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MSc Management in International Business (MIB)

• Regular track (2 years): Year 1 - on campus 7 months + 4-6 months work experience; Year 2 - 5 months on campus + 4-6 months work experience
• Short track (1 year): 6 months on campus + 4-6 months work experience

Start of program: September 2023
Online Application Deadlines

• Regular track (per year): 12,950 € (French campuses)
• Short Track (full program): 16,750 € (French campuses)/Sept 2023 intake.
• For Singapore campus fees, please refer to the partner website

Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject. Fluency in English (More details in the "Admission" section)

Master's degree. Diplôme visé Bac +5 conférant le Grade de Master : "Diplôme d'études supérieures de management stratégique d'activités internationales". RNCP 37252.

Grenoble - Paris - Singapore
Courses are taught entirely in English



A Launching Pad for an International Career

This uniquely developed international business degree gives recent graduates the knowledge, skills, and experience to become global managers with excellent international employment prospects. The program will enable you to learn and develop the fundamentals of business and management, while developing language and intercultural skills.

The mission of the MSc Management in International Business program is to provide employers worldwide with intercultural aware graduates who have developed key skills and competencies in international business and management.

Skills Acquired:

    • •  Design and manage diverse teams within a global environment.
    • •  Demonstrate a high-level of critical analysis of organizational, economic and geopolitical challenges with an ability express your ideas in a clear and coherent manner.
    • •  Fully assess the ethical, environmental impact of decisions and actions of your organization.
    • •  Understand the key challenges and functions of different departments and services within your organization and interact with them in an efficient and constructive manner.
    • •  Generate innovative and adaptable ideas and solutions to overcome the changing environment of your organization.
    • •  Work efficiency in a technology focused environment thus demonstrating robust digital proficiency.
    • •  Demonstrate an in-depth comprehension of the key present and future challenges within the context of your chosen specialization.
    • More details on France Compétences website, sheet n° 37252.

Our Strengths

    • •  Study in a multicultural environment:
      From the first day in class, you will be immersed in a group of over 50 nationalities on all campuses and learn how to collaborate with peers from all around the world.
    • •  Innovative teaching methods:
      Learn about international business through hands-on innovative sessions with both group and individual assignments allowing you to test your leadership and team-building skills.
    • •  International experience:
      Enhance business and employment opportunities by choosing to study on one of four strategically located campuses around the world and by pursuing an exchange semester abroad.
    • •  Triple-accreditation:
      Grenoble Ecole de Management is part of the 1% of business schools in the world to have the AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS accreditations.
    • •  International rankings:
      The MSc Management in International Busines is highly ranked by the Financial Times, The Economist and the QS Global University Rankings within their Masters in Management categories.
  • "The MSc Management in International Business (MSc MIB) program is a convergent degree program welcoming students from over 50 nationalities. The curriculum for the MSc MIB program is very intensive and students are trained by a pool of internationally acclaimed academics and professional experts who help them develop skills and knowledge required for successful global careers. The MSc MIB program is a solid launching pad for your global careers in every sector of business. We hope to welcome you as part of this unique, dynamic and enriching experience.” - Celine Foss

Interview with Celine Foss, Program Director, on Campus Channel - May 2023

The MSc MIB is a high-quality comprehensive program of business administration subjects, studied from an international perspective.

The program focuses on the knowledge required by managers in different sectors to work in international companies and environments. It is a strong generalist program that integrates all the core management courses and uses cross-functional approaches to apply these key fields while providing students with an international specialization. Foreign language skills are essential in business today. The program is taught in English. No prior knowledge of French is required to attend the program. Students are required to study a second language during the first year of the program.

Program content *

*The program may be subject to change.

Year 1

  • •   Core Courses:

    • Strategic Management
    • Research Methods
    • Accounting
    • Managing Global Teams
    • Languages
    • Project Management
    • Sustainability in International Business
    • Corporate Finance
    • International negotiation
    • Field project

  • •   Specializations:

    • Languages
    • Global Marketing Management
    • Advanced financial accounting
    • Managerial Economics
    • Business Analytics Management
    • International Operations and Supply Chain Management
    • Information Systems for Digital Business
    • Professional track

    Professional Tracks:

    Students choose one of the following:
    •  Work Experience: Four to six months internship or employment, anywhere in the world
    •  Professional Certificate: Students choose from a catalogue of professional online certificates developed by GEM

Year 2

  • •   Specializations:

    • Languages
    • Risk Management
    • Responsible Leadership
    • Advanced Research Methods
    • Managing Individual and Organizational Change
    • International Financial Risk Management
    • Strategic Entrepreneurship Project
    • Managing Technology and Innovation
    • Budgeting and Controlling

  • •   Specializations:

    • Corporate Geopolitics
    • Legal Environment in International Business
    • Global Business Operations-Serious Game
    • People, Ethics & Digitalization of Society
    • Final dissertation
    • Professional track

    Professional Tracks:

    Students choose one of the following:
    •  Work Experience: Four to six months internship or employment, anywhere in the world
    •  Professional Certificate: Students choose from a catalogue of professional online certificates developed by GEM

Final Dissertation (MSc MIB)

The final dissertation is one of the core components of the second year of the program. Students begin in September and will complete it by the end of the academic year.

