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MASTER OF SCIENCEInternational Business



Doing Business in Asia option


​​Suzhou track: Asian Transformation: Manufacturing the Future

Real immersion​​ in the culture

One of this programme’s principal strong points lies in its real immersion in China in one of the country’s  most important science parks. Students thus benefit from an exceptional academic environment, studying alongside Chinese and Asian students and learning from professors from all over the world who are also professionals in their respective specialist areas.​
The campus location also offers unbeatable opportunities for internships and future employment.
There are also many SKEMA alumni in the region who can provide contacts leading to internships or employment. Students’ understanding and analysis of Chinese, Asian and foreign companies in China is enhanced through the Strategy course where students conduct an audit of a company’s sustainable development. The course in Research Methods and Critical Thinking culminates in a dissertation.
The mandatory internship gives students the advantage of learning by doing, and may even kick start their career in marketing, supply chain management, purchasing, management accounting, auditing, consulting…



Core courses
  • Importing and Exporting in a Global Market (Incoterms), 3 credits

  • International Project Management, 3 credits

  • Research Methods, 1 credit

Course with local perspective

  • Internationalisation of the Firm, 3 credits

Track specific courses
  • Global Supply Chain Management, 3 credits 

  • International Entrepreneurship, 3 credits

  • AI for International Business, 2 credits 

Elective courses (choose one)
  • Marketing to Chinese Customers, 2 credits 

  • Chinese language, 0.5 credits

  • Cultural Aspects of Business, 2 credits 

  • Geopolitics of World Business, 2 credits 

  • Career Management 1, 0.5 credits​ 

TOTAL SEMESTER 1: 21 credits


Core courses
  • International Finance

  • International Business Simulation: SKEMA SIM

Course with local perspective

  • Advanced Strategy

  • China Legal Issues for Business 

Track specific courses
  • Management in International Environment from a Chinese Perspective

  • New Business Models: Internet Applications in Business with a Focus in China

Elective courses (choose two)
  • Cross-cultural Communication and Leadership 

  • International Negotiation Practice 

  • Company Failure and Renewal in China

  • Chinese Language

  • Career Management 2

TOTAL SEMESTER 2: 21 credits

Dissertation project 21
TOTAL FULL YEAR: 60 credits

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