Global and multi-campus with immersion in local business environments in Brazil, China, France, USA and South Africa
Programme taught in English at the Raleigh, Paris, Suzhou and Brazil campuses.
September, or August, and January intakes on the French, Chinese, US, and Brazilian campuses.
Change between campuses, per semester, as you wish
This MSc is a full-time programme with eight months of courses followed by work experience or a research project.
MSc International Business has five specialisation tracks: Doing Business in Europe, Doing Business in China, Doing Business in the USA, Doing Business in Latin America, Doing Business in Africa
This MSc was ranked eleventh worldwide by QS (2022), and fifth worldwide by The Economist (2021).
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, Africa 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 semester focuses on globalisation and the way that the region —the Americas, Asia, Africa 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 be truly interactive and provide a multicultural experience, allowing 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.
Core MSc International Business courses provide the knowledge to survive in the global knowledge economy:
- how firms decide to go abroad and manage their internationalisation process
- how industries change and firms compete
- how markets should be managed and financial decisions made
- how to cope with diversity and legal issues.
About the degree
By joining an MSc, students obtain a master of science degree and the "Diploma of Specialised Studies in International Management" (DESMI), a degree approved by France's Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (master's level. More info - text in French