Two-Year MSc 2015-17
"The Two-Year MSc suits me with the studies I have done so far; and the MSc Financial Markets & Investments with its sixth place worldwide ranking in the Financial Times makes it one of the very best masters there is.
I realised that the job market would appreciate SKEMA’s rigorous and practical teaching.
The other thing that appeals to me is the international experience at SKEMA."
"My two years at SKEMA have been extremely enriching in complementary ways. The management foundations we learned in the first year provided me with the necessary background which I’m able to use now in my everyday job. In fact, I did not expect to use as much finance and accounting as a junior consultant in tourism. On the other hand, the second year gave me vital knowledge, vocabulary and concepts, specific to my current sector, tourism.
On the Sophia Antipolis campus we have the ideal climate and the chance to make the most of it with the beaches and mountains close by.
But that’s not it! I’m especially thankful for the professors, speakers and classmates I’ve had the chance to meet over the last two years. It is an undeniable advantage to start building a high quality international professional network at school.
In fact, it's thanks to one of my MSc speakers, also a SKEMA alumnus, that I obtained the opportunity to work for an international consulting firm in a department specialised in tourism!"
"The first year programme opened my mind in many ways. I met students from all over the world and it was very interesting to work together on projects and exchange our ideas in different business contexts.
The campus in Sophia Antipolis is clearly unique, as it offers opportunities for personal development for everyone.
During the first year programme, I was able to actively pursue my passions for rugby and the hotel industry in different student societies. The association and society network is very strong here at SKEMA and one can easily join a group of interest, in order to gain expertise and meet likeminded colleagues.
The high quality of student life on the French Riviera was also another huge bonus for this experience.
But most of all it's the human factor and the international atmosphere that made this an enriching time in my life!"
"The reason I chose SKEMA was for the reputation of its MSc programmes, especially the MSc in Financial Markets & Investments, now ranked 12th worldwide by the FT (editor's note: this MSc is currently ranked 6th).
The opportunities offered by SKEMA’s extensive international network as well as its US and China campuses also attracted me to this school.
I must also note the high quality of the teaching on the courses.
The international professors always listen to students; they are available and willing to help us so that students progress.
The course content has influenced me positively in my ambitions and career goals.
At SKEMA I have met people from all over the world, which has given me access to the real meaning of diversity, all in an ideal setting, and enjoying the weather and the beaches on the French Riviera. I would strongly recommend SKEMA and this programme."
"My semester at SKEMA La Defense campus in Paris during the Two-Year MSc was a highly valuable experience in my studies, enabling me to gain insights into business contexts I was not familiar with before and meet people from a variety of different backgrounds.
Studying in La Defense, the buzzing business district of Paris is an experience in itself- the packed metro, the skyscrapers and the masses of people coming together every day. The campus is perfectly set in this environment and students benefit from the variety of companies around and SKEMA's business contacts.
Students in my Two-Year MSc group had all done different studies prior to entering the course and it was very interesting for me to exchange ideas and work on different group projects together. What I will remember most is the aspect of networking and learning from one another.
Throughout the semester we were highly supported in our internship search and each got appointed to a coach, a professional, who gave us advice on our professional project and who acted as a supervisor during our internships. This training reinforced my career plans and made me choose an internship in web marketing for a startup online travel guide in Paris.
Overall, the first year of the Two-Year MSc is the perfect introduction to your MSc specialisation year, as it gives you a general business framework and helps you clarify your career plans; and for me, I had all the benefits of living in the amazing city of Paris!"
"I compared very many business schools and found that SKEMA was the best for me with its Two-Year MSc which really suited me with my three-year bachelor degree.
I learned about SKEMA through some friends who had been to SKEMA. They told me that SKEMA’s a very international business school and that the teachers were really good. SKEMA’s place in the rankings also impressed me."
"I’m from Vietnam, speak English and will learn French over my two years here.
I was looking for a place to study in an English-speaking country and then I realised I could study in France in English at SKEMA, which was coming up as eighth in the education scene rankings.
I was attracted to France and SKEMA’s professionally-oriented approach.”
"Choosing the Two-Year MSc was the perfect decision.
I learned a lot during the first year and I was able to use all of that knowledge for the second. The knowledge acquired during the first year about finance, accounting, innovation, taxation, globalisation and geopolitics allowed me to start the MSc specialisation year with confidence, interest and motivation.
Knowledge is stable when built on firm foundations.
In my opinion one year is not enough to experience SKEMA Business School to the fullest.
It was a pleasure to meet so many people from different cultures and to learn about their ways of life. I made some good friends and had a lot of fun. I will miss mooncake parties with the Chinese, relaxing evenings at the beach and group work avec 'vue mer'."
"The first year programme allowed me to gain relevant understanding and knowledge about business management from the high quality of teaching and programme content. I was very satisfied with the friendly, international and multi-cultural environment at SKEMA. I was on the campus in Sophia Antipolis.
At SKEMA, there are a variety of resources, which enrich our student lives. As a part of the first year programme, I worked for LEAD Guide, one of the student societies, examining their marketing strategies and promoting their magazines to luxury hotels and restaurants on the French Riviera. This experience enhanced my teamwork skills and creativity.
The alumni department provided me with good connections and a network of SKEMA graduates around the world. During my internship in Shanghai, SKEMA alumni even organised some events in Shanghai and the Suzhou SKEMA campus for students who were doing their internships there.
Here in SKEMA, you can always find passion, ambition, caring people and fun. I highly recommend SKEMA and this programme."