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MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation: SKEMA MSc student’s team wins start up competition

MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation student Verena Mai and two teammates won the prestigious Budding Start Ups (Challenges Jeunes Pouces) entrepreneur competition. Her teammates were two students in the Electronic Engineering master at the Nice-Sophia Polytech'

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SKEMA wins the CrossKnowledge Best initiative in Blended Learning award

The annual CrossKnowledge conference and the CrossKnowledge Academy Awards 2014 took place at the Méridien Etoile hotel in Paris, 11 March. These awards seek excellence in e-learning projects developed by various companies using CrossKnowledge.

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MSc International Marketing & Business Development with vice president of IBM Labs - The challenges of big data

If you think that technology is for engineers, it’s time to think again. For students in the MSc in International Marketing and Business Development, technology matters: this is true for trends; it is true also for thinking about how technology can be used to gain market insight.

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MSc Tourism & Events, MS Hospitality: InterContinental Carlton Cannes and SKEMA in partnership deal for creating local economic opportunities

SKEMA Business School and InterContinental Carlton Cannes have struck a partnership deal to improve opportunities for local economic development through tourism and hospitality training.

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MSc Strategic Event & Tourism Management students participate at world’s largest tourism fair: ITB Berlin 2014

53 SKEMA students took care of the school’s presence at ITB, the world largest tourism fair, in Berlin, in March. The students staged an energetic flashdance in front of the stand, to the surprise and delight of ITB visitors and stand keepers.

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Raleigh labeled one of 8 ‘emerging tech hubs' in the world

Raleigh, the location of SKEMA’s North American campus, has been named one of eight "emerging tech hubs you should pay attention to" by the international money transfer service TransferWise – and it's the only U.S. city on the list.

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MSc International Marketing & Business Development with vice president of IBM Labs - Challenges of big data

If you think that technology is for engineers, it’s time to think again. For students in the MSc in International Marketing and Business Development, technology matters: this is true for trends; it is true also for thinking about how technology can be used to gain market insight.

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MSc Financial Markets & Investments: Trading-room visit at nearby Société Générale with head of tactical research

This February, MSc Financial Markets and Investments students from the SKEMA Paris campus paid a visit to nearby Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking and its trading room. A talk on careers development followed with Alexander (pictured, on left), the head of tactical research at Société Générale.

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MSc Strategic Event Management & Tourism Management students in Netour project event, funded by the EU, TEMPUS

MSc Strategic Event Management & Tourism Management students participated in the event organisation of a meeting of the Netour project, funded by the European Union part of the TEMPUS programme.

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The Third ECCCS Workshop on Governance and Corporate Control

The ECCCS Research Center in finance and accounting is organizing the third edition of its PhD symposium and academic workshop on SKEMA's Lille campus on March 17-18 2014.

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MSc Corporate Financial Management: Bank for International Settlements risk analyst and teacher on Risk Management module gives interview

In this interview, Jacqueline Haverals, risk analyst at the Bank for International Settlements, and teacher of the Risk Management module on the MSc Corporate Financial Management, discusses her career, a typical day as a risk manager, the current situation in the financial markets, the skills required for a job in the industry.

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MSc Financial Markets & Investments, Paris: Exchange traded funds (ETFs) conference

Students of the MSc Financial Markets & Investments, Paris, welcomed the head of ETF R&D at Société Générale, Sébastien Lemaire, for another informal conference.

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SKEMA hosted the 2nd edition of the annual "Luxury and Fashion Intelligence" summit

A day of talks by professionals from the luxury sectors of fashion and cosmetics

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Le Point rankings: SKEMA in the top 10 of French business schools

Le Point magazine published its rankings of French graduate business schools. Out of the 35 schools in the rankings, SKEMA took 9th place (three places up from last year).

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MSc International Marketing & Business Development students in massive inter-campus business sim game

MSc International Marketing & Business Development students took part in an inter-campus business simulation game involving (some 250) students on the Sophia, Paris and Lille campuses.

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MSc Financial Markets & Investments students in trading sim with head of FX Derivatives & Structured Products, BNPP Fortis

MSc Financial Markets & Investments students took part in a trading simulation as part of their Advanced Derivatives & Computational Finance course. The Head of FX Derivatives & Structured Products at BNPP Fortis, Johann Barchéchath, taught this class.

