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Master of Science International Strategy and Influence - two-year programme

SKEMA Business SchoolParis - FRANCE

Field(s) of study: International Management
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 0 €
Course cost: 28 000 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Academic excellence scholarships
  • Bank loan
  • Crowdfunding/Sponsoring
  • Government grants
  • International mobility grants
  • Paid internship
  • Payment by a training organisation/Training Leave
  • Payment by my company
  • Personal or family funding
  • Private grants (company, foundation, etc.)

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 30
Places available per academic year: 30

Course length: 

  • 2 years (24 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level+3 years
A Level+4 years



Strategy is the art of navigating the competitive landscape. Without strategy, no company can prosper in the long run. On the other hand, competitive intelligence relies on economic watch, economic security and methods of influence to control strategic knowledge.
By combining both fields, the MSc International Strategy & Influence provides students with the distinctive competencies necessary to succeed in the knowledge economy. It is designed to train students in:  

  • the challenges of strategic management of firms working in an international and globalised environment
  • the skills and knowledge to develop strategies drawing on competitive intelligence methods
  • legal methods of influence
  • executing strategies based on the organisation of knowledge and appropriate skills in using information as a strategic asset
  • designing the right organisation and the appropriate managerial structure to operate corporate strategy in the global economy.

The MSc offers forward-looking training which covers cutting edge theoretical developments, tools and methods in the fields of strategy and competitive intelligence.
It is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice by systematically relying on industry experts' testimonials and real-life business cases. Particular features include:

  • A unique combination of international corporate strategy and competitive intelligence
  • Two specialisation tracks, (1) Strategic consulting, taught by academic experts together with senior executives from leading consulting firms and (2) Economic security, taught at Ecole Militaire by our partner Institut National des Hautes Etudes de Sécurité et de Justice (INHESJ)​
  • A dissertation project aiming at developing research and industry expertise

The location in the heart of Paris-La Défense, offering a rich ecosystem for business opportunities

Course format: 

September to May in courses. May to October in internship and thesis writing.

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Opens vast job opportunities in a wide variety of fields in international business, executive consulting, or national security. Roles include:

  • Strategic analyst / manager
  • Strategy and competitive intelligence consulting
  • Business and competitive intelligence analyst / manager
  • Data analyst
  • Knowledge and information manager
  • Risk manager
  • Information security and systems manager

Entry requirements

  • Bac +3 and Bac +4 for Two-Year MSc,
  • Only Bac +4 for MSc in one year
  • Have a three-year bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • A score report attesting a sufficient level of English (TOEFL 560, TOEIC 800, IELTS 6, ELS 110 or  equivalent)*
    Note: no English language test score is required for students who have a degree from an English-speaking university.  
  • GMAT or GRE score will be to the candidate's advantage 

* Students will be required to reach the necessary level for the MSc before moving to year two.

Admission criteria: 

  • Application file
  • Interview
  • Language test score(s)

Course cost description: 

MSc in one year: €16,900 / $19,942 
Two-year MSc: €28,000