I did the MSc in Wine & Hospitality Management and it was a very rewarding experience both on a human and academic level. The course was very comprehensive and covered many aspects of the wine and hospitality industry, from wine production to retailing. Throughout the course, I was able to develop a solid foundation of skills in the wine industry, project management and marketing/communication. As a business developer at Domaine de Piéblanc, these skills have enabled me to acquire a certain credibility and to be a force of proposal for the domain. I highly recommend this course to all those who wish to enter this exciting sector of activity.
I was a seafarer on board container vessels for 3 years and I wanted to get a master’s degree in maritime and logistics field. I found Kedge Business School with its well-known International Trade & Logistics program and it was one of my target to get a master’s degree abroad and working in a maritime or logistics company office and settle down after challenging sea experience. The curriculum of the program was very well organized and it allowed me to develop my skills not only in maritime but also in logistics and to understand the onshore side of the maritime business. During the program I learned a lot from important professors mostly coming from industry and I learned from my classmates coming from different backgrounds and countries through group studies. Today, I work in a French oil & gas performance management company in an international environment and I am using my sea experience and the management capabilities that I gained at Kedge Business School which is very important for me.
I choose this Master for 2 reasons: Master's degree allowed me to pursue a specialist area of interest that, I wanted to develop during my previous career. Also, to improve my skills and qualities to enhance my professional career in a highly competitive graduate employment job market. According to me, this MSc give you a detailed knowledge and excellent foundation in a industry that is drastically changing in time. It is a unique industry with commercial challenges, sustainable innovation and environmental issues. Intermodal structure of the logistic system was something, I cherish working on. KEDGE has a good network of professionals to guide me during my thesis. I had the opportunity to nurture in a program which reflects in unique interests of the market and which proved interesting and intellectually rewarding in my career. Currently I’m working with d’amico societa di navigazione S.p.A Itallia (green ship award winner 2016). My job consist in : assisting in implementation of the energy governance and monitoring system of 71 vessels in d'amico societa di navigazione S.p.A Italian tanker operator based in roma ; improving performance monitoring service to ship-owner and charter party, towards a green maritime attitude; working with a dedicated team, commercially situated around the globe.
My experience at the MSc Maritime at Kedge was a fundamental milestone in my career. It not only was my first abroad academic experience, but it has as well provided me with the necessary insight in the industry to successfully start my Start-Up, WINIM, that needed a complex logistic and commercial network. And the technical knowledge was not the only aid it gave me to do it: I gained other essential skills such as negotiation, innovative mindset or a broad and flexible business approach. Moreover, I could be said that the MSc helped me sign my first investors, as they valued that I already had an international experience, and I could easily cope with other cultural environments if they were interested in expanding WINIM to different horizons. It is that mix between academic excellence and the international, business-oriented perspective of the MSc that gave KEDGE.
After two first years spent in “Grande Ecole” master program, I wanted to give a clear functional and operational color to my academic path. Focused on Supply Chain field, I opted for the International Trade & Logistics MSc that took place of my third year in KEDGE BS and allowed me obtain a double diploma. Quality of teaching provided by professional speakers combined to challenging case studies and richness of profiles attending the MSc have made of this year the perfect springboard to initiate my career in Supply Chain consulting field. On top of skill learning, the international dimension given to the program is a key element to face nowadays business stakes.
The wine and spirits industry is all about adapting the latest marketing and business tools to the art of conviviality. The MSc at KEDGE gave me much more than the tools I needed to pursue a career in the field that I love, it gave a me group of friends i can rely on throughout my career, which is exactly what i wanted out of this programme.
"After graduating in the field of maritime transport and port logistics, I have consolidated my knowledge of the maritime industry through this Master's degree while developing my knowledge of business management. The combination of courses in managerial skills and international transport can only lead to a result that meets the expectations of companies.
Moreover, the reputation of this master represents a real advantage for recruiters. Indeed, it allowed me to join the CMA CGM group and to evolve within it. Currently Ship Manager, I am in charge of several ships on a shipping line and plan to continue to take on responsibilities in my preferred fields."
I've always been interested in international trade and logistics and I chose one of the flagship and historic courses at Kedge Marseille, the Master's degree in International Trade and Logistics. The quality of the training provides a solid foundation for training future transport and logistics professionals. Blending professional speakers and professors, it achieves a balance between academic and professional knowledge.
I wanted to get involved in the socio-environmental issues related to the practice of international trade, the training has provided me with a base of essential skills in order to continue in this field. I am now pursuing my career in the various themes of transition, and the transformation of the transport sector is obviously one of my main areas of reflection.
The MSc of International Trade & Logistics of KEDGE will be a brilliant choice for those who would like to be specialists in maritime, logistics and international commerce. This MSc provided me with professional knowledge thanks to real international case study. Renowed and experienced professors and an excellent network of powerful companies gave me many added value to better prepare myself for my professional career. Supported by this MSc, I was recruited by CMA-CGM Head Office right after my graduation. After one year working in Logistics Department, I am now part of Operations team, in charge of cargo flow for one of Asia-Europe line (EPIC service) in CMA-CGM HO. My mission is to optimize the loading capacity and available space on board. I will continue working in shipping industry and focus on the field of operation in the future.
"I've always been very attracted to the world of digital, new technologies and marketing. Choosing this programme was quite natural for me. As part of the course, I had the opportunity to set up my own business with the help of KEDGE's Business Nursery, and I experienced self-entrepreneurship in natural search engine optimisation. I completed my MSc with a communications internship in the field of renewable energies. Just after graduating, I started working for Sopra Steria as a digital communications consultant on various digital-related projects. My advice to future students: take the plunge!"