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SKEMA partners with NAU and Xi'an Jiaotong universities

Published on 17 July 2020
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SKEMA Business School has just signed two new strategic agreements with two excellent Chinese academic institutions: Nanjing Audit University and Xi'an Jiaotong University, a member of the prestigious Chinese Ivy League, which brings together the nine largest universities in the country.

​The Chinese Ministry of Education has just approved the agreements signed between SKEMA and the universities of Nanjing and Xi'an Jiaotong.

With Nanjing, SKEMA creates a joint school and with Xi'an Jiaotong, a master’s degree in entrepreneurship and innovation focused on data management and artificial intelligence.

NAU-SKEMA Joint School

The NAU-SKEMA Institute is jointly established by SKEMA Business School and NAU. The creation of a joint school with a Chinese university is reserved for a very small number of excellent foreign institutions, of which SKEMA is now a part.

This institute will start recruiting its first cohort of students in China in September 2020 through the Gaokao. This entrance exam to Chinese universities, which is reputedly difficult, will allow the recruitment of a large number of Chinese students: around 300 each year but on a very selective basis.

They will follow a four-year full-time undergraduate course, which includes four hybrid courses of study that offer students a variety of possible career paths :
- Financial engineering
- Audit
- Information management and information systems management
- Engineering Management

Students will obtain two diplomas: the NAU General Undergraduate Diploma of Higher Education and the SKEMA 4-year Global BBA Diploma.

Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation SKEMA-Xi'an Jiaotong

The program aims to train future elites and industry leaders in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation with a focus on big data and artificial intelligence.

This 2-year joint program begins at the start of the 2020 academic year, with a recruitment target of 60 students per year. It is open to candidates with the equivalent of a “Bac+3” or “Bac+5”. At the end of the 2 years of study, the student receives the SKEMA diploma (MSc) and the Chinese Ministry of Education diploma.

These joint cooperation projects contribute to deepening educational exchanges between France and China and I am happy that SKEMA finds its place in them. They are also a strong link in the school’s SKY25 strategic plan to pursue its international development, which is based, in parallel with the opening of international hubs, on agreements with the best institutions in the world,” says Alice Guilhon, SKEMA’s Dean

SKEMA is a partner of three of the nine universities in the C9 league, which includes the best Chinese universities.

The approval of these two initiatives by the Chinese Ministry of Education is the result of long-term cooperation between SKEMA and China. With its very first international campus in Suzhou in 2009, SKEMA has made China the first step in its development strategy.

Since then, while the school has opened new campuses in the United States, Brazil and this year in South Africa, it has also multiplied its academic partnerships with the most prestigious institutions. In China, three of the nine member universities of the C9 League are now partners of SKEMA.

In 2018, SKEMA and Fudan University, known as the best university in Shanghai, will offer a joint EMBA programme taught in Chinese and English on their two campuses in Suzhou and Shanghai.

In 2014, the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), regarded as the cradle of China’s scientific elite, is partnering with SKEMA for a double degree in engineering and management. Courses with a technical component are delivered on the USTC campus in the first year, while students follow all the management courses in the second year on one of SKEMA’s French or American campuses, with the possibility of semester mobility


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