Grenoble MBA

The Grenoble MBA programme is a prestigious business qualification delivered at GISMA by Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) – one of the most highly regarded business schools in the world.

NEXT INTAKE: January 2018/ September 2018  CAMPUS: Berlin, Germany  FEES: Flexible payment plans available. Apply now!

The Grenoble MBA ensures graduates can take the next major step along their career path with a degree from the triple-accredited Grenoble Ecole de Management. The programme offers a unique opportunity to study a top-ranking European degree completely in English in the heart of Berlin, surrounded by blue chip companies, major institutions and unrivaled networking opportunities.



Accreditations and rankings

Successful applicants will study this MBA from the triple-accredited institution, Grenoble Ecole de Management. Triple accreditation is an honour shared by less than 1% of the world's elite business schools.

  • AMBA (Association of MBAs) – UK accreditation body
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) – EU accreditation body
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) – USA accreditation body 

The Grenoble MBA was ranked among the top 100 Global MBA’s worldwide, 26th in Europe and 4th in France, according to the Financial Times 2017 Global MBA ranking.
The full-time Grenoble MBA was ranked 24th in Europe and 5th in France by the Economist’s 2016 ranking.

Who is the Grenoble MBA for?

This programme is specifically designed for high achieving individuals who want to take the next major step in their career. As a demanding, full-time degree, an MBA is a big responsibility, but the benefits of graduating from a programme of this level are immeasurable. The Grenoble MBA is challenging but hugely rewarding and will set you apart from others and helping you get noticed by potential employers.


The programme requires three years of relevant work experience, and would be both beneficial for those who wish to run their own business, as well as those who hope to prepare for management roles, managing either a single department or an entire business.

What will you learn?

The programme examines the most fundamental concepts in international business, including marketing, accounting, business law and strategic management. You'll develop both the academic excellence and practical skills you need to succeed and you'll also have the opportunity to complete a specialisation, some of which are delivered in Grenoble or Paris. 

The opportunities available upon completion of this programme are extensive and students will benefit from a number of MBA specialisations, each offering a specific skillset.

The programme is completed over two years, with the second year entirely devoted to the completion of the final management project (FMP). The FMP can be completed in parallel with an internship or full-time employment.

Programme structure*


The International Environment*

  • International Macroeconomics
  • Geopolitics


Accounting and Auditing

  • Auditing
  • Managerial Accounting
  • International Financial Accounting

International Management

  • Intercultural Management
  • International Negotiations

Sustainability and Management

  • Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
  • Risk Management

Business Law

  • Introduction to Law and Corporate Governance
  • Contract Law

Technology Management

  • Innovation Management
  • Operations Management

Tools for Decision-Making

  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Methods

Managing Organisations

  • International Human Resource Management
  • Organisations and Change Management
  • Leadership and Teambuilding

International Marketing

  • Cases on International Markets

Corporate Finance

  • Investment and Evaluation Decisions

  • Current Financial Environment and Increasing Risk

Strategic Information Systems

  • Knowledge Management
  • IS Strategy and Trends

Strategic Management

  • Competitive Models Key Concepts
  • Logical Decision Making Frameworks


Integrative Case Study

  •  Draws together main concepts across modules


Final Management Project

  • The second year of the programme is dedicated to the Final
    Management Project conducted under the supervision 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. Students are encouraged to choose a subject related
    to their preferred career.

*Programme content subject to change


During their studies, Grenoble MBA students will be able to pick one of the below specialisations*, which are available at the GISMA Berlin and GEM campuses: 

Specialisations available at GISMA Berlin:

  • Project Management

Specialisations available in GEM at Grenoble:

  • Finance
  • International Business Development
  • Management Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Management 

Specialisations available at GEM Paris:

  • Luxury Brand Management (week 2 and week 3)
  • Digital Business

Specialisations available at GEM London:

  • Luxury Brand Management (week 1)

*Please note: each specialisation takes place over three weeks in the second year, with the exception of Project Management.

In order for any specialisation to run, it must meet the minimum number of required participants.

Career direction

The Grenoble MBA programme is ideal for applicants who would like to strengthen their business knowledge and keep up-to-date with the latest business trends. The opportunities made available upon completion of this programme are numerous.


Grenoble MBA holders will have access to a series of employer focused events, including career fairs and an executive speaker series with leading finance, consulting and global industry recruiters. Upon completion of the of the Grenoble MBA programme, GISMA graduates will be well prepared to apply for a variety of senior management positions.


The list* of companies, which currently employ or have employed GEM graduates includes:


  • Accenture
  • Air France
  • BMW
  • Citibank
  • Credit Suisse
  • Dell
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • DHL
  • Disneyland
  • Facebook
  • HSBC
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Microsoft
  • Nissan
  • Nokia
  • Philip Morris
  • Philips
  • PwC
  • Samsung
  • Unilever


*The list is not programme specific.

Flexible payments

GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees across three instalments. 
A deposit of €3,000.00 is required to start.


For more information about our payment plans, click here


*Terms and conditions apply. Read more here.



  • Key facts
  • Fees and funding
  • Entry requirements

Key facts

Location: Berlin, Germany.

Next intake: January 2018/ September 2018

Duration: One academic year full-time on campus + Final Management Project.

Fees: €33,000.

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