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Having spent fifteen years studying and working with US Universities and ten years teaching at HEC Paris and the University of Tunis, Pr. Mahmoud Triki had the idea of founding a private university organizing its programs in English according to the norms of the top-ranked North American universities. His strategy consisted of inviting corporations, business leaders, scholars, and professionals to be founding members of the projected university.
Being the first and only English-speaking engineering school offering a diploma in Renewable Energies in Tunisia, MedTech provides you with plenty of opportunities to sharpen your skills and mind. Studying with new friends and building teamwork skills makes it the most valuable experience you will ever have. Also, having a close relationship with brilliant professors contributes significantly to your knowledge base. Indeed, the quality of a learning environment makes a difference by introducing you to diversified professional paths and helping you advance in your future life and career. I had the privilege to conduct my capstone project at the University of Waterloo in Canada, which is a partner of Medtech. The relevant skills I acquired will prepare me for the journey ahead. Currently, I am pursuing a Master of Science degree entitled “Engineers for Smart Cities” at Institut Méditerranéen du Risque de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable (IMREDD) in Nice, France. I owe my success to MedTech and I feel proud to be alumni of the Mediterranean Institute of Technology.
Participating in the EMBA program at MSB was the best decision I have ever made in my life! It is an outstanding program that developed my Entrepreneurial Spirit and boosted my career. Thanks to its global education and its renowned international faculty coming from prestigious universities, I improved my managerial skills, and I launched my own business in different fields. It was also a great opportunity to meet talented and amazing managers from around the world. This life-changing EMBA program could not have been a success without the support and help of a professional and lovely MSB staff! Today I'm very self-confident and well equipped to run my businesses and lead companies’ transformations.
The undergraduate program at the Mediterranean School of Business has given me so much more than I expected when I first started it in 2016. I’ve learned so much from its highly dedicated and supportive professors. I believe that the skills and knowledge I acquired are the keys to a successful career. During my final year, I went on an exchange semester to IE Business School, Madrid which was an eye-opening experience. Overall, I can say that I am grateful to MSB for providing a wonderful learning environment and a wide range of opportunities for growth.
I am a Ph.D. student in Sustainable Energy Systems at FEUP (Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto). This doctoral program is in partnership with MIT Portugal. I am interested in conducting my thesis in smart charging for EV (Electric Vehicle) aggregation. Also, I am a research scholar in a grant project funded by FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) in collaboration with Bosch. This project called “Safe Cities” aims to provide an IoT Ecosystem for modern urban societies; to meet their security needs, privacy, comfort, and efficiency.
I have graduated from MedTech in 2019 with a major in Computer Systems Engineering. The university first gave me the opportunity to accomplish my capstone project at the University of Coimbra, which opened me the doors to pursue my education in Portugal. During the 5 years at MedTech, we had a lot of common classes and projects where there is a strong collaboration between students from the 3 different majors (Renewable Energy, Software and Computer Systems engineering), which gave me the idea to apply my computer systems knowledge in energy sustainability. Diversity of the people in SMU campus is another aspect that helped me a lot with the integration phase in all my abroad experiences. Besides the academic evolution, I had the chance to work 1 year as a librarian and a semester as a lab instructor. I am so grateful for the whole experience, especially the connections that I developed with students, staff, and faculty.
Le programme BAA 2+2 MSB – HEC Montréal est une formation d’élite qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de la politique d’excellence de la MSB et de la recherche de partenaires de renommée internationale. La diversité des cultures est un enrichissement aussi bien pour nos étudiants que pour l’équipe MSB. Nous sommes fiers de compter HEC Montréal parmi nos partenaires et souhaitons développer d’autres formes de collaboration avec cette institution pour faciliter à nos étudiants l’accès à des expériences à l’international.
Addressing the EMBA participants: … When I taught the 04 class in June I realized that there was something special here in Tunis when I walked in at 6.30 P.M. to tell everyone that it was time to go home and they said they wished to stay and complete the exercise. And then seeing you all together 04 and 05 in Djerba, it was even clearer that your appreciation for learning and your creativity to handle new situations was unusual.
