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SKEMA becomes the second favorite grande ecole for Classes Préparatoires

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Banque Commune d’Epreuves, a competition that opens the doors to the biggest management schools to students in classes préparatoires at 24 member schools, has published its list of enrolments for 2019. With 10,272 candidates, BCE consolidated its first place as a ‘banque commune’. SKEMA continued its upward trend this year, becoming the 2nd-favourite school for CPGE candidates, from whom it received 7,586 applications. 

​Patrice Houdayer, Director of Programmes, International Business and Student Life at SKEMA, believes that the explanation behind this positive trend is the fact that “the school has reached a threshold in the rankings and has for the past four years been working with classe préparatoire teachers to rethink its Grande Ecole programme, which today has produced the “ThinkForward”  scheme, a continuum between classe préparatoire and Grande Ecole that provides openness and international mobility and a controlled interdisciplinary approach to problem resolution, and gives students a unique career profile based on the three pillars of “digitisation, globalisation and innovation”.
 
“One of the major strengths of SKEMA's Grande Ecole programme is the vast choice of career paths offered to students and the unique option of studying abroad in a situation of immersion right from the first year, thanks to the SKEMA 6x6 scheme. A student whose dream is to go and study in the US can make that dream a reality as soon as they start their management bachelor's degree at SKEMA”, added Sophie Gay, Grande Ecole Programme Director at SKEMA.
 
For the first time this year, SKEMA Is the co-designer of the Economics, Sociology and Contemporary World History examination at BCE, together with ESCP Europe, and joins several of its sister institutions as part of this exercise: HEC Paris, ESCP Europe, ESSEC, Em Lyon and Edhec. The examination is being drawn up by Emmanuel Combe, an economist and professor at SKEMA specialising in regulation and competition issues who is also vice-chairman of the French Competition Authority, and Didier Marteau, an economist and professor at ESCP Europe, who is a leading specialist in options markets.

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