SKEMA Business School Opens In-Person Classes September 16 in North Carolina

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Undergraduate and Graduate Students Taking Live and Online Courses at SKEMA Business School

We are providing elite management education while ensuring the safety of students, faculty and staff.

Following rigorous safety guidelines for students, professors and staff, SKEMA Business School will open the Fall semester September 16 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Courses for graduates and undergraduates will be taught via a hybrid model with classes taught 70% face-to-face and 30% online.

SKEMA Business School is a global school with seven campuses on five continents including one in Raleigh. Located on the campus of North Carolina State University, SKEMA has welcomed students from the U.S., Europe, Asia and other countries for the past 10 years.

“We are moving forward with our fall schedule and our academic year,” says Mohamed A. Desoky, Associate Dean of Academic Programs. “We are trying to find the balance of providing students the elite management education that they are paying for, while ensuring their safety along with the health of our faculty and staff,” “The trends of this pandemic will not deter those efforts – we owe it to the students and to the economy.”

Thanksgiving break will be November 25-27, and on-campus instruction concludes on December 18. Final exams will be conducted in person or online during the week of December 14 for the majority of the programs.

In Raleigh, SKEMA offers a bachelor’s programs in International Business for undergraduates and graduate degrees including a Master of Science in International Business, and a Master of Science in Financial Markets and Investments.

The action plan to ensure the highest levels of safety to prevent transmission of COVID-19 includes:

  • Guidelines consistent with CDC, federal, state and UNC Education System that will be released in August.
  • Six feet of distance between each seat/student.
  • Mandatory masks required for all students and professors.
  • Face Shields available for faculty
  • Shields installed on each faculty desk/podium.
  • Thermometers in each class; daily temperature readings for students and professors.
  • Hand sanitizers in all classrooms.
  • Tracking of students and staff.
  • Desks/chairs/doors disinfected between each class
  • Tracking of student/staff absences.
  • Testing offered at NCSU Health Center (if ill/symptoms)    

All classrooms will be disinfected daily.

“Corporate engagement for SKEMA and students typically begins in the Fall in full swing and normally consists of company visits and conferences,” says Gisa Rollin, Director of Development. “We have been forced to shift our modes of communications as we continue to take precaution with the pandemic. Moving purely online this summer has been a good experience for both our corporate office and partners to adjust to the new way of collaborating and learning.”

In the recent Financial Times rankings for business schools released in June, 2020, SKEMA Business School was ranked #3 in the world in the Masters in Finance category. Fifty-five business schools were ranked in this category.

About SKEMA Busines School
With 8,500 students of 120 nationalities and 45,000 graduates in 145 countries, SKEMA Business School is a global school which, through its research, its 50 teaching programmes, its international multi-site structure trains and educates the talents that 21st century businesses need. The school is now present on 7 sites: 3 campuses in France (Lille, SophiaAntipolis, Paris), 1 in China (Suzhou), 1 in the United States (Raleigh), 1 in Brazil (Belo Horizonte) and 1 in South Africa (Cape Town - Stellenbosch). SKEMA is multi-accredited - Equis, AACSB and EFMD Accredited EMBA. Its programs are recognized in France (Visa, Master Degree, RNCP, CGE label), as well as in the United States (licensing), Brazil (certificação) and China. Follow us on twitter: @SKEMA_BS

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