SKEMA Business School Academic Program

Academic
Globally Recognized
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Single Term

If you go to college/university in the United States and are interested in this program, check it out on the IES Abroad website—designed for students like you looking to study or intern abroad outside of the United States.

About the Program

This is your opportunity to live and learn alongside students from France and around the world by directly enrolling at SKEMA (School of Knowledge Economy and Management) Business School. SKEMA, which has AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, is consistently ranked as one of the best European business schools by the Financial Times annual ranking. Known as a global business and research school, SKEMA follows three knowledge economy themes: internationalization, sustainable performance, and entrepreneurship and innovation. On SKEMA’s business campus located in the heart of Sophia Antipolis, you will enroll in a wide variety of English-taught courses.

Predeparture & Enrollment Advising

We offer you predeparture advising that’s specific to your needs.

Travel Throughout France

Join IES Abroad field trips to destinations around France.

Live in a Homestay

Live in a French home in Nice with a local family.

Volunteer in the Community

Make a difference in the local community.

Fall 2024 Academic
Program dates:
September 04 - December 21
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
18,000

Program Advisor

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Student Counselor SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Advanced
GPA Requirements:
3.00
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Business, Economics & Finance, Computer Science & Math
Housing:
Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall
Visa Required:
Required
Credits:
15 to 19 per Semester

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About IES Abroad Nice Center

Nice’s IES Abroad Center makes the most of its French Riviera location and year-round sunshine, turning this beautiful stretch of coastline into your cultural classroom. In the city center, you make lifelong friendships and enjoy a vibrant study space with well-equipped classrooms and a study lounge. Just outside is a tram stop, ready to take you to the city’s beautiful beaches, parks, and bustling harborside cafés.  

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the highest quality academic and cultural experience abroad possible. That’s why we partner with SKEMA Business School.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Partner Institution

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SKEMA Business School

Located in Sophia Antipolis,  SKEMA Business School is a highly selective global business and research school for students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation or business programs. SKEMA is comprised of three knowledge economy themes: internationalization, sustainable performance, and entrepreneurship and innovation. 

With high Financial Times rankings (6th in MSc Financial Markets & Investments and 25th in Master of Management worldwide) and AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, SKEMA Business School gives international students the tools they need to be competitive in the global market. 

SKEMA’s Business Bachelor of Arts (BBA) program is an international four-year degree program within the SKEMA business school. This campus is one of SKEMA’s six campuses worldwide, including France, China, Brazil, and the United States

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Courses

You take 15-19 credits per semester. Classes range from 1-4 credits, with most courses being 3 credits each. 

The following courses are taught at the IES Abroad center in Nice, by esteemed IES Abroad faculty. 

NOTE: This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your  account. Additionally, SAF and IES Abroad reserve the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment or circumstances beyond our control.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements of the program—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by the program, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You will need to supply additional information throughout the process, and our helpful team will alert you via email or your MyIESAbroad Student Portal whenever this is necessary.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • TOEFL pBT: 548
  • TOEFL ITP: 550
  • TOEIC: 830

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Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Spring 2024

Program dates:
January 03 - April 27
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
18,030

Fall 2024 Academic

Program dates:
September 04 - December 21
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
$
18,000

Housing

Students with their host mom seated around a dinner table at a homestay in Nice.
  • Apartment
  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall

Apartment

Apartments are available throughout the city. The fully equipped apartments house other IES Abroad students. Washing machines are available in or near the building. No meals are provided.

About Nice

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Mediterranean food, warm sunshine, and plenty of festivities, Nice’s IES Abroad Center takes full advantage of its Côte d’Azur location. From your classroom, you’re close to the old town of Vieux Nice and the Promenade des Anglais and its famous sunset walks. Explore the nearby medieval village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, taste cheese and olives in Marseille, and spot eagles soaring over the incredible turquoise waters of the Gorges du Verdon for a once-in-a-lifetime study experience. 

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Field Trips

Even though your adventure starts in Nice, our field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. All trips are included in the program fee unless otherwise noted with ($).

NOTE: IES Abroad field trip destinations, activities, and lengths of stay may vary according to term and availability. 

A cathedral in Siena, the Duomo Di Siena, on a sunny day. The exterior is an off-white color, with ornate details on the structure.

Russian Orthodox Cathédral

1/2 Day Fall & Spring

Visit the beautiful and historic 20th century Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, which was built in honor of Aleksandr II tsarevich Nicolai.

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Marseille

3 Days Fall & Spring

Explore France’s second-largest city and the biggest Mediterranean port. With its diverse population, you’ll learn about the immigrant experience in France as well as the maritime heritage of the city’s picture-perfect Vieux Port (Old Port).

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Coeur Riviera

1 Day Fall & Spring

Explore the French Riviera between Nice and the Italian border, including forts, perched villages, and seaside resort towns.

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Greek Villa Kérylos

1/2 Day Fall & Spring

Visit the picturesque Greek Villa Kérylos and a walk around Cap Martin.  

Volunteer Opportunities

When you volunteer in Nice, you have the chance to make a difference in the local community while meeting new people and gaining a new perspective on the world. If you are passionate about volunteering abroad, just let the on-site staff know at the beginning of your term.

Past volunteer opportunities in Nice include: 

Animal Shelter Support

Help animals in need

Humanitarian Aid

Serve underprivileged or displaced people

Food Distribution

Help in a community soup kitchen or food bank

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

Before You Leave

Your study abroad experience starts well before you travel. We talk through your program choices, guide you through application, and support your preparations for leaving

On Arrival

We’re by your side from the moment you arrive, for campus orientation, getting you to your accommodation, and helping settle

Home Sweet Home

We transfer you from the airport to your university campus or nearby accommodation and help you settle in

Settling In

Talk to SAF Staff on the ground whenever you need support. Living in another country can be disorientating – we have the answers you need

Find Your Way Around

Where to shop, what to eat, how to see a doctor or a dentist, which bus or train to catch – ask us. We’re your friendly locals

Keeping You Safe

We enroll you in the SAF emergency alert system, so you hear safety concerns relevant to you

In the Classroom

The IES Abroad Center has classroom, computer labs, and academic facilities to support your coursework and academic development

Get Social

We arrange social and cultural events, so you meet other international SAF Scholars and local students

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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