Saturday 30 March, Sophia campus: see MSc BCDT students present the in-company projects they're working on.
Class of 2014-15
"After a gap-year in consulting & support at SAP China, joining this MSc was the best thing I could do to gain more knowledge in both consulting and IT.
The master has developed strong partnerships with important companies such as SAP, EY, Microsoft, Amadeus, IBM and PMI.
Most courses are delivered by professionals in order to give you the best industry insights.
Whether you choose the Information System Management option or the Business Consulting one, you will get professional certifications (CAPM, Change Management, ITIL).
I've been offered a full contract at SAP, where I'm currently working, as a technical quality manager, it's an account support management job."
Class of 2013-14
"The first thing I’d mention about this MSc would be about the quality of courses delivered not only by professors but also by professionals from the consulting sector. This gave us the theory alongside its practical application.
The possibility to choose courses allowed me to develop a customised expertise within the MSc’s dual skill set which is sought after by consulting firms and IT companies.
My internship is in market development at HP. It’s really interesting. I’m working on a development plan, performance tools, definition of sales strategy for new markets, as well as managing a team for a project in collaboration with SKEMA.
I strongly recommend this MSc for people looking for a complete, yet challenging, experience."
Class of 2012-13
"This MSc's combination of subject areas is hard to find among business schools. It is an interdisciplinary subject combining business, management as well as the important technical aspects. Students get a broad perspective, relevant knowledge and practised skills.
Most of the courses are designed to be very practical; students learn by practising what has been taught.
Thanks to our MSc’s close partnerships with Amadeus, SAP, Ernst & Young, PMI France-Sud and so on, we had many opportunities to make contacts with industry professionals and to be involved in real company projects.
Since joining the MSc, many good things have happened to my life: I have obtained my PMP certification before the end of the course; I have secured my current internship regarding knowledge management at Amadeus; And I am now in the recruitment process, at Amadeus, for a future working opportunity in their R&D department to work on business intelligence.
The one-year SKEMA MSc has not only given me knowledge, but also -and most importantly- the capacity to continually improve myself as a qualified professional."
May 2013 update: Chang secured the job at Amadeus
Class of 2010-11
"I think that this master has a lot of added value and prepares students to work in a dynamic industry.
First of all, I really liked the structure of the programme which was very reality orientated and well balanced between theory and practice. For instance, after having acquired theoretical knowledge in project management, we then applied this by working on real projects with companies like SAP, Amadeus or Orange.
SKEMA has built valuable partnerships with companies like SAP, Ernst & Young or HP for this master. External speakers from different companies allowed us to benefit from their experience and discussed a broad range of current topics with us. These connections have been helpful for students when finding internships and employment.
Further on, this MSc includes three different certifications: two from SAP and one from the Project Management Institute. These certifications are important for our CVs.
I’ve already found a job at SAP as a support adviser; I will be working with clients and advising them how they can get the most out of SAP."
Class of 09-10
"The MSc has been a real application of knowledge to the world of work.
The five weeks at SAP Labs Sophia Antipolis were excellent. The SAP certifications we got will be very useful on our CVs.
I enjoyed the project we did for the Project Management course. For that, we worked for SAP Labs over a three-month period on a project called Dashboard Sizing Mockup; we designed a tool which will be implemented by SAP Labs for their future use. It was an excellent learning exercise because we had to implement all the principles of project management that we had learned on the Project Management course.
I really liked the Strategy classes too. There were lots of cases, and it was all applied to information systems.
Living here has been an absolute pleasure. The school's environment and infrastructure is excellent.
I've just got an internship at SAP Labs, Sophia Antipolis."
"This MSc not only combines technical and functional, but also theoretical and applied knowledge. The regular, theoretical courses are, for example: Digital Business Solutions, Audit & Risk Management, Project Management 1. The technical, applied courses are, for example: Project Management 2, and the five weeks of training in SAP Labs.
The three certifications: PMI, CAPM or PMP; SAP E2E100 and SAP E2E200 give real added value on a CV.
We had lots of classes and contact with industry experts who gave lectures: Ernst & Young for the Consulting / Audit courses; SAP, IBM, HP, INRIA for the IT courses.
The lectures are interactive and customised to students' needs. This is possible because class sizes are small, giving each student more time to interact with the industry experts, and to get more individual feedback. The teaching really took advantage of these small groups; it's been a great benefit for us.
I've got a six-month internship at SAP. The agreements between SAP and SKEMA have a lot to do with this, the five weeks of SAP training at SAP Labs also. I think it would have been impossible for me to get an internship at SAP without having done this MSc.
I think there are also some opportunities for students of this MSc to work for a consulting company.
I have great memories of the five weeks intensive training at SAP, the Project Management 2 course (work on a real project), conferences given by professionals (such as the one with INRIA and IBM-SNCF)"
Class of 2011-12
"I’d recommend this MSc for all profiles.
I decided on this MSc for two main reasons. This master is highly recognised by businesses because of the rarity of this subject in other schools; and it’s the opportunity to acquire a double competence that combines business consulting as well as technical knowledge.
There was such diversity within the classroom: many international students, students on apprenticeships, former salaried employees taking up studies to gain a specialisation, and surprisingly a lot more girls than I had ever imagined!
The technical training courses that we had at the SAP Labs with SAP managers were great.
Most of us have had job offers (and for permanent jobs too!) even before the end of the course. These offers have been coming from prestigious consulting firms and IT companies.
In my case, I’ve recently accepted the offer of a permanent contract in Luxembourg for Ernst & Young."
"I chose to do this to pursue a career in consulting.
The MSc itself is well balanced between theory and practice.
Its partnerships with prestigious companies give access to real case studies and lectures from professionals. This gave us the opportunity to apply project management methodologies and tools on real projects.
I also received valuable certifications including CAPM and Lean Six Sigma green belt.
As this MSc attracts international students from many countries, I've spent much of the year working in multicultural teams, which I've really enjoyed.
It is rare for business students to get the kind of access to technical knowledge that we get on this MSc.
So graduates of this MSc are actively sought by recruiters.
I've managed to get a permanent position in Accenture prior to completing my studies."
Class of 2015-16
"Taking this MSc was undoubtedly my greatest decision.
The course structure is well adapted to match the needs and expectations of different industries and fits perfectly for students from both business and technical backgrounds.
Apart from the knowledge provided by excellent professors, this course also equips us with certifications like ITIL®, CAPM®/ PMP®, Change Management etc.
An exposure to working on real projects with companies broadens the professional network and opens a door to the corporate world.
A number of seminars with companies like SAP, EY, Amadeus etc. are conducted to help students build a pathway to securing jobs and internships.
That’s how I secured an internship with Amadeus within four and a half months of joining the course."
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