Opportunities after a French Business School
I'm going to integrate Skema business school which is a top10 french business school. I don't plan to work in France after my studies because of the corporate ladder with is quite hard to climb if you didn't make a top3 school (HEC-ESSEC-ESCP) especially for high-flying jobs in top mangement, management strategy, market finance... I've heard some stories telling that when you are 50yo, ESSEC graduated, trying to be the chairman of a CAC40 after a top career you still have no chance against a HEC one who might be less effective than you. The culture and the mentality are quite "elitist".
Let's talk about finance. SKEMA is ranked #10 by the FT in the pre-experience master in finance. I don't know what it worths in a foreign country such as HK, Luxembourg, USA, Mexico... but here are some aluminis :
-Promo 2005-2012 : http://www.skema.edu/programs/masters-of-science/alumni-of-msc-financia…
-Promo 2000-2004 : http://www.skema.edu/programs/masters-of-science/alumni-of-this-msc-200…
Today some of them are in JP Morgan, Rothschild, Soc-Générale in HK (sales, risk, exotic trading).. Could you tell me if the jobs are OK (wages, bonus, difference of opportunities btw france and foreign countries...) ?
Second point concerning corporate finance. My school has just signed a new Msc in corporate finance with Strathclyde. Does this university is recognized in Uk/worldwide ? Are there any opportunities in M&A ?
My school also has a campus in Raleigh, USA and cooperate with North Carolina University. What are the main assets of this university ? I know Skema has some partnerships (and double diploma) with good US universities (#40-80 in USCollege).
Thanks for any reply :D