Study Abroad in Grenoble, France - Business Program

Grenoble School of Management: Academics

Academic Programs

Courses in all aspects of business including management, marketing, finance, accounting and advertising

Choose between the Business Studies program and the International Business Studies program. All students are required to take French language. No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/fail options are not available.

Program Options

This program is designed for students who wish to further their business studies and take courses which focus on core business areas. All courses are taught in English however students are required to take a French language course in order to enhance their multidisciplinary skillset on entering the global workplace.

French language is available at five levels from Beginner through Advanced and carries a recommended 2.5 credits. In addition to the French course students take 6 or 7 core business courses worth approximately 12.5 credits combined in disciplines including economics, finance, management, marketing and technology for a total of approximately 15 semester credits. Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Spring and Fall semester course offerings differ making this a good choice of program for students wishing to stay in Grenoble for a full year and take the full spectrum of available courses.

The program is open to college juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students with a GPA of 2.75 or higher will be considered on a case by case basis. Students must have a minimum of 30 U.S. credits (they can be in progress) of which 15 credits must be in business related subjects.

Students who successfully complete the program coursework will receive a Certificate in Business Studies (CBS) from Grenoble École de Management.

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Fall or Spring Semester 15 3.0 GPA; see above for details of eligibility

This program is designed for students who wish to further their understanding of business within a global context by taking courses focusing specifically on international business themes. All courses are taught in English however students are required to take a French language course in order to strengthen their multidisciplinary skillset on entering the global workplace.

French is available at five levels from Beginner through Advanced for a recommended 2.5 credits.

In addition to the French course fall semester students take 6 or 7 business courses worth approximately 12.5 credits combined in disciplines including Business, Management and Marketing for a combined total of approximately 15 semester credits. Classes meet Monday to Friday.

Spring semester students take a French course worth 2.5 credits and then choose a specific track of courses which focus on a particular area of the business world. Students must take all the business courses available (worth approximately 12.5 credits combined) within their chosen track, including a Capstone seminar, for a total of approximately 15 semester credits. Spring semester courses have pre-requisites. Classes meet Monday through Friday.

Available Spring semester study tracks include: Global Management, Business Finance, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Advertising and Fashion and Design Specialization.

The program is open to college juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students with a GPA of 2.75 or higher will be considered on a case by case basis. Students must have a minimum of 60 US credits (they can be in progress) of which 30 credits must be in business related subjects.

Students who successfully complete the program coursework will receive a Certificate in International Business (CIB) from Grenoble École de Management.

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Fall or Spring Semester up to 15 3.0 GPA; see above for details of eligibility

Grenoble École de Management (Grenoble Business School)

Founded in 1984, Grenoble École de Management, is consistently rated as one of Europe’s best business schools. The school promotes leadership and innovation in management of technology and expertise in cultural management for a technology intensive economy. The school offers a wide variety of courses within its carefully structured degree programs including accounting, communication, marketing, economics and management. The school has received the triple crown of accreditations which distinguish the world’s leading business schools:

  • AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • AMBA (The Association of MBAs)
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)

Only 1% of schools worldwide have this triple accreditation.