In 2018, Kozminski University signed a double-degree agreement with SKEMA Business School (France). Within the framework of the bilateral agreement, the qualified students of the Master in Finance and Accounting Program majoring in Corporate Finance will have the opportunity to receive the graduate degree of SKEMA Business School by completing one semester (4th semester) of relevant coursework at the campus of SKEMA in France and a mandatory internship.
Studying in France for a full Master's Program often coincides with huge costs. Thanks to the double degree program you will be able to attend and gain a diploma of a renowned French university by spending just a part of your studies there.
This partnership opens new attractive international mobility options for the students of both partner institutions. After passing all the required courses, completing an internship in a relevant position, and defending master dissertation, the participants of the double-degree program will obtain the graduate degrees of both signatory universities:
Master in Finance and Accounting from Kozminski University
Master of Science in Corporate Financial Management from SKEMA Business School
SKEMA Business School is a member of the prestigious association ‘La Conférence des Grandes Ecoles’ which comprises esteemed business and engineering schools awarding state-accredited Master degrees. Similarly to Kozminski University, it holds triple-crown accreditations (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA). The Master programs offered by SKEMA Business School also feature on the leading positions in the Financial Times rankings. SKEMA Business School operates an international network of six campuses located across four continents. The students of Kozminski University participating in the double-degree program will stay at Sophia Antipolis campus located at the heart of the French Riviera. The campus is located in the Sophia Antipolis Science Park, which is known for its vibrant student community and rich professional opportunities. The students qualified for the participation in the double-degree program will spend the first three semesters doing regular coursework at Kozminski University. During the final spring semester, students will study at SKEMA Business School. From May onwards, students are expected to complete their mandatory internship, which is an inalienable part of the academic curricula of both partner institutions. The minimum required duration of a full-time internship qualifying the participants for the graduate degree is four months. By September, students are expected to deliver their Master dissertation, which is supervised by KU faculty members. The defense of master dissertation takes place at the premises of Kozminski University. The final degree board at SKEMA Business School takes place in December. Participation in a double-degree program allows students to experience diverse learning methods, enhance their employability, and enjoy a sojourn in a dynamic community of a globally acclaimed university.
The obligatory coursework at SKEMA Business School includes the following modules:
- M&A and Corporate Restructuring Strategy
- Management Accounting
- Financial Risk Management
- Data Analysis
- Personal and Professional Development
Additionally, students will choose one of the two available specializations, which encompass four compulsory modules each: Fund Raising and Innovative Investments
- Private Equity
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Investment and Corporate Banking
Digital Finance and FinTech
- FinTech Seminar
- Entrepreneurial Finance
- Digital Business
- Big Data and Business Intelligence
- Full-time programs
Classes take place from Monday to Friday in the morning and in the afternoon.
- Part-time programs
Part time program classes take place on Friday (in the afternoon), Saturday and Sunday (in the morning and in the afternoon).
Double Degree program in Finance and Accounting is available only to students of standard Master in Finance and Accounting program. Students should apply during their third semester of the standard program for the possibility to participate in the Double Degree. The admission requirements for Master in Finance and Accounting are available HERE.
The admission to Double Degree program is based on students GPA during studies at Kozminski University. Double Degree application may require submission of additional documents.