Being a part of the EMBA Program has totally changed my vision of my professional commitment and my way of developing my business. During my EMBA studies, I felt like I was traveling during each course, relentlessly studying success stories around the world, and cases where courage and bravery to undertake risks were the key words!
I finished my studies with the conviction that I no longer had the right to continue working according to the same model as before, and that I had to seek out strategies that create diversity, and innovation. And, that’s how the Hotel La Badira was born. I would never have thought of doing it without the indisputable contribution of these two wonderful years I spent at MSB.
Le programme Mini MBA est une bonne alternative à un MBA classique assuré en partenariat entre la MSB Tunis et HEC Montréal. Les professeurs de ces deux écoles qui assurent l’enseignement sont des professionnels de haut niveau qui transmettent leurs expériences respectives à travers des cours participatifs et très interactifs. Cette formation a considérablement renforcé mes compétences de manager. J’ai pu y apprendre et mettre en pratique de nouveaux outils de gestion importants, dans des domaines aussi variés que la logistique, l’analyse financière ou l’habileté de management de personnes. Elle m’a également enrichie sur les bonnes pratiques de direction d’entreprise à avoir en 2021. L’ensemble des modules enseignés seront un véritable plus pour la suite de ma carrière et auront un impact réel sur moi, en tant que personne et en tant que professionnel.
My decision to enroll in EMBA program was unequivocally one of the best of my career.
When i started on my MBA at MSB in 2011, I was hoping that my degree would provide me with the credentials and business acumen to someday take on a role like this. I have to say the Executive MBA program gave me a lot more than I expected it was.
It gave me invaluable experience working through real-life business problems. Brilliant professors made this adventure astonishing through extensive collaboration and experience exchange. It was a hard road because the expectations are high but rewards at the end are higher.
It offered me the opportunity to reflect on my post professional experience as a whole, giving me the confidence and enthusiasm, enabling me to progress in my career and to open my own business , it gave me a refined set of skills that make me a proactive decision maker.
I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is seeking an advanced degree in business
Staying on the cutting edge of management skills development, receiving a high standard of international education while being in Tunisia, and pursuing professional experience at the same time, is no more living in a cloud cuckoo land.
After about 17 years of professional experience, I have enrolled in the MBA program in MSB. This is undoubtedly an unprecedented opportunity to bring freshness into my engineering and professional background. It supported me in getting more insights and bringing a positive contribution to the company's strategic decisions. Investing in an Executive MBA in MSB is an inspiring experience that will definitely shape future leadership skills.
Medtech is one of my best life experiences.
During my software engineering curriculum, I not only gathered a strong technical skills background but also learned various soft skills including problem solving, public speaking, technical English communication and project management.
I’ve met amazing people and learned a lot from high level professors that participated in my career growth.
Now I am a Software engineer, data scientist at Think-it (A Tech Tuniso-german company based in Tunis that works with international companies), and I can say that my three years of engineering at MedTech have a huge impact on what I achieved until now.
I am also a teaching assistant at Medtech, I manage a team at Think-it and worked on different projects in machine learning, Natural Language Processing and Computer vision fields.
I am proud of who I became and grateful for what I learned from Medtech.
I encourage anyone who would like to join the university and take advantage of this great learning opportunity.
I graduated from the ISC (International Scholl of Carthage) with honors (14.2/20) in the scientific baccalaureate series. After a sabbatical year where I learned German and other languages and did various training, I heard about the MSB-HEC Montreal partnership. It was for my discovery and I was able, after passing my entrance tests, to integrate the program. From the first year, I was able to establish a large network which, each in its own way, brought me the added value and with whom I shared my experiences. This richness in the sharing of knowledge taught me a lot, whether it was from the inside with the students or from the outside with teachers or characters who came to testify to their "success stories". I was also impressed by the quality of the teachers, some of whom came especially from HEC Montreal to give us classes. The extra-curricular atmosphere is also rich and omnipresent throughout the various clubs that the campus offers. I consider the preparatory year to be very important in order to be at the level required to integrate the North American university system.
At the moment my focus is on design practice and entrepreneurship. I have co-founded a design studio with a focus on strategic product development, concept design, business modeling, research, and art direction.
