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Grenoble International Executive MBA Program (taught in English)

Key Information

  • Duration of the program: 16 intensive weeks during a two-year period
  • Admission level: Motivated professionals with a minimum of 8 years of experience
  • Resulting degree: Master
  • Tuition fees: 38000 €
  • Return/sessions: 29/06/2015
  • Contact: Admissions - (+ 33) 4 56 80 66 50,


The program is designed for you to continue working in your professional sphere while gaining new managerial skills and an internationally-recognized qualification, reflecting your ability and determination to reach senior levels of responsibility. It brings you together with other experienced and motivated management professionals in an international environment.

This program is based in Paris with some sessions taking place in Grenoble, London and Singapore.

Program :

1 - Strategic Managerial Analysis

Year 1: Analytical and Managerial Activity in Strategic Areas

These include Marketing and Finance from a strategic perspective, and Accounting focused on Control and Reporting Systems. The management of Operations is followed by Operational Risk assessment, analysis of what challenges can quickly arise for senior management. Competitiveness and Strategic analysis is developed during a study trip to Singapore and encounters with both public and private sector actors.

Year 2: Focus on Senior Management Activity and Issues.

The second phase opens with an integrative case to draw together the threads of year 1 from a general management perspective, before focusing on senior management responsibilities and how they can be met, for example International Negotiations, Conflict and Risk Management, plus Legal Issues. Ethics, CSR, Sustainability as well as Corporate Governance, all areas of increasing importance in Board Room exchanges, complete this phase. Pedagogically innovative approaches to learning are introduced here in the form of 'serious games' for decision-making.

2. Specialization: Leadership for corporate performance (elective)

The recommended specialization choice is comprised of the 3 modules: Leadership, Motivation and Talent Management, Change and Organizational Transformation and Innovation and Performance Measurement. This is for participants who aim to take on leadership roles of some breadth and go on to senior management activity. The sequence or modules considers the challenge of attracting and keeping talented employees, introducing and managing change within existing structures, and ensuring the effective management of innovation projects. These three modules are scheduled on the same dates as specializations offered to other MBA groups. This means that International Executive MBA students may choose to switch to a different track, such as the Finance, Marketing, Innovation Management, Luxury Brand Management, Leadership, Project Management, Marketing, International Business Development or Management Consulting.

3 - Projects Phase: The Group Case Project and the Personal Development Project

The Projects Phase

It includes both a group and an individual personal development project. They run throughout year two of the program:

The group case project: The competitiveness and cluster analysis project analyses competitiveness issues in a specific sector cluster.

The personal project: with both peer and tutor input enables students to analyze their past career path in order to define future options in relation to their skills and potential.

The program concludes with the presentation of the group case project and the submission of the individual personal development project.

Executive MBA Video


  • CEO
  • Area Sales and Training Director
  • Associate Director
  • Business Unit Director
  • CRM Director
  • Deputy General Director for Economics
  • Director of International Business
  • Senior E-business Director
  • Export Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • General Manager
  • Global Negotiator
  • Head of Information Technologies
  • Head of Strategy Planning
  • Management Consultant
  • Managing Director
  • Operations Director
  • Portfolio Analyst
  • Senior Accountant
  • Web Manager

About Grenoble Ecole de Management

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Grenoble Ecole de Management is an internationally recognized leading European Business School. It is one of the few business schools worldwide to hold the triple crown of accreditations: EQUIS; AMBA and AACSB.

Grenoble consistently does well in both the international and domestic rankings, and this year the Full-time Grenoble MBA jumped 19 places in the Global and 8 places in the European Economist/ Which MBA ranking to achieve 62nd worldwide and 23rd in Europe.

In the words of a Grenoble graduate:
“The delivery of the MBA is packaged excellently. At the end of the day, you step out fully ready to face the outside world.”


Entry requirements

  • At least eight years of significant full-time work experience
  • Fluency in English (TOEFL, PTE, IELTS or CPE):
    • TOEFL: computer-based: 240 / IBT: 94 (minimum score of 22 in each band) / paper based : 587
    • IELTS: 6,5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam : A,B,C
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a minimum of 63.
    • TOEIC is not accepted

Admission Criteria

Motivated professionals with 8 years or more of professional experience who
can study with confidence in English.

Grenoble EM Facts

  • Grenoble EM holds the triple crown for accreditation (EQUIS, AMBA & AACSB)
  • Grenoble EM has 6653 degree students (4288 on campus, 2365 distance learning)
  • Grenoble EM has 10 sites abroad and 134 different nationalities represented on the Grenoble Campus
  • Grenoble EM has an alumni network of 18,000 from around the world
  • Grenoble EM is ranked 69th worldwide and 22nd in Europe by the Economist
  • 98% of Grenoble EM graduates express high job satisfaction
  • Grenoble EM will assist with visa requirements, accommodation and orientation
  • The Grenoble EM Full-time MBA has 20 different nationalities among the students

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Sample Admissions Essay Questions

Motivation and Personal Objectives

  • What would you like the Grenoble EM admissions board to know about your professional work and / or academic experience? (Please limit your answer to 500 words)
  • Why are you interested in our particular program, and how do you see it helping you to reach your future goals? (Please limit your answer to 500 words)

Intercultural Experience

  • What do you understand by culture shock? Have you ever experienced it and how did you deal with it? (Please limit your answer to 300 words)

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(+ 33) 4 56 80 66 50

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