SKEMA Business School

Internationally recognized, and triple accredited, Skema Business School is a global business school in France which takes pride in its world class research and teaching facility. SKEMA is EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accredited - only 1% of business schools worldwide have this triple accreditation.

Programs Offered (Through CAT)

Master in Management (MiM) Grande Ecole Program

The Skema Business School offers a wide range of programs. But of interest to us is its management program called "Masters in Management, Grande Ecole Program" which accepts applications through CAT scores. This is a 2 year management program which is taught in English language.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor Degree (minimum three years) in any stream (engineering, social sciences, sciences, arts, etc.)
  • Candidates applying for admissions should not be older than 30 years of age.
  • You can apply through one of the following Aptitude test scores - GMAT/ GRE/ CAT/ TAGE MAGE;
  • For English proficiency - TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge

How to Apply?

There are two options for candidates to apply for admission:

  • Applications can be submitted through a joint platform called 'Join a School in France'. The application fee for the same is €190.
  • The other option is to submit your application through SKEMA main website. The application fee through their own portal is €100.

The deadline for application through 'Join a School in France' is:

  • Round 1: 20 October 2018 at midnight
  • Round 2: 7 January 2019 at midnight
  • Round 3: 28 February 2019 at midnight
  • Round 4: 19 April 2019 at midnight

Selection Process

SKEMA Business School selection criteria involves a preliminary screening in which your online application is thoroughly assessed. This is followed by an interview round.




  • Pre-selected applicants will be called for an interview at the campus or at local centers or through skype.


  • Selected applicants will be invited to join the program.

Documents Required

Candidates are required to have the following documents ready during the time of admissions:

  • Copy of your passport
  • Diploma or Certificate of attendance if you have not graduated yet
  • University grades transcript
  • Written Test Scores (GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE or CAT)
  • CAT score is applicable for Indian Students only.
  • English proficiency score (TOEFL or IELTS or TOEFL or Cambridge)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

How much do I need to score in CAT to apply?

In order to apply for SKEMA Business School the minimum CAT percentile required is 67%ile. If you are applying through GMAT you need a score equal or above 500, through GRE you need a score equal or above 303.

Fee Structure

The academic fee for the two year program is € 28,000 (INR 22,40,000). The break of the same for each year is as follows:

Academic Year Fee
Master's 1st Year €14 000 (INR 11,20,000)
Master's 2nd Year €14 000 (INR 11,20,000)

Placement Report*

What we call in India "a Campus Placement Cell" is called "a Career Centre" in the Skema Business School. The Career Centre of Skema Business School has a reputation of doing groundbreaking work in terms of placement of its students.

  • On average about 93% Management Graduates find employment within four months of graduation.
  • Average International gross salary of Management Graduates from Skema Business School is €51,527/annum (Approximately INR 39,71,755).
  • 30% of Skema Business School Graduates work outside of France.
  • Top Employers of management graduates of Skema are KPMG, Microsoft, Accenture, Oracle, Leroy Merlin, and Nestle, etc, to name a few.

Why should Indian students apply for admission to SKEMA Business School, France?

Skema Business School is a business school of international stature. You will be more than lucky to study in a university as prestigious as Skema Business School. Here are the reasons why an Indian student should apply to Skema Business School for their management studies:

Internationally recognized - triple accredited

SKEMA is EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accredited - only 1% of business schools worldwide have this triple accreditation.

CAT is accepted in Skema Business School

What makes the Skema Business School an interesting study destination for Indian students is the acceptance of CAT scores for their admission criteria.

Skema Business School is a globally recognized Business School

SKEMA is ranked 26th worldwide in the Financial Times International Ranking of Best Business Schools for Masters in Management programs. It ranks 17th according to the Times Higher Education & The Wall Street Journal 2019.

International Exposure

Doing your management studies from abroad especially from an international top University like Skema Business School is all sorts of rewarding: brilliant faculty, cultural exposure, vibrant crowd, academic excellence, etc.

Professional experience

Students get between 6 and 21 months of in-company experience during their time on the Grande Ecole programme. Students can also do a work-experience sandwich year between Year 1 and Year 2 which gives them a unique professional experience in a first world country while they are simultaneously pursuing their management degree.