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Class of 2011-12
"This MSc is an opportunity not to be missed for success in today's context of increasing competition.
During my year on this MSc, I have benefited from quality training, combining certifications and transmission of best practices.
The teachers are professionals from various origins with rich work and cultural experiences.
The teaching on the MSc helped me contribute to the improvement of performance in my profession, particularly through my thesis about the contribution of project management to the world of franchising.
Now, I'm working in the world of consulting where the “project mode” is omnipresent. The MSc Project and Programme Management brought added value to my profile and gave a real boost to my career.
I'm now working as a consultant in Kurt Salmon, a global management consulting firm. I work mainly between Casablanca (Morocco) and Paris, on strategy and business transformation projects."
Class of 2012-13
"Nine months into the programme, the quality of the courses as well as the high performance of all my classmates have given me an answer to why SKEMA possesses such a strong reputation and credibility worldwide.
Doing an internship alongside the MSc is adding a great value to the theoretical part of the programme. The professors’ wide and coherent project management experience enables students to acquire a path to a valuable source of practical knowledge.
I’m confident that the MSc Project and Programme Management & Business Development will help me shape my future for the best."
Class of 2013-14
"I chose this MSc for multiple reasons.
The programme combines the development of hard skills with courses like Project Financing and Operational Scheduling with the development of soft skills with classes like Team and Social Competencies.
This master of science is accredited by the Project Management Institute giving the MSc international recognition. When doing interviews, I felt confident talking about my project management competencies.
Two international certifications in project management are included in this MSc degree: CAPM from PMI and PRINCE2 from APMG.
The professors are real assets. Most of them are exterior to SKEMA and chosen for their expertise and their professional experience.
One month after the end of the academic year, I got a full time position at Suncor Energy in Canada, where I now work as a project controls analyst."
Class of 2013-14
"I chose this master because of its international renown and because it corresponded with my career goals. It has brought me know-how and skills in project management as well as valuable experiences with different nationalities and cultures.
Many teachers have a high level of certification in project management and are recognised internationally for their professional experiences.
This master has the advantage of giving us effective training for the CAPM and PRINCE2 certifications. In addition, training for CV writing and job interviewing is also organised to boost us into our careers.
I'm now working as a PMO in Accenture, the global management consulting firm. My first assignment was for a client in the energy sector."
Class of 2014-15
We studied all the aspects of a project, from communication, procurement, human resources to scheduling, planning, risk and finance. We were taught how to use essential tools for a project manager, such as MS Project. The academic project allowed us to apply all these theoretical concepts by developing our own project in a team.
I also got the PRINCE2 and PMI CAPM certifications, which are very good for being recruited.
The different nationalities amongst the students brought a real added value to the master as we were able to share different ways of thinking and different experiences of work.
The availability of the teachers, always ready to share their experiences with us, was also a real bonus.
I am now doing my internship at Sopra Steria as junior consultant for the French public sector. I am applying all the concepts and tools I learned this year."
"The foundation for the MSc Project & Programme Management and Business Development is its very well-skilled international staff from both academic and professional backgrounds.
The MSc is a successful blend of lectures, operational case studies, research, theses, assignments and accredited professional certifications really appreciated by employers (PMI, PRINCE2®).
The MSc opens up career opportunities in all areas, such as project manager, analyst, consultant, PMO, financial engineer, IT, hospitality management, health and medical, industry.
The teaching of high level technical skills is always applied to actual operational methods thus preparing students for business life.
There’s a wide mixture of international students and backgrounds. By mixing experiences, cultures and profiles, students get the opportunity to study in an international environment and discover other ways of doing business. I now feel prepared to do business in a globalised world.
The MSc course also develops your management skills by giving training in communication skills and effective interaction, personal development, multi-cultural working, and team management.
I’ve already got a job. I even got hired six months before graduation! AtoS Consulting recruited me as a business intelligence consultant. I am now in charge of a large financial and reporting project for GDF Suez."
"I chose this MSc to receive state-of-the-art training and, after my technical IT working experience and studies, I wanted to have work opportunities in large business oriented projects.
I really appreciated the diversity of the teachers (ways of teaching, personalities and professional backgrounds), their sharp skills, all professionals and experts in their fields, who could provide rich feedback drawing on their experience. Many teachers had PhDs and we had the only PgMP and OPM3 certified trainers available in France.
I also enjoyed the human experience with my colleagues and fellow students. There were so many different nationalities, cultural backgrounds, different English accents...!
Group assignments were intense working experiences and a true means to learning how to work in the globalised business world we live in.
The progressive course structure is excellent. Courses later in the year go deeper and deal with processes, projects and organisational maturity models and provide useful inputs to business transformation, organisation and strategy.
I now have the chance to apply some of those skills as an accredited Prince 2 trainer and consultant."
Class of 2010-11
"I am delighted to be a student on this MSc. It's the perfect blend of academic and professional excellence. The course has provided me with certifications like PMP, PRINCE2®, MSP® etc. which are well known in the domain of project management.
They say “Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.” Thanks to SKEMA’s MSc in Project and Programme Management we get some of the very best teachers. We’ve had great teachers from all over the world who bring not only their vast academic knowledge but also their professional experience from all cultures.
The class environment is always interactive, sometimes playful yet very serious about acquisition of knowledge and expertise.
Emphasis is always given to the practical application of the knowledge students acquire in class. Case studies and group discussions are all based on current events around the world.
The multicultural environment in class brings a dynamic nature to this MSc programme. Guidance from the programme director and the administrative staff makes the stay in France easy for foreign students like me."
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