Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The Grenoble Graduate School of Business MBA provides an intensive practical program with a focus on developing key management skills in the environment of a triple-accredited, international business school. A rigorous curriculum in general management enables students to develop core knowledge in all functional areas of business, as well as the technical and interpersonal skills necessary for managers.


Classes are taught in English. Year 1 of the program consists of coursework. In Year 2 of the program, students complete a final management project of their choosing while pursuing internships or full-time work. The Grenoble MBA is delivered on a full-time basis at GGSB’s Grenoble campus and London partner campus, and on a part-time basis at partner campuses in Moscow and Tbilisi. Students may choose to follow one of 8 90-hour specializations offered each year.

Students will spend one academic year completing full-time coursework and the next year completing a Final Management Project, which may be carried out in parallel with full-time employment anywhere in the world.


  • To provide a high-quality international management program.
  • To accompany the personal and professional development of program participants.
  • To create a group of dynamic learners with a diversity of professional experience and of cultural origins.


  • Grenoble (Full-Time)
  • Moscow (Part-Time)
  • Tbilisi (Part-Time)
  • Berlin (Full-Time)


  • The Full-Time MBA is ranked among the top 100 Global MBA’s worldwide, 27th in Europe and 4th in France, according to the Financial Times’ 2016 Global MBA ranking.
  • The Full-Time MBA is ranked 84th in the world, 28th in Europe and 5th in France by the Economist
  • The Part-Time MBA is ranked 87th in the world by the Financial Times.


The MBA offers a 500 hour general management program in a triple-accredited International Business School.
The Grenoble Graduate School of Business MBA is highly applied in content, delivered by a team that brings together academic specialists together with managers and consultants from a wide range of sectors.


The course modules are taught over one academic year from September to the end of June.
The class sessions take place on a regular basis from Monday to Friday. Upon successful completion of these modules, participants will begin their Final Management Project. Students normally work part- or full-time during this phase. The choice of location for the project is entirely the student's own.

Foreign Language classes: the Full-Time delivery includes optional foreign language, especially French.


GGSB is the international school of Grenoble Ecole de Management, which is accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold this triple accreditation.

Programme Structure


The program is a balanced and challenging one, equipping participants with numerical and analytical skills, communication and interpersonal skills, plus insights into current managerial issues in geopolitics, macroeconomics and governance. Through regular group work on cases and individual assignments on management dilemmas, students will develop their expertise in budgetary and financial management as well as in people management. Strategic analysis and Negotiations skills are developed through face-to-face team negotiations to resolve authentic and complex cases.


Students from each campus are invited to attend this week together, enabling students from 4 centers to network and to attend seminars and conferences together on key management questions. Topics covered typically include Conflict Resolution, Interview Techniques, Radical Career Change, Salary Negotiations, and Effective Leadership.


The Global Management Challenge simulation is one of the highlights of the core courses. Small teams of MBA students will compete in a complex management simulation against leading business and engineering schools, firstly in France followed by international play-offs in the final rounds. The decision-making is intense and the experience is a roller-coaster ride of changing share price, volatile business environments, and exchanges - often heated! - with fellow team members.

In 2016 all full-time Grenoble students will visit Barcelona, Spain for the International Human Resources module.


From a menu of up to 8 alternative choices, students can personalize their MBA program for 20% of their total class sessions. The content is focused on professional management activity, such as Management Consulting, or management in a range of functional areas. For many participants, the specialization choice will also determine the focus of the Final Management Project: for example, choosing a Finance elective can lead directly to a project in the area of Finance.


During this phase, program participants are free to locate to anywhere in the world and to complete their projects while pursuing professional activity. The Project is an opportunity that different students use in different ways. A Full-Time student may use the project to demonstrate value and capabilities to a potential employer. For some students, ideas for entrepreneurial ventures can be assessed before the start-up is launched.


Students graduating from the MBA also receive a certificate conferring them the title of Manager International. This title, recognized by the Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle - an agency belonging to the French Ministry of Labor - attests to the successful acquisition of a core of international management skills and knowledge necessary for future roles as managers in an international context. TheManager International label is registered on the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles at Level 1, the highest level for such certification.


Program Introduction, Teambuilding & Leadership. 3-4 days



Classes are taught by GGSB faculty, visiting professors from top universities worldwide, and top business professionals. Most of the permanent faculty is engaged in applied research. Their teaching links theory to practice through authentic business cases.
Their diverse cultural and international background gives a strong international dimension to the program

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 550

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

MBA candidates are experienced professionals from diverse sectors who display a high level of maturity and intellectual curiosity. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, and should be open to cultural diversity. Special attention will be paid to a candidate's motivation for an international career.

Entry requirements :

  • A Bachelor-level, undergraduate degree in any subject
  • At least three years of significant full-time work experience
  • Fluency in English - see test requirements below
  • 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.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Three years of full-time professional work experience is required for this program.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15725 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31450 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    15725 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31450 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Grenoble

  • 870 - 1240 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The following GGSB Scholarships are available for the full-time track of this program in Grenoble:

  • Outstanding Professional Women For female candidates with a career path that has made a difference.
    Include a detailed CV
    Include a short statement outlining your career progression
  • Outstanding Academic Excellence For candidates that have excelled academically by either obtaining a score of 650 or over in the GMAT test or an average GPA in their Bachelors of 75% or over.
    Include GMAT Score / Final GPA
  • Cultural Diversity Scholarship For candidates in a number of pre-determined countries with an international background having lived and worked in various countries and experienced the challenges and benefits of cultural diversity.
  • Middle Eastern MBA Excellency Scholarship For Middle-Eastern candidates showing exemplary motivation and outstanding academic performance.
  • Applicants for all MBA Scholarships are required to complete a Personal Statement (maximum 1000 words) explaining their interpretation of the GGSB Scholarship mission, their determination to complete the program and the positive contribution they believe the MBA will make to their future career and the community in they live in.

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