Studying at MSB and doing an exchange program at Nova SBE brought a huge impact on how I see things. First of all its ability to see a bigger picture with in-depth analyses of what is needed to be achieved. Secondly, it is a strategic mindset of how a certain thing can evolve or improve over time. Finally, such experience brought me an understanding of how I can implement this knowledge in a different industry and make the best of two worlds. will be honest saying that the whole educational process at MSB was very inspiring and gave me more confidence in myself.
I remember when I decided to follow Business studies at the Mediterranean School of Business, A journey full of opportunities that developed my knowledge within the business field and forged my personality to become a better version of me. I am pleased to announce that I got a scholarship from MSB’s partner, IESEG Business school, for the Grande Ecole master’s program. This new adventure will boost my enthusiasm to develop a professional network through interaction with international students and exchanging knowledge to reach a higher level of added value.
" I took this time to reflect on my work in the alumni association and I realized the impact it had on my personal growth and professionalism as well. On a professional aspect, I became more self-confident about the importance of cultivating a network of alumni and more aware of the efforts conducted by SMU into cultivating and uniting us. As a personal aspect, It helped keep contact with old alumni and get inspired by their paths and be more confident with my engagements. My time in the association has enhanced many skills such as time management, analysis, and communication skills and I am thankful for the chance I had to work closely with the members of the board and especially with the career center members, who were very helpful and guided me in every step."
This internship helped me professionally growing up and provided me with a much greater concept of what to expect after college, a valuable hands-on experience, and a better idea about what knowledge areas and skills I should attach more importance to and make further improvement in my future studies …
Most importantly, I was supported by the SMU career center which helped me enhance my credibility and professionalism and provided me with the attention needed during this internship.
It was a wonderful opportunity to learn and get a better understanding of the company’s culture.
With an engineering background and after 10 years working for the ASSAD Group at various managerial positions, I decided to go for an Executive MBA at MSB in 2010. It was a great experience that helped me better understand the different aspects of the business and be more focused on the opportunities to develop. Today, 10 years later, I am managing 3 subsidiaries within the ASSAD Group in a new business line that we developed to diversify our activity. Thank you MSB Team for your contribution to boosting my career.
I enrolled in the UPM program in 2014 after graduating with a license in management at MSB. This was an obvious choice for me as I wanted to pursue a career in consulting in Europe and the UPM program at MSB was the most complete program to answer my needs. My time at MSB as a master's student in business analytics and Big Data marked a tipping point in my professional career. My specific aim was to learn how to make sense of and derive intelligence from the increasing amounts of data that businesses hold about their operations and customers. I wanted to understand and learn about the latest trends available to tackle contemporary business challenges. Usefully, MSB additionally provides soft skills-related courses such as public speaking and professional presentations to complement the technical skills taught in the core subjects. At the same time, the class environment was genuinely enjoyable, and the 2 years were valuable and rewarding experiences at a personal level. Today, 4 years after graduating from MSB, I can confirm that choosing the MSB UPM program was the right decision as I am currently holding a project manager position working with digitalization projects throughout Europe.
Being an ambassador to Highered and working closely with the Career Center was a very good experience for me. This last period has been difficult for everyone given the current situation in the world but that did not prevent us from working. As an ambassador of Highered SMU and more precisely Medtech, I had a pleasure to work during all this month with the platform representative Stefano. Our first challenge was to welcome a maximum of students from our university within the platform. All this continued during this period of confinement. Our last challenge which is still in progress is that of having a maximum of online internships and a virtual Career Fair. For this, the ambassadors of Highered SMU are working with the DSC (Developer Student Club of SMU) but also with the Highered Platform. This experience has been very enriching for me and I hope to continue serving this cause.
I am thoroughly impressed with the Mediterranean School of Business. The students are as good as taught at top US and British business schools. They are so eager to learn, and really appreciate new concepts and ways of thinking. The facilities are first rate: a good amphitheater classroom, and state-of-the art technology. I have benefited greatly by my time at the MSB.
