GEM to deliver MBA at GISMA Business School

Grenoble Ecole de Management (GGSB) is partnering with Hannover-based GISMA Business School to open a new campus in Berlin.

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Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) is partnering with Hannover-based GISMA Business School which is opening a brand new campus in Berlin.


05 April, 2016 – Grenoble Ecole de Management is adding a new location to its international campuses, by delivering from January 2017 its MBA, Master in International Business (MIB) and a wide portfolio of short courses, and executive programmes in Berlin, Germany.


The move will also pave the way for GISMA to become the third institution in Berlin (and the fourth in the whole of Germany) to make available programmes that are accredited by the world’s three largest and most influential business school accreditation associations, namely: the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


We are very happy to run programs in Berlin, one of the most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities in the world. The association with GISMA will allow our students to enjoy the best of two worlds: the prestige of a triple-accredited degree and the corporate connections that a reputed German business school provides”, said Santiago Garcia, Dean and Director of GEM, the international school of Grenoble Ecole de Management.


According to GISMA’s Managing Director, Dr Thorsten Thiel, GISMA’s historic ambition is to be recognised as the most international business school in Germany. By working with leading international institutions, GISMA wants to build its strengths as a locally-rooted school with global exposure, creating an educational platform dedicated to innovation, management, entrepreneurship and leadership.


While Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) will bring a range of high quality, triple-accredited programmes to our new campus, GISMA will be able to complement the learning experience thanks to its wide expertise in the German market which will enable students to tap into our network of corporate partners across several industries,” said Dr Thiel.  


To provide academic leadership and oversight of GISMA's growing course portfolio in Hannover, Berlin, London and worldwide, Dr Steve Priddy has been recently appointed as the business school’s new Academic Dean. Dr Priddy has previously been the Academic Dean of the Grenoble programmes in London, and comes with an in-depth understanding of the portfolio and years of academic management experience. 


We are confident that the GEM programmes will have a strong demand in Berlin. As one of the few institutions to make available triple-accredited qualifications, GISMA will strengthen its position as one of the most dynamic and well-connected business schools in Germany,” said Dr Steve Priddy.


About Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)


Established in 1984 by Grenoble’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of the best French (top 6) and European (top 20) business schools. Each year, Grenoble Ecole de Management trains approximately 7000 students and executives, delivering over 50 national and international programs from the undergraduate to the Doctoral level, on several campuses worldwide.


Accredited EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, and regularly ranked in French and international rankings, Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of only a few business schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation crown, a clear indication of the quality of its activities.


Based in Grenoble, the French capital of the Alps and of innovation, Grenoble Ecole de Management has developed a unique expertise in Management of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. With this specificity, the School is a founding member of the global innovation campus, GIANT (Grenoble Innovation for Advanced New Technologies), which represents a 1.3 billion euros investment over 5 years.


The school’s vision is to become one of the most influential and inspiring Business Schools in the world, through its ability to impact and inspire the world of education, businesses, stakeholders and society in general.


Its mission is to accompany corporate performance by providing the knowledge, skills and talent to meet the economic challenges of today and tomorrow




GISMA, the German International Graduate School for Management and Administration, was founded in 1999 with the purpose to support the business community of Lower Saxony in its internalisation efforts by providing international management education to young professionals and executives from Germany and all over the world. Since then GISMA has graduated over 850 alumni who have accelerated their careers in Germany and abroad with a sound foundation in management theory, diverse practical experience and invaluable connections with fellow graduates and other GISMA alumni. GISMA classes are taught by expert professors from around the world, many of which return to GISMA year after year, and who bring both academic and practical experience to the classroom.

05 April, 2016