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Ski break for students - 2014

The second week of the second term: Hundreds of SKEMA students, from the French campuses took to the southern Alpine slopes for a week of skiing at Orres.

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Go No-Go: Job interview simulation event -2014- for all students

SKEMA organised a three-week-long job interview preparation event for SKEMA students. Over 480 professionals were recruited to carry out more than 1000 individual interviews with students on the five SKEMA campuses in Europe, Asia and North America.

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MSc recruitment survey results – Employment rates, salaries – Looking good!

SKEMA’s Careers Centre recently carried out its graduate recruitment survey as part of the Conference des Grandes Ecoles recruitment survey. In this recruitment survey there’s data for SKEMA’s MSc alumni. The results are good!

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SKEMA Business School obtains international AACSB accreditation

January 28, 2014. SKEMA Business School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), joining the small circle of international schools with double accreditation.

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MSc Strategic Event Management and Tourism Management: students consulting on projects for 2014’s Strategic Marketing class

Students of the MSc Strategic Event Management and Tourism Management are working with clients in order to improve or develop an aspect of their business as part of their Strategic Marketing class.

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Business Ethics course for all MSc students

MSc students took part in the Business Ethics SKEMA DNA course over a two-day period in the first semester. SKEMA’s DNA courses are designed to foster the school’s characteristics among students so that, as graduates, they can succeed ethically and responsibly in an international knowledge economy.

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MSc Strategic Event Management and Tourism Management students in organisation of 2013 French Riviera Marathon

On a sunny, windy Sunday morning in November, students of the MSc Strategic Event Management and Tourism Management programme gathered along the coast from Nice to Cannes, to help with the organisation of the sixth annual French Riviera Marathon.

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MSc International Business and MSc Financial Markets & Investments: the Country Risk Assessment course

Dr Michel Henry Bouchet is the instructor of the Country Risk Assessment course taught at SKEMA Business School. It is taught to MSc International Business and MSc Financial Markets & Investments students. The course covers issues concerning risk when entering international markets.

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MSc International Business director -Sophia campus- on the job market for graduates of this MSc

What follows is a short interview with the MSc International Business director on the Sophia Antipolis campus, Renata Kaminska (pictured), on the likely career path of the graduates of this MSc.

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MSc Human Resources Management students audit companies on the French Riviera

Students are conducting practical audit sessions within local companies. These companies include two banks, a fashion house and an international theme park. Some of the HR areas being examined are age management, absenteeism, equality in...

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MSc Business Consulting & Information Systems Management: Capgemini managers on campus to teach students

Six Capgemini managers were on campus with MSc Business Consulting & Information Systems Management students for the Capgemini Seminar. The Capgemini Seminar is designed as professional training for students who want to have a career in consultancy.

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Five years in China – SKEMA marks the fifth anniversary of its Suzhou campus

SKEMA China is celebrating its fifth birthday. To mark this occasion, the director of the school, Alice Guilhon, gave a press conference in Beijing on December 2nd before an audience of 23 Chinese journalists on the course and future development of SKEMA.

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New Health-2-Market free e-learning courses now available

SKEMA's professors Michel Bernasconi, Philippe Chereau, Christophe Sempels and Dominique Vian, all experts in entrepreneurship and innovation, have been working on a project to make e-learning courses available for health researchers who wish to see their research ideas become business ventures under the EU-funded Health-2-Market project.

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Prof Dimanche, SKEMA: 4th French professor to be distinguished by Academy for the Study of Tourism

Frédéric Dimanche, former president of the Travel and Tourism Research Association Europe and marketing professor at SKEMA Business School, was recently elected as a new fellow of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism.

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China campus moves to new, larger premises

SKEMA’s moving its Suzhou, China campus to a new, much larger location just down the road from the current campus.

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MSc Luxury & Fashion Management students work as consultants in project to open up new markets for two luxury companies

Cesare Amatulli, the CEO of Amatulli – an Italian luxury olive oil company, and Cristina Ziliani, the CEO of Berlucchi – an Italian wine company were with MSc Luxury students to present projects for them to work on in a consulting capacity.

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Auditing - consulting careers fair 2013 on campus

SKEMA’s Corporate Relations department - Careers Centre organised the auditing careers fair on the Sophia Antipolis and Lille campuses in November. On the Paris campus a large careers event also took place.