Throughout my studies at MSB, i had the opportunity to meet many incredible people. Being active in many clubs helped me a lot. Since my first year, I was already part of the student life community and Enactus SMU. I also was one of the founders of the Lions Club and became one of the ambassadors of the EFMD Platform Highered. These extrasolar activities helped me learn many new skills. I had the opportunity to discover public speaking in Enactus and Communication and event organizing with student life. In my second year, I became the student life coordinator at MSB, this job is an amazing experience as it helped me grow and become more organized in my studies. Thanks to MSB I had the opportunity to participate and co-organize many hackathons, one of them was the biggest one in Africa AI HACK. This hackathon was one of the best experiences in my life as I had the opportunity to meet many people from Google Mena that had always inspired me. When I first joined MSB, I would have never thought that I will be able to do all of this, I always thought that I was more up for engineering studies. But with time I saw the potential of a business student in me and thanks to the professors and the amazing community we have here I even got the chance to start and become the project manager of a sustainable clothing line with Enactus. In two years I learned a lot and grow so much. I will forever be thankful. One piece of advice I can give is to always believe that you are capable of more, that’s the key to success.
My name is Dana Al Darras a software engineering student in Medtech. When I first applied to the university we were told about the job fair, an annual event where we get to meet and connect with various companies on our own campus. The concept was mindblowing but I as a first-year student it was a bit intimidating as we had no experience in building a personal brand, a CV, a LinkedIn portfolio or any of the requirements that make a student a considerable candidate for internships and jobs in those companies. However, the week of the job fair, the university's career center offered us an extensive series of workshops and lectures that helped me build a strong business persona that qualified me as an eligible candidate for an internship I applied for. Thanks to the two job fairs i have attended on the course of the past two years, I've completed two internships, had over three job offers, and gained a strong network of connections that came in handy when I launched my own startup this year.
Coming to MedTech was a last-minute decision for me. As a Tunisian student who decided to transfer from studying pharmacy to computer system engineering, I really wanted to make the best decision for myself. Now looking back, I could not be any prouder of myself for making such a decision, especially after having a merit scholarship and being on the dean's list. Honestly, I believe that the best thing about MedTech is the mix between engineering and entrepreneurship
L’année 2020, n’est pas l’année que nous attendions, mais c’est l’année que nous avons eu !
C’est l’année qui nous a poussé à tellement de changements dans notre manière de vivre, de nous comporter et de travailler.
C’est l’année qui a apporté à chacun d’entre nous plusieurs challenges, personnels et professionnels.
C’est l’année qui nous a mené à de nombreuses transformations dans nos entreprises et qui nous a montré que derrière tout changement, il y a une opportunité.
2020 c’est aussi l’année du premier Mini MBA à la MSB !
Comme vous l’avez compris, nous aussi durant ce Mini MBA nous avons dû nous adapter à de multiples contraintes (présentielle, Hybride, à distance) et de changements de programmation dû à la Covid 19.
Tous ensemble, nous y sommes parvenus grâce notamment au professionnalisme de l’équipe de la MSB, la disponibilité des professeurs qui malgré le décalage horaire avec le Canada, ont pu remplir parfaitement et avec compétence tous les cours programmés.
Pour nous « les étudiants », Chefs d’entreprise, Cadres supérieurs, cette expérience nous a permis de nous replonger dans le magnifique milieu estudiantin tout en partageant tous ensemble nos différentes expériences professionnelles.
Ce Mini MBA a été pour nous une opportunité de nous redécouvrir, mieux nous connaitre à travers de multiples cas pratiques avec l’aide de professeurs compétents, maitrisant parfaitement leur sujet.
Les différents modules étudiés ont répondu à l’ensemble des compétences que doit maitriser un bon manager.
Jeunes ou moins jeunes, nous avons tous utilisé cette jeunesse pour apprendre le plus de choses possibles et de nous éloigner de l’ignorance tout en nous rapprochant jour après jours de nos rêves !
The Executive MBA offered me the opportunity to develop my leadership and general management skills through an exceptionally interactive and team-based approach to learning.
