"I chose the SKEMA USA campus in Raleigh because I had always been attracted by American culture and the American way of life. Living on an American campus has been unforgettable. Having the chance to be among 35,000 students from all nationalities and to say "I was there" is, for me, an opportunity that I had to take advantage of.
I’ve been really impressed by going to football games with 60 000 people in the stadium, participating in cultural events, and the availability of the library 24-7 with unlimited access to the latest technology ... The discovery of this campus and its wonders keeps continuing.
I am president of the SKEMA Student Union; this role has allowed me to represent SKEMA among American students as well as to discover the hidden face of North Carolina State University.
Life in the United States is a real pleasure. Americans are always willing to help and to exchange with foreigners to discover and understand a different culture.
Starting my career in the U.S. will be easier now that I have one year’s significant experience in the country. For a recruiter, I know American culture.
This international experience is a real asset for me: experience abroad, improve my language level, discovering a new culture..."
"The teachers are very much involved in the high quality courses and the close follow up of students’ needs.
The approach and methods at SKEMA are very engaging. The projects and oral presentations enabled me to gain confidence and be better prepared for professional interactions.
The most important thing for me is that SKEMA allows me to choose from many course paths the one that suits me and my professional project. These paths can be tailored to the specific needs of each student.
I’m doing an internship this year, in the second term, and next year I have chosen to do another long internship during my gap year.
During the last year at SKEMA, I will be applying for a semester in another campus in the USA or China.
Such rich training that combines the practical, the professional and the academic will be an asset and added value for my CV and my career."
"I decided to come to SKEMA because of its excellent global reputation and the wide range of course offerings.
Being an exchange student from Canada, I was a little nervous about venturing abroad for my studies, but at SKEMA I have not been disappointed.
The professors are all very knowledgeable and have extensive experience in their fields.
Everyone here has been so lovely and helpful and the South of France is beautiful.
All in all, SKEMA has been a wonderful experience for me so far and I'm delighted to finish up my studies in the Grande Ecole programme here."
“The structure of the programme and its content are perfectly balanced providing students with an overview of modern business practices while giving in-depth learning with regards chosen specialisations.
Evaluation of students is well judged, using a variety of methods to suit every student learner type.
The global structure of SKEMA with its campuses in France, the USA, and China gives students an array of international business opportunities that few, if any, other schools can provide. Personally, I spent one year in Sophia Antipolis and one year in Paris which provided me with real insight into France and its business culture.
Also, the school’s global nature and its international students made me feel welcome right from the start.”
"At the age of 23, I have just landed my first job as a head-hunter for the Swiss market, in London!
I spent my first year on the Sophia Antipolis campus and because all lessons were held in English, I was able to fully engage with the school’s international dimension.
I spent my second year on the Raleigh campus in the United States and that’s when I really began to appreciate the global dimension of my studies, working alongside students from India and China. Our American teachers had a very different approach, one that complemented the normal educational system and allowed me to derive maximum benefit from the experience.
SKEMA has instilled in me a global world view and very early on taught me about the importance of assuming responsibility. A challenge, that is awaiting me in my first job."
"The Master in Management at SKEMA Business School has provided me with an insightful academic experience.
The customisable curriculum and wide range of courses have given me the opportunity to grow in a dynamic environment in the heart of Paris’ business district and, consequently, to get a taste of French business culture.
The multicultural environment and interaction with diverse and international students and faculty has been great!
In addition, the mix of theoretical classes in strategy, web-based courses in management accounting, practical team projects such as business games, and the international internship have helped me acquire the necessary skills to successfully launch my career in a competitive professional environment.
This has made a decisive impact on my career path, helping me to develop business acumen and providing me with the international dimension I was seeking."
"SKEMA Business School is for me both a choice of a powerful group and a dynamic environment. Due to globalisation, the educational landscape is changing rapidly nowadays, so it is important to take a strong position within it.
SKEMA has formed a multi-campus entity that channels forces and strong budgets throughout three continents.
I appreciate how every single part of the programme is reinforced by practical application.
In parallel with the practical application of academic subjects is the teamwork and professionalism we find being involved in SKEMA’s rich and diversified societies and clubs. These student groups also hugely contribute to the networking opportunities that will stand us in good stead for life.
With a huge proportion of international students, SKEMA boasts a multi-cultural environment and continues in acquiring accreditations which ensure career relevance.
This context gives me the best possible opportunities to create my own future."
"I am now in the second year of the Grand Ecole programme. I think SKEMA is not only a school where we learn theoretical and practical things but namely a place where we enjoy fully our student life.
Firstly, the academic programme at school is very flexible; the school offers a large array of choices so that students may choose the ones which suit them best. Personally, I spent my first year in Sophia Antipolis and I did a three-month internship over the summer in a French company. After the first semester in Sophia this year, I plan to do another internship in China for eight months, then I will go to the campus in Paris or Lille in my final year, and –why not– to the campus in the US.
Secondly, student life here is very dynamic, there are many student societies, and we can take part in the organisation of events or projects. Personally, I work for the AISEC association to promote the international internship programme, and it is excellent experience because I work in a great team and I really feel like I’m part of something here.
Finally, at SKEMA, we feel more like collaborators than simply students; we feel that our opinions really matter in the running of the school."