- Classes are taught in English and French.
- Orientation in Paris!
- Triple accreditation: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS
- Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
- Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors (students must be juniors in order to take international business courses)
- 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.
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- Official transcript
- Program of study statement
- Applicants must submit the completed API application, one official transcript, and a C.V. or resume.
- 2 passport sized photos
- 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. Students should explain how they overcame the cultural differences.
Dates & Fees
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 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 Bachelor’s in International Business (BIB). Students who elect to earn their BIB 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 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 do not qualify for the BIB track can follow the CBS certificate in the fall and complete a Spring Specialization Certificate OR they may follow the CIB certificate in the fall followed by either the Spring Specialization Certificate or the Spring CBS certificate. Contact your API Program Manager for details.
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!
API students will receive a transcript from the Grenoble École de Management upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Access to International Phone Plans
- API Alumni Network
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- API Centers, Resident Directors
- On-Site Orientation
- Housing (including meals and laundry with some options)
- Transit Pass
- Language & Culture Tools
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Excursions (overnight, day, international)
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy
Amy Newman is the Grenoble Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to France.
Anna Exertier and Marie de Rocca Serra are the Grenoble Resident Directors, and will work with you during your stay in France.