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What we noted

SKEMA Business School

MSc International Strategy and Influence

This MSc International Strategy and Influence is the first programme which integrates both strategy and competitive intelligence. It aims to train its participants to make decisions in a complex and international environment. It focuses on legal methods of influence, competitive intelligence methods, and challenges of strategic management in international and globalized environment. This programme has been designed for people who want to work as strategic analyst, strategy consultant, information manager or even orgranisation and quality manager for instance.
Entry requirement: 3-year degree/4-year degree
Accreditation: Ecole de Commerce n°10 en France (FT) / EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA
Duration: 1 or 2 years (regarding the entry level)
Location: Paris (France)
Language: English
Selection: application + interview + TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS (+ GMAT/GRE)
Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles




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The questions

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  • Benjamin LEHIANY - Scientific Director, MSc. International Strategy & Influence
  • Angela BALICA - International Recruitment Manager
  • 01:01

    The speech


    Face to face


    Can you explain what the link is between strategies on the one hand and economic security on the other? Isn't that a bit artificial?


    Is the GMAT that important in the selection process? (Do I need to focus on that for 3 months to get a good score?) Can it make the difference?

  • 07:52

    What are the real career opportunities / salary after graduation? There are very few figures that show that the sector actually grows, and I am anxious considering the competition on these kinds of jobs.


    Can you tell me more about the INHESJ specialization? How is this specialization perceived in the non-French-speaking world?


    Expert question


    Expert question: In taking this program, don't I take the risk to be outflanked on the left by consultants in strategy and on the right by competitive intelligence specialists? Aren't both these areas out of your league?

  • 14:48

    Is there a possibility to do an internship? 12 months with 4 to 6 months of thesis, I don't see when it's possible to do an internship.


    What is the Skema campus in Paris like? Do the students have access to the same kind of facilities in Paris?


    How is the track organized?