• Full or part time
      Full time , Part time , Online distance learning & On campus available
    • Course fees
      €31,950 / July 2022 intake
    • Course Disciplines
      Finance - Other Business Management Studies International Business Business & Management - Other Banking Project Management Strategic Management Change Management
    • Course Start
    • Course Duration
      One academic year (on campus) + Final Management Project (can be completed remotely while working)
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description


    GEM MBA Ranked

    • 34th in Europe and 8th in France with Full-Time MBA in the 2021 QS Global MBA Rankings
    • 28th in Europe for the Full-time MBA 2021 The Economist / Which MBA Ranking
    • 23rd in Europe for the Part-time MBA QS 2021 EMBA Ranking
    • 18th in the World 2021 America Economia

    Campus locations: Grenoble (France) - Tbilisi


    Full-time MBA: Grenoble

    Executive Part-time MBA: Tbilisi (see website for start dates)


    • To provide a high-quality international management program.
    • To accompany the personal and professional development of program participants.
    • To create a group of dynamic learners with a diversity of professional experience and of cultural origins.

    What are the Key Strengths of this Program?

    The MBA offers a 500-hour general management program in a triple-accredited International Business School. Our MBA is highly applied in content, delivered by a team that brings together academic specialists, managers, and consultants from a wide range of sectors.

    Why Choose the MBA Program?

    • Follow an intensive, stimulating academic curriculum.
    • Increase international exposure and network.
    • Strengthen both “hard” and “soft” management skills.
    • Tailor your education to your professional goals with a wide selection of elective courses.
    • Accelerate your career development with dedicated workshops.
    • Complete an extensive management project of a high professional standard.
    • Earn your degree from a triple-accredited institution.


    AMBA Accredited Program. French Ministry of Labor, France Compétences, Level 7 – EQF

    For students planning to work in Europe following their studies, this recognition presents a competitive advantage.


    The first year of the Master is a full-time year in Grenoble. The course modules are taught over one academic year from September to the end of June. The class sessions take place on a regular basis from Monday to Friday. Upon successful completion of these modules, participants will begin their Final Management Project. Students normally work part- or full-time during this phase and can be based anywhere in the world.

    Program Content*

    Year 1 - Campus Year

    The program is a balanced and challenging one, equipping participants with numerical and analytical skills, communication and interpersonal skills, plus insights into current managerial issues in geopolitics, macroeconomics and governance. Through regular group work on cases and individual assignments on management dilemmas, students will develop their expertise in budgetary and financial management as well as in people management. Strategic analysis and negotiation skills are developed through face-to-face team negotiations to resolve authentic and complex cases.

    *The content of the program may be adapted from year to year to take into account the needs of industry.

    PHASE 1 - CORE COURSES (visit website for full course information)

    • Introduction Section
    • The International Environment
    • Accounting and Auditing
    • International Management
    • Sustainability and Management
    • Tools for Decision-Making
    • Managing Organizations
    • Technology Management
    • International Business Law
    • International Marketing
    • Corporate Finance
    • Strategic Management
    • Digital Transformations
    • Integrative Case Study


    Choice of one specialization (elective) composed of 3 intensive one-week sessions:

    • Management Consulting (Grenoble)
    • International Business Development (Grenoble)
    • Entrepreneurship (Grenoble)
    • Smart and Sustainable Business (Grenoble)
    • Finance & Digital Banking (Grenoble)
    • Digital Marketing (Paris)
    • Project Management (Grenoble)
    • Luxury Brand Management (Paris)

    **Specializations require a minimum number of participants.

    Year 2 - Final Management Project

    During the second year of the program students can be based anywhere in the world and must complete a Final Management Project under the guidance of a tutor. The Project should be business oriented and coherent with the program objectives. Students are required to address a particular research question or choose a topic grounded in a professional activity or an entrepreneurial venture.

    Global Management Challenge

    Students will participate in this team simulation – a high point of the program. Strongly motivated and culturally diverse teams compete for the best results for their company.

