"I chose the MIB program because it offered the perfect springboard into launching a career where I can work within a culturally diverse environment and have a foundation to stand on where I can be fiercely agile in the fast-paced and diverse industry that I have chosen to be in.
The MIB program taught me many things, although what was truly invaluable was deepening my knowledge about international business together with cultures from all over the world, which steepened my learning curve immensely.
I currently work in digital marketing at Google’s European headquarters where there are Googlers from all over EMEA working together every day. The MIB program prepared me perfectly for working for, and together with, cultures from all over the world - both in understanding various business models and ways of working together as a team."
Malou Samuelsson, Sweden
MSc MIB 2019 Graduate, Digital Marketing Strategist at Google
"Prior enrolling in the MIB from Grenoble Ecole de Management, I was seeking a program that would provide me with the skills to perform in an international environment.
As an alumnus from this program, I believe its uniqueness relies on three key Pillars. First, the solid expertise of the professors, who always turn each class into a discussion. Second, the multicultural environment of the program, with students rich in backgrounds and culture. And finally, the program’s curriculum, in which after the taught part students have the opportunity to write a master thesis in the second year.
In my case, during my internship at PepsiCo as a Category Manager intern in Paris, writting my professional thesis was the occasion to dive my research into a Consumer Goods & Retail industry in which I wanted to pursue my career.
Therefore, I presented my thesis during my interview with Nielsen, the world-leading market research firm. And successfully joined the company as a Consultant dedicated to the sales efficiency of manufacturers. Eager to continue to learn and strengthened by both my academic and professional background, today I moved into a new position as a Consultant in Analytic Retail.
As a consultant in this global firm, I work with colleagues in foreign countries, and I have to drive the performance of predominant leading firms of the industry. Which are all skills I could develop within the MIB.
To all the upcoming students, you are enrolling in a top leading business school, in a program full of resources. Grow your network with all your international classmates, engage in your courses and be proactive in your career researches. All the resources are at your disposal. What makes the difference is how you you maximize what this program has to offer you."
Gabin Sesse, Cameroon
MSc MIB 2019 Graduate, Business Analytics Consultant at Nielsen
"After a year in the Grande Ecole Program, I decided to apply for the MIB in order to meet people from various cultural backgrounds, with different skills and experiences, from whom I felt I could learn on a daily basis.
The courses aimed at giving us knowledge in all fields, whether finance, accounting, geopolitics or management. The many projects allowed us to have intercultural interactions and develop our ability to evolve in any work environment.
Companies seek people who are flexible, open-minded and can adapt to all sort of situations. I could not have thought of a better way to prepare for that than choosing the MIB. The knowledge gained from my experience has prepared me for my current job with J.P. Morgan. I am proud to be an MIB alumnus."
Louise Loop, France
MSc MIB 2019 Graduate, Hedge Funds Operations Analyst at JP Morgan
“I currently work for global strategy consulting firm and the MIB definitely led me to where I am today. Supporting clients from all over the world in addressing most complex business problems requires adaptability and open-mindedness. These are the main skills I gained attending the MIB.
When I decided to join the program, I was looking for a top ranked school, which could jump-start my career into an international environment. My expectations were fully met; the MIB not only provided me with all technical skills necessary to drive into the professional environment but also helped me create a wide network of colleagues to rely on throughout my future career.
The twofold structure of the program composed of one year dedicated to developing business knowledge and another focusing on master thesis while gaining valuable work experience represents a highly effective setting that maximizes the learning curve.
I am very grateful for my MIB experience and I would suggest it to anyone looking for an opportunity to grow personally and professionally.”
Giuseppe Conenna, Italy
MSc MIB 2016 Graduate, Senior Associate Consultant at Bain & Company
“I chose the MIB at GEM for its top ranking (#20 top Master in Management, Financial Times 2015) and the comprehensive academic content offered (accounting, corporate finance, marketing, etc.).
During the program, I could appreciate many aspects of the program I selected: I found myself in a class of 41 students with 15 different nationalities and this gave me the unique opportunity to collaborate with and learn from people from different backgrounds.
In addition, during the program, students are invited to participate in career development workshops and attend company presentations. During one of these presentations, I had my first contact with JP Morgan where I currently work. I joined the company just after my last exam and now work as a Control Management Specialist. All the skills I developed during the program have been useful to succeed in my job search, interviews and my current position.”
Elena Dagrada, MSc MIB 2017 Graduate,
Control Management Specialist at JP Morgan
"When I decided to pursue an MSc MIB program, I was looking for a top ranked Business School that would give me the possibility to acquire the necessary tools in order to better face and manage today’s international business challenges.
The first academic year on campus proved to be of critical importance in enhancing my business acumen and managerial skills. Through an interactive teaching style that reproduces real life business scenarios we were given the opportunity to gain management experience and put to use the skills and knowledge we had acquired on the program.
Through the GEM job-portal I found a great Internship at Vodafone in Luxembourg, within the Procurement department. This enriching experience allowed me to see how an International Supply Chain works in the real life.
After this six months’ work experience, I was offered a contract from Ferrero Trading Luxembourg, where I am currently working as a Business Analyst. In light of the immense personal and professional benefits that I gained from the program, I can say that MSc MIB Degree at GEM was definitely an investment worth making."
Lorenzo Conti, MSc MIB 2017 Graduate,
Business Analyst at Ferrero
"Coming from an engineering background, it was difficult for me to find a suitable program that would equip me with a diverse skillset in business administration on a Master’s level. In GEM’s MIB program I found exactly what I was looking for. The program is extremely fast-paced and has certainly been among the most challenging experiences of my life. However, at the end of it I had a well-rounded understanding of marketing, finance and general management.
The truly international nature of the MIB has amplified my learning and put it in a global context. The network you establish during the program is also key. Not only did I find life-long friends, but a network of peers I can fall back to throughout my career. The university’s career service and connections have been another decisive factor.
Upon completing the taught part of the program, I was accepted for a summer internship with Bloomberg in London. Among my diligent preparation, I hugely credit the career service team for their help throughout the rigorous application process. Leveraging my MIB experience, I decided to join Porsche for my Master’s thesis, before being recruited for the international management graduate program at OSRAM.
The Master at GEM has truly boosted my career start and has set me on a trajectory, I am certain I would not be on if it was not for the MIB. As with any high-ranking degree, it is up to you what you make of it. The university’s reputation, the professors’ teaching and the staffs’ relentless efforts can only do so much to launch your career. The MIB offers you an opportunity second to none, seize it and you will benefit immensely!
Lukas Blum, MSc MIB 2018 Graduate,
Market Analyst at OSRAM