Having a more technical background, I chose this MBA because it helped me move into management and think holistically when solving problems in an everyday business environment. The program has a strong international focus which makes it exciting and challenging, at the same time. Studying at MSB gave me the opportunity to work with some of the most remarkably dynamic academics and professionals whose experience was inspiring. The MSB Executive MBA experience has exceeded my expectations, in my opinion, it has been a positive leap towards my professional goals.
"We all have the academic profoundities of theory, the architecture of corporate structure and finance. But when I chose to do this EMBA programm at MSB I was looking for the real world.
The higher you go in an organization the less it becomes about technical skills and the more it becomes about leadership skills and what the EMBA programm offered is this way to start with how does the world works and then how does it come down to what I do in a company on a day to day basis.
It's a lot to get a degree, but in this programm you are here to be permanantly part of a community with students from diverse backgrounds and to be learning over life of your career of a long as you want to.
I would'nt say enough of how the professors and the programm staff committed to the success of this programm and the success of us as individuals.
It truelly made this an exceptional life experience."
The last two years have been very rich in activities carried out and efforts to reposition the SMU Alumni Association and raise the brand and awareness among the SMU University staff and Alumni and bring them closer to the values and good practices of Alumni associations worldwide. One of my self-imposed goals during this term as president of SMU Alumni Association (SAA) has been to foster relationships among our Board of Directors, Alumni members as well as students. Strong relationships have been critical to the success of our term. As fellow Alumni of SMU University, we quickly became colleagues, collaborators and—most of all—friends. I’m confident that the valuable relationships we have forged will continue well into the future.
It has been a distinct and honor for me to serve as president of SAA. This has been one of the greatest satisfactions I have had in a volunteer role—and definitely the most fun. I’ve been thankful for the opportunity to lead such a distinguished board of directors and represent all Alumni members. With each passing year, we continue to see alumni who achieve notable accomplishments, represent us well and deepen our pride in SMU”
I had my baccalaureate in the mathematics section in 2014 with 14.5. the I joined MedTech for engineering studies. After my 2 years of preparatory cycle, I’ve got specialized in Renewable energy. Through a teaching method based on continuous monitoring, the interaction between faculties and students, and the multitude of projects, we have acquired in depth theoretical and practical training. Our training includes a multitude of versatile disciplines such as science, computer science, economics, communication and soft skills. Being also the first English-speaking University in Tunisia with recognized worldwide accreditations, this has facilitated international mobility. So, through the university network and our faculties, I was able to get a Graduation Project in Rostock in Germany, within the company Windrad engineering. My capstone project focused on the development of a new type of wind turbine. Indeed, it was carried out in collaboration with the University of Rostock and funded by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy. The autonomy in the work and the spirit of observation developed at MedTech allowed me to excel in the final year project. I was then accepted for an excellence scholarship to start a PHD on the same subject. Following the Covid19 pandemic, I started my online lessons, waiting for the situation to stabilize so that I could go back to my home country.
"I had the opportunity to pass my senior year summer internship at DXC technology.
While all my previous experiences were in startups, I chose DXC because it is an English-speaking company, and a multinational corporation. During that summer internship, I was very lucky to work on two projects, with multiple teams. This gave me a feeling of what working in a big company entails and helped me expand my skillset outside what I have seen and learned in Medtech. Now that I am doing my capstone project with DXC as well, the experience is a little different. I am working with an international team, which has been a great chance for me to work on my interpersonal skills. So far, every day, I have been putting more and more of the theories I have learned during my five years in Medtech to practice, from data structures and algorithms to project management."
i am Chayma Fourati, final year software engineering student, currently doing my end of studies internship in the artificial intelligence field. in July 2019, i had the opportunity of having a summer internship in the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC) at dei: Departamento de Engenharia Informática Thanks to the collaboration of MEDtech with the university of coimbra. This internship was an important step in my path, where i had an introduction to the artificial intelligence field that helped me shape my ideas. The courses i had in MEDtech were also up to date, which also contributed to having such important opportunities.
SMU, South Mediterranean University, is the University regrouping MSB, the Mediterranean School of Business, Medtech, the Mediterranean Institute of Technology, and LCI, the Language and Culture Institute.
SMU was founded in 2002 with the launch of the Executive MBA program which was overseen by Pr. Mahmoud Triki.
