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Masters in Management (Grande Ecole Program)

Program duration
2 years or 3 years (with an optional gap year)
Degree level
Master’s degree recognized by the French government – Grade de Master (RNCP level 7, visé par l’Etat)
Entry requirements
Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject. Strong quantitative skills. Fluency in English (English track). Fluency in French and in English (French track).
Full program fees
€ 15,820 (Year 1), € 14,595 €(Year 2), Optional gap year: € 860 / September 2022 intake
Teaching location

Please note that the information below applies only to international students.
French nationals* must take French entrance examinations in order to join the Grande Ecole Program (English, French or any other track).

*French nationals with a foreign bachelor’s degree might be eligible to apply via international admissions. For more information, please contact admissions.

By joining the Grande Ecole Program, you will take part in a unique experience, preparing you to be a leader, entrepreneur and a socially engaged citizen ready to innovate and manage complex challenges.

The Master in Management (Grande Ecole) program:

  • is internationally recognized through the most prestigious higher education Quality Assurance bodies, AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.
  • is ranked in the top 7 Grande Ecole programs in France
  • provides employers worldwide with graduates equipped with advanced knowledge and skills that make them highly sought after
  • has the Higher Education and Research French Ministry Visa as a Grade de Master (BAC + 5 - students earn 120 ECTS in 2 years)
  • is recognized by the RNCP*, an agency of the French Ministry of Labor(* Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles)
  • is taught in English (English track) and/or in French (French track)

Why choose the Master in Management/Grande Ecole program?

  • Tailor the program to your needs with a wide range of elective classes
  • Study in a truly multicultural environment with students from over 30 nationalities
  • Double degrees options in France and abroad
  • Exchange opportunities with more than 125 partner Universities all over the world
  • Focus on international aspects of business and management
  • Internship opportunity from 26 to 52 weeks (26 weeks of internship is required to validate the degree)

Program Structure

Year 2: Consolidate your essential business skills

  • Participate in student associations: A rich environment in which to gain professional skills
  • Students with an entrepreneurial project can benefit from specific support and submit their project to the incubator: IncubaGEM.
  • During this year, you will expand your understanding of general management principles while mastering your expertise in key areas with a large choice of specializations.

    Core Courses:

    • Behaviors at work & Psychosocial Risks
    • Business Law
    • Corporate Finance
    • Human Resource Management
    • Information Systems
    • Operations & Supply Chain Management
    • Strategic Management
    • Innovation week
    • Foreign language (French, Spanish, German), etc.

    Elective Courses:

    • Advanced Finance
    • Art, Culture and Representation : Reflections of Self and Society
    • Calling BS in the Age of Big Data : Thinking critically in a Post-truth world
    • Cash Management and Bank Relations
    • Customer Integration in New Product Development
    • Design Thinking for Managers
    • Ecological Economics
    • Entering Entrepreneurship: Creating New Venture
    • EU: Political Economy and Business Environment
    • Exploring Entrepreneurial
    • Opportunities in Sustainability & Social Inequalities
    • Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization
    • International Human Resource Management
    • Internationalizing Firms / international Strategy
    • Lean – Quality – Process
    • Legal Aspects of New Technologies Management
    • Management Control System
    • Managing Cultural Diversity
    • Resourceful Management
    • Startup & Entrepreneurship Consulting
    • The "Business" of NGOs and the Rise of Social Enterprises
    • The Business ok Knowledge : Managing Science and Scientists
    • The Science of attention & Influence in Marketing
    • The Sports of Management
    • Foreign language (French, Spanish, German), etc.
    * Program content is subject to change

Professional Experience

Except for students in work/study programs, it is required to earn at least 13 weeks of professional experience between the months of May and August. Work experience can include:

  • Internship in France or abroad
  • Short-term work contract
  • Entrepreneurial project (must be approved by the school)

Gap Year (optional): Jump start your career

    • 1 year entirely devoted to the company. It allows you to specify your professional project while gaining experience. To validate this year, you must complete between 13 and 26 weeks of internship in the same organization, in France or abroad. Fixed-term contracts and business creations are also valid.
    • 1 semester in a company (from 13 to 26 weeks) + Designer-Manager course with Strate Ecole de Design from January leading to a double diploma over 5 years (details and terms with the School).

    * Additional administrative fees may apply.

Last year: Make decisions in the constantly changing environment

During this year, you will continue to master your specialization and can choose an option that may include a double degree, exchange or a specific field of expertise.

