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Mission and key figures


SKEMA is a global research and higher education institution that trains talents who are committed to transforming the world through a sustainable approach. The hybridisation between the human and social sciences and data is at the heart of its model, and its modus operandi is global exposure.

Key Figures

  • Founded in 2009 following the merger of CERAM busines school and ESC Lille
  • Multi-accredited - Equis, AACSB and EFMD Accredited EMBA. Its programmes are recognised in France (Visa, ‘Licence’ Degree, Master Degree, RNCP, CGE label), as well as in the United States (Licensing), Brazil (Certificação) and China (Ministry of Education). Member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE) and the Conférence des Directeurs d’Écoles Françaises de Management (CDEFM)
  • Faculty organised in 3 academies [Globalisation, Innovation, Digitalisation], 1 sports and language institute [SKILS] and 1 Artificial Intelligence institute [SKEMA AI Institute for business]
  • 5 research centres:
    • FAIRR (Finance and Accounting Insights on Risk and Regulation)
    • KTO (Knowledge, Technology and Organisation)
    • MINT (Marketing Interactions)
    • PRISM (PRoject Information and Supply Management)
    • RISE² (Reflections and Research In International Strategy Sustainability Entrepreneurship and Economics)
  • Main rankings (to be adapted according to the document concerned - see bookmark for a relevant list):
    • 3rd best worldwide [Financial Times 2021 – Master in Finance]
    • 5th best school [L’Etudiant 2021– Master in Management]
    • 11th best worldwide [QS Ranking 2021 - MSc IMBD)
  • 7 global campuses in 5 countries [Brazil, China, France, South Africa, United States]
  • +70 programmes [Global BBA, Master in Management, Masters of Science, Specialised Masters®, Global Executive MBA, Executive Education programmes, Summer Schools, PhD & DBA]
  • +40 alumni clubs across the world
  • +70 student clubs on the 7 campuses
  • +250 incubated projects at SKEMA Ventures
  • +120 nationalities at SKEMA’s campuses
  • +140 academic partnerships in more than 40 countries
  • +500 professors - including 180 members in the academic Faculty
  • 2,500 partner companies
  • 9,500 students
  • 50,000 alumni in 145 countries

Why choose SKEMA?
At the top of French and international rankings SEE RANKINGS
A global business school SEE SKEMA NEWS
A wide range of programmes COMPARE