The Advising and Counseling Center (ACC) provides academic advising and personal counseling to current students. The ACC staff works with members of the University to assist students in resolving academic, personal, and psychological issues.
The Career Center helps students and alumni define and reach their career goals, guide them throughout their professional development, and help them expand their professional network. The Career Center is also committed to maintain and develop partnerships with SMU’s employers' network and assisting them in terms of recruitment needs, thanks to our diverse student profiles. The Career Center also helps students find opportunities for internships.
A South Mediterranean University alumnus/a is defined as any person receiving either a degree or a certificate of completion from MSB, Medtech, or LCI.
Created in 2011 to create an environment where SMU graduates can connect for mutual benefits. Its objective is to foster and nurture Alumni relations through different programs such as Alumni Network and the Alumni relation programs. SMU Alumni Association has the responsibility to provide graduates with a suitable framework and opportunities to meet and exchange with each other through events, fundraising activities, cultural and sporting events, round tables.
The Student Life Department plays a role in mobilizing students and ensuring extracurricular activities on and off-campus by organizing different events and activities. Student life offers many on-campus activities such as; basketball, ping-pong, and chess. It also organizes events such as Tunisian Day, Japanese Day, and Indonesian Day.
SMU offers the opportunity for students to be part of one of their various clubs. Campus life is vibrant outside the classrooms, where the spirit of teamwork and collectivity is supported by the University. There are 14 SMU student clubs and partnerships and relationships with national and international networks and associations such as AIESEC, Leo Club, ENACTUS.
SMU students, depending on the school (MedTech or MSB), can enjoy partnerships with many other universities all over the world. Students can benefit from partnerships with HEC Montréal, University of Michigan, IE Madrid, IESEG Paris and Lille, Catolica Lisbon, EM Normandy, and more.
SMU accepts the transfer of up to 50% of validated courses from another University. To process the transfer, students must provide the syllabus of the transferred courses and their transcripts.
To be comfortable with the different courses at the SMU, you should have an English level of IELTS 6, TOEFL PBT 563, TOEFL IBT 80, or level B2. In other words, you need to be a competent user: the student should have a correct proficiency in English with some approximations and can successfully engage in everyday conversations.
A transcript is an official list of the courses (or classes) you have taken and the grades you have earned in those courses during your academic career.
GPA and CGPA both measure the performance of a student on a course. The main difference is that GPA [La moyenne pondérée] measures the performance of a single unit or semester and CGPA [La moyenne cumulative pondérée] measures the performance throughout the course including all units and semesters.
The number of students per class varies from 20 to 30 students.
The Professors and SMU use a wide variety of tools:
LMS Moodle where students can find all their courses, their grades, and their attendance records. Students are sometimes asked to pass their quizzes or submit assignments on Moodle.
An intranet, My Info, where students can get their schedules, fill academic forms, find the deliberation document, find the student handbook, find the curriculum...
A helpdesk where students can book boxes or classes, send an IT support request...
The Outlook Email is the official means of communication between Professors, students, and the administration.
The online courses are assured through Microsoft Teams.
Each student at SMU has three reference documents:
The department that offers advice and supports services is the Advising and Counseling Center (ACC). Moreover, if the student faces some study difficulties, Professors have office hours answering any course-related questions. The ACC also offers a peer tutoring program where the most brilliant students from older years help students in difficulty.
SMU bought for its students two large databases accessible only by their student account: EBSCO and Emerald. EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books, and discovery services to libraries of all kinds. Emerald Publishing's research platform is a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed management journals providing full-text access to 150 journals and reviews from 300 management journals. They offer access to over more than 2,500 books and over 1,500 case studies.
Il n’y a pas de date limite pour l’envoi des candidatures. Cependant, les places sont limitées : premier arrivé, premier servi. Les étudiants ayant soumis leur demande d’admission tardivement seront inscrits sur la liste d’attente pour l’année académique suivante.
SMU’s application process is the following one:
1) The admission procedure starts when the candidate fills out the online application form and submits a complete file.
2) The candidate must pay the applicable admission fees (MSB/MedTech: 500 TND – HEC Montreal: 600 TND).
