Analysis of the program by Campus-Channel

What we noted

ESSEC Business School

Advanced Master in Strategy and Management of International Business - Singapore Campus

Ranked #3 Best Master in Management worldwide (#1 in Asia) in the 2020 QS Ranking, the MS SMIB is designed for students who aim at having a career with an Asian flavor, be it in Asia or with Asian business partners. Providing a mix of courses, seminars and trainings to develop their hard and soft skills in an Asian context, the program helps them develop specific competencies so that they can envision a career in consulting, finance, strategy or even marketing.  It also offers the possibility to go abroad for double-degree with our partner universities. Get ready to join the global job market with this truly APAC-focused program! The 6500-square meter ESSEC Asia-Pacific campus opened in May 2015, students and teachers alike develop their careers at the edge of modern technology.

This Campus-Channel session will focus on the option of studying the MS SMIB at ESSEC Asia-Pacific Campus, Singapore.
Entry requirement: Master or Bachelor
Duration: 1 year
Location: ESSEC Asia-Pacific Campus
Language: English
Selection: details for the application here
Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS & AMBA
Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles


Singapore Campus



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The questions

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  • Anne-Flore MAMAN LARRAUFIE - Academic Director MS SMIB
  • Yves Battesti - Student of the programme
  • 00:20

    The Pitch


    Hello. What does advanced master mean? Should I already have a master to apply?


    Is there someone I can email about getting a brochure? The program page doesn’t exist on your website.


    Why did you choose to do this programme in Singapore and not in France? What are the main differences? (I'm Italian)

  • 10:59

    Can you give me a better idea of how this program teaches doing business in Asia beyond having the program in Singapore?


    Hi Yves. Can you tell me about your experience adapting to the Singapore campus?


    The Clichés


    Is it possible as a French student if I only speak English and French and not a regional language?

  • 22:38

    You just talked about professors who are from Asia, but are they researchers or do they come from the professional world?


    What’s the international diversity at the Singapore campus?


    Why should I choose the ESSEC SMIB instead of the MSc in Management from the National University of Singapore? What would be the main differences which could help me in my choice?


    Who am I

  • 36:01

    Could I transfer to the France campus program if the Singapore program is not a good match?


    Should I have work experience to apply to the SMIB?


    What are some of the jobs available to graduates of this program?


    Final destination

  • 49:16

    Yves, what’s a typical day in the program? What types of assignments do you have?


    Do you offer scholarships or financial support for the SMIB?


    What kinds of partnerships do you have with local companies to enhance the program?


    Does the SMIB include geopolitical courses relevant to international business and the regional context?

  • 57:28

    What’s the standard duration of a job search after graduation?


    Does the Singapore SMIB focus on a particular industry have more strengths in a particular domain?


    Extra Time