Global and multi-campus with immersion in local business environments in
France, China, USA and Brazil
Programme taught in English at the Raleigh, Paris, Suzhou and Brazil campuses.
September and January intakes on the French and Chinese campuses. August and January intakes on the US campus. September intake on the Brazil campus.This MSc is a full-time course taught over a twelve-month period. There are eight months of taught courses, followed by four to six months for the dissertation and internship.
MSc International Business has three specialisation tracks: Doing Business in Europe, Doing Business in Asia, Doing Business in America
Who can apply?
As a one-year MSc: holders of four-year degrees
As a two-year MSc: holders of three-year degrees (more info
Our one-year multi-campus programme is designed for future global business leaders, providing students with the necessary general management and multicultural skills and knowledge. Each semester, students can study at a different SKEMA campus in Asia, Europe or America; students gain real exposure and experience in different markets.
The same disciplines are taught in each campus, with strong localisation relevant to the location. The autumn/fall semester focuses on globalisation and the way that the region —the Americas, Asia, or Europe— deals with globalisation. In the spring semester, course content on each campus is totally specific to the region.
Our professors come from all around the globe. They are entrepreneurs, innovators, research directors, CEOs, VPs of marketing, directors of finance; and they have worldwide reputations in their fields.
Classes are small enough to allow for close personal contact with teachers and classmates. In recent years, MSc IB classes have been made up of students of some 25, or so, countries. This highly international class composition transforms projects and team work into valuable cross-cultural working and learning experiences.
The teaching approach is applied and participatory: real projects with businesses are carried out so students are operational, employable managers by the time they graduate.
Students on this MSc will understand the challenges and issues associated with sharing knowledge and innovation across borders and continents. The programme strikes the balance between practical business applications and cutting-edge research and ideas.
Core courses provide the knowledge to survive in the global knowledge economy:
→ how industries change and firms compete
→ how markets should be managed and financial decisions made
→ how to cope with diversity and legal issues.
Video: watch a five-minute section of a classIn this excerpt from an Internationalisation of the Firm class, Professor Peter Spier discusses three projects that students are working on with three local companies.
Watch the MSc International Business live streaming replay
In September, there was a live streaming Q&A on Campus Channel for prospective students and candidates to ask questions and get answers from Philippe Chereau, the director of the MSc at that time, as well as Nora Fuentes, admissions manager for the MSc. They answered questions about the programme, studying in France/at SKEMA etc. You can watch the catch-up here