What to remember from the Interview

ESSEC Business School

Executive Advanced Master Strategy & Management of International Business (SMIB)

The Goal of this program is to train professionals from a broad range of functions and diverse industry sectors in international affairs, global business development and international strategies. The program's interdisciplinary training includes international negotiation, finance, marketing, leadership and cross-cultural management in a format of 2 days every 2 weeks. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills which will boost their global vision, increase their international career opportunities and help them to facilitate their companies' international expansion.

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Entry requirement: Bac+4 or equivalent level and at least 3 years of professional experience
Duration: 13 months
Location: CNIT Paris La Défense and Singapore
Language: English
Selection: Academic application + TAGE-MAGE/GMAT + TOEIC/TOEFL + interview
Triple-crown accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA
Member of the Conférence des grandes écoles

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2017-10-17

Analysis

What to remember from the Interview

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The questions

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Participants:

  • Anne-Flore Maman-Larraufie - Academic Director, Executive Adv. Master Strategy & Management of International Business
  • Vincent Hallade - Global Market Manager, ARKEMA, Alumnus of the program
  • 00:22

    The Corporate Speech

    01:42

    The Interview

    02:01

    What’s the difference between the Executive SMIB and an MBA?

    04:42

    Who teaches the courses? Is it ESSEC faculty?

  • 06:08

    Is there guidance for the professional thesis?

    07:25

    Does my professional experience for admission have to be in administration and business? I have worked as a research chemist for 4 years.

    10:57

    Is the program distance learning or do we attend class on campus? Is it possible to telecommute?

    12:19

    Do we choose between the France and Singapore campuses, or do we take classes in both places?

  • 14:37

    Is it possible to specialize in this program, or does everyone take the same curriculum?

    15:52

    Hello. Are there SMIB alumni associations and events dedicated to meeting them?

    17:41

    I couldn’t find much information on the curriculum. What are some of the courses we take?

    20:18

    For employment, do grads typically stay with their company or find new jobs?

  • 21:45

    The Expert Question

    21:57

    EXPERT QUESTION - The Executive SMIB costs 26,500 euros and is just 4 days a month. What’s the return-on-investment in this for professionals who already have a stable job?

    24:16

    Hi Vincent. Why did you choose the ESSEC Executive SMIB, and what would say was the biggest benefit for you?

    25:52

    I already work in management and would like to convert to financial services. Is this degree appropriate to do that?

  • 27:18

    What about family life? What is the impact of the program on our daily life?

    29:20

    What kinds of financial support and scholarships do you have for the Executive SMIB?

    31:01

    Would you tell me more about the dynamic between the professionals in the program, please?

    33:33

    What kind of cultural learning is programmed in the curriculum? Business etiquette for working in Asia perhaps?

  • 35:54

    What types of projects and assignments are we required to complete?

    37:24

    Hi Anne-Flore. What are some of the top skills you see employers asking for and how does this SMIB provide that to participants?

    39:09

    Conclusion