The final dissertation asks students to understand and analyze a key business or managerial issue. Working with their tutor, students then identify an area that requires further exploration and a methodology for filling that knowledge gap. Students will undertake original research to fill the pre-defined gap before writing up their findings and considering their personal contribution to the chosen research domain. This includes an analysis of the academic and practical / managerial implications of their research.

With 100 active permanent researchers, eight research teams, more than 200 doctoral students, Grenoble EM is one of the leaders in management research in Europe. Students will thus be assigned a specialized academic tutor with considerable experience of this type of research as well as knowledge of the field or domain to be studied. Students may also adopt a wide range of different research methodologies to reinforce the intellectual skills that will be required by their future employer. Certain research by previous students has been published.

Semester exchange in accredited GEM partner*

The international exchange option is one of the international opportunities offered to Grenoble Ecole de Management MSc students during the two-year program. Students will have the opportunity to study abroad during the first semester of Year 2. ECTS credits from this semester will be transferred back to the Grenoble Ecole de Management MSc and thus count for the final degree award.

Students who successfully complete Year 1 will be eligible to apply for this exchange. Applications are completed in the early Spring of Year 1. Selection for the exchange offer will be made later in the second semester of Year 1 (based on academic performance and ranking with a limited number of places). The starting dates of the abroad semester may vary between the partner institutions and thus will have an impact on the duration of the Year 1 internship.

Additional costs (travel, visa, accommodation …) are under the students’ responsibility and at their own expense. 

*based on academic performance and ranking with limited number of places

Personal and Professional Development Workshops

In addition to the core courses, students have the opportunity to attend personal and professional development workshops led by professionals, industry and subject matter experts. These will strengthen the employability profiles of graduates to help them achieve their career goals. Students will also have access to individual counselling sessions, interaction with corporate partners and online resources with jobs and internship opportunities as well as access to specific in house sectorial career focused communities.


Classes are taught by GEM faculty, visiting professors from top universities worldwide, and top business professionals. Most of the permanent faculty is engaged in applied research. Their teaching links theory to practice through authentic business cases. Their diverse cultural and international background gives a strong international dimension to the program.
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Pedagogy & Evaluation

  • Pedagogy

    A full two-year program with more than 400 hours of taught classes including the latest managerial theory, real-world case examples and practical experience. Students typically have 12-15 hours class time per week supplemented by around 30 hours group work and private study. The MSc offers up to 12 months’ work experience and 4 distinct international study / work opportunities. This includes a study trip and one-semester exchange option and two internship possibilities. An final dissertation enables deep and insightful analysis of one of key issues or challenges faced by organizations today. The strong diversity of faculty and students reinforces the international dimension of the program.


    The validation of skills and competences is acquired through continuous assessment, assignments, exams, and professional experience. Both written and oral communication skills are fully assessed throughout the program. In order to graduate, all students must validate an international experience.


    In the event of a partial validation of a professional certification, the blocks of competencies that have been validated are considered acquired and a certificate of validation is provided.


  • All GEM MSc programs are internationally recognized by the prestigious higher education quality assurance bodies, AACSB and EQUIS, and are equivalent to a level 7 degree on the European Qualifications Framework, in compliance with the Bologna Agreement for a master’s degree, comprised of 120 ECTS credits.
    This academic qualification is recognized at the discretion of each country or university. Students seeking admission to a further course of study or who wish to work in specific country after their GEM program may need to have their GEM degree certified through a process specified by the receiving authority. 

    International Students planning to seek a work or residence permit in France following their studies should be aware that conditions of eligibility will apply.
    These include the level and recognition of your qualification, your nationality, income etc.
    Please allow plenty of time to complete these formalities, as they can take several months to process.
    You can find more details on the French government official website “Service Public”.

    Please note that visa and permit applications are entirely managed by French immigration authorities and local prefectures. 
    Grenoble Ecole de Management has no influence over these procedures or their outcomes.


Tushar Mhaslekar, alumnus of the MSc Management in International Business Program at GEM.

"I currently work in Finance & Accounting in Procter & Gamble’s European headquarter. The daily teamwork and interactions with people from different cultures and backgrounds from all over the world are aspects that the MIB program prepared me perfectly for. Through its unique set up I was also able to develop my organizational and managerial skills, which I benefit off until today." Patrick Eigel, MSc MIB 2022 Graduate, Finance Manager at Procter & Gamble

More testimonials from MSc MIB graduates

Employment Statistics*

Employment within 4 months: 78%
Rate of graduates working internationally: 67% 
Annual salary after graduation: <35€: 25% | 35k€ - 45k€: 32% | >45k€: 43%

* Based on 2021 graduates

The placement and graduation rates are available via the application platform and also from Recruitment officer upon request.

Further study is possible for the MSc graduates, for example, in one of the Advanced Masters or a Doctoral Program.

Graduates from the MSc MIB program hold many different positions in a variety of sectors all over the world: human relations, marketing, banking, public relations, general management and consulting.