3) The candidate takes the different admission tests (If applicable).
4) Upon validation of the test, the Admission Office schedules an interview with the candidate (if applicable).
5) The admission decision is then communicated to the applicant.
6) Once admitted, a letter of admission is delivered to the candidate, and a payment of 2000 dinars (1700 Euros to the EMBA) is required as confirmation. Otherwise, the seat will be awarded to another candidate.
For the undergraduate program, whether for the Medtech or the MSB, there are two admission tests to pass: a mathematics test and an English test. For the graduate program, there are five admission tests to pass: an English placement test, a statistics placement test, an economics placement test, an accounting placement test, and a placement Management test. For the executive program, there is only one English placement test to pass.
There are different conditions depending on the type of program:
Undergraduate Program in Management (License): Tunisian Baccalaureate in Arts, Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics and Management or equivalent or French Baccalaureate in S or ES. The minimum required is a GPA of 12/20.
Bachelor MSB/ HEC Montreal (2+2): Tunisian Baccalaureate in Science or Mathematics with the minimum required GPA of 14/20 or French Baccalaureate in S or ES with math specialization. The minimum required GPA of 14/20.
Pre-Engineering Program: Tunisian Baccalaureate in Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Technique or a French Baccalaureate in S. The minimum required GPA of 12/20.
Engineering Program: License in a Scientific or Technical subject, or passing the national examination for entrance to engineering schools
Master's in Business Management: Undergraduate diploma or equivalent: 3 years minimum in any specialization on analysis of the candidate's file
Executive MBA: License Degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a managerial position.
Underneath is the list of the required documents for checking:
One certified copy of the Baccalaureate Diploma with the exam report and/or Equivalence from Higher Ministry of Education (for a foreign diploma)
One certified copy of the school reports (the last two years of High School)
A copy of the CIN (for Tunisians) or the passport (for international students).
A recent birth certificate in French
A Medical Certificate/ File
Certified Copy of the last diploma for the master and EMBA applicants
One certified copy of the academic reports (the last three years) + CV and Motivation Letter in English for master and EMBA applicants
A Business Card for EMBA applicants
ANY INCOMPLETE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
The admission committee examines your application and makes a final decision within two weeks. Once informed, our admission officer will get back to you with the verdict. Once admitted, a letter of admission is delivered to the candidate, and a payment of 2,000 dinars is required as confirmation. Otherwise, admission acceptance will be awarded to another candidate.
Your application is valid throughout the academic year. However, after the academic year, the applicant must go again through all the application process.
Depending on the program and the year, the term starts between the 1st of September and the 25th of September for full-time students. The admission letter will specify the date of the term start.
Once you pass your placement test(s), the admission office will contact you to schedule an appointment for your interview. International students may request a virtual admissions interview (over Skype or an online video conference). However, the interview is not automatic: it is specific to the applicant.
The campus is open to visitors whenever they want as long as they come to the Admission of the SMU and inform them. SMU often organizes campus tours before the application deadline. To get informed of any campus tours, please follow us on social media.
The tuition fees are contingent on the program of study: it varies from the MSB to Medtech to LCI. The tuition fee includes VAT (7%) but may increase depending on the government taxation policy. SMU reserves the right to increase the fees by no more than 5% each year as per what is permitted by the Tunisian law. Other fees such as official documents, issuing a new ID, reactivation, exam only, and course retaking are listed in the Students’ Handbook.
SMU accepts payments by bank transfer, by cheque, or by debit card. Cash payments are not accepted.
To promote diversity and excellency, SMU Foundation offers 3 types of scholarships, at admission, for their students, whatever the program they follow:
The Excellence Scholarship for candidates with an excellent academic record, talented, passionate, and invested in extracurricular activities. It varies from 25% to 100% tuition fees depending on the candidates' scores and ranking.
Equality Scholarship is addressed for candidates with an excellent academic record, talented, passionate, and invested in extracurricular activities and who encounter financial difficulties. The equality scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fees.
The Diversity Scholarship is directed to International students from emerging countries and/or candidates with special needs.
