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SKEMA Business School

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Accreditation

SKEMA Business School is a private university accredited by EQUIS, European Quality Improvement System, the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. SKEMA is also part of France’s Grande Ecole’s system and is recognized by the French Ministry of Education and the French Riviera Chamber of Commerce. SKEMA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), joining a small circle of international schools with double accreditation. AACSB accreditation evaluates the excellence of an institution, and in particular the academic level of its faculty, the quality of its programs, the relevance of its strategy, and the means to implement it.

Created in 1990, the Euro American Institute (EAI) was the first institution in France to offer a four-year degree program incorporating two years of study in France and two years in a partner university in the U.S., Australia, Canada, UK, or Europe. The school moved to Sophia Antipolis, a.k.a. Europe's Silicon Valley and, in 2009, merged with the ESC Lille School of Management and adopted a new name: SKEMA, School of Knowledge and Management.

Today, SKEMA Business School is one of Europe’s most respected schools of management and offers a range of undergraduate and master’s level degrees. CEA students study at the international SKEMA Bachelors program, which offers courses in Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Global Business Development, Event Management, E-Business, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Sustainable Development & Environmental Management, Engineering Science, and Product Innovation Management. There are about 400 undergraduate students on campus and 200 more on transfer placement abroad. Most students are French, but many students come from the U.S., UK, Europe, and Asia on exchange programs, making SKEMA Bachelors a truly international program.

At SKEMA Bachelors, you’ll have a cutting-edge, international educational experience in a multilingual and multicultural environment where courses are taught by professors of more-than 30 nationalities. Each semester’s course schedule is tailor-made to meet your individual needs, with a choice of core and elective courses. Most courses are taught in English, although there are opportunities to take courses in French.

French language courses are offered at all levels so that you may become proficient in speaking, reading, and writing French; social interaction with Francophile students ensures rapid skill acquisition. SKEMA prides itself on maximizing the professional competence of each student, ensuring their ability to adapt to the rapidly changing world. The small, self-contained campus promotes sociability and student interaction, and an active student union organizes many events, activities, and trips (such as concerts, skiing, sailing, and more).

The science park in Sophia Antipolis was created in 1969 as Europe’s version of Silicon Valley. Situated in woodlands about 10 km from the coast of Antibes and Cannes, the area is home to industries such as higher education and research, health sciences, chemistry, biotechnology, geosciences, computer science, electronics, networks, and communication. Many global companies maintain a presence here and SKEMA is surrounded by a dynamic, professional environment. Convenient bus services make it easy to reach the nearby towns of Nice, Cannes, Antibes/Juan Les Pins, Valbonne, and Grasse. Italy is only forty minutes away by train to the east, Provence one hour to the west, and the ski resorts of the Southern Alps are just a 90-minute bus ride away.

Classroom and Information

  • French and international faculty teach your language and elective courses.
  • Periodic examinations, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in classes is mandatory and will be monitored by each professor.
  • Class size ranges from five to 35 students (the latter in a lecture hall).
  • You will attend class with French and international students from around the world.

Grading

Grade equivalences are as follows:

Grade ECTS

Grade EAI

US letter equivalent

Points per credit

Note

A

A

A

4.00

94 - 100

B

A

A

4.00

90 - 93

B

A-

A-

3.67

87 - 89

B

B+

B+

3.33

85 - 86

C

B+

B+

3.33

84

C

B

B

3.00

80 - 83

C

B-

B-

2.67

77 - 79

D

C+

C+

2.33

74 - 76

D

C

C

2.00

70 - 73

D

C-

C-

1.67

67 - 69

E

D+

D+

1.33

64 - 66

E

D

D

1.00

59 - 63

F

F

F

0

50 - 58

FX

F

F

0

< 50

WF

WF

 

0

Course Abandon Unauthorized

W

W

 

 

Course Abandon Authorized

IN

I

 

 

Incomplete

VA

S

 

 

Satisfactory

NVA

US

 

 

Unsatisfactory

 

Remarks:

  • Students at SKEMA are evaluated using a grading system similar to the one used at most U.S. institutions.
  • The grades D, D+, C- and equivalent validate courses, but under the condition “unsatisfactory.”
  • The grade I (incomplete) indicates that the final grade is not yet available, as the final examination or research project has not been achieved.
  • The grade W (course abandon authorized) does not have any bearing on the GPA.
  • The grade WF (course abandon unauthorized) is equivalent to a “zero” and diminishes the value of the GPA.
  • Professors include evaluations of written tests and assignments as part of their final grade compilation.

Please note that students’ home universities determine the final credit and grade evaluation.

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Centre International d’Antibes

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Accreditation

The Centre International d’Antibes (CIA) is a private institution of higher education, fully accredited by the French Ministry of Education.

Founded in 1985, the Centre International d'Antibes (CIA) welcomes more than 5,000 students every year for French instruction at all levels, from beginning to advanced. CIA is a recipient of the French Ministry of Education’s "Quality Award for French as a Foreign Language," awarded for the quality of its teaching, facilities, and services. CIA is a preparatory center for the Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française (DELF) certificate, an internationally recognized certification administered by the French Ministry of National Education.

The CIA is located in "Le Château", a Provençal mansion surrounded by flowered gardens and palm trees near Antibes Old Town and beaches. Enjoy panoramic views of Nice, Monaco, and the Italian Riviera from school’s patio. CIA offers 17 classrooms, including four outdoor classrooms, with well-equipped facilities and up-to-date audiovisual equipment.

Classroom and Information

  • Language and elective courses are taught by international faculty at the Centre International d’Antibes.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance of classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Class size ranges from eight to 12 students, allowing for personalized attention.
  • You’ll take classes with other international students of equivalent language level, not with French students.
  • The French style of teaching differs from that in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.

Grading

The French grading system is based on a scale of 20, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a French grade by a factor of five to find its U.S. equivalent. Grades in France are awarded on a scale of 1-20, but the tradition is such that grades higher than 16 are seldom awarded. The passing grade for a single subject is usually 10/20, although grades of 8 and 9 may indicate satisfactory performance. Grading in France is severe and can vary from one institution to another, and from one course to another.

The Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange recommends the following comparison of grades:

French Number Grade

US Letter Equivalent

14-20

A

12-13.9

B+

11-11.9

B

10.5-10.9

B-

10.1-10.4

C+

10

C

9-9.9

C-

8-8.9

D

0-7.9

F

French diplomas may include one of the following five “mentions”:

Très Bien

Outstanding

A

Bien

Very Good

A to B+

Assez Bien

Good

B to B-

Passable

Passing

Passing

Ajourné

Failing

D to F


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