The 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 unrivalled networking opportunities. Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe. It is recognised for its high-quality education and you can experience this with GISMA.^

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

Accreditations and rankings

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

  • 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 MBA was ranked among the top 100 Global MBA’s worldwide, 26th in Europe and 5th in France, according to the Financial Times 2019 Global MBA ranking. Grenoble Ecole de Management was ranked 25th in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2019 ranking.

Who is the 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 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.


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

International 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

Digital Transformation

  • Preparing for Digital Transformation
  • Digital Project Management
  • Digital Transformation with Start Ups
  • Digital Transformation – Real World Business Cases

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

Join a family of globally successful alumni from Grenoble

Kate Chaykovskaya graduated from Grenoble Ecole de Management

Russian-born entrepreneur, Kate Chaykovskaya graduated from Grenoble Ecole de Management in 2016. Her MBA helped her successfully launch ‘Fashion Vector Design’, Ekaterina’s online Adobe illustrator and photoshop teaching company.

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

Specialisations available at the GISMA Berlin campus:

  • Project Management

Specialisations available in Grenoble Ecole de Management at Grenoble:

  • Finance & Digital Banking
  • International Business Development
  • Management Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Smart & Sustainable Business 

Specialisations available at Grenoble Ecole de Management Paris:

  • Luxury Brand Management
  • Digital Marketing

*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 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.

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 MBA programme, GISMA graduates will be well prepared to apply for a variety of senior management positions.

Employment opportunities

Companies which currently employ or have employed graduates from Grenoble Ecole de Management include:

This list is not programme specific.

This list is not programme specific.

Fees and funding

Please contact a programme advisor for more details on how to apply.

Tuition fee - €31,450

Flexible payment plan 

GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees in up to six instalments. A refundable* deposit of €2,000 is required to secure your place, and the remainder of the tuition fee is to be paid after the start of the programme in accordance with your payment schedule.

You will be eligible for a discount of 5% off the total fee if the payment of the entire tuition fee is completed before the first instalment due date.

Payments are accepted by bank transfer, or via one of our payment partners – Transfermate and Stripe. If you have any queries regarding payment options, please speak to a programme consultant.

*Terms and conditions apply

A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Should you be granted a scholarship, the tuition fee schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

Entry requirements


  • Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject, with good grade average
  • At least three years of relevant, full-time work experience
  • English proficiency:
    - TOEFL – IBT: 94 (minimum of 22 in each band), computer-based: 240, paper-based: 587
    - IELTS – 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all areas)
    - Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE): A, B, C
    - Pearson Test of English (PTE) – a minimum of 63
  • GMAT may be required on a case-by-case basis. You will be notified after the Admissions Board meets if you are required to take the GMAT. Target score is 550 with a minimum of 70% in the quantitative section (GMAT institution code 0365). Students who score over 650 can apply for the GGSB GMAT Merit Scholarship. Details are below.

Not accepted: TOEIC, Institutional/ITP TOEFL, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: First (FCE)


  • Complete online application
  • University transcripts front/back with a grading scale
  • Internationally recognised passport picture 
  • Passport scanned 
  • Copy of the latest degree or diploma or certificate of enrolment with an approximate graduation date
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three short essays relating to your academic/professional experience, your reasons for choosing this programme, and your intercultural awareness
  • Two professional referees

  • Full-time
  • Berlin
  • One academic year full-time on campus + Final Management Project
  • September 2020
  • € 31450 per course


Triple accreditation is an honour shared by less than 1% of the world’s elite business schools


69% of students earning an annual salary (with bonus)*

*Statistics from Grenoble training programmes across 12 international locations


Students working on jobs with international projects*


Students on this course are in full time employment within 2 months of graduating*

"I chose GISMA because it is a very international business school, with alumni, worldwide"

Peiyi Zhang - China, Msc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

"Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of the most highly qualified institutes and they have so many accreditations as well"

Ankit Gupta - India, Msc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

"Tutors come from all around the world and their expertise makes subjects very easy to follow"

Akhil Jacob - India, MIB

"Everyone is international, so you learn a little bit about them, and their countries and traditions"

Kimberly Garza - Mexico, Msc Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship