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Globalization forces us to consider geopolitics. Companies, politicians, military strategists and geographers all rely on geopolitics to further develop their field and move forward.

Since 2007, the school has made geopolitics a cornerstone of its strategy and educational program. Understanding geopolitical stakes and situations has become a key ability for managers and companies. As students grow and learn in a multi-faceted world that is both digitally connected and complex, they must understand how to act quickly and responsibly in order to respond to unexpected situations.

Dedicated Courses

Geopolitics is now part of the Grande Ecole Program's core curriculum. This includes required courses for first and third year students as well as optional courses for second and third year students.

For students seeking to learn more about geopolitics, it is possible to partake in specialized programs that lead to double degrees with eminent partners:

  • IRIS (Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques):
    • Defense, Security and Crisis Management program
    • Geoeconomics and Strategic Intelligence program
    • Geopolitics and Prospects program
  • Bioforce Institute:
    • Humanitarian Management program
    • MSc in Humanitarian Management
  • EISTI: Advanced Master's in Strategic Analysis and Economic Intelligence

A Major Event: The Geopolitics Festival

Since its launch in 2009, every edition of the Grenoble Geopolitics Festival aims to explore and encourage discussion on a particular theme in geopolitics. Every year, Grenoble Ecole de Management works with prestigious partners to host more than a hundred conferences and round table discussions led by French and foreign experts in geopolitics and international relations. The festival also includes films and thematic workshops (simulated financial crises, exhibits, games, concerts, etc.).

Thanks to the wide variety of perspectives and participation, the event fosters debate on many topics. It is designed to welcome students, teachers and the general public, including companies and associations. Participation is free for all.