 euros / academic year.

SKEMA Business School today consists of 6 campuses located in 4 countries - each school accepts for the education children from all over the world:

  • France - Paris, Lille, Sofia-Antipolis
  • United States - Raleigh
  • Morocco - Casablanca
  • China - Suzhou.

Campuses are technically and infrastructurally equipped, located on the territory of large business centers and technology parks. There is everything for modern and comfortable teaching, and thanks to the international composition of participants, the educational process becomes more effective, and language progress is intensive.

SKEMA Business School is a prestigious, well-known, ranking business school in France with branches and campuses in other countries of the world. It was established in 2009 as a result of the merger of the CERAM Business School (the educational department of the French Riviera Chamber of Commerce) and the modern Lille School of Management. SKEMA is a private non-profit organization that offers high quality and effective full-cycle education in the business area. The educational institution operates on the basis of French law (laws on non-profit enterprises).


The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region is considered to be the youngest, but already densely populated and developed areas of France. It is Europe's largest cargo transportation center, the third largest country in terms of stock market volume, Insurance agencies. All this explains the active flow of foreign investment in the region, the attention of international experts and the need for modern qualified personnel. In addition, Lille is second in France (after Paris) as one of the most student, busiest cities, and is included in the top 5 cities for business and commerce.

The large campus of the SKEMA school covers an area of ​​more than 20 hectares: it is conveniently located in the heart of the business district of the city, and the main attractions - the central square of Grand Place and the historic district - are very close. The journey to Paris takes about an hour, London can be reached in 80 minutes, and to Brussels - in just 38 minutes. On the campus to date, up to 2,000 students from different countries are studied.


Paris does not need special representation - it is the cultural and business center of France, a dynamic city full of lights. The campus of the SKEMA school is located in the heart of the business district of La Défense (Pole Leonardo da Vinci): up to the legendary Champs Elysees can be reached in 10 minutes by metro, and to the Eiffel Tower in 20 minutes. The population of the district today exceeds 20,000 people: it houses the headquarters and main offices of more than 1,500 corporations (15 of them are among the world's largest leaders).


The French Riviera deservedly enjoys the status of the most popular and lively tourist center: annually it attracts tourists not only from France but also from all over the world. Popularity can easily be explained by a mild, favourable climate, unique scenic nature and extensive, spacious beaches of the Côte d'Azur. This is the real center of culture and business in France: every year more than 3,900 prestigious events are held here, including the legendary Cannes Film Festival, which collects the world stars and filmmakers on the red carpet.

Sophia Antipolis is a large industrial park: it is located north-west of Antibes and slightly southwest of Nice, most of the city belongs to the commune of Valbonne. Technopark was created in 1970-1984 - it was originally conceived for companies of computer technology, pharmacology, electronics and biotechnology, and at the moment there are more than 1,300 such enterprises working here.

The modern, well-equipped campus SKEMA occupies more than 30 hectares of the technopark - in addition to the latest equipment and everything necessary for studying and practice, the students are offered comfortable and cozy residences that were built and updated quite recently.


Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in SKEMA Business School

Program name

All the programs are designed for 3-4 years of studying: 6-24 months students combine studying and practical internship abroad (most often in European countries), receive valuable experience. You can begin your studies in September or January. Available directions are:

  • Management of the marine environment and sustainable development (ecology, biology, environmental management, oceanography);
  • Aviation and management (aircraft engineering, aviation, management);
  • Management and business management (tourism and hotel industry, business management, finance, sports management, entrepreneurship);
  • Technological innovation and management (marine engineering, genetics, management and engineering, shipbuilding, molecular biology, construction (civil and environmental), biological systems and engineering in the field of biomedicine);
  • Marketing and business development (event organization, marketing, corporate communications, international development, advertising and promotion, media communications and PR, corporate communications).

Applicants must present a certificate of completion of 12 classes of secondary school. It is also possible to transfer 1-2 year students to SKEMA (if they have completed a ten-year secondary education) - in this case, assessments will be taken into account for all the disciplines learned. Each bachelor's program presents its level of requirements for the level of the English language - please make sure that your knowledge will be sufficient for productive and effective studying, be prepared to produce an international certificate confirming the language level.

Please note that enrollment to any of the selected programs is only after reviewing and verifying all documents and statements personally from the student, as well as interviewing with each candidate.

from 14 000 € / year

The special preparatory program operates on campuses in Paris, Ralee, Sofia-Anthropolis and Suzhou. It is designed for high-quality and effective preparation of students in linguistic and academic areas: duration of studying is 1 year, the main focus is international management. Students who successfully completed this course are guaranteed to be enrolled in the selected master's program.

