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Two-Year MSc



First year of the Two-Year MSc


The first y​ear


September intake - First ​​​​year programme outline

One-year general international management programme that prepares students to meet entrance requirements for an MSc at SKEMA Business School. This programme is open to students from France and abroad who have an initial three-year university degree.
SKEMA helps students get well prepared for their MSc and offers them two paths depending on their background:

​1 - If students already have a background / studies in management,
​The first semester (starting September) courses aim to:
Enable business graduates to consolidate knowledge with a semester in Advanced Business Management, see "Course details" page)

​> Available on all campuses. 

​The second semester (starting January): students will do the Global Business Environment courses.

​​​2 - If students have no background / studies in management,
​The first semester (starting September) courses aim to
​Bring non-business graduates up to speed with Introduction to Business Management courses (see "Course details" page).
​> Available on all campuses except Suzhou.

The second semester (starting January): students will do Advanced Business Management courses, available on all campuses (see "Course details"​ page).
​> Available on all campuses
Although not mandatory, it is recommended that students do an optional internship.
The courses of study on the French and international campuses are all very similar. They are, however, localised to the European, Chinese, Latin American and North American perspectives concerning:
  • courses taught
  • local professors
  • specific courses (languages, culture). 
The first year of the Two-Year MSc is worth a total of 60 credits and is taught over one year.

January intake - First year programme outline

​All students have a first semester (starting January), when they do Global Business Environment courses, and a second semester (starting September), doing  Advanced Business Management courses. 

Those students with no background in business also do an Introduction to Business Management course.
Then they have two options:
     Option 1:
  • Follow the first semester (January 2017) of an MSc that has a spring intake too (see MSc list), followed by the Fall semester.     

     Option 2:
  • Do a four- to six-month internship and then join an MSc with an autumn intake. (This option offers students the possibility to gain valuable in-company experience through internships)

The second y​​ear

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