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Executive MBA

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Executive MBA

The SKEMA Executive MBA (Master of Business Administration) is a high level continuing education programme for experienced executives wishing to increase their managerial and strategic skills. This intensive programme allows managers to understand new organisational models suited to constantly changing complex environments; it also aims to foster participants’ overall strategic vision. For employers, this qualification is a sure way to retain high potential talents by giving them the tools they need to take on strategic missions inside the organisation. 


The SKEMA Executive MBA is particularly well suited for managers who have pressing professional commitments. The blended learning format is designed to optimise face-to-face sessions by distance mode preparation through highly structured modules that participants can adapt to their personal professional schedules. The programme offers a specialisation in Project and Programme Management over five different locations: in Lille and Paris (France), in Raleigh (US), Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and Shanghai (China) - this international exposure is specifically designed to internationalise participants’ profiles and raise awareness about the globalised economy.



Strengthening managerial and strategic skills in all management disciplines 

Boosting in-depth understanding of the challenges of the global
             knowledge economy

Developing analytical and problem-solving skills at strategic, tactical
            and operational levels

Helping participants to understand the mechanisms, structures and processes
            for i
mplementing management practices in global environments 

Developing leadership skills and influence in a dynamic globalised company

Developing global knowledge economy talents

Contributing to the improvement of project leadership and management practices 
in complex business environments


This specialisation, taught entirely in English, is devoted to new approaches to management and leadership. It develops participants’ analytical skills as well as their sense of initiative and the agile mindset essential for leading project-based organisations. Managers in such organisations have to reason in terms of results-based performance. They must create an
environment that nurtures continuously successful projects. This requires exemplary piloting of costs, effective project governance and management of risks resulting in new potentially profitable opportunities. The success of such​ organisations lies in their capacity to respond to – or even to go beyond – clients’ expectations on all projects undertaken on their behalf.



"Participating in the SKEMA Executive MBA programme has been a demanding, yet highly enjoyable and rewarding journey. The lecturers have been of very high quality and combined with the knowledgeable and experienced fellow students of the group this has been a really great learning experience.”

Aud Tronvold,
Group innovation manager- Kongsberg Group Asa (Norway)




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