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Programme courses


Courses by semester & credits


Semester 1, mandatory courses

  • Strategic and Competitive Intelligence, 5 credits
    The different cultural and contextual approaches and methods of competitive intelligence in firms and states.

  • International Strategy, 3 credits 
    Understand the multi-faceted dimensions of global strategy through SKEMA SIM business game .

  • Effectuation, 2 credits 
    The art and science to implement entrepreneurial solutions and face growing uncertainties.

  • Social Media Analysis, 3 credits
    Use of the leading social media platforms to gather and analyse information for influence and strategic purposes

  • Strategy & Business Models, 3 credits 
    Exploring business models from a strategic perspective.

  • Organisation Dynamics, 3 credits 
    The challenges of monitoring and dissemination of strategic information according to organisational configurations and dynamics.

  • Consulting Project (1), 4 credits 
    Real consulting mission as a team project supervised by consultants

    Electives (three choices)

  • Multicultural Management, 2 credits 
    The impact of culture in shaping different cultural mindsets and attitudes, and how these influence strategic business and corporate organisation. 

  • Governance and Sustainability Strategies, 2 credits 
    The role of shareholders and the board of directors in strategic decisions, management performance and company’s growth.

  • Preparing for Consulting Jobs 1, 2 credits
    The skills and attitudes to be a consultant and develop in the job.

  • Géostratégie (in French), 2 credits
    The role of competitive intelligence and influence in the development of a firm’s strategy in the context of international business.

  • Managerial Decision-making in Virtual Reality, 2 credits
    On using virtual reality to improve managerial decisionmaking in the 21st century.

  •  Critical Thinking and Methods 2 credits
    Qualitative research methods and thinking to analyse professional management issues (compulsory for those who are doing their theses)

  • Financial Intelligence, 2 credits
    Being able to gather financial information and build strategic indicators.

  • Employability and Career, 1 credit

TOTAL SEMESTER 1, 30 credits

Semester 2, mandatory courses

  • Growth Strategy, 2 credits 
    Advanced knowledge on growth strategy formulation and evaluation.

  • International Merger & Acquisition, 2 credits
    The strategic and financial dimensions of international M&A.

  • Strategic Management of Innovation, 3 credits
    Innovation management from a strategic perspective, considering that innovation is an essential means for a firm to achieve strategic goals.

  • AI for Strategy, 3 credits
    Low and no code Microsoft AI tools to strengthen strategy


  • Influence and International Negotiation, 3 credits

    How to organise in the workplace and at the State level an influence strategy or  operation to protect the competitiveness of the organisation.

  • Knowledge & Data Analysis, 2 credits
    Methodologies for collecting, processing and analysing data and to transform it into strategic knowledge.

  • Consulting Project (2), 4 credits​
    Data collection, analysis and delivering phases of the consulting mission initiated in semester 1.

Elective Track Strategic Consulting (only full track allowed)
  • Advanced Strategic Models, 3 credits 
    Theories, methodologies and tools of strategic consulting.

  • Strategic Consulting, 3 credits 
    Intensive preparation to consulting job interviews.

  • Preparing for Consulting Jobs, 2 credits
    Transferring methods and tools of executive consulting in the field of strategy and organisation management.

  • Risk Analysis, 2 credits
    Corporate strategy from a risk management perspective.
Elective Track Sécurité Economique - INHESJ - Taught by l’Institut des Hautes Etudes du Ministère de l’Intérieur.
. (taught in French - only full track allowed)
  • ​Nouveaux Risques et Nouveaux Défis, 2 credits 

  • Sécurité Economique, 3 credits

  • Web 3.0 - Internet: menaces ou atouts pour l'entreprise, 3 credits

  • Gestion de Crise, 2 credits

  • Visite Direction sureté groupe industriel français

  • Employability and Career II, 1 credit


TOTAL SEMESTER 2, 30 credits

  • Dissertation, 30 credits 

TOTAL FULL YEAR: 90 credits
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