As a young engineer, I wanted to better understand how business works, and how a technology can be brought successfully to the market. We live in a world that has to change fast : sustainability and digitalisation are a must, but companies struggle to keep up. I strongly believe that the solution is the path of innovation and entrepreneurship. During the year, I develop various innovative projects for major companies, but I also learnt how to build a business plan for financing my ideas, how to pitch my vision and how to succeed in the market. Thanks to this Master, and to the engagement of Kedge in sustainable development, I now feel ready for creating my own start-up, and helping companies innovate.
“ As an engineering under-graduate from India, I always wished to pursue my post-graduation in the field of management, which would support me in exposing my engineering knowledge. I also did not have much fluency in French on my arrival. But, thanks to the International relations team here, they helped me out in everything right from offering welcome services to dealing with a comfortable stay. The professors here are simply the best I have ever had. We used to organise get togethers with the French students in and around the campus which has served as the best part of intercultural integration among the students from different countries and cultures. Apart from the curriculum and the ultra-perfect facilities we have, the city itself is beautiful in its own way. I am proud to `be a student at KEDGE Business School“
"After a Bachelor's degree, I started as a translator and quickly felt like moving on to more challenging roles, so I decided to apply to KEDGE's International Business programme. I graduated in 2020, and I am now Vice President of HDF Energy, a global leader in hydrogen energy. This is the first company I joined after graduation. I started as a business developer in Bordeaux from where I worked with different countries, especially in South America. I now live in Mexico City, where I oversee the company's activities in Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador. My job is to collect market analyses from the team I lead, and to select the most promising project for the company by studying all aspects, especially technical and financial. I travel extensively to identify the different stakeholders in each project, negotiate, and develop the projects. The IB course has given me the tools and skills that are essential for my work. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to pursue a career in international business."
Organisations are experiencing new sustainability challenges that need to be addressed. Until recently, these challenges could be solved by relying on organisational skills, but they are now getting increasingly complex and require agility and leadership skills, which is precisely what this MSc prepares you for as it seeks to drive the change of tomorrow.
I'm a chemist and I'm currently the head of business developmentat a company called covestro which is formerly known as biomaterial science. My key takeway from the KEDGE EMBA is certainly that my own thinking in my own perspective is not the only one to take into account for any decision that you make in life and in business. My best memorie is the time that i spent with my classmates in China or the digital China class. It was really impressive and to see also how business is done in China and how the mentality and how business is completely different. And that was just amazing ! During the MBA i change positions so currently i try to gather more experience in the commercialrole that i'm currently doing in automotive business. Then, i'm hopefully going for a management career further in my company. Let's see ! I'm very really excited to see what the future holds for me.
"Soft skills are essential to entrepreneurial success in order to effectively manage teams, develop creativity, share a vision and lead the digital and ecological transformations that are essential to the 21st century economy. With its highly innovative inductive pedagogy, the ITE Master's degree prepares future actors of change to make the most of these intrinsic skills, which will support their business models and enable them to imagine disruptive solutions and competitive advantages that are decisive for the success of their business or intrapreneurship project. To say that the world belongs to this new generation is a common sense. Providing the means of collective intelligence to prepare them for this is a challenge that this ITE master's programme takes up.
I joined the International Business MSc for its broad range of disciplines, allowing to understand the global operations of a company, and its geopolitics and international law focus, providing an understanding of the global context and setting in which companies operate. I was able to complete my Master's degree with an internship at the United Nations in New York, where I joined the NGO department team, in charge of coordinating the integration of non-governmental organisations into the Economic and Social Council of the UN. The scope of the programme allows students to grow into multi-skilled graduates while at the same time preserving the client-oriented mindset, highly sought after by recruiters in all types of organisations. The programme also trains qualified, solution-oriented managers. Finally, the International Business MSc has confronted us with international challenges that prepare us for tomorrow's work environment. This master's degree has allowed me to develop my skills in teamwork and multicultural cooperation, and has increased my awareness of international and complex issues and contexts.
The MSc Innovation, Transformation, Entrepreneurship was a revelation for me. Passionate about digital marketing and digital innovation, this MSc gave me all the professional skills and provided me with all the keys that enabled me to join a company in the LVMH group even before I graduated.
The major advantage of this course is not only the teaching by professionals in the field but also the dual vision of start-ups and large groups taught in each module.
During my year at the MSc ITE I had the chance to participate in various entrepreneurial projects, meet important players in the digitalisation of industries, join a community of committed women entrepreneurs: "The Wonders" and take part in a round table on gender parity in business in the presence of Minister Elisabeth Moreno. I am proud to have been a student of the first class of this MSc!
"Whatever you dream of doing, start it. Boldness has genius, power, magic." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
I have been a competitive athlete for most of my life and even after some injuries forced me to stop, my plans to remain in the sport industry didn’t change. KEDGE ISEM offered me the opportunity to learn from professors that are actual sport industry professional and to combine theoretical and practical learning thanks to the many projects that students are asked to work on throughout the master. Studying in France, and in Marseille specifically, allowed me to experience a unique and multicultural environment. Additionally, Marseille offers a multitude of sport viewing opportunities for someone that is passionate about sport. Currently I’m the Brand Project Manager for AS Monaco in Ligue 1. As part of my role, I work on all those project that involve the club’s brand both from a management side and from a strategic development side.
Today, technology is at the heart of our clients' business, and their business and technology strategies are inseparable, if not indistinguishable. Data and artificial intelligence technologies are recognised as powerful levers to execute these strategies and transform the business.
To reap the full benefits of its data, the company must enable the relevant use of data within a controlled framework. To optimise its business processes, it must deploy artificial intelligence and automate activities wherever possible and relevant.
The talents arriving on the job market today, in addition to showing curiosity and agility, must understand the challenges of this transformation to imagine the company of tomorrow. They must master the technologies, understand their strengths and limitations in order to be able to implement them within their company in an ethical and responsible manner. Through the BI & ML master's programme, Kedge offers training that prepares students to address these issues.