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Undergraduate Certificate - CIB or CBS

Grenoble Ecole de Management offers the possibility to follow a one semester program. Please note that the program content may be adapted from year to year to take into account the needs of industry. Class attendance is compulsory.

Certificate in Business Studies (CBS): Fall or Spring Semester

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The Certificate in Business Studies is completed during the fall OR spring semester of the second year of Bachelor in International Business (BIB) program. Students who validate 30 ECTS credits including the language course will receive the Certificate in Business Studies.

Students need 60 ECTS credits to be able to begin this semester program.

Fall semester

Managerial and Financial Accounting
Consumer Behaviour
Micro and Macroeconomics
Introduction to Technology Management
Operations & Supply Chain Management
Sales Management
Purchasing
Foreign Language

Spring semester

Introduction to Human Resource Management
Market Research
Corporate Finance
Geopolitics
Introduction to Negotiation
French Society
Foreign Language

Certificate in International Business (CIB): Fall Semester

Students who validate 30 ECTS credits including the language course will receive the Certificate in International Business. The CIB is available during the first semester of the third year of the Bachelor in International Business (BIB) program.

Students need 120 ECTS credits to be able to begin this semester program.

Fall semester

International Marketing
Introduction to Global Strategy
Ethical Dimensions of International Business
Innovation Management
Intercultural Business Skills
Entrepreneurship
Foreign Language

Certificates: Spring Semester

Students who validate 30 ECTS credits including the language course will receive a Certificate. The Certificates are available during the second semester of the third year of the Bachelor in International Business (BIB) program.

Students need 120 ECTS credits to be able to begin this semester program.

At the end of each certificate all students will complete a Capstone module in international business. This final module draws on different elements of several core modules from an international business perspective. The focus is on teamwork to complete extensive analysis for an international project and to develop a business plan for a product or service in a new market. The issues discussed will be at corporate, sectoral, national and international level.

Certificate in Global Management

Acquire the fundamentals of business whilst developing language and intercultural skills to gain a full skillset in global management.

International Finance
European Business Environment
Contemporary International Issues
Business Development in Emerging Economies
International Business Law
Foreign Language

Certificate in Marketing & Advertising

Develop the marketing and advertising operational skills and knowledge needed to contribute to a sustainable performance in the global marketplace.

International Advertising and Public Relations
Brand Management
Digital Marketing
Sport Marketing and Events Management
Sustainable Marketing
Foreign Language

Certificate in Finance & Accounting

Develop the technical and analytical skills in finance and accounting required by international companies.

International Finance
Financial Markets & Instruments
Financial Statement Analysis
Budgeting and Reporting
International Business Law
Foreign Language

Certificate in Management of Fashion and Design Industry

Gain the managerial and business skills needed to understand and evolve in the fashion and design industry from an international and sustainable perspective.

Fashion Management
Brand Management
Sustainable Development in the Fashion and Design Industry
Design Management
Legal Context of Fashion and Design Industry
Retail Management
Foreign Language

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Gain an entrepreneurial skillset required to respond to business opportunities and international marketplace challenges in the field of high-tech and sustainable development.

Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Business Planning
Entrepreneurial Finance
Entrepreneurship in Hi-Tech Sector
Sustainable and Social Entrepreneurship
Foreign Language

Certain prerequisites are necessary:

Global Management - Corporate Finance or Finance Fundamentals
Marketing and Advertising - Principles of Marketing and International Marketing
Finance and Accounting - Corporate Finance or Finance Fundamentals and Financial Accounting
Management of Fashion and Design Industry - Principles of Marketing and International Marketing
Entrepreneurship - Corporate Finance or Finance Fundamentals and Entrepreneurship


Admissions Criteria

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  • Candidates must complete the online application and include scanned copies of all original supporting documents. All documents must be in English or French or be submitted with a certified translation into English if written in another language.

    • High school diploma, Baccalaureat, minimum of three "A" levels or equivalent.
    • CBS - 60 ECTS credits (of which 30 ECTS are business-related subjects)
    • CIB - 120 ECTS credits (of which 60 ECTS are business-related subjects)
    • Certificates: Spring semester - 120 ECTS credits (of which 60 ECTS are business-related subjects) and prerequisites (please check Certificates: Spring Semester section)
    • University transcripts (front / back with 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: 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 and by the beginning of November for January 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 rolling admissions deadlines.

Student Program Fees

Certificate programs 6,675 Euros per Certificate*

*Fees are subject to change. Please verify program fees at the start of each year.
Fees cover tuition, internship supervision, and access to all facilities. They do not cover accommodation, meals, or personal expenses.

Administration fees: 250 euros per year.

Please read the policy concerning the refund of tuition fees.

Note

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. 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
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 the relevant student guide.