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International Day at SKEMA: multi-cultural events for international students

Every day at SKEMA is international. However, in mid-November we celebrated this particular SKEMA characteristic with International Day events on three of the French campuses. These events, highlight the school’s multiculturalism.

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MSc Human Resources Management: Psychology in the Workplace course – Students learn to be effective listeners and managers

The Psychology in the Workplace course on the MSc Human Resources Management gives students the skills to not only understand the dynamics of human psychology but also makes them aware of issues of mental health that they might encounter in their future roles as HR managers.

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MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development: Project Finance course with Dr Azhar Khan

MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development students were taught the Project Finance course by Dr Azhar Khan in the first semester. Dr Khan has a PhD from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Management Science from Harvard.

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MSc International Business & MSc International Marketing: Monaco Telecom’s sales & marketing director gives E-Commerce seminar

In the first term, students on the MSc International Business and the MSc International Marketing & Business Development participated in the E-Commerce elective course taught by Olivier Tronchon, Monaco Telecom’s sales and marketing director.

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Top 5 jobs for graduates of the MSc Business Consulting & Information Systems Management, and salary data

Corinne Hirzmann, the director of the MSc Business Consulting & Information Systems Management, has been keeping track of graduates of the MSc over the last few years. She has collected details about the recruiting companies, job positions, as well as salaries of the MSc’s alumni. This article summarises that information.

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MSc Business Consulting & Information Systems Management: students at nearby SAP Labs for classes

MSc Business Consulting & Information Systems Management students were on the premises of SAP Labs, nearby in Sophia Antipolis, for three days of classes taught by the CEO of Inventy Consulting David Houssemand.

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MSc Financial Markets & Investments: students on Bloomberg terminals with BNP Paribas global relationship manager at Bloomberg

Hugo Disant, global relationship manager for BNP at Bloomberg, and SKEMA alumnus, was in class with MSc Financial Markets & Investments students to teach and train students in the use of the Bloomberg Terminal computer system.

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SKEMA US campus: head of foreign operations, North Carolina Department of Commerce with MSc International Business students

The SKEMA US campus welcomed Derek Chen, head of foreign operations for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, 28 October, in the context of its Jean Monnet Chair-supported European Integrations & its Impacts course.

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MSc Web-Marketing & Project Management students with HP marketing manager for e-CRM course

Pierre Baudelle, EMEA Alliance marketing manager at Hewlett-Packard, was on campus to provide a detailed analysis of business intelligence and customer relationship management (BI & CRM ) to the MSc Web-Marketing & International Project Management students.

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MSc Strategic Event & Tourism Management students with expert on Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Professor Robert Kaspar, director of the Sports, Culture and Events Management programme at FH Kufstein Tirol, University of Applied Sciences, Austria, was on SKEMA’s campus to spend time with MSc Strategic Event Management & Tourism Management students. He talked about the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Russia at Sochi in the Destination Marketing elective.

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US Government shutdown analysed in MSc International Business class

Every week, MSc International Business students on the International Finance course debate current global finance events. This October, the class has been discussing the US Government shutdown.

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MSc students train for project management certifications at SKEMA - CAPM, PMP

Every year, SKEMA Business School gives MSc students the opportunity to sit the official PMI® (Project Management Institute) certification exams.

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Lesson in multi-cultural working: The pros and cons of cross-cultural teams

In a candid interview, two MSc International Business students from Vietnam gave their views and experiences of working in cross-cultural groups vs. mono-cultural groups after extensive experience in both types of group during the year’s studies.

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Défi Innovation (innovation challenge) 2013: Social entrepreneurship – a possible answer to society’s challenges?

This year’s Innovation Challenge was co-ordinated by Dominique Vian. All first year students from the Grande Ecole competed in groups of five, to come up with an innovative project in just one week from 6 to 12 September 2013.

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Fall semester 2013 begins on SKEMA’s campuses in Suzhou (China) and Raleigh (US)

On SKEMA’s Raleigh campus, the academic year opened with a two-day orientation. On SKEMA's Suzhou campus, the 228 students were welcomed with a programme that was ideal for easing them into their new environment...

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MSc Event and Tourism director at European Tourism Futures Institute meeting.

SKEMA Business School was once again represented at the annual European Tourism Futures Institute (ETFI) meeting which this year took place in Brussels, in the immediate proximity of the European Parliament.

