September, 07 2020 – Paris Intake
In today’s legal field, high-level legal professionals are expected to understand the managerial and economic context in which they work. This master program in International Management and Law is designed to provide essential management skills, which law firms, consulting firms, and businesses require of their legal advisors, particularly in an international environment.
By integrating students’ previous legal studies into the broader context of international business and management, graduates are prepared to work in a variety of legal and management roles requiring interdisciplinary training such as in consulting roles, as in-house legal counsel (juriste d’entreprise), in law firm practice, and even as solo lawyers.
Why choose to do the MSc in International Management and Law?
Business and management skills have become essential for legal professionals working in a variety of contexts. These skills are not always adequately addressed in law faculties. In order to maximize professional opportunities, current and future legal professionals who wish to work in a business-orientated environment require the skills and knowledge to navigate the ever-evolving landscape.
- Acquire the ability to make effective management decisions related to the legal operations of businesses
- Gain the skills and knowledge required to effectively provide legal support to businesses in an international environment
- Develop the confidence and capacity to operate in a complex and changing legal, business and management environment
- Enhance business and employment opportunities by studying in a multi-cultural environment in Paris, one of the most vibrant legal markets in the world
- Earn your degree from a triple accredited business school.
The coursework has four focal points:
- Fundamentals of Management
- International Business and Law
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Interdisciplinary Studies in Law and Management
The coursework is followed by a Final Management Project on a business law-related subject of the student’s choice.
Year 1* - Campus Year
Fundamentals of Management
- Corporate Finance
Budgeting and Controlling
Research Methods for Managers
Managing People in a Global Context
Principles of Marketing
International Business and Law
- Regulatory Environment of Trade and Business
International Dispute Resolution
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Establishing and Protecting the Intellectual Property Portfolio
Managing and Protecting Innovation
Entrepreneurship – Starting a Business and Advising Startups
Information Technology and Law Practice
Interdisciplinary Studies in Law and Management
- Contracts, Risk Management and Compliance
Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring
Communication Techniques in an Advisory Context
*The content of the program may be adapted from year to year to take into account the needs of industry. Class attendance is compulsory.
- Corporate Finance
Year 2 - Final Management Project
At the end of the one-academic-year full-time part of the program, each student will be required to complete a Final Management Project of approximately 15,000 words in length, under the guidance of a tutor. This is an applied or theoretical research project that can be completed at a distance and in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship. To successfully complete the Final Management Project, students are required to address a particular research question or knowledge gap in their chosen field of their study. This will be business oriented and coherent with the program's objectives. A student may choose to write their project on a topic grounded in their internship experience.
The program is taught in English but provides the possibility to learn a foreign language at the same time. No prior knowledge of French is required to attend the program. Learning a foreign language is a recommended (but not compulsory) program option for all students who are looking to work internationally. Non-French speakers have the option of studying French (beginner to advanced level), while French speakers may choose from a number of other languages at the beginner level.
This program prepares students for a wide range of legal and management roles by preparing them to contribute to firm strategy, management and operations in a global marketplace by understanding the broader context of legal issues in a business context.
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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Businesses are looking for legal professionals who not only understand the law, but also business and management. The MSc in International Management and Law prepares students to work in a variety of management roles, including:
- In-house legal counsel
- Law firm practice
- Solo/small firm law practice
- Advisory roles in other business and law related contexts
Prospective students should have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the motivation to pursue a career in business law and management in a multi-cultural and international environment.
- This program is suitable for graduates who have previously studied law in some capacity. Admissions preference is given to students who can demonstrate one of the following qualifications:
- Masters 1 or 2 law degree from a country within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)
- OR Undergraduate law degree from EHEA country AND proof of relevant work experience
- OR Postgraduate law degree from a non-EHEA country
- OR 4-year undergraduate law degree from non-EHEA country
- OR 3-year undergraduate law degree from non-EHEA country and proof of work experience
- Relevant work experience will be determined at the discretion of the program direction. 2 years’ experience in a legal context is preferred.
- Proof of fluency in English (see test requirements below)
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.
- Official copy of latest degree or diploma or certificate of enrolment with an approximate graduation date.
- University transcripts: front/back with grading scale
- 3 short essays (relating to your academic/professional experience, your reasons for choosing this program and your intercultural awareness)
- 2 references (professional and/or academic). 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: Computer-based: 240 / Internet-based (IBT): 94 (minimum score of 22 in Reading and Speaking; minimum score of 21 in Listening and Writing). TOEFL Institution code: 8973
- IELTS Academic: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
- Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE): A,B,C
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A): 63 (minimum score of 59 in each section)
- Not accepted: TOEIC, Institutional/ITP TOEFL, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: First (FCE)
- Please note English test scores must be communicated to GEM by the beginning of July for September programs.
- 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 GEM 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 our rolling admissions deadlines.
Student Program Fees
Paris campus: 19,450 Euros for 2 years*
*Fees are subject to change. Please verify program fees each year before commencement.
- Fees cover tuition, project supervision, and access to facilities.
- Program fees do not cover accommodation, meals, insurance, visa, and personal expenses.
- Students are required to pay an additional 250€ in student services and administrative fees in Year 1 and a further 250€ for student card renewal in Year 2.
Please read the policy concerning the refund of tuition fees.
Scholarships / Financial Aid
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. Before starting a GEM program, students who know that they want to work or study in another country or university are responsible for verifying if their intended GEM degree will be recognized.
Visa requirements may apply to International Students in order to study or work in the country. 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 the relevant student guide.