Global Executive MBA
SKEMA Business School
18 - 24 months
Full time, Part time
EUR 38,000 / per year *
Earliest start date
* Early Bird offer: a €4,000 discount for applications submitted before 31 March, 2024
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Subtitle: SKEMA Global Executive MBA : Meet our alumni
A transformative journey for experienced leaders to shape and inspire your future.
Start date: October 2024
Become a comprehensive leader
- Challenge convention. Expand your reach.
The world has become fast-paced, uncertain, ambiguous, and complex, interlinking business with economics, geopolitics, and cultures. Companies bear new responsibilities towards stakeholders and society. Transformational change requires individuals to behave and think differently. Aspiring and engaged leaders must be equipped with new skills, perspectives, paradigms, and narratives to make sense of and succeed in the future world of international business and to maintain a high level of commitment at all levels in their organization to solve complex business issues and carve new routes.
The SKEMA’s Global Executive MBA is a transformative journey designed to train experienced decision-makers and to propel them to become comprehensive leaders who will shape their ecosystems and achieve sustainable business results.
- Blended-learning approach for maximum work-study flexibility & balance
A combination of face-to-face residential weeks, webinar courses, and independent online modules - only 20 days out of the office.
- Four residential weeks in four worldwide locations
One week each in Paris (France), Raleigh, NC (USA), Suzhou (China), and Belo Horizonte (Brazil).
- Experiential learning
During the residential weeks, be immersed into the local ecosystems of companies, and meet (and work) with leaders of local as well as international companies & organizations. With In Practice, test your newly acquired knowledge and skills via business assignments, thought leadership exercises, and authorship projects.
- Capstone project
An in-depth project investigating an aspect of strategic significance to your organization or your future, applying knowledge from all courses. You are guided throughout by a supervisor with expertise in your chosen area.
- Research transfer
In addition to the core program, attend conferences and masterclasses with leading professors and experts in their fields. Within each course, research corners provide stimulating knowledge-sharing platforms that contribute to the development of a lifelong learning mindset.
- Global cohorts
Meet executives from all over the world with very different professional and cultural backgrounds for a vibrant learning experience, and join SKEMA’s strong network of over 48,000 alumni based in 145 countries.
At SKEMA, we attract participants from around the globe and from a variety of professional backgrounds, which brings a wealth of experience to the classroom. They choose SKEMA not only to gain more depth and breadth in managing and transforming a business but also to reach higher levels personally and professionally to perform better at a senior executive level.
- Percentage of men/women; 60/40
- Average age: 39
- International profiles: 91%
- Average years of seniority: 12
SKEMA's newly redesigned Global Executive MBA aims to train:
- Decision-makers who have the capabilities and perspectives essential to lead in the new business world, in which transformation is viewed as a business imperative.
- Leaders who are able to face the need for continuous adjustment in their strategies, whether through incremental changes or profound disruptions,
- High-level executives who can create value, shift their own mindset and grow their business in a transforming world.
Scholarships and Funding
French State Financing
If you are employed by a French company, you may be able to obtain financial support for executive programs (CPF, TransitionPro, etc.) as the SKEMA Global Executive MBA is eligible.
Certifié par l'Etat, RNCP niveau 7
Code RNCP: 34678
Voir France Compétences
Code CPF: 330007
Voir Mon Compte Formation
Scholarships are available. For more information, please read here: https://www.skema.edu/programmes/executive-mba/financing
- Financial Times (2023): 30th
- Forbes (2021): Ranked amongt the 12 best Executive MBA
- QS (2023): 40th
Program Tuition Fee
Talents and Careers: accelerate or re-orientate your career
Our talent and careers service provides free and comprehensive careers, recruitment, and employability services for SKEMA students both face-to-face and online, including support with your next career move, whether it is creating your own business or progressing to the next level within your existing or a new company.
With the support of our career consultants, you will:
- Undertake a leadership development assessment
- Articulate, define and develop your career goals and strategy with experienced trainers, career coaches, and sector specialists, including 4 hours of individual coaching
- Prepare yourself for challenging recruitment rounds with mock interview training
- Identify key points in your CV and learn how to construct a powerful cover letter
- Review your learning, progress, and achievements in one-to-one coaching sessions.
SKEMA Alumni Career service
As an alumnus, you will have access to an exclusive alumni career service that is designed to contribute to talent development, support projects, assist with mobility, help with career transitions or facilitate job searching.
The service includes:
- One-to-one coaching with our partners gives your personalized guidance to help you boost your career theme-based workshops run by experienced professionals.
- Access to the SKEMA employment opportunities job board.
Lifelong professional and personal development
Developing your leadership and personal skills is a life-long journey. In addition to the support described above, you will have access to a number of exclusive services, including:
- Being part of a dynamic alumni community located on the 5 continents and representing all industries
- Mentoring conducted by senior executives via SKEMA Alumni
- Preferential and discounted access to Executive Education programs
- Life-long mentoring post-incubation via SKEMA Ventures
- Invitations to relevant free lectures and conferences.
SKEMA Ventures: flex your entrepreneurial muscles
Maybe you want to start a business? SKEMA Ventures, a unique accelerator-incubator dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurship and innovation among SKEMA students and alumni, is on hand to help. Several of our recent Executive MBA students have already been supported in their business creations — as far away as Australia. At SKEMA, we consider that entrepreneurs are innovator-transformers — individuals who innovate and act to transform industries, organizations, and, more broadly, society.
The facts: In today’s rapidly changing environments, growth and wealth creation are linked to the ability to create new activities. This can be through developing brand-new businesses or creating a new business in existing companies, who are forced to reinvent themselves in the face of globalization, the digital revolution, breakthrough innovations brought in by startups, and changes in consumer behavior.
SKEMA Ventures’ mission: committed dedication to student entrepreneurship. Through a unique value chain, which encompasses teaching, coaching, incubation, and acceleration, SKEMA Ventures allows all SKEMA students and alumni to think, design, test, and launch their entrepreneurial projects in global contexts, on seven innovative territories across five continents, benefiting from the best of each local ecosystem.
Program Admission Requirements
Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.