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107 nationalities on SKEMA campuses this year

SKEMA’s the international business school of choice for students from the four corners of the globe: this year our students are of 107 different nationalities.

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MSc Financial Markets & Investments: head of Worldwide Research at Société Générale, SKEMA alumnus, is class mentor

Following the end-of-year meeting of the Global Financial Markets & Investments pedagogic committee, the MSc is innovating again: we are instituting a “class mentor”, testing the formula this year in Paris. Patrick Legland kindly accepted this responsibility. Legland, a SKEMA alumnus, is head of Worldwide Research at Société Générale, and managing director of the Société Générale Investment Bank board.

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The Globalisation seminar for all MSc students: another undisputed success

From 9 to 15 September, Professor Michel-Henry Bouchet led the kick off seminar of the 2013-14 academic year on the challenges of globalisation. The 1400 students on the three French campuses at Lille, Paris and Sophia Antipolis, were a great example of globalisation flows, and of cultural diversity.

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International SKEMA Bachelors students give their first impressions

We spoke to three new international SKEMA Bachelors students a few weeks after they started to get their first impressions of the school. Cheima, Ryann, and Janine from Tunisia, Ireland and Japan gave us their points of view.

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SKEMA helps international students settle in – One student’s story

"SKEMA Business School was very helpful when I decided I was going to study at their campus in Sophia Antipolis. Firstly, they helped me find accommodation...

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MSc Strategic Event Management and Tourism Management – Industry involvement – Accor and IACC managers with students

20 September – students on the MSc in Strategic Event Management and Tourism Management met practitioners from both the Accor hotel group and the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC), who came into class to present their services as well as recruitment opportunities in the hotel and meeting industries.

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MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development: re-accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI)

SKEMA’s MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development has recently been re-accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI). This reaccreditation will be valid for seven years and follows an audit conducted in April 2013 on the Lille and Paris campus.

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Call the cops! MSc Supply Chain Management & Purchasing’s new course: Communities of Practice - CoPs

​A new course called Supply Chain Communities of Practice is starting this year in MSc Supply Chain Management & Purchasing. Students will learn how to use corporate social networks efficiently for finding better jobs, how to maximize the alumni network, and how to benefit from professional associations that exist around the world.

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Google Online Marketing Challenge: SKEMA is top French team, 16th worldwide

In the Google Online Marketing Challenge, a SKEMA team have come first in France and 16th worldwide out of 2,500 international teams. This team of students is from the specialised master in Direct Marketing and E-Commerce.

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New Financial Times ranking - SKEMA in Top 30 worldwide

SKEMA has maintained its position in the top 30. Our school is ranked 29th out of 70 selected business schools in the FT’s 2013 Global Masters in Management ranking. And SKEMA is now placed 9th among best French business schools.

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SAP on campus to present careers opportunities for MSc students

SAP, the multinational software corporation, was on campus at the start of term to kick off this year’s Careers Tuesdays events. Most Tuesdays throughout the year, managers from recruiting companies are on SKEMA’s campuses to discuss the career opportunities...

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Practical info

SKEMA campus Lille

Lille campus
Avenue Willy Brandt
59777 Euralille
+33 (0)3 20 21 59 62
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Campus de Skema Paris La Défense

Paris La Défense campus
Pôle Universitaire Léonard De Vinci, Esplanade Mona Lisa - Courbevoie - 92916 Paris La Défense Cedex
+33 (0)1 41 16 74 61
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Campus de SKEMA aux USA à Raleigh

Raleigh campus
920 Main Campus Drive, Venture II - Suite 101 Raleigh - NC 27606 - USA
+1 919 535-5700
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SKEMA campus Sophia Antipolis

Sophia Antipolis campus
60 rue Dostoïevski
CS 30085
06902 Sophia Antipolis
+33 (0)4 93 95 44 44
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campus SKEMA suzhou office in china

Suzhou campus
Office in China

Building A4 & A5,
99, Ren’ai Road, Dushu Lake Higher Education Town,
215123 SIP Suzhou
+86 512 6237 9626 or
+86 139 1312 0144
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campus SKEMA china Office in France

Suzhou campus
Office in France

60 rue Dostoïevski - 06902 Sophia Antipolis
+33 (0)4 93 95 44 77
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