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On the Campus of: SKEMA Business School

ELS/Nice is located at the heart of the SKEMA (School of Knowledge Economy and Management) campus in Sophia Antipolis. ELS students will have access to all facilities and services offered on-campus, as well as having access to dedicated ELS staff who are there to help and assist wherever needed.

SKEMA Business School and ELS offer a global educational programme commencing in France. Taught in English!

General background The Sophia Antipolis campus is located on the French Riviera, in a technology park which is home to several famous companies, research institutes and schools of higher education. Most of SKEMA’s students live in either Antibes or Juan les Pins, coastal towns close to the campus, and easily accessible by bus.
Housing options There are many options, including a SKEMA residence or apartments in charming nearby towns. Housing costs are usually in the 800€ range per month.
Food Lunches are provided at the school cafeteria from Monday to Friday.
Campus facilities Computer labs and wireless networks are available on campus, as well as amphitheaters, multimedia library, and much more.
Airport Most students fly into the NICE airport (NCE), which is 45 minutes from the Sophia Antipolis campus.

The key advantages of SKEMA

Choosing which university to study at is one of the most important decisions of your life. Make the right choice and you will be on the fast track to career success.

Below are just a few of the reasons why SKEMA merits your consideration:

1. Strong academic reputation – SKEMA features highly in the Financial Times’ European Business School, Master’s in Finance and Master in Management rankings.

2. Choice – Five Bachelor’s and 16 Master’s of Science programmes are taught 100% in English.

3. Work experience – Benefit from SKEMA’s close links with industry to gain valuable work experience through internships and/or research projects.*

4. Employability – over 95% of SKEMA graduates are employed within six months of graduation with 46% finding full-time employment before they graduate.

5. International – Bachelor’s degree students can study at up to three different SKEMA campuses on three different continents or, if they prefer, transfer to one of SKEMA’s carefully selected partner institutions for the final two years of their degree.

6. Value for money – SKEMA offers an outstanding business education at a very cost-effective price.

7. Location – Live and study on the French Riviera, known for its chic elegance, superb year-round climate and wonderful, fresh food.

* Internships are not available for all programs.


The Financial Times’ has ranked SKEMA as follows:

  • 10th in the world (2013 Master’s in Finance Pre-Experience rankings)
  • 27th in the world (2012 Master’s in Management rankings)
  • 53rd (2012 European Business School rankings)

In compiling its rankings, the Financial Times’ places particular focus on the level of salaries achieved after graduation and therefore reflects the success of a business school and/or programme for preparing its students for the world of work.


ELS – Your On-Campus Pathway to SKEMA

ELS faculty are all professional educators highly trained in English language instruction.

ELS’s proprietary textbooks and materials, given to all ELS students, are proven to be highly effective and distinguish ELS as the leader among English language schools. The ELS curriculum is regularly refreshed and improved with input from our most experienced instructors.

ELS/Nice has well-appointed and climatized classrooms, most of them equipped with modern poly-vision smart-boards for interactive language learning. There also is a Language Technology Center (LTC), which students will not only use as part of the weekly curriculum, but which will also be open for additional language learning after class.