SKEMA Business School

Paris La Défense, France
SKEMA Business School is a private establishment of higher education and research with the legal status of a non-profit association under the French "1901 law".



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).


With more than 100 researchers, the SKEMA has an international dimension, and its works lead to major innovations in the field of management science. Four research centres make up the laboratory:

  • The European Centre for Corporate Control Studies;
  • The Innovation & Competition Research Center;
  • The Knowledge, Technology and Organization Research Center;
  • The Marketing , Consumption and Retailing Research Center.
Research is fostered by our partnership with OFCE and our strong tie with the University of Lille 2.


To offer training and guidance to men and women, students and practitioners, so that they can develop both personally and professionally. SKEMA is open to people from all backgrounds who have strong potential and who respect the values of ethics and responsibility, so that they are able to:

  • Make their mark in organisations of all sizes in any country or region in the multicultural context of the globalised economy
  • Contribute to their organisations’ sustainble development and performance through their sense of innovation, their technical skills and international cross-cultural competence.

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)

Student Life

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.

Our multi-campus structure is a laboratory that works to the advantage of both companies and students. It means that we can be in close collaboration with our economic environment and that of international higher education.


  • Lille (France)
  • Paris la Défense (France)
  • Sophia Antipolis (France)
  • Suzhou (Jiangsu - China)
  • Raleigh (North Carolina - USA)
  • Belo Horizonte (Mina Gerais - Brazil)


  • Global Accreditation Center
  • The European Commission grants SKEMA the Higher Education Charter 2014-2020
  • All SKEMA's MS programmes are RNCP certified
  • The Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE) is the accrediting body for SKEMA and the Mastères Spécialisés (MS) programmes as well as certain Masters of Science (MSc)
  • 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”

Paris La Défense, France