A Multi-Campus, International Structure: A Laboratory for Businesses and Students
We live in a global economy. The future of education lies in breaking down barriers and engaging with other cultures. Future decision-makers will need to be mobile managers who network and engage with different cultures and are able to master culture-specific practices with the same skill as a native. While SKEMA plans to continue its programme of international exchanges, it has developed a new, more direct policy of opening campuses abroad, where the economy of tomorrow will be created.
Our multi-site, international structure, with sites in Asia, Europe and America, means that we can remain perfectly in tune with our economic environment and the world of international higher education. Our campuses are more than simple satellite training centres. They are located within large, expanding research parks, where cooperation and partnership come together to create the innovations and technologies of the future. Our teaching staff and students enjoy a relationship based on mutual enrichment, with both classroom-based and in-company activities and strong, permanent connections between the different sites, which offer complementary training programmes.
With this new arrangement, SKEMA's ambition is to use new educational technologies and do away with traditional training methods, remaining at the cutting edge of the new business model called for by leading experts in our sector (P. Lorange, G. Hawawini and E. Cornuel).
Our internal management system uses the full range of international management tools. It includes several governing bodies with representatives from companies who are well-respected for their competitiveness, their commitment to responsibility and the effectiveness of their management practices.
The culture of SKEMA Business School is designed for students and participants who want to be part of a globalised training community that is perfectly suited to the challenges of the modern environment. As graduates of the school, they will go on to work towards a collective goal with a common vision: to create the right conditions for a sustainable knowledge economy.
“As many companies internationalize and/or face global competition, students and employers demand a business education with a solid international dimension…(…) The network model which is the most developed approach to globalize a business school, seeks to create a multiple-site institution with full-fledged campuses located in different regions around the world-ideally one campus in each of the main economic regions of the world (i.e. the Americas, Asia and Europe). The challenge here is to keep the campuses tightly connected to one another and avoid turning the structure into a multi local school with quasi autonomous sites”.
G. Hawawini - former dean of INSEAD, Henry Grunfeld Chaired Professor of Investment Banking - The Journal of Management Development (2005).