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ESSEC Business School

Advanced Master in Strategy and Management of International Business

Ranked #4 worldwide in the QS Master in Management rankings, the Global SMIB trains students to be managers able to deal with international contexts and ensure a company's worldwide success in face of changing economic and social environments. This program will help participants develop overall competencies in strategy, finance and marketing and offer you the chance to specialize by choosing international track in partnership with leading universities worldwide. Get ready to join the global job market with this truly internationally focused program! With very diverse and active students, indulge in over 100 student associations, among which two are SMIB-exclusive (StratNGo, Smib for Smiles).

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

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2018-11-21

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Participants:

  • Anne-Flore MAMAN - Academic Director MS SMIB
  • 00:20

    The Pitch

    01:41

    Why call this an advanced master? Isn’t a master a master?

    03:16

    Why emphasize partnerships with other schools? Is ESSEC not strong enough on its own on the international level?

    05:53

    Hello, which consulting companies hire your graduates? Best companies such as BCG?

  • 07:08

    Is it possible to get academic scholarships if I apply in round 2?

    08:48

    Cergy looks nothing like Paris. What is the town like for student life?

    11:42

    What’s the ratio of full-time academics to executives in companies who teach in this program?

    14:25

    I studied engineering, but I'd like to change for more business. Is your program adapted?

  • 16:27

    Three Words Max Taboo

    19:00

    Hej, I have a question for the student: why did you choose ESSEC? Is the program what you were looking for / waiting for?

    20:55

    Hello. Will it be possible as an Indian student to stay in Europe and work with a diploma from ESSEC?

    22:22

    I studied philosophy at the Sorbonne. Could I still be admitted for a business master?

  • 24:12

    Hello. What kind of student accommodation do you offer at ESSEC?

    25:19

    With four years of bachelors in engineering and 30 months of work experience in international English speaking firm, am I eligible for language test waiver (like TOEFL ,IELTS )?

    26:25

    Do you offer certifications for Google Analytics and others during the digital innovation and analytics module?

    27:41

    Final Destination

  • 29:33

    Do you have partnership with Pharmaceutical company ?

    30:14

    How many years of work experience should I have to apply for this master? I have only done one internship.

    31:00

    Could you tell how much do you emphasize on academics and test scores in the admission process? Or is it very holistic?

    33:11

    Do you expect my track choice to be made when I apply to the program?

  • 35:56

    There are a lot of “tracks” listed on your site. Are there truly specialized programs or just one or two electives we choose to take?

    37:08

    I would like to work with French luxury brands but I want to focus on digital marketing in Asia. Should I go to France or Singapore?

    38:41

    What is the average salary after the SMIB for people with / without previous work experience?

    39:23

    What should I budget for tuition and living expenses for one year?

  • 40:40

    What are the French language requirements expected for graduation?

    42:30

    Can I take classes other tracks that are not my official track?

    45:28

    Am I guaranteed to get my first choice of specialized track?

    46:59

    Who am I?

  • 49:21

    What is the one week “Business Trip,” and does it cost extra?

    52:07

    Are there events with French students from other programs?

    54:10

    There are many interesting elective courses in the program, how many of them are students allowed to take ? And how does it work ?

    56:05

    What kind of concrete experience do we get in this program to put on our CV besides a required internship?

  • 57:16

    What's your favorite class since you start the SMIB?

    58:11

    The Sweetest