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Grenoble Graduate Exchange GWSB
Grenoble, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: GW applicants only
Cost Estimate Spring
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
Language(s) of Instruction:
English, French
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Fully Integrated
Program Description:

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Is this Program for me?

grenobleGrenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) is one of the world's leading business schools and one of the few to possess the three accreditation by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.  The school's strengths are in business consulting, and innovation management of technology.  Exchange students are eligible to participate in the Graduate Certificate programs in Global Management and Global Technology offered through the Master in Management program.     

Degree-seeking graduate students in the School of Business are able to enroll in Grenoble's Master in Management program; sharing classes with French students and a substantial international student population.

Grenoble Ecole de Management recently celebrated their 30th anniversary.  Check out the following videos to learn more about GEM:


Grenoble, the stunning Alps as its backdrop, is a leading European center for technological innovation.  Known as a welcoming, vibrant city, Grenoble boasts a richness in history and a firm grasp on modernity.  Located in southern France, the city is not far from northern Italy or Switzerland and only a 3 hour direct train ride from Paris.

Scholarship Funding Available 


The Region Rhône-Alpes, which GEM is a part of, is offering a scholarship to incoming international students who will study here in 2014/2015.  Scholarships range from 2,400 - 3,000 euros a semester.  Students must apply in January for the next academic year. Contact if interested about learning more.   


Grenoble follows a two-semester schedule. 

  • Fall Semester: September - Mid-December
  • Fall Semester Certificate Programs: September - Mid-December
  • Spring Semester: January - Mid-April
  • Spring Semester Certificate Programs: January - Early May
*Exact dates may vary


Exchange students can take elective coursework in the Master in Management program or participate in one of two Graduate Certificate programs offered in the fall and spring semester: Advanced Global Management & Global Technology Entrepreneurship. See the GEM webpage for more detail. [A1] 
Please consult the GEM website for the most up to date information.

Language of Instruction

Courses are all taught in English with the option of taking Intensive French Language Courses. Note that GWSB students cannot earn GW credits for participation in language coursework.


On-campus housing is not available at Grenoble.  Grenoble will share with students several housing options for private, shared apartments, and residencies that are approved by the institution.   

Career Development

Exchange students have full access to the career center and alumni network.  *Students interested in obtaining internships while in France will need to apply for a work visa and seek approval from GWSB.  Exchange students are strongly encouraged to meet with The F. David Fowler Career Center prior to departure for the exchange.


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More Information

This exchange is managed by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.  Please set up an appointment to meet with an advisor at prior to applying to an exchange program.

Visit the GEM website to learn more.  Hear from current exchange students studying at Grenoble by visiting their blog:

Application Deadline:

Fall Exchange - March 15th
Spring Exchange - September 15th