The SKEMA Business School was created in 2009 in the wake of a merger between Groupe ESC Lille and the CERAM Business School. The Lille branch of the new school has been in operation since 1892, while CERAM began its classes in 1963. One of the chief goals of the school is to take advantage of its proximity to scientific hubs in the surrounding community.
The two main SKEMA campuses are located within France in Lille, and the Sophia Antipolis technology park that’s located southeast of the city of Nice. International branches are found in Belo Horizone, Brazil; Suzhou, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina in the United States.
Classes are taught in both English and French and have a wide range. They span those that are set up for undergraduate students and continue through those that are geared for students obtaining either a Master of Science degree or an MBA. Two doctoral programs round out the available curriculum.
Over 100 partner universities around the world offer students the opportunity to have part of their education take place abroad. The combined alumni of the two schools amounts to more than 35,000 people, which can help in the important area of networking.