    MBA Networking and Grenoble Discovery Week

    GEM MBA students are invited to attend this week-long session in Grenoble, enabling students from campuses in Grenoble and Tbilisi to come together to network and attend seminars and conferences on key management issues. The week includes company visits, networking events, and an alumni evening. Topics and events covered typically include Conflict Resolution, Interview Techniques, Radical Career Change, Salary Negotiations, and Effective Leaderships.

    Study Trip in Berlin

    The full-time program in Grenoble includes a week’s Study Trip organized with our partners in Berlin, normally taking place in June towards the end of the program. There are corporate & academic speakers, company visits some cultural sight-seeing and a GEM post-graduate Alumni meet-up. 

    International Study Trip is contingent on global conditions and travel restrictions

    Visit the MBA page on the Grenoble Ecole de Management web site for more details!

    (Student Profile)

    George Al Mouakar

    I chose GEM's MBA program mainly because of its top ranking in Europe and in the World and due to its great reputation in the Middle East (I come from the Land of the Cedars, Lebanon). After reading more about the school and the program, I realized that it fitted in perfectly with my career aims because the program is not only theoretical, but also highly applied in content, with professors/consultants coming from a wide range of industries and students coming from all over the world.

    After finishing my MBA, I took the role of Lead Product Manager in the biggest digital industrial company of the world, General Electric.

    Today, I work in the Healthcare division of GE, based in Paris, and manage a wide range of Radiology IT products all over Europe, Middle East and Africa. Coming from a technical background (previously electrical engineer), the MBA program has given me an extensive assortment of skills ranging from finance and economics, to negotiations, innovation management and intercultural management in order to get the job and excel in my current responsibilities.

    (Student Profile)

    Smriddhi Dhingra

    Prior to the MBA, I worked in the Indian pharmaceutical industry, handling doctor and patient programs integral to the marketing function. Though this rich experience, I realized how difficult it is to get even the most basic primary healthcare and medication in developing nations at affordable rates. This revelation inspired me to enroll in the GGSB MBA.

    In order to get the most out of an MBA, beyond the course content, the setting, experience and type of interactions are of utmost importance. This is why I chose France, which has been at the forefront of building policies and structures for global healthcare, education, and human rights.

    My most important MBA program criterion was a well-balanced, comprehensive curriculum taught by international faculty and offered by an accredited school of management with a good overall ranking. The class profile was another important factor. Experienced, mature individuals from different backgrounds add value by creating real understanding of the cultural nuances that play an important role in global business today. GGSB scored in these all aspects.

    After my MBA, I intend to work with pharmaceutical companies wanting to establish mutually beneficial relations with developing nations – especially in Africa – to build efficient systems that make quality, affordable healthcare accessible.

    (Student Profile)

    Employer Testimonial - MBA

    “At MGE UPS, our policy is to promote the professional development of our managers. An MBA is a great way to reward managers for their commitment and success, whilst at the same time investing in their potential for the future of the company.

    The part-time MBA offered by GGSB is a particularly interesting training proposal as it allows the manager to remain in his or her function while following the course. The structure of the Grenoble MBA course also allows the manager to integrate the theory and practical frameworks at work right from the outset of the course – there is no need to wait until the end of the MBA to see a return on the training investment.

    The experience of Denis Coupé is a great example of this. He has achieved greater team efficiency and has a much broader perspective on the group’s challenges and opportunities. Furthermore, he has brought a new strategic perspective to our evaluation and selection of suppliers.

    MGE UPS works with suppliers from across the world to source materials for our factories in Asia, North America and Europe; the strategic evaluation of these suppliers is critical for the long-term success of these relationships. The international management focus and high-level business understanding gained by Denis during his MBA has provided invaluable in this area.

    The whole experience has been an outright success. The end result for MGE UPS is a manager who is deeply enriched by his MBA experience and who has even greater potential for the success of our company.”

    Bruno Mesnard - Vice President, Europe and International - MGE UPS

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    Entry Requirements

    BA candidates are experienced professionals from diverse sectors who display a high level of maturity and intellectual curiosity. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, and should be open to cultural diversity. Special attention will be paid to a candidate's motivation for an international career.

    All candidates should have at least three years of significant full-time work experience. GMAT may be required on a case-by-case basis if your work experience is unsufficient.

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