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SKEMA Business School

Multiple locations
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.


SKEMA was founded in 2009 as a result of the merger between the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Lille and CERAM Business School, Sophia Antipolis. The Lille school had been ​founded in 1892 and CERAM in 1963.


SKEMA is a community devoted to learning and the creation and transmission of management knowledge and practice. Since its inception, SKEMA has become a global school with a multi-campus structure and a large portfolio of programmes taught in English and in French. These range from undergraduate level to continuing education and are aligned with the Bologna higher education norms (Licence, Master, Doctorate). 


​Preparing our students for their future career as competent and responsible professionals is an overarching aspect of our mission. We aim to ensure that our research activities are shared with our students as early and as thoroughly as possible to enable them to benefit from the insights and knowledge generated by our faculty. Our programmes develop research awareness and skills from entry level up to the PhD programmes.


Our careers service  provide support for students across all programmes and all countries in finding a job.

This support is structured around the following aspects:

  • Personal branding

Assistance in writing a CV, matching skills and strengths to employer needs when drafting the cover letter and during the interview pitch, mastering professional skills in different situations and different countries

  • Creating a career plan

Understanding the range of careers associated with each programme, in order to transfer a personal interest for a subject into a true career plan, and use any network, including the alumni network for this purpose.

Student services

  • Front Office for information and assistance
  • Access to SKEMA’s extranet with student testimonies, contacts and practical information
  • Student associations devoted to welcoming and integrating international students: Lille, Paris and Sophia Antipolis.
  • French language tests ensure that students can join a French language course at the appropriate level

Housing services

SKEMA Business School accompanies its future and current students in their accommodation search via its Housing Service, accessible:

  • via our housing guide

  • via the Welcome Pack (ID sent by e-mail by the school following the declaration of admission) for newly enrolled students

  • via the YEP (Your Education portal) for continuing students

  • Via our housing platform to get access to various offers

  • Via the official Facebook group: SKEMA Housing

Library services

  • The library is divided into two main rooms (600m2) and a few study rooms and it houses approximately 13,000 different titles, adding up to 20,000 books. These are mostly management books, but other subjects can be found, including science, psychology, law, economics and languages. There is also a large collection of newspapers and magazines, numbering approximately 230 titles.

ICT services

The Organisation provide IT support on all campuses.

Campus life

Our campuses are situated in science hubs or recognised business centres where vital synergies among companies develop innovation and create the techniques of the future. SKEMA campuses all have the same objectives:  to offer students multicultural exposure combining academic life with international professional experience.

So far, SKEMA Business School has six campuses:​ Lille (France), Paris la Défense (France), Sophia Antipolis (France), Suzhou (Jiangsu - China), Raleigh (North Carolina - USA), Belo Horizonte (Mina Gerais - Brazil).

Sports facilities

  • At SKEMA Business School we consider sport an important part of the education process. The ability to function as part of a team is valued; dynamism and endurance are qualities that are required for tomorrow’s executive.
  • 17 different sport activities are available for our students. SKEMA Business School takes part in numerous sporting competitions. 
Our Sports Department offers various activities such as:
  • Aerobics, badminton, basketball, dance, mountain climbing, football, golf, handball, swimming, rugby, tennis, trampoline, sailing, etc…
  • Moreover, we have our own teams in yachting, rugby, golf and mountain biking.

Student clubs

​Our campuses in France have over 65 student societies and clubs. Enrolling in one of these students societies will help you take part in campus life throughout your time here. Some of the clubs’ objectives are to bring students some managerial skills and to practise the subjects studied in classes. 

You will discover that being a student at SKEMA is a very rich experience.

  • The Grande Ecole diploma of SKEMA’s founder schools (CERAM Business School and Groupe ESC Lille ) is recognised by the French State and endorsed as “Master”
  • The Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE) is the accrediting body for SKEMA and the Mastères Spécialisés (MS) programmes as well as our masters of science (MSc). 
  • All SKEMA's MS programmes are RNCP certified.
  • SKEMA is EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accredited by EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). These accreditations bear witness to the high quality of faculty and research at SKEMA as well as the school’s international dimension and relationship with the business community. 

Suresnes, Île-de-France, France

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