“I chose GEM as it was and it is still considered as one of the top business schools not just in France but in Europe as well. The International HR Management and Organizational Development program helped me find the path to take in my career, and most importantly, the program equipped me with the knowledge and experience necessary for having insightful and confident conversations with HR professionals and leaders alike. This confidence played a critical role in getting a job in the HR Strategy & Planning team of a large corporation and later in Management Consulting.
The strength of the program is that it builds a solid HR knowledge base, and it provides students with the materials for deepening their knowledge in different HR topics. It is up to the student how far s/he wants to go beyond the mandatory curriculum but in my view, the extra mile taken is what will differentiate the young talent in the job market.
Undoubtedly, the highlight of the program is the live business case that gives students the chance to gain hands-on HR work experience through resolving real HR management issues of organizations. Working in a project setting with a small team gives the opportunity to put the theoretical learnings in practice as well as it helps develop the soft skills that is indispensable when working as an HR professional.” - Denes Gyorog, IHRM, 2019 Graduate, Management Consultant in Talent & Organization at Accenture
After having worked 8 years for a national insurance company in HR related positions, I decided to deepen my HR expertise at a top business school ranked by Financial Times, namely Grenoble Ecole de Management. The MSc IHRM program offered a great combination of HR fundamentals and specialized courses which met the expectations of both newcomers to the field and experienced professionals.
A small class enabled the professors to cater to each student's needs. A key highlight was the class diversity which empowered me to learn what cultural competency really means in practice and also equipped me with the skills to successfully work in a multicultural team. This cultural exposure prepared me perfectly for a career in a multinational environment.
In particular courses such as self-development, organizational development, leadership, change management, the organized outdoor team activities, and also the career service center, all supported me in securing my current job for one of the biggest consultancies worldwide, Accenture Consulting.
Working now as a Senior Management Consultant in Change Management and HR Transformation, I can state retrospectively that this program had a major impact on my professional career development.
Besides professional and personal growth, the intensive working groups helped established an interpersonal connection amongst the fellow students that remains strong even today.
I am originally from California and have worked in Human Resources in the television and film and the fashion industries. My goal in life was to live outside of the U.S., to get international experience and learn other languages.
I chose GEM because I was very impressed by the course content. Other HR Masters programs in France heavily emphasized the managerial side of HR Management, but not the full organizational picture. As the degree name indicates, we are learning about HR from a global perspective along with the ins and outs of organizational development, behavior, and changes.
I was also attracted to the program because I knew that the school has triple accreditation and well-recognized MSc programs, which will help with future employment opportunities. I would like to work for a multinational company that promotes growth and development, with a diverse workforce, and potential opportunities in other countries. I wish to remain in Europe and work in various countries within the EU, and eventually to move to Asia or South America to expand my experience in the same domain.
Originally from Venezuela, I have a background in journalism, classical music studies and translation. I have lived in France for four years and would like to stay here and work as a brand manager or director in a retail industry company. I chose GEM because of its reputation and international environment. We have access to the best and most recent material and case studies, and I have also learned a lot from my multicultural classmates. Being at GEM has made me not only a better businesswoman but a better person.
The opportunity to study and work with students and professors from all over the world, as well as the location and reputation of the school, made this program stand out above all my other options. I have received support and resources from faculty that have given me confidence in this field. The MSc in IHRM was crucial in helping me gain the knowledge I needed to later find real-world experience through my internship. I know that my academic and professional experience here at GEM will be an important stepping stone to finding work in the future.