Duration of studying is 1-2 years: 4-6 months of which students spend on writing personal thesis and practical internship. The beginning of classes is in September. Available directions are:

  • Personnel management (+ strategic personnel management);
  • Finance and management (financial markets, corporate management, investments);
  • Marketing (international business, tourism management, international development, organization of strategic events, project management, web marketing, fashion and luxury industry);
  • Grand Ecole (management);
  • Procurement and supply management;
  • Audit, consulting and information systems;
  • Management of strategic projects and programs + business development;
  • High-tech industries, innovative and responsible management.

The applicants will need to provide a document on basic higher education (bachelor / specialist), as well as the results of international tests in English:

  • TOEFL PBT 580 / CBT 237 / iBT 92;
  • TOEIC 830;
  • IELTS 6.5.

Please note that enrollment to any of the selected programs is only after reviewing and verifying all documents and statements personally from the student, as well as interviewing with each candidate.

from 32 000 € / 12 months

This course has a modular structure: the student can undergo 12 months of full-time studies or 24 months of correspondence education. The curriculum includes several compulsory disciplines, and about 10 specializations available.

The program is accredited by the Institute and the Project Management Association. The student can choose for himself additional professional qualification depending on the chosen direction (qualifications are approved by the Certified Institute of Management Accounting Specialists (CIMA) and the Institute of Financial Analysts (CFA)).

The course is conducted in English, available in the Paris school. For admission it is necessary to confirm work experience (from 3 years and more) in managerial positions.

from 5 000 € / year

The course is taught in English:

  • Management Theory (International PhD in Management Science).

There is full-fledged cooperation with foreign educational institutions in Dublin (Trinity College), Copenhagen (Copenhagen Business School) and French institutions (IAE Aix-en-Provence).

  • Management of projects, strategies, programs (PhD in Strategy, Program and Project Management).

Much attention is paid to profile, in-depth research in the industrial sphere.

Accommodation and food

The majority of students are living in rented apartments - the rental price varies from the distance from the educational building and city center, the level of comfort and the city in which accommodation and studying is supposed:

  • For Sofia Antipolis and Lille rentals will be around 350-600 euros / month
  • In Paris, the apartment will cost 500-800 euros / month.

Students attending a school in Sofia-Antipolis can occupy a room in a common student residence (from € 403 / month ).

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: Accounting and management, Aviation and management, ESDHEM - Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Law, Financial accounting, financial management, Investment theory, Management of the marine environment, marketing, Marketing and business development, Master in Management, Grande Ecole programme, MSc Auditing, Management Accounting & Information Systems, MSc Corporate Financial Management, MSc Financial Markets & Investments, MSc Global Luxury and Management, MSc International Human Resources & Performance Management, MSc International Marketing & Business Development, MSc International Strategy & Influence, MSc Luxury Hospitality & Innovation, MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development, Personnel management, Procurement and supply management, Project management, Specialised master in Auditing, Management Accounting & Information Systems, Specialised master in Finance & International Asset Management, Specialised master in Supply Chain Management & Purchasing, Technological innovation and management, Two-Year MSc


  • The largest school in the country by the number of incoming students;
  • The second school in France in terms of the size and qualifications of the teaching staff (which includes a large number of professors and active specialists);
  • Country in terms of budget and funding;
  • Prestigious accreditation EQUIS-EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development);
  • One of the most international schools in the country - students represent many countries of the world, form a truly intercultural community;
  • Established programs of cooperation and partnership with more than 96 universities of the world: this is an excellent chance for studying in other countries, joint research, the opportunity to obtain a valuable and prestigious double diploma;
  • 9th place in the national rakings of business schools (according to Le Figaro for 2010);
  • The prestigious Financial Times in 2012 awarded the school several world awards at once: 27th place (in management teaching), 12th place (in finance teaching in master's programs), 25th place (student internationalism), 38th place (international composition of teachers);
  • 2nd place in the country - teaching international business in master's programs (MOCI rating, 2010);
  • SMBG in 2010 awarded SKEMA 2 place among French schools in the field of organizing strategic events and tourism management on MSc programs (course MSc in Strategic Event Management and Tourism Management).

Term dates and fees

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 120 EUR


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- 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
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- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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