Career opportunities with a Grenoble Ecole de Management degree

Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) is a European business school that is based in the south-east of France. The institution is tripled accredited – an honour shared by less than 1% of the world’s elite business schools – and was ranked 26th in the Financial Times European Business Schools in December 2018.

In January 2016, GEM partnered with GISMA Business School to introduce four of their globally-recognised programmes in the German capital of Berlin. Read this article to find out about the enriching educational experience this provides and the opportunities such courses can deliver.

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Earning a degree from Grenoble Ecole de Management at GISMA in Germany can help students shape the future of global business…

Why study a degree awarded by Grenoble Ecole de Management?

Some key motivations include:

  • Student culture – The education provided is designed to equip students with innovative skills for career development. The practical approach of teaching prepares students to achieve long-term business targets and contribute towards the growth of a company.
  • New technologies – Students learn to identify new business trends and discover advanced technologies to find solutions to global challenges. This facilitates the development of solutions that can be applied to multiple issues of the worldwide business market.
  • Work-life balance – This is an essential factor in promoting positive energy in the workplace. Students are taught how to maintain proactivity and manage the operations of a team, thereby improving the work-life balance while enhancing an organisation’s performance.

What Grenoble Ecole de Management students at GISMA have to say:

Earning a degree from Grenoble Ecole de Management at GISMA in Germany can help students shape the future of global business. The student and alumni network, who actively participate and contribute to the institution’s development, are testament to this:

Akhil Abraham Jacob (Grenoble Ecole de Management Masters in International Business former student at GISMA): “We have over 37 nationalities [which] has been a huge boost for me; working on projects with different people from different backgrounds and cultures has made me learn how to cope with intercultural management.

Monica Schiefer (Grenoble Ecole de Management MSc International Business student at GISMA): “The teaching provided at GISMA is relevant to the real world and practical business experience. This is because students not only get to learn business theories but also trying to apply the acquired knowledge in real-world scenarios.

Steven Cieraad (Grenoble Ecole de Management MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship student at GISMA): “I think an international focus is really important these days, especially for students. Europe is becoming a big place for entrepreneurs and innovators to meet together. An international school gives you the experience of cultural differences.

GEM alumni success stories:

  • Sandra Valero (Grenoble Ecole de Management MSc Marketing Management, 2012) – Sandra wanted to explore the field of marketing, so went on to study the MSc Marketing Management. Prior to joining Grenoble Ecole de Management, she was working at Gemalto (a global digital security company). Due to this added qualification, she started working as a product Marketer in Paris. Since, Sandra has been promoted to the regional business development manager for the Middle East region, and is currently settled in Dubai.
  • Rafael Alvarez Castillo (Grenoble Ecole de Management Master in International Business, 2015) – Currently, Castillo is working as the business planning manager at Nike, Columbia. He began his international career back in 2016, when he created his LinkedIn profile and added his expertise in buying. His profile was chosen by Nike’s recruiting team for a job as a retail planner and allocator for the Columbian market. Soon after, Rafael was promoted to his current position based on his creative ability and willingness to overcome challenges.
  • Ekaterina Chaykovskaya (Grenoble Ecole de Management MBA, 2016) – Ekaterina has gone on to become the founder of Fashion Vector Design. Ekaterina took her first step towards becoming an entrepreneur in January 2017 and has trained over 1,200 participants since. The Fashion Vector Design (FDV) project is an online learning platform, where fashion industry professionals can learn to use Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Besides teaching, she has also expanded her business into selling personally designed stencils and technical drawing templates.

Career prospects:

The types of jobs available to graduates can include:

  • Product Manager (average annual salary: €56,915) – Product managers are responsible for conducting market research to identify potential products and introduce plans for product launching. They specialise in determining product specifications, schedules and pricing.
  • Digital Marketing Manager (average annual salary: €49,827) – Digital marketing managers promote a company’s brand, products and services. As these professionals are involved in various marketing operations, the role demands impressive creative and analytical skills.
  • Business Analyst (average annual salary: €44,081) – Business analysts are typically hired by medium-to-high scale business organisations to help design technology-based business models.
  • Pricing Specialist (average annual salary: €58,232) – Pricing specialists use their understanding of market research to analyse market patterns and trends. They efficiently determine both regular and promotional prices of products and services. 
  • Project Manager (average annual salary: €64,849) – Project managers are responsible for the successful initiation, planning, designing, monitoring, controlling and completion of a project. They are employed by a wide range of industries to market their products and services, such as construction, petrochemical, architecture and information technology (IT).


Grenoble Ecole de Management offers a wide range of postgraduate business courses at GISMA, such as the MBA, Master in International Business, MSc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship and MSc Marketing Management. The programmes offered here are ideal for future business leaders, particularly aspiring entrepreneurs, who can take full advantage of Berlin’s stand as the start-up capital of Europe. If you are looking to study in Germany and obtain a high-quality education, you can apply for a course of your choice here.

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