Master of Science International Business - one-year programme

SKEMA Business SchoolParis - FRANCE | Suzhou - CHINA | Raleigh - UNITED STATES USA | Belo Horizonte - BRAZIL

Field(s) of study: International Trade
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 0 €
Course cost: 16 900 €
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:
Sep 2017
Jul 2018

Available slots: 

Available spots: 30
Places available per academic year: 30

Course length: 

1 year (12 months)

Start of the program: 

January 2018
September 2018

Level of entry: 

A Level+4 years
A Level+5 years



Our one-year multi-campus programme is designed for future global business leaders, providing students with the necessary general management and multicultural skills and knowledge. Each semester, students can study at a different SKEMA campus in Asia, Europe or America; students gain real exposure and experience in different markets.
The same disciplines are taught in each campus, with strong localisation relevant to the location. The autumn/fall semester focuses on globalisation and the way that the region -the Americas, Asia, or Europe- deals with globalisation. In the spring semester, course content on each campus is totally specific to the region.

Our professors come from all around the globe. They are entrepreneurs, innovators, research directors, CEOs, VPs of marketing, directors of finance; and they have worldwide reputations in their fields.
Classes are small enough to allow for close personal contact with teachers and classmates. In recent years, MSc IB classes have been made up of students of some 25, or so, countries. This highly international class composition transforms projects and team work into valuable cross-cultural working and learning experiences.

The teaching approach is applied and participatory: real projects with businesses are carried out so students are operational, employable managers by the time they graduate.
Students on this MSc will understand the challenges and issues associated with sharing knowledge and innovation across borders and continents. The programme strikes the balance between practical business applications and cutting-edge research and ideas.
    Core courses provide the knowledge to survive in the global knowledge economy:
        → how industries change and firms compete
        → how markets should be managed and financial decisions made
        → how to cope with diversity and legal issues. 

The MSc International Business offers all students, on whichever campus, common core courses in international business essentials:

  • Importing and Exporting in a Global Market (Incoterms)
  • International Project Management
  • Internationalisation of the Firm (with local firms)
  • International Finance
  • International Business Simulation: SKEMA sim
  • Advanced Strategy
  • Negotiation Practice

All other courses depend on which  campus a student is studying at. Courses are adapted and relevant to the country/continent where the student is studying. This makes students expert in the international business issues of the continent where they are studying.

Course format: 

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

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Graduates are easily employable in a broad range of firms and organisations from born-global start-ups, exporting SMEs and m​ultinational companies, b2b and b2c, to international government agencies and NGOs.

The hiring companies are from diverse sectors: consulting, manufacturing, banking and insurance, logistics...

An MSc International Business graduate may work as an international product manager, business operations manager, international business development manager, export-area sales manager, global account manager, international sourcing manager, international purchaser, strategic consultant, international project manager etc.

Entry requirements

  • Bac +3 and Bac +4 for Two-Year MSc,
  • Only Bac +4 for MSc in one year
  • A four-year degree or equivalent (or, in some cases: a three-year degree plus substantial professional experience; or for UK applicants only: a three-year bachelor's degree with honours).
  • A good score in one of the following English language tests: TOEFL (580 institutional testing programme / 237 computer-based test and 92 internet-based test), TOEIC (830), ELS (112), IELTS (6.5) or equivalent.
    Note: no English language test score is required for students who have a degree from an English-speaking university. 
  • A GMAT or GRE score will be to the candidate's advantage.

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