France, USA, Brazil, China
European EMBA

 AMBA (Association of MBAs) evaluates the excellence of MBA programmes SKEMA Executive MBA is a high level continuing education programme for experienced executives wishing to increase their managerial and strategic skills.

The Skema Executive MBA programme allows managers to understand new organisational models suited to constantly changing complex environments. It also aims to foster participants' overall strategic vision.

This intensive programme, taught entirely in English, offers general modules which include Organisational Dynamics, Leadership in Multicultural Project Environments, Managerial Accounting, Complexity in Management & Business Decisions, and Business Policy & Strategy. It also has a unique specialisation in project & programme management - Leadership & Communication in Projects, Achieving Business Objectives, Contract & Project Risk Management, and Organising and Leading Project Teams. At the end of the course, a Capstone Project will allow each participant to identify key strategic issues which are challenging for their own organisation or focus on ongoing improvement initiatives. 

The Skema Executive MBA is particularly well suited for managers who have pressing professional commitments. It adopts a blended learning format. The pedagogy thus combines e-learning modules with interactive seminars led by renowned professors in their fields. The programme is designed to optimize face-to-face sessions by distance mode preparation through highly structured modules that participants can adapt to their personal and professional schedule. Seminars take place in Lille (France), and in three other locations: Raleigh (USA), Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and Shuzhou (China) during residential weeks.

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This specialisation is devoted to new approaches to management and leadership. It develops participants’ analytical skills as well as their sense of initiative and the agile mindset essential for leading project-based organisations. Managers in such organisations have to think in terms of results-based performance. They must create an environment that nurtures continuously successful projects. This requires exemplary piloting of costs, effective project governance and management of risks resulting in new potentially profitable opportunities. The success of such organisations lies in their capacity to respond to – or even to go beyond – clients’ expectations on all projects undertaken on their behalf.



The SKEMA Executive MBA is the only programme in the world to base its personal development module on the Leadership Diamond®, a Philosophy in Business (PiB®) developed by the philosopher and professor Peter Koestenbaum. Being a great leader means understanding change and anxiety in both ourselves and others. Being able to manage the confusion caused by this ambiguity makes all the difference. The individual coaching provided in the Executive MBA introduces participants to the most modern and relevant leadership ways of thinking, acting and being. Participants develop a comprehensive picture of their current leadership situations and use the Leadership Diamond® to compare them to what is possible. They engage in theory, actions, examples, personal conversations, role playing, planning for the future, and more– all in a unique, deeply nurturing, supportive environment.



Most of the teaching staff on SKEMA's Executive MBA hold PhDs, and all are selected for their high academic level and operational knowledge of companies. SKEMA has a partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, accredited by the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Global Accreditation Center (GAC), and with Metier, a European leader in training and project management consulting. Consultants from Metier and teachers from UT Dallas are recognised as being at the forefront of project management today.



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Programme Info


Accreditation: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA

Specialization: Project & Programme Management

Course conducted in : English

Length of Course:  18 or 24 months

Format :  Blended learning (Mix between online courses, webinars and residential weeks)

Study trips:Lille (France),  Shuzhou (China), Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and Raleigh (USA)

Starting Dates:  January and September



Student Body

Nationalities: 100% international 
Europe: 50%
North America: 9%
Middle East: 41%

Men: Women Ratio: 75/25

Average Age: 42

Average years of work experience : 18 years

Class size : 22


  • Master’s degree or equivalent and five to ten years of professional experience
  • Candidates with a bachelor’s degree may be admitted based on significant professional experience with managerial responsibilities
  • English language skills (equivalent to IELTS 7)


Tuition fee: € 32.000

Financial aid or scholarships: based on certain criteria. Further details on application.




SKEMA Business School - Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci (PULV) - Esplanade Mona Lisa - Courbevoie - 92916 Paris La Défense Cedex



Tel : (00 33) 1 41 16 75 14

Executive MBA Academic Director:
Dr Carole Daniel




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