    • AC Nielsen
      CG (Boston Consulting Group)
      BNP Paribas
      Britannic Assurance
      Capgemini Invent
      Ernst & Young
      Coca Cola
      Deutsche Bank
      Ernst & Young
      First Direct
      Glaxo Wellcome
      J.P. Morgan
      Price Waterhouse Coopers
      Procter & Gamble
      Saint Laurent (YSL)
      Schneider Electric
      Shanghai Bank

Work in France

  • After passing their degree in France, students may apply for a residence permit which allows graduates to work for a year in France. The permit is called a “Recherche d’emploi ou Création d’entreprise” residence permit.  For more details, you may consult the relevant Campus France or the Ministry of Interior webpages.

This postgraduate MSc program is designed for young graduates from any field with no or limited prior work experience.

Recruitment for this program is on a worldwide basis. Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds: science, humanities, languages, technical and engineering.

The average age of the participants is around 23 years old. There are at least 40 different nationalities every year on the MSc MIB program and there are usually over 79 countries represented in total on the different programs at Grenoble Ecole de Management.

GMAT is not required for this program

Please note that it is possible to submit your application prior to providing us with your test results and/or your final transcripts/ degree certificate.

​If the rest of your application meets our standards we can then make you a conditional offer of a place on the program. These conditions will be lifted once you have obtained and sent us the required documentation.

We recognize that COVID-19 has likely created difficulties in completing the admissions requirements. Our team is available to assist with these logistical uncertainties. Please contact us with any questions.

Apply here

To apply for this program, candidates must complete the online application form and include scanned copies of all original supporting documents. All documents must be in English or be submitted with a certified translation into English if written in another language.

  • Please note: English test scores must be communicated to GEM by the beginning of July for September programs.

    • •    Official copy of undergraduate degree equivalent to minimum 180 ECTS or certificate of enrollment with an approximate graduation date
    • •    University transcripts: front/back with grading scale
    • •    CV/Resume
    • •    3 short essays (relating to your academic/professional experience, your reasons for choosing this program and your intercultural awareness)
    • •    2 academic references. Family members or friends are not acceptable as referees
    • •    Scan of passport
    • •    Internationally recognized passport picture
    • •    Fluency in English (TOEFL, PTE, IELTS or CPE):
      • •    TOEFL IBT: 90 (minimum of 21 in all bands). TOEFL Institution code: 8973
      • •    IELTS Academic/IELTS Indicator: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all bands)
      • •    Cambridge English (Proficiency/Advanced/Business Higher) level C1: Grade A,B or C
      • •    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) Online/Offline: 63 (minimum of 59 in all bands)
      • •    Duolingo English Test: 110 (minimum of 90 in all bands)
      • •    Not accepted: TOEIC, Institutional/ITP TOEFL
      • •    English test waiver may be granted if Bachelor’s degree was fully taught through the medium of English (official proof required)

Specific to Regular Track:

  • Official copy of undergraduate degree equivalent to minimum 180 ECTS or certificate of enrollment with an approximate graduation date

Specific to Short Track: 

  • Official copy of undergraduate degree equivalent to minimum 240 ECTS/4-years Bachelor's degree/3-years Bachelor's degree + 1 year of Master Studies or certificate of enrolment with an approximate graduation date
  • Minor (60 ECTS) in Business Studies

Please note that for your initial application we ask only for copies of documents. If you are accepted, we will then request to send digital certified copies that you will be asked to present during the induction week. More details about certified copies per nationality are explained on the application form.

To ensure Grenoble Ecole de Management is the right fit for you, you may be asked to participate in an interview. You will be notified if an interview is necessary after the Admission Board meets.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please consult rolling admissions deadlines.

Student Program Fees 2023 intake

MSc Management in International Business (MSc MIB) - Grenoble and Paris campuses
Regular track (per year): €12,950*
Short track (full program): €16,750 *
* Fees are subject to change. Please verify program fees each year before commencement. 
  • Fees cover tuition, project supervision, and access to GEM facilities.
  • Program fees do not cover accommodation, meals, insurance, visa, and personal expenses.

Please read the policy concerning the refund of tuition fees.

Please refer to our partner campus websites for off-site tuition fees and scholarships: 

Financial Aid / Scholarships

GEM offers a dedicated online platform - The Funding Place - to help you find financing solutions, simulate a student loan and understand everything about student loans.

We advise students to research financial aid opportunities as early as possible. Please note that it is necessary to submit your application and secure a place on a program first, before applying for scholarships and visas.

Scholarship descriptions and application guidelines.

This program can be partly financed with CPF (requires working experience in France).


All academic qualifications, including those earned at GEM, are recognized at the discretion of each country or university. Students seeking admission to a further course of study or who wish to work in specific country after their GEM program may need to have their GEM degree certified through a process specified by the receiving authority. 

Visa requirements may apply to International Students in order to study or work in France. All international students are expected to verify requirements with their local French consulate and plan accordingly. Grenoble Ecole de Management has no influence over this process.

For more information, please download our International Student Guide

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Updated on 03 August 2023 at 11h00 am