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Highlights

  • Classes are taught in English and French.
  • Triple accreditation: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS
  • Housing: Students may select to live with local host families or in dormitories.
  • Meals: Students living with host families will have their own room and be provided with two meals (breakfast and dinner) per day.
  • Students living in a student residence are provided with weekday lunch vouchers; all other meals are the responsibility of the student.

Requirements

  • This program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors; all participants must have completed a minimum of 30 U.S. semester credits, of which at least 15 credits are business-related. The number of business semester credits required varies per program track (see below for further information).
  • Previous knowledge of French is not required for admission, but it is strongly recommended.
  • All students who are not already fluent in French will take a French class. French courses are offered at all language levels.
  • Classes are equivalent to 1.5 or 3 semester credits.  Class attendance is mandatory.
  • A minimum 2.75 G.P.A. is required.
  • Applicants must submit the completed API application, one official transcript, and a C.V. or resume.
  • 2 passport sized photos
  • University Contact Information Form
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport with student visa
  • 3 short essays covering the following topics:
    • In 500 words or less, students should explain what they would like the GEM admissions board to know about their professional work and / or academic experience?
    • In 500 words or less, students should explain their interest in this particular program, and how they see it helping them to reach their future goals?
    • In 300 words or less, students should discuss what they experienced when they first went abroad or visited a different culture than their own? How did they overcome the cultural differences?

 

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
Sep 1, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014
$17,705
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
Sep 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015
$31,130
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Jan 3, 2015 - May 1, 2015
TBA
SPRING SEMESTER 2013-2014
Jan 3, 2014 - May 2, 2014
$17,400

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2014
SPRING SEMESTER 2013-2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2013
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2013

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER – 15 Semester Credits

ACADEMIC YEAR – 30 Semester Credit

The GEM program has earned a reputation as a prestigious center for international business study in the heart of the French Alps. It is considered one of Financial Times’ Top 50 European business schools, and has been recognized by the international accreditation boards of AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors; all participants must have completed a minimum of 30 U.S. semester credits, of which at least 15 credits are business-related. The number of business semester credits required varies per program track (see below for further information). Business classes are taught entirely in English. All students who are not already fluent in French take a French class, giving them the opportunity to learn French and to gain more insight into the French culture. Courses are delivered on a specific track, and students base their course selections from those available through that track. Classes are equivalent to 1.5 or 3 semester credits and class attendance is mandatory.

SEMESTER STUDENTS

Semester students will have the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Business Studies (CBS) or a Certificate in International Business (CIB). To be eligible for the Certificate in Business Studies (CBS), students must have completed 30 U.S. university semester credits; 15 of those credits must have been business or business-related coursework. To be eligible for the Certificate in International Business (CIB), students must have completed at least 60 U.S. university semester credits; 30 of those credits must have been business or business-related coursework. Each certificate requires a specific sequence of six to seven business classes combined with one language class. Students earn 15 semester credits. French courses are offered at all levels. Classes are equivalent to 1.5 or 3 semester credits each and class attendance is mandatory.

ACADEMIC YEAR STUDENTS

Academic Year students have the opportunity to earn a Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) a Diploma in International Business (DIB), or a Bachelor’s in International Business (BIB). Students who participate in the DBS program  complete eleven courses in general business studies over the course of the academic year and a French language course each semester. Students who select the DIB or BIB program  complete 10 courses in International Business studies over the course of the academic year and a French language course each semester. To enroll in the DIB track, students must have completed at least 60 U.S. university semester credits, and 30 of those credits must have been business or business-related coursework. To enroll in the BIB track, students must have completed at least 60 U.S. university semester credits, and 45 of those credits must have been business or business-related coursework. Students who complete the BIB program will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from GEM upon successful completion of all required courses—an incredible asset for any student hoping to work abroad in the future!

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Grenoble École de Management upon completion of their program.

 

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Mobile Phone
  • Peer Mentors
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • API Centers, Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (including meals and laundry with some options)
  • Transit Pass
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Language & Culture Tools
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day, international)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities

Program Manager

Vija Mendelson is the Grenoble Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to France.

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Resident Directors

Anna Exertier (pictured below) and Marie de Rocca Serra are the Grenoble Resident Directors, and will work with you during your stay in France.

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