During your studying journey, SMU encourages students to pursue their exceptional behavior and excellency by offering scholarships for the top 3 students for each program: a 100% scholarship for the first one, 50% for the second one, and 25% for the third one. Finally, our partnership with Zitouna Bank allows a bank loan with 0 interest rates.
The admission fees (MSB/MedTech: 500 TND – HEC Montreal: 600 TND) and the initial payment (2000 dinars or 1700 Euros for the EMBA) are not refundable.
Graduation is not automatic. There are some requirements to be fulfilled. Students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.0 over 4, earn 75% of all program credits, no grades less than D+, validated both internships, completed Start Smart, and fulfill the Business Communication proficiency requirements.
If a student does not meet the graduation’s requirements, they will be placed on academic probation. There are two types of probation:
Students that accumulate three probations will be dismissed from the University.
Students will receive their diplomas 1 to 2 months after the graduation ceremony.
SMU students enjoy a good reputation in the professional and academic world on the national and international level:
SMU students who joined the business world gained an average net salary between 1246 TND to 1483 TND
To encourage excellence at SMU, students can benefit from 2 types of honors during an Academic Term (Fall or Winter).
Honors List: Students achieve a GPA higher or equal to 3.3 and lower than 3.5 over 4.0
Deans List: Students achieve a GPA higher or equal to 3.5 over 4.0.
All SMU programs are approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, meaning the diplomas issued by SMU are the same as those of public institutions; they are therefore recognized by the Government.
Studying in Tunisia has many benefits. For example, we can list the following ones:
Strategic location: in the heart of the Mediterranean with daily connections to major cities in the region. By air, Tunis is only one hour away from Rome, two hours from Paris, and many other Western European capitals.
Diverse and & tolerant people: an open and broad-minded society with a mosaic of cultural backgrounds.
A touristic Destination.
A privileged position for women.
We recommend that you arrive in Tunis at least two weeks before classes start. You will have time to discover Tunis, the University, and have your landmarks.
To open a bank account, you must present yourself in any bank agency with:
You can receive money from your hometown by bank transfer once you open a Tunisian bank account. You may also use the more expensive Western Union service in Tunisia. We recommend that you bring cash or, preferably, international credit cards to help facilitate transactions until a local bank account can be opened.
Upon your arrival in Tunisia, you can exchange your foreign currency in airport banks (open 24/7), exchange stations (that you can find near the University), or in your bank.
SMU is located near many facilities in Lac 2 close to the northern suburbs of Tunis (la Marsa, Ain Zaghouan, L’Aouina, Les Jardins de Carthage, and La Goulette), where you can find many housing opportunities.
SMU provides a Housing Office to support the international students with their relocation to Tunisia (including a reception at the airport, support in housing & residency procedures including the “carte de séjour”).
The information below could help you have an estimation of the living costs in Tunis:
Shared Apartment: 250-400 DT per month
Studio: 500-700 DT per month
Individual Housing (Nothern Suburbs): 800-700 DT per month
Food: 250-500 DT per month
Local Transportation: 200 DT per month
Books & School Materials: Included in the tuition fees
Clothing & Personal Expenses: Depends on student and requirements
Upon your arrival, you should present yourself to our Admissions office. Our team will help you finalize your admissions to SMU.
To do so, you must submit the following documents:
It is compulsory to fill in a request for a residence permit shortly after your arrival (within a maximum of one month).
Below is the list of the required documents (to submit to the police station serving your area of residence) to obtain a residence permit:
It is possible to work while studying in Tunisia for Tunisians. However, for international students, you need to have prior authorization from local authorities.
Lac II is centrally located but does not offer public transportation. Most bus lines have stops on the La Marsa highway (GP9), but not inside Lac II. Taxis are also available and are recommended for most trips.
There are many carpooling Apps enabling students to get rides to and from school. Hezni Maak, a phone App founded by Youssef Meksi, a former MSB student.
The Tunisian community, and consequently, the SMU community, is cordial and cosmopolitan. International students will find support and help from most of the inhabitants. SMU hosts an integration club, TuniGaory, which enables international students to better integrate through different fun activities. Also, faculty members and diverse students offer assistance and support to international students.