A GEM-SKEMA Collaboration



SKEMA Suzhou Campus, located at the GEM SIP Campus, is a collaboration between GIST and SKEMA to provide China Exposure programmes in China to international business students.

GEM collaborates with SKEMA through a GEM institution -- Global Institute of Software Technology (GIST).

GIST is a Jiangsu government approved IT specialist college. Its IT syllabus is set up in conjunction with Microsoft (China) Co Ltd and with Suzhou Science and Technology Town.

GIST has 2 campuses.

The GIST Main Campus is located at the GEM SND Campus located in Suzhou Science and Technology Town in the western part of Suzhou. Its facilities can accommodate 10,000 students.

The GIST East Campus is located at GEM SIP Campus.



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SKEMA is one of Franceís leading institutes of higher learning with a firmly established international reputation among universities, research organizations, scholars, business and corporate leaders and governments in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.

SKEMA awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in a number of disciplines to more than 2,600 students a year.
GIST and SKEMA work together in partnership to develop the international exchange programme.

With the commencement of the GIST-SKEMA academic collaboration, SKEMA’s MBA/MSc students have the opportunity to participate in 1 to 2 semesters of the exchange programme at SKEMA Suzhou, while undergraduate students participate in a 1 year exchange programme.

The courses conducted in the exchange programme are:
1. Introduction to China
2. Multi-Cultural Management
3. Doing Business in China
4. China Economic & Political System
5. Corporate Law
6. Hanyu

China Immersion Teaching Environment

All courses under this programme are conducted in Suzhou in English except for the Chinese Hanyu language and culture courses which are conducted by professional Chinese Hanyu language teachers who can also communicate in English.