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The new academic year kicked off in September with a “committed player” approach, which was the main theme of the 2020 intercampus Hackathon. SKEMA’s first-year Programme Grande Ecole students had to design projects that would contribute to saving the planet. The student team that won the intercampus challenge pitched the concept of an urban farm based on permaculture and organic farming on SKEMA campuses.
SKEMA Business School has just signed two new strategic agreements with two excellent Chinese academic institutions: Nanjing Audit University and Xian' Jiaotong University, a member of the prestigious Chinese Ivy League, which brings together the 9 largest universities in the country.
Present throughout the Grande Ecole programme since its inception, SKEMA’s courses in sustainable development, sustainable innovation and corporate social responsibility will be reinforced to form an integrated three-year course. The learning experience will be designed to prepare students to become "agents" of change at the corporate and social level, as part of SKEMA's SKY25 strategic plan’s objectives.
Alice Guilhon, dean of SKEMA Business School, is delighted to announce the appointment of Philippe Monin as vice-dean of faculty and research. As a member of SKEMA's executive committee, he will take up this position on September 1, 2020.
The Financial Times has just published its worldwide ranking of finance programmes. SKEMA Business School, with its MSc Financial Markets and Investments ("pre-experience") programme taught at its Paris, Sophia Antipolis and Raleigh (USA) campuses, gained 1 position and ranked third worldwide among the 55 selected international schools and universities.
ThinkForward is the name of SKEMA’s new knowledge site that brings together and disseminates SKEMA’s professors expertise and analysis.
The Financial Times has just published its 2020 global rankings for customised executive programmes. Entering the top 50 for the first time this year, SKEMA Business School has been ranked 43rd out of 85 international academic institutions and has climbed 18 places compared to the 2019 edition; this progression places SKEMA on the second step of the podium, between Imperial College (1) and Chicago Booth School of Business (3).
Paris, 29 April, 2020: facto affects the student community. To help young people and their families affected by the containment measures to cope with this unprecedented situation, SKEMA Business School has mobilised all its stakeholders to gather aid. The objective: allocate 300 "COVID-19" social grants to its students as part of a dedicated SKEMA United solidarity fund.
The accreditation body of EQUIS (EFMD) has just voted to reaccredit SKEMA Business School for five years, the maximum duration of the accreditation.
Paris, March 18, 2020: With the temporary closure of SKEMA’s Suzhou campus in China in mid- January, SKEMA had already set up a comprehensive distance learning system to ensure the continuity of studies for its 550 students present on the campus at that time. Since then, they have continued their programme from home. At the time, it was a question of continuing the delivery of 10 different programmes at this campus. Today, a hundred students are still in China and continuing their studies via total distance learning.
Nathalie Hector has been appointed as the development director and member of the Executive Committee at SKEMA Business School. Her responsibilities will include admissions, product marketing, national and international business development, as well as recruitment competitions.
After France (Paris, Lille, Sophia Antipolis), China (Suzhou), The United States (Raleigh) and Brazil (Belo Horizonte), SKEMA Business School has opened its 7th campus in South Africa. The ‘inaugural class’ of the first batch of students at SKEMA Business School’s campus in South Africa took place on 31 January 2020 at Stellenbosch.
After extensive consultation with stakeholders — students, alumni, companies and employees — SKEMA has announced a new strategic plan that is both ambitious and disruptive. This new roadmap called SKY25 was presented during a press conference led by Alice Guilhon, dean of SKEMA, on January 23.
With accreditations from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA already under its belt, SKEMA has just obtained the new international EFMD Accredited Programme label for its Global Executive MBA.
The Financial Times has just published its 2019 world ranking for the Master in Management programmes. SKEMA Business School’s Master in Management programme has been ranked 12th among the 100 business schools that are featured. It has climbed 13 places this year from the ranking in 2018. SKEMA has been included in this ranking since its creation in 2009. It has now entered into FT’s list of the top 15 of the world's best business schools at a remarkable pace. In France, SKEMA’s Master in Management has been placed 4th among the 22 best French Grandes Ecoles represented.
SKEMA Business School’s MSc International Business programme has been ranked 3rd in the Masters in Management 2019 ranking published by The Economist. This is the first time SKEMA participated in the ranking process for this category. In this second edition of the rankings, 40 schools had been shortlisted by The Economist. SKEMA stood 1st in many criteria.
SKEMA Business School’s MSc International Strategy and Influence programme announces a collaboration with Digimind. The collaboration focuses on helping students hone their skills by utilising the software solutions of the leading SaaS social media monitoring and competitive intelligence company from the next academic year.
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