Program Content 

While you continue to finetune your specialization, you will be able to choose an option that may include a double degree or a specific expertise:

    • Work/study option: one week of class, two weeks working for a company
      • Possible specializations on the Grenoble campus: agility, high tech business, accounting-management control, finance, Innovation for sustainability transition, marketing, brand to market.
        Specializations available on the Paris campus: consulting, finance, international business, Human Resources, road to market.
  • Highly qualified students can choose one of the following fields of expertise during their third year:

    • Big Data
    • Business Development
    • Fashion, Design & Luxury Management
    • Entrepreneur
    • Finance
    • International Human Resource Management in the digital age
    • Purchasing & Strategic Management
    • Energy Management & Marketing
    • Innovation Strategy and Entrepreneurship
    • Accounting Expertise and Financial Auditing
    • Digital Business Strategy
    • Information and Digital Systems Management
    • Marketing management

    These fields of expertise can count towards a related GEM degree (Advanced Master's, MSc or other degree). To validate one of these degrees requires an additional year working at a company.

Double Degree Abroad (more than 15 options available)

Several agreements with international universities include double degree programs.

  • Follow a semester of class at:

    • McGill University (Montréal, Canada) - specialization in international management
    • The George Washington University (Washington, USA) - specialization in geopolitics
    • NCCU Taipei (Taipei) – Asian Entrpreneurship and the Global Market Place 
    • Stellenbosch Business School (Stellenbosch, South Africa) – Doing Business in Emerging Markets
    • * : Subject to change. Please note that some institutions may not be open every year.
  • Students can participate in one semester or one year abroad at a partner university.

    • Language courses are not allowed.
    • You need to validate 30 ECTS credits (12 US credits) per semester.
    • Students are not allowed to go on the exchange in the country of their origin (nationality restriction).

Professional Experience

Except for students in work/study programs or who have validated the optional internship gap year, it is required to earn at least 13 weeks of professional experience between the months of May and August. Work experience can include:

  • Internship in France or abroad
  • Short-term work contract
  • Entrepreneurial project (must be approved by the school)

Foreign Languages

Learning a foreign language is required for all GEM programs (this does not apply for exchange, double degrees or transcontinental track). Non-French speakers have the option of studying French (beginner to advanced level), a recommended option for students looking to work in France following their studies. French speakers may choose from a number of other languages.

Job Placement: Key Figures (2021 graduates)

Employment found in less than three months: 92%
Jobs with international projects: 15%
<40k€ : 42% | >40k€ - <50k€ : 41% | >50€ : 17%

See more key figures about job placement

See satisfaction score and graduation rate

Career Services

Throughout the Grande Ecole program, students receive counseling and support to prepare their career.

  • The Coach Center helps students plan and prepare their career projects.
  • The Career Center helps students organize their strategy and approach to find internships and jobs. The service offers tools to prepare for the job market and supports students from their first internship to their first job. By fostering close ties with companies, the Career Center is able to facilitate access to job offers and opportunities, organize recruitment events, and build close ties between students and recruiters.

The GEM Alumni network animates the community of graduates all over the world through communities in every country where alumni are present. Most alumni events, both personal and professional, are open to students.Our graduates are located everywhere in the world. 23% are not French speaking.

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


Apply here

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

      • GMAT - a minimum of 550 overall (a minimum of 70% in quantitative section). GMAT Institution code: 0365 
      • GRE - a minimum of 150 in the Verbal Reasoning section, 153 in the Quantitative section 4.0 in Analytical writing. Institution code: 8973
      • TAGE-MAGE with a minimum score of 300 is required applying for the French track or the English Track
      • Candidates can be conditionally accepted and provide test results later. Quantitative test waiver after the reception of quantitative test results is possible
      • 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): 63 (minimum of 59 in all bands)
        Duolingo: 110 (minimum of 90 in all bands)
        TOEIC French track applicants ONLY: minimum score of 800
        English test waiver may be granted if Bachelor’s degree was fully taught through the medium of English (official proof required)

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

    • Obligatory motivation interview in English (for English track) or in English and French (for French track)
    • Official copy of latest degree or diploma 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 size picture
    • Candidates can be admitted into the program under conditions of passing official tests or providing degree certificates (if still enrolled) later.

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.

Students holding only French nationality must apply via the “Concours”. International students whose level of French is sufficient may apply to the French track (Programme Grande Ecole) via online application portal.

Student Program Fees 2022-2024*

Master in Management (Grande Ecole Program) - Full tuition fees (2022-2024):
September 2022: 15 820 Euros (Year 1)
September 2023: 14 595 Euros (Year 2)
Optional gap year: 860 Euros

*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.

Financial Aid / Scholarships

Scholarship descriptions and application guidelines.


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 the 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

Student Guide

Contact a current student to learn more about the program.

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Updated on 01 